Type of Position:Support staff - Permanent
School:Twynham Learning Core Services
Salary:£46,464 to £52,429 per annum (with a pay award pending)
Start Date:ASAP (subject to pre-start checks)
Closing Date: 24th April 2024


Start date

ASAP (subject to pre-start checks)

Contract term


Working hours

37 hours per week

8:30 to 4:30 Mon-Thurs, 8.30-4:00 Fri

Weeks per year

Year-round contract with up to 34 days’ holiday entitlement each year



Salary range

(per annum)

Support staff salary points 38 –44

£46,464 to £52,429 (with a pay award pending)


Twynham Learning Core Services (based at The Grange School, Christchurch)

Reports to

Director of Education/Deputy CEO



About the Post

We are seeking an IT Manager to provide high-quality leadership of the IT function across our multi-academy trust, including strategic and operational management.  You will contribute to formulating our IT strategy and policy, then lead on delivering it, focussing on the operational needs of our end users. You will also ensure that our IT services are scalable as the trust enters a period of growth, so that IT is agile and response to future need. You will manage and regularly evaluate our IT infrastructure including network, hardware, software and security measures and ensure that our systems architecture is appropriately documented. You will make sure that we are well prepared for disaster recovery as well as keeping us compliant, and factoring sustainability into IT decision-making.


Twynham Learning is a fast-growing multi-academy trust based in Christchurch and Bournemouth that is undertaking a rapid transformation process to ensure that we have a secure foundation for future success building on our current family of two secondary schools and four primary phase schools. The trust currently consists of Christchurch Junior School, Stourfield Infant School, Stourfield Junior School, Twynham School, Twynham Sixth Form, The Grange School and Twynham Primary School with further growth imminent, plus Bournemouth Bay Teacher Training Partnership (SCITT), The School Sport Partnerships (SSPs) and CPD provision through Two Rivers Institute (TRI).  



We are looking for an outstanding individual who will relish the opportunity to:

  • support with formulation of the Twynham Learning IT Strategy
  • make technical recommendations and plan operation delivery of the IT strategy
  • manage the IT budget
  • directly line manage our small centralised IT team, while providing operational and technical leadership to a wider team of IT staff who are based within our schools/settings
  • manage our IT helpdesk
  • be responsible for statutory compliance and best practice ensuring industry standard processes are implemented
  • plan and deliver training to staff
  • ensure equipment is recorded on the asset management system
  • manage service level agreements and advise on software licences
  • evaluate the trust’s IT infrastructure and manage the upkeep
  • Ensure all IT policies are aligned to the Twynham Learning strategy
  • Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young people in accordance with our Safeguarding and Child Protection policies.


What we can offer you


  • 31 days’ holiday entitlement each annual year (increasing to 34 days, after 5 years’ service)
  • Automatic membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme, with generous employer pension contributions
  • Free on-site parking
  • The opportunity to work within Twynham Learning; a progressive multi-academy trust
  • The opportunity to work in one of the most beautiful areas of the South Coast


Who we are looking for


We would love to hear from you if you have:


  • GCSEs in Maths and English, grade 5/grade C and above or equivalent qualifications
  • One or more relevant Microsoft certifications, or equivalent technical IT qualifications
  • Experience of designing and implementing an organisational IT network
  • Strong knowledge of networks, including technologies such as LAN/WLAN/VPN, protocols such as TCP/IP and firewalls, hardware such as servers/routers
  • Experience of devising and establishing a safe, data protection compliant, IT and networking solution
  • Experience in Windows network administration and debugging common network problems
  • Strong knowledge of install/update/maintain software in desktop computers and peripherals, demonstrated experience in software licence management.
  • General understanding of web/mobile technologies, working knowledge of Cloud services.
  • Experience of leading a successful team in a customer-facing IT role
  • A proven track record of successful multi-site integration and network management
  • A passion for IT innovations


You will also be keen to live our Twynham Learning employee values which are:

  • Aim high
  • Keep improving
  • Don’t leave anyone behind
  • See the bigger picture


Any questions?


To discuss the post or your application, please contact Twynham Learning HR on 01202 402789 or email us at


How to apply


To apply for this vacancy, please submit a Job Application Form and Diversity Questionnaire by email to:  


Only applications made using our own official application form will be accepted. You can download the form and questionnaire here:


The closing date for applications is Wednesday 24th April 2024 at 8am. Interviews will be held on 3 May 2024.



Twynham Learning values diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to eliminate unlawful discrimination and promote diversity throughout our whole workforce. We want our workforce to be representative of all sections of our community, so we give equal opportunities to all job applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability status, gender reassignment, marital/partnership status, pregnancy/maternity, race/colour/national origin, religion/belief, sex or sexual orientation. Only people who can evidence their right to work in the UK will be considered for this vacancy. We are committed to robust Safer Recruitment processes as part of our strong commitment to safeguard children and young people. An enhanced criminal records check will be undertaken on the successful candidate. Candidates must disclose all unprotected spent and unspent cautions and convictions. It is an offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity with children.

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