Academy ICT Network Manager - Ormiston Horizon Academy

Turnhurst Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6 6JZ
Grade 7
12 Apr 2021
20 Apr 2021
Nicky James
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern

Post:                          Academy ICT Network Manager

Location:                  Academy based

Salary:                      Grade 7 - 950+ Pupils

Contract:                  Academy

Status:                       Full Time permanent

Hours:                        37 hours a week, flexible to meet the needs of the business

                                  (working out of academy hours may be required)

Reports to:                Operations Manager


We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and dedicated Network Manager to join our ICT team here at Ormiston Horizon Academy.  The post holder will be proficient in managing an ICT Service that provides an efficient and effective ICT Technical Support Services to pupils and staff of the academy that is in alignment with the academy’s and Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT) objectives.

Ormiston Horizon Academy (OHA) is an energetic and exciting environment to work in. 

What we offer: 

  • An academy that is fully dedicated to developing every student to reach their full potential, irrespective of their ability or starting point
  • Collaborative working within our shared family of schools
  • Excellent CPD opportunities
  • Onsite parking
  • Free use of the academy fitness suite
  • Outstanding state-of-the-art facilities

Ormiston Horizon Academy is a successful 11-16 secondary academy (part of the Ormiston Academy Trust) with £23 million facilities which are second-to-none. Judged by OFSTED to be a ‘GOOD’ school in March 2018.


Purpose of the role

The post holder will work as part of the academy team and will lead a small ICT team to ensure safe operation and maintenance of ICT technologies within the academy this may also include reprographics and specialist AV equipment such as lighting and sound systems.

The Network Manager is responsible for the provision, configuration, maintenance and compliance of all ICT equipment and providing technical support services to the staff, students and guests of the academy.  This includes user devices, servers, passive and active infrastructure, telephony systems, broadband, filtering, etc.

The Network Manager will provide as required user training for both hardware and software including the upskilling of technical staff.  

In conjunction with OAT Regional ICT staff to, plan and implement the school’s ICT strategy and service provision, including managing many aspects of ICT technical support.  Focus on availability of technology of systems, security and connectivity issues (local academy active and passive networking).

The network manager will also be required to manage ICT related projects including, outcomes, budget, staffing, 3rd parties, etc.

The Trust expect that employees deal with people politely and tactfully, communicating with colleagues both formally and informally, modelling the Academy’s Code of Conduct and the equality policy objectives.

To apply for this position, please follow the link below:

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Or by visiting the Ormiston Horizon Academy website:

Ormiston Horizon Academy Vacancies



An enhanced disclosure and barring check will be a requirement for this post


Flexibility Clause

As a term of your employment you may reasonably be expected to perform duties of a similar or related nature to those outlined in the job description.


Variation Clause

This job description will be reviewed and updated periodically in order to ensure that it relates to the job performed, or to incorporate any proposed changes. This procedure will be conducted by the Principal/Manager in consultation with the postholder. In these circumstances it will be the aim to reach agreement on reasonable changes, but if agreement is not possible management reserves the right to make changes to the job description following consultation.


Fluency in English

The post is covered by Part 7 of the immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

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