Lead IT Engineer – schools (excellent benefits and holidays) REF 930

May 10, 2021
Harrogate, United Kingdom
Job Type
22,900 to £32,910 with strong benefits and sizeable holiday quota


Company Benefits and salary:

  • The holiday allowance starts at 23 days and increases on service up to 33 days max plus all bank holidays
  • Local Government pension scheme (high %)
  • Health Assured is an employee assisted programme that offers help and support to employees in a vast number of issues such as counselling, financial guidance, wellbeing etc.
  • 37 hours per week, Full Time (all year round)
  • Salary range – Circa £22,900 to £32,910 - dependent on experience and skills

Part of a Trust, our client is seeking to recruit a Lead IT Engineer.  Their operational model is based around a centralised executive management function and three geographical areas. Harrogate, Skipton and Keighley – enabling the sharing and managing of resources in support of the local hub schools.  The Lead IT Engineer role is critical to the effective and efficient running of the schools in the Harrogate area only (1 secondary and 3 primary schools).

The successful applicant will be enthusiastic, positive, well organised and possess the ability to work in close partnership with staff from across the schools and colleagues in the group.

In brief, you will:

  • Be responsible for the day to day management of all Microsoft ICT services; being the first point of contact for IT support escalation and problem management within the school;
  • Line manager to an ICT apprentice, overseeing their day to day duties and assisting in their development;
  • Work within the Trust ICT team to help support all primary schools
  • Take a proactive approach in dealing with IT support requests and software / equipment faults to ensure a high standard of support is always maintained;
  • Monitor all critical systems, such as anti-virus, networking equipment, server hardware systems and respond to alerts generated by these systems appropriately;
  • Work closely with the Exams and Cover Manager to implement and support all online examination client / server software for individual examination boards.
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