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IT Technician

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Vacancy Summary
The Lion Academy. c/o Barclay Primary School, Canterbury Road, Leyton. E10 6EJ
Scale 4 £19,917 - £21,984
Lion Education Trust. 398A Hoe Street, Waltham Forest, London
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
05/10/2017 at 12:00 PM
Vacancy Description

Role:               IT Technician

Salary:           Scale 4 (SCP 18 – 21)

Grade:         £19,917 - £21,984  

Permanent Role - Full time (52 weeks per year), 36 hours per week.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced IT Technician to join a growing Trust and to further develop the outstanding IT provision in place across all our schools. The Board of Directors for the Lion Education Trust are seeking to appoint an IT Technician who has the ability, and drive, to develop IT across many schools within the Trust.

This is a permanent appointment to the Academy Trust, which is made up of a dynamic group of schools currently across six sites with c250 staff and c2, 300 pupils. IT is at the core of the educational and operational offer of the Trust and the development of the platforms and services we have in place are key strategic drivers for the organisation.

We are looking for an outstanding candidate who can:  

  • Support the development of a new team within the Trust and embed central IT practice
  • Support the IT Leaders in schools and maintain the network, hardware, software and infrastructure to ensure smooth operation of all IT equipment, website, emails, licences and Virtual Learning Environment Platforms.
  • Provide support to the administration of the IT Helpdesk under the direction of the IT Network Manager.
  • Promote the school in a positive manner at all times and share in the corporate responsibility for the well-being and safeguarding of all pupils.  

The successful candidate will also have knowledge of Microsoft, Google applications and solutions, cloud based technology, Apple and multimedia equipment.

In return the successful candidate will:  

  • Be part of a newly developed, dynamic and forward thinking team of IT professionals
  • Work with a supportive and progressive board of directors.
  • Have a superb opportunity to develop and grow professionally and to impact on children’s learning. 

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, the successful applicant must provide satisfactory references and will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service disclosure, along with all relevant safeguarding checks.

Application Information  

For an application pack, please also visit the Trust website: or email:  

Closing date:                    Thursday 5th October 2017 at 12 noon  

Shortlisting date:               Friday 6th October 2017  

Interview date:                  Successful applicants will be invited for an interview w/c 9th October 2017  

Start date:                       TBC  

We will only contact you if you have been shortlisted, if you have not heard from us by Friday 6th October 2017 please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Equal Opportunities
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- Promoting equality of opportunity

- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage

- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.

- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

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