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Schools Estates and IT Technical Support Assistant- Shaw Education Trust

Shaw Education Trust
Gloucester Road, Kidsgrove, Stoke-on-Trent. ST7 4DL
Grade 7, SCP £27,803 – £31,365
Closing date
27 Nov 2023

Schools Estates and IT Technical Support Assistant


Salary:                                Grade 7, SCP £27,803 – £31,365


Working hours:                37 hours a week, full time all year


Contract type:                  Permanent


Start date:                         ASAP




Shaw Education Trust is looking for a motivated Technical Support Assistant to aid with the day to day running of its centralised Estates, Facilities and IT functions. You will be joining a vibrant and buzzing team where you will be responsible for the back-office systems necessary to support your colleagues in the smooth delivery these key areas.




We can guarantee that two days will never be the same but promise that every day will be rewarding. Typically you may be coordinating tender procedures, preparing contract tender packs, overseeing tender returns or you could be entering accident data, analysing trends, statistics, producing dashboard summaries for presentation to Board.




How about being the custodian of the Trust’s Asset Management System!


This is the system which the Trust use to prioritise capital expandatory or inform key strategic decisions and will be at your fingertips, managing data-in, data-out and again preparing reports for use at the highest level of the organisation.




If that’s not enough, oversight of our in-house helpdesk function will definitely grab your interest. This is a new venture, so you will be key in implementing the procedures and ongoing monitoring to make sure that our service to our fantastic schools is equally as fantastic.




If you are up for a challenge, want to work with some fantastic people and want to be able to say that you made a difference to 11,000 children’s lives then we would love to hear from you.




All candidates are required to provide a supporting statement on the formal application forms which states clearly your reasons for applying, skills and experience for this position.




Shaw Education Trust are a thriving mix of diverse and growing schools including Primary, Secondary and Special Schools all working together to improve the lives of young people in our communities. We are sponsored by Shaw Trust a charity organisation that focuses on transforming lives. We’re a growing group of dynamically awesome academies providing education to children of all ages and abilities. Staff across our team of schools are dedicated to ensuring that every child has the opportunity to be successful, whatever their starting point in life.




Our schools span from Birmingham to Bury, meaning that we can support students from all walks of life, no matter their background or socioeconomic status. In doing this, we are able to help ensure all children are able to access a high standard of education, with all being treated equally.




Unlike other MATs, we don’t enforce a curriculum for all our schools to follow. Instead, we support each individual school to offer a programme that enables our students to deepen their knowledge, develop their skills, sparks their imagination and fires their curiosity.




We also encourage collaboration within and between our academies, creating a community of professionals who share a wide range of valuable experience and specialist knowledge. This is supported through our creation of a network of ‘hubs’ across our schools, covering all teaching subjects and operational areas. Our regular hub meetings enable staff members to stay up-to-date with latest guidance and skills, as well as collaborate and practice share with others from different school settings.




Please visit out Trust Careers site for more information on Shaw Education Trust Career Site (




Shaw Education Trust offer the following benefits with your Teaching or Support Staff employment:


  • An excellent Local Government Pension Scheme (Support Staff) / Teachers Pension (Teaching Staff) Support Staff only based on working full time, all year - Generous holiday entitlement from your first day of employment (37 days holiday rising to 39 days after 5 years’ service including Bank Holidays) Access to health and wellbeing support via Occupational Health Cycle to work scheme
  • Access to our Institute of Education and fantastic opportunities to help you grow, contribute and flourish in your role and in the Trust.



Shaw Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment, click here to review Safeguarding and Pupil Protection Policy




This position is subject to appropriate vetting procedures including an online checks and criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions.


All shortlisted candidates will undergo an online search as part of Trust safer recruitment checks.




We are an Equal Opportunities employer and will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.




In accordance with our safer recruitment policy CV’s alone will not be accepted.




Application deadline:     9.00am Monday 27th November 2023


Interview date:                TBC




We reserve the right to appoint before the closing date, therefore, we encourage early applications.


Successful candidates will be subject to a fully Enhanced DBS check along with other relevant employment checks.








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