IT Manager - Education Sector

IT Manager – Education Sector
Salary - £50k plus benefits which includes remote working, 26 days holidays, laptop, phone, health cash plan, retail discounts including restaurants & gym memberships
The successful IT Manager will be expected to work regionally to support the delivery of the trust's strategic direction for Information Technology. The IT Manager will have previously worked within the Education Sector and will oversee the IT, you will be responsible for delivery of IT strategies; actively being the link between the region, Head Office and the wider organisation for the two-way flow of information sharing. You will provide the Trust with oversight of ICT related contracts, staffing resources, development need and maintenance required at all levels. The IT Manager will work closely with the Head of ICT Integration & Web Services Manager to support the design and development of a cloud solution.
Core responsibilities for this IT Manager role

  • Previously worked as and ICT Technician or IT Manager within the Education Sector       
  • Provide specialist input into working practices, daily routines to ensure ICT is maintained to a high standard.
  • As required, deliver academy, regional and/or national training events, and facilitate or deliver the opportunities to upskill staff.
  • Maintain appropriate certification and level of skill to support the needs of the academies and the role responsibilities.
  • Leadership oversight (non-line management) responsibility of all ICT staff and ICT equipment.  Develop a positive leadership and management relationship with ICT staff in all academies gaining their trust and ‘buy in’ for future change projects.
  • Work with senior regional, national & Head Office staff to develop and progress plans to create regional based groups of academies working together to share knowledge, resources, and services to provide capacity within the group.
  • Develop a comprehensive ICT development strategy and cost model for each academy – taking account of maintenance, better use of ICT to support teaching and learning.
Core skills
  • Transition / migration of on-premises to Azure cloud
  • Backup and recovery strategies
  • Green technologies’ reduction in energy consumption from ICT
  • Microsoft Azure management
  • Cloud Telephony technologies
  • Wide Area Networks in particular Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
  • Cyber Security protecting and recovering networks & devices.
  • Software licensing
  • Local Area Networks – routing and switching, Cat5 to 6e cabling. 
This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved with a brilliant client working within a business-critical role. If you are an IT Manager who has previously worked within the Education sector, please contact me immediately for further details.
keywords: IT Manager, ICT Manager, Education Trust, Cloud, Azure, Staffordshire, Birmingham
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Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Employment: Permanent

Salary: £50000 - £50000 excellent benefits