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Job Title : IT Apprentice
Employer : Kings Oak Primary School
Location : Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 0HL
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship Framework and Level : IT Application Specialist - Advanced Level Apprenticeship
Sector : Information Technology
Vacancy Reference - : VAC-11447
Vacancy Short Description : THIS IS A TERM TIME ONLY POSITION - To provide a range of technical and general support in respect of ICT and to provide an efficient and supportive service to all stakeholders in relation to ICT in school.

 

Qualifications Required : You will need a minimum of four GCSEs at grades A*-C or 9-5, including English and maths.
Vacancy Full Description : THIS IS A TERM TIME ONLY POSITION - To provide a range of technical and general support in respect of ICT and to provide an efficient and supportive service to all stakeholders in relation to ICT in school

The duties of this position will include, but not be limited to:
1. To assist in the implementation of the school’s ICT strategy by undertaking the following under the direction of the ICT Network Manager:

a) Maintaining the school computer networks, ensuring network servers are backed up as specified in the school’s ICT policy.

b) Ensuring staff and pupils have access to internet and intranet sites and set up
e-mail accounts.

c) Carrying out minor repairs to equipment where there is no maintenance contract.

d) Referral of serious technical and support problems to both the ICT Manager and appropriate technical/support facility, to ensure the quick resolution of faults.

e) Installation of software and hardware including the updating of drivers and anti virus software.

f) To set up user accounts for staff and pupils in accordance with the school’s policies.

g) To clean, adjust and safeguard VDUs and other computer equipment regularly, ensuring safety requirements are met as directed.

h) Maintenance of the hardware asset register.

i) To be responsible for loaning of equipment to teaching staff, demonstrating its use and that it is returned within agreed timescales.

2. To ensure the security marking of all IT related equipment.

3. To provide ICT support to staff and pupils via direction from staff and solving day-to-day ICT problems.

4. To be familiar with the requirements of Data Protection legislation and to ensure compliance with it.

5. To undertake any professional development and training as identified by the school

6. To maintain confidentiality at all times in respect of school-related matters and to prevent disclosure of confidential and sensitive information.

7. To undertake any other duties of a similar level and responsibility as may be required.
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 27.5hrs pw Mon-Fri 9am-3pm
Salary : £101.75 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 01/07/2018
Possible Start Date : 03/09/2018
Personal Qualities : Ability to work without supervision and able to prioritise work

Willingness to undertake further training

Ability to stay calm when working to deadlines
Skills Required : Able to work as a member of a team

Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and pupils

Appreciation of the use of ICT in a classroom setting

Good analytical and problem solving skills

To act on own initiative and solve issues proactively
Future Prospects : Opportunity to develop CPD and further employment prospects.
Training to be Provided : IT User Skills Level 3 Diploma

Plus…
•Employment Rights and Responsibilities
•Functional Skills in English and Maths

During this apprenticeship you will study a range of topics, including:
•Improving productivity using IT
•Understanding the Potential of IT
•Developing personal and team effectiveness using IT
Other Information : Candidates must attend an initial interview with a member of the Bedford College Apprenticeship Recruitment Team and complete an online Maths and English test which will be sent out prior to your initial interview if you meet the entry criteria. Please note this is part of the recruitment process and must be completed in order for your application to be progressed to the next stage.
Things to consider : Please be aware - this position is a term time only contract
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