Wakefield Grammar School

Helpdesk Administrator/IT Technician

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Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Actual Starting Salary £21,570 pa with progression to £25,165 pa
17 Oct 2016
31 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Wakefield Girls' High Schools, Senior School

(GSA Day School, 660 Girls 11 – 18 years)


Wakefield Girls’ High School Senior School aims to give a good all round education to each pupil, encouraging academic excellence, nurturing talents, developing an individual's potential and emphasising traditional values in the modern context.  Our reputation as a centre of educational excellence and extracurricular activities is widely acknowledged in Yorkshire and beyond.   Ours is an extremely successful and happy school.  


Helpdesk Administrator/IT Technician

Actual Starting Salary £21,570 pa with progression to £25,165 pa


The Foundation has an immediate vacancy for a dynamic, motivated technical support specialist covering 1st and 2nd lines of support to join the Foundation ICT team based at our Girls’ Senior School.

The post will primarily manage requests to the ICT Helpdesk system from staff and pupils at the Senior school - in person, via email or telephone.   This may also include the Junior school on an ad-hoc basis.  There will also be the opportunity of providing cross Foundation support - working on initiatives and installations that impact upon all the schools in the Foundation.

We are looking for a minimum of twelve months’ experience in Windows 7 / 10 Desktop environment, as well as experience of general network administration through Active Directory, access control and security and the ability to diagnose problems and find solutions to new issues.   This position will be vital to the running of the schools, so applicants should be professional with a helpful attitude and have the ability to communicate clearly with colleagues and pupils.

Experience of working with the following technologies would be beneficial but not essential; Capita SIMS, SharePoint/Office365 Apple iOS, Managed Learning Environments.  A recognised computer or network management qualification, e.g. NVQ level 3, Comptia A+, Windows Operating System is desirable.

This post is full time and permanent, working 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday.  Hours to be discussed at interview (8.00 am to 4.30 pm approx.).

As part of our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, the successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check.

Further details and an application form can be obtained from our website by clicking the 'Apply' button.

Applications by CV will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications: 9.00 am Monday 7th November 2016