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The GORSE Academies Trust - -275 days remaining
Closing Date 01/06/2023

The GORSE Academies Trust

John Smeaton Academy

Smeaton Approach

  LS15 8TA

Subject to a 6-Month Probationary Period

The GORSE Academies Trust is looking to recruit an experienced IT Professional to lead our East Leeds Hub. The role of IT Hub manager provides the opportunity to work across multiple sites in a fast-paced, results-driven environment. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of providing remote and onsite support to both secondary and primary academies and a keen interest in leadership and line management. They will also have the ability to form strong and purposeful working relationships across their IT Estate and ensure that the technologies we implement secure the best possible outcome for students, whilst ensuring a secure and safe environment for learning.

The East Leeds Hub consists of John Smeaton Academy, Boston Spa Academy and Bardsey Primary Academy, this hub is a relatively new hub to GORSE with great opportunities to shape the direction and leadership of IT within these academies. The development of these academies will see ample opportunity for involvement and leadership in Capital Projects, IT Procurement and Infrastructure Replenishment. The successful candidate can feel confident that they will be working as part of a highly successful IT Provision across GORSE with additional support from a number of experienced hub managers, the Infrastructure and Development team and the central GORSE functions.

The hub is currently supported by 3 other IT Colleagues with a wealth of knowledge and skills pertinent to IT in Education, we value the experience and knowledge of our IT Professionals and have a number of opportunities for learning, development and accreditation as part of our standard working practices, ensuring continued growth within the organisation and securing a rich programme of continuous professional development.

Each IT Hub Manager will be expected to hold regular line management meetings with colleagues in their teams and ensure that they have regular face to face contact with key stakeholders on each site to ensure all academies experience outstanding levels of IT Support and strategic decision making.

An Application Pack (including Job Description and Person Specification) is available to download from this page, by email to recruitment@tgat.org.uk or by telephone on 0113 487 8888.

Please note if you submit an electronic application we will not require a hard copy.  CVs are not accepted.

NOTE: Candidates will be shortlisted and invited to interview while this advert remains live, if a successful candidate is found the advert will be withdrawn prior to the above date.

We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to full employment checks, including an enhanced DBS disclosure and barring service check. We promote diversity and aim to establish a workforce that reflects the population of Leeds.   

Policy Statement On The Recruitment Of Ex-Offenders 2022

The GORSE Academies Trust use ‘OnlineSCR’ for the processing of safeguarding checks – their privacy notice can be seen at: https://onlinescr.co.uk/policies/privacy-policy/.

Employment is conditional on confirmation of the right to work in the UK  – either as a UK or Irish citizen, under the EU Settlement scheme or having secured any other relevant work visa. If you do not have the right to work in the UK and the role does not meet eligibility for sponsorship, please consider carefully whether you meet the eligibility to apply for this position.

More Information: https://www.tgat.org.uk/jobs/22444/