School IT Technician

ITED
  • £13 - 19 per hour
  • Skelmersdale, Lancashire, England
  • Temporary to Permanent

Job Title: IT Technician

Location: Skelmersdale

Job Type: Full-Time

Overview:
We are seeking a skilled and dedicated IT Technician to join our educational institution in Skelmersdale. The IT Technician will play a crucial role in maintaining the school's technological infrastructure, ensuring that all systems are operational, and providing technical support to students, faculty, and staff. The ideal candidate will possess strong problem-solving abilities, excellent communication skills, and a passion for supporting education through technology.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and maintain the school's IT network, including hardware, software, and connectivity.
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot computer systems, peripherals, and software applications.
  • Provide technical support to students, teachers, and administrative staff for IT-related issues.
  • Conduct regular maintenance and updates on computer systems, ensuring security and performance.
  • Assist in the setup and support of audiovisual equipment for classrooms and events.
  • Collaborate with external vendors for purchasing hardware, software, and IT-related services.
  • Implement and enforce IT policies and procedures to ensure security and compliance.
  • Conduct training sessions or workshops to educate users on IT best practices and new technologies.
  • Maintain an inventory of IT equipment and manage equipment loans or replacements.
  • Respond promptly to IT support requests and prioritize tasks effectively.

Requirements:

  • You MUST have experience working in an educational environment such as a school, college or similar institution
  • Proficiency in troubleshooting hardware, software, and network issues.
  • Strong knowledge of operating systems (Windows, macOS) and productivity software (Microsoft Office, Google Workspace).
  • Familiarity with educational technology tools and learning management systems is a plus.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to interact with diverse stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and prioritise tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Certification or degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field is preferred.
  • Flexibility to occasionally work outside regular school hours for system maintenance or special events.
  • A commitment to supporting the educational mission through reliable and efficient IT services.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and a proactive approach to resolving technical issues.

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