This is an exciting time to join West Hatch, as we have an expansion of 350 students and a thriving Sixth Form in the top 25% of Schools Nationally over the last three years;
Come and be a part of our future.
Description / Job role:
We are currently looking for a passionate and energetic individual to work within our very busy IT Support department supporting staff, pupils and the wider West Hatch family.
The IT Support department at West Hatch is very forward thinking. We have a number of exciting projects on the horizon including the roll out of Windows 10 and migration to Office 365. Combining these large projects with the opportunity to work with a variety of software and hardware in a diverse environment makes this role perfect to kick start your IT career.
West Hatch is a family and we are dedicated to developing staff and students into successful leaders. We offer wide ranging opportunities for staff to develop and take on roles that will support and open doors for them to progress in the future.
Key responsibilities / Your main duties will be to:
- Check IT Suites after the last lesson each day to ensure everything is tidy and in good order. [Log, repair and replace where necessary]
- Support teaching staff/pupils in the technical aspects of ICT including the use of their own devices
- Assist with the installation of hardware and software
- Support teaching staff in the day-to-day use of information management systems
- Troubleshoot non-routine problems and carry out testing to resolve, documenting final outcome and method
- Proactively repair any simple faults and log more complicated faults on the help desk as appropriate
- Maintain computer files by updating/deleting information as appropriate
- Assist staff/pupil with software and any issues they are experiencing
- Be responsible for maintaining and updating the school website and Gateway
- Be responsible for creating and coding ID cards for staff and students
- Maintain the ICT disposals/scrapped equipment register and consumables stock lists
- Maintain printers and photocopiers, replacing parts/toners where required
- Encrypt laptops and removable media to ensure General Data Protection guidelines are met
Desired skills / What qualities and skills are we looking for?
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
- Good organisation skills and be willing to learn
- Ability to work well in a team environment
- High attention to detail with problem solving skills
- Ambition, strong work ethic
- Excellent working knowledge of equipment and ICT packages relevant to specialist area
- Good organisational skills
- Ability to remain calm under pressure
- Good understanding of Health & Safety
- Understand and support child protection procedures
- Successful experience working in specialist area in learning environment
- NVQ Level 2 or equivalent in specialist area
- 3 x GCSE (or equivalent) at grades A-C in any subject, plus GCSE English and Maths (or equivalents) at grade D or above.
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