Job Summary
  • Salary
    £131.25 (per week)
  • Location
    Maidstone, Maidstone
  • Sector
    Technology Level 3
  • Duration
    12 Months
  • 1 Position Available
  • Closing Date
    7th November 2017
  • Employer Name
    Valley Park School
  • Distance from academy
    • 1.7 Miles
    • 9 Minutes
  • Address
    Maidstone ME14 5DT, United Kingdom

Employer Description

Job Description

As a member of the associate staff within the school, you will work to help maintain a vital set of resources for staff and students. The applicant will work closely with the network manager and IT technician to develop skills and understanding to support them to achieve a future technician post.
The role will be as a member of associate staff within the school, working in the IT office and around the school to maintain staff and student devices to promote effective teaching and learning.

The post holder will report on a day to day basis to the network manager and be supported in the role by an Assistant Headteacher with experience in the IT field. This position will give the candidate communication skills, as well as developing technical understanding which could be transferrable to any workplace.

The role will allow the candidate to develop valuable skills such as recognising the importance of attention to detail, reflection and review of the success of events and quality assurance. Training in other aspects of wider school life will also be available through the staff professional development programme.


Key Responsibilities: 

·       Providing first line of support to staff and students in troubleshooting usability issues

·       Communicate with staff, parents and students effectively to promote the positive use of technology in the classroom

·       Accurately log equipment faults and liaise with external suppliers for the repair of equipment

·       Diagnose and repair hardware and software faults, working with experienced staff for support

·       Perform routine maintenance of, unpack and install IT equipment

·       To support the development of documentation by logging work carried out to solve problems

·        Assist the network manager to perform routine maintenance and development of the network as appropriate


Working Week

Monday – Thursday 8:15am – 4:15pm Friday 8:15am – 3:45pm


Requirements & Prospects


Ideally a minimum 5 GCSE’s C and above Including Maths, English and ICT (or equivalents)

Desired Skills

• Understanding of installation and maintenance of networking equipment
• Understanding of basic text-based programming

Personal Qualities

Good organisational skills
• Basic computer skills
• Good communication skills
• Flexibility and adaptability
• Ability to work to and meet demanding deadlines
• Willing to learn a variety of skills
• Ability to work as part of a team
Maintain a professional and polite manner

Future Prospects

Possible opportunity to progress onto level 4

  • Apprenticeship Length
    12 Months
  • Training Provider
    Aspire Achieve Advance Ltd
  • Academy Location


Throughout the duration of your Apprenticeship you will be required to attend the 3aaa Technology Academy in for up to 12 weeks on a block release basis for structured training. The remainder of your training will be completed in the workplace with your Employer. You will work towards a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship for IT, Software, Web and Telecoms Professionals. The qualifications consist of:
• Edexcel Advanced Apprenticeship in IT, Software, Web and Telecoms
• L3 Diploma in ICT Professional Competence
• L3 Extended Diploma in ICT Systems and Principles
• Level 2 Functional Skills English, Maths, ICT (if applicable)

Qualification Gained

Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)