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Head of IT and Digital Innovation

Salary: £51,201 - £55,925 per annum
Contract type: Permanent
Working pattern: Full time

Closing date: Thursday 1 September 2022
Interview date: Monday 12 September 2022

How to apply:  Please see our website, www.dcat.academy/vacancies/current-vacancies/ for a full job description and application form.

Who to contact if you have a query: If you would like an informal discussion about the role, please contact Stephen Barrett via email HR@dcat.academy.

We are a thriving Trust on the south coast of England with 16 current schools, 4927 children and 706 staff. We are preparing for further growth and are looking to appoint a highly skilled and dedicated Head of IT and Digital Innovation to oversee the strategic development, digital transformation and operational efficacy of our Trust and School ICT systems.

The successful candidate will be one of our key Heads of Area (alongside the Heads of Finance, HR and Operations & Governance) within the organisation. You will be supporting the Trust’s executive team to design and implement a digital strategy that supports and enhances all areas of the business; driving continuous improvement in educational outcomes. In addition, the post-holder will be responsible for the strategic leadership and development of the IT support and digital infrastructure team in delivering a first-class IT service to all users.

This role is key to our Vision for 2025 and comes with a significant annual budget to facilitate the strategy.

The candidate must be outward thinking, and able to inspire and implement organisational change; providing advice and guidance on IT governance and shaping the way the Trust invests towards the implementation of digital technology.

You will need to have: 

• A passion for digital innovation

• A commitment to creating efficiencies

• A vision for an integrated and safe system

• Proven experience in managing IT networks and staff teams

• Ideally, but not necessarily, experience in an education setting and across multi-sites

• Excellent relationship building and communication skills. 

• Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy and good numeracy skills.

• Excellent presentation and training skills.

 

Salary and Hours

East Sussex Local Managerial Grade 3, points 13-16 (£51,201-£55,925 per annum)

Monday-Friday, 37 hours per week, all year round (negotiable for the right candidate).

Candidates should submit:

•  A completed application form (CVs will not be acceptable)

•  A letter of application of no more than two sides of A4 size 11 font

 

Completed applications should be addressed to Dominique Lewis, Head of HR and sent to HR@dcat.academy. The deadline for applications is 9.00am on Thursday 1 September 2022. Interviews will be held on Monday 12 September 2022.  If you would like an informal discussion about the role, please contact Stephen Barrett via email HR@dcat.academy.

Closing Date: Thursday 1 September by 9.00am

Shortlisting Date: Friday 2 September 

Interview Dates: Monday 12 September 

More information about the Trust can be found on our website. 

Please see our website, www.dcat.academy/vacancies/current-vacancies/ for a full job description and application form.

Don’t meet every single requirement?  Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification.  At DCAT we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive authentic workplace, so if you are excited about this role but your past experience does not align perfectly with the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway.  You may be just the right candidate for the role.

 

Safeguarding Statement

Diocese of Chichester Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain an enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau).

For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

 

All DCAT staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children. All staff should be aware of the Trust’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.

This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018.

The academy will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision. Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the academy, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations.

If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted.

Additional Information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

 

  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/175895/26405

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Eastbourne

  • Salary
  • £51,201 to £55,925

  • Closing date
  • 1 September 2022

  • Organisation
  • Diocese of Chichester Academy Trust

  • Contract type
  • Permanent

  • Work pattern
  • Full Time

  • Hours
  • 37

  • Job type
  • Education and Learning