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Job Details:

  • 1st Line – 37.5 hrs
  • Grade 3 – SCP 5-6
  • £19,572 to £19,964 pa
  •  2nd Line – 37.5 hrs
  • Grade 5 – SCP 12 – 17
  • £22,482 to £24,821 pa

Due to a recent promotion, our team is looking for an experienced technician to support our schools. Initially this role is to support an Outstanding Secondary School 5 days a week and with our project teams in the school holidays.

We are looking for a candidate with a friendly and helpful attitude that puts our users at the forefront of all they do.

Your duties will require you to support users via our ticketing system, and around a school site as required as well as working with our management team and leaders at the school to ensure that strategically and operationally our support is second to none.

You will be supported by our experienced team, with escalation routes, training and regular feedback. 

      Application Forms and supporting documentation for this role

      • We are unable to accept CVs
      • We welcome applications from those of all faiths and none.
      • We are unable to use agencies for this role.

      Please complete the below forms to be considered for this role:

      To apply for roles:

      Deadline for applications: 
      11th January 2021

      Submission:
      Please email HR@lourdesmac.org.uk

      Interviews:
      14th January 2021

      “Working at Lourdes IT has made a really positive impact on my lifestyle both professionally and personally. Being part of this organisation, they are focused on providing not only secure and versatile networks across their schools, but also a fantastic customer experience to boot! 

      The management team at Lourdes are really approachable and friendly, they want to hear ideas and suggestions from the bottom up and actively work to always improve their processes.”

      Kane – Onsite Technician (2nd Line)

      Read more from our current team on why they work for Lourdes IT

      We are a not for profit managed service provider for schools.

      We are part of an existing multi-academy trust, but support over 40 schools outside our 5 trust schools, ranging from small first schools to entire MATs.

      We provide IT Support onsite, a central help desk, projects, training, broadband, SIMS support and much more. 

      We believe in being:

      Friendly

      In life it is nice to be nice. And, when you are stressed because technology isn’t working, there is nothing more important then a friendly face to assist.

      Helpful

      Understanding an issue, and how to work around it is a key skill, and going out of your way to provide additional support really impacts our users, we want to be approachable and to be told issues, so we can sort them out.

      Pro-active

      We want to resolve issues before they occur, if we can do this – we can change the way IT is used in schools to being more about engaging with the staff and tools, then being frustrated when things are not working. This means moving technology forward to ensure we are always at the cutting edge.

      Ethos for our staff

      If you are happy, and enjoying your job – you will be performing well. If we are flexible and supportive of you, we believe you will be back. 

      If your hard work has helped us grow, you should grow with us.

      We really appreciate that our staff are the core of our business. 

      There is no other place like Lourdes IT in education to work.

      That is partly down to our ethos, but also down to the fact that there are so many of working together. Meaning if you need support it is there.

      We also actively promote from within. When you are ready (and we will help you get there) we are growing and able to offer you progression opportunities. 

      We offer half termly internal training, we allow visits to vendor and supplier events, to BETT, time out to learn and apprenticeships 

      Key benefits

      • 25 days holiday (some roles allow you to take this in term time) rising to 30 days after 5 years – plus bank holidays.
      • Fantastic working environment
      • Ongoing training and professional development
      • Local Government Pension Scheme

      We are proud to use some of the most advanced technology to provide our networks and our support.

      Being independent, and a fairly small team, we can quickly adapt to new technology.

      Helpdesk – FreshDesk

      We use the powerful FreshDesk software to deliver the best support possible. 

      Office365

      All our schools use Office365, and we engage in training and support to ensure staff and pupils get the most from it.

      Hyper-V

      Our schools use Hyper V, and in many cases Hyper V Failover clusters to ensure they are robust and reliable.

      Other tools

      • Veeam for backups
      • PaperCut for print management
      • A wide range of Wireless Networks
      • HP and Netgear switches

      Do I have to be a Catholic to work at Lourdes IT?

      No. We work for a Catholic organisation (but we support any school) – we simply ask you to respect the Catholic Ethos of our community

      Are you a business?

      Lourdes IT are part of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi Academy Company – which is a limited company. We are not a standalone company.

      I have a strong passion for IT, but not all the skills, should I apply?

      Yes. We can teach the tech, we can’t change your personality. We want people to want to work for and with us.

      Do people really move up?

      Yes – our team is made up of people who have started at first line, and are now in senior roles.

      Do I need a car?

      Yes, and business insurance, for pretty much all of our roles. We need you to get to a site if we have issues there.

      What area do you support?

      It is growing, we support primarily in Redditch and Bromsgrove, but we now have schools in Droitwich and Hanley.

      Do you pay my mileage?

      Yes, in certain situations we cover mileage.