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More House School

1st/2nd Line IT Technician

Full time, non –residential, permanent position for immediate start

A professional and experienced 1st/2nd line IT Technician with experience in a school setting is sought to provide efficient desktop support to all business users.

The School  

Nationally celebrated, More House School provides an exceptional, mainstream education for boys with Specific Learning Difficulties.  Providing a transformative education repeatedly recognised as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted over more than a decade, we offer a specialised learning environment for 470 day and boarding boys from Year 4 to Year 13.  Our pupils are taught to recognise their strengths and develop their self-belief so that they achieve independence and extraordinary results at GCSE, BTEC and A Level, above the national averages.

Delivering a mainstream independent-school experience, both academically and socially, the very broad curriculum affords all pupils the opportunity to discover their strengths, challenging them to fulfil their academic and extra-curricular potential.  All boys who attend More House are individually timetabled, with many receiving support through the on-site Learning Development Centre and its qualified therapeutic staff.  Judged ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in its last five school inspections, our most recent inspection (March 2019) graded More House School ‘Outstanding’ overall, and ‘Outstanding’ in each of the six sub-sections of the report.  More House is CReSTeD approved, listed in their Specialist Schools category, and is a member of the Independent Schools Association and the Boarding Schools’ Association.

The school is set on a wooded hillside in nearly thirty acres on the Hampshire/Surrey border, and attractive modern facilities lie above the playing fields.  London Waterloo is one hour away by train from close-by Farnham railway station, and there is easy access to the M25, M3 and A3 major routes.  Guildford is twenty minutes’ drive away.

In recent years, the school has refurbished and extended its boarding facilities, refurbished its eight Science laboratories, built its School of Engineering and CAD facilities, and opened a new Humanities block and school Chapel.  Autumn 2017 witnessed the completion of our brand new library and Media Studies centre, and growth in learning support facilities.  2018 saw the expansion of the site and the conversion of a large domestic building into our new Sixth Form centre, which was opened in January 2019, improving further the facilities for both teaching, and independent study.

The school also provides training for other external professionals and other schools, and for the Independent Schools Association.

About the Department  

About the department:

This is an exciting and busy department operating a site-wide network and specialist subject specific software.

The successful candidate will be responsible under the IT Network Manager in providing technical support to all departments within the School and such other duties as may be required by the Headmaster. 

About this post  

We are looking for a 1st or 2nd line IT support Technician, who is:

  • a confident and able IT professional with excellent communication skills;
  • wants to deliver outstanding IT service;
  • has experience as a Helpdesk support engineer looking for their next challenge.
  • This is a full-time contract with paid holidays. A comprehensive induction programme is offered, and ongoing professional development is supported through training opportunities.

All school employees benefit from free on-site parking, and excellent lunchtime meals in the school’s refectory, at no cost. 

The post holder’s responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons for whom s/he is responsible, or with whom s/he comes into contact will be to ensure compliance with the school’s Safeguarding Policy Statement at all times.If in the course of carrying out the duties of the post, the post holder becomes aware of any actual or potential risks to the safety or welfare of children in the school, s/he must report any concerns to the school’s named Designated Safeguarding Leads.

Relationships  

  • The post-holder is responsible to the Headmaster in all matters, and is supported by and reports to the IT Network Manager.
  • The successful applicant must interact effectively on a professional level with colleagues, and seek to establish and maintain productive relationships with all.

Closing date: 5pm Monday 12th August

 

More House School

Moons Hill, Frensham,
Farnham, Surrey,
GU10 3AP.

T: 01252 792303
E: schooloffice@morehouseschool.co.uk