We warmly welcome applications for the position of ICT Services Lead at the Didcot Academy of Schools

Didcot Academy of Schools is a multi-academy trust (MAT) which currently comprises two secondary schools, Didcot Girls’ School and St Birinus School, with a joint Sixth Form of some 350 boys and girls.

Didcot Girls’ School is an outstanding school, as confirmed by Ofsted in its most recent inspection of the school in November 2015. The school has a commitment to the very highest standards in everything that it does and is an exciting and happy school where real attention is given to professional development and staff wellbeing. St Birinus School is judged to be a good school by Ofsted and aspires to become outstanding. The school has a strong sense of identity, a tangible ethos and a vibrancy which visitors always comment upon.

Both schools are unique as the only single sex state schools in Oxfordshire and share the same strong values of high quality teaching and learning and respectful relationships within an inclusive learning community. We work hard to ensure that all our students develop confidence, leadership skills and high levels of aspiration.

We are looking for an innovative and technically strong ICT Services Lead with drive, energy, vision and enthusiasm who will develop and implement cost effective strategies and take full responsibility for the smooth running of ICT services across both our school sites at an operational and strategic level. This is a really exciting time of change as both schools strengthen their collaborative working within the MAT structure.                                                                                                      

Terms and Conditions

37 hours per week, full time.  Permanent position with a start date as soon as possible. Pay will be £40,057 - £42,899 but with the opportunity for career progression for the exceptional candidate.The postholder also has access to the local government pension scheme.


Contract Terms and Duties

This is a full time, permanent post which should be performed in accordance with the provisions of the terms and conditions of employment of the Didcot Academy of Schools Multi-Academy Trust

Line Management

Accountable to the Director of Finance & Services of the Multi-Academy Trust

Key Purpose of the Role

  • To take lead responsibility for ensuing an efficient and effective ICT Support Service to all schools within the MAT by developing and implementing strategies that support the vision of the MAT schools and overseeing the day to day running of the ICT Support Service at an operational level
  • To ensure the best possible ICT systems, processes and environment for teaching and learning within the resources available. To take account of the differing resources, needs and technology available within the various settings

Completed Applications

Completed application forms (available on the ‘Staff Vacancies’ page of the school website) here should be submitted to Frances Adley, the Executive Head’s PA at by 9am on Friday 26th May 2017. Interviews will take place as soon as possible after the closing date.

In making your application please also submit a separate statement that summarises your skills, abilities and experience, relevant to the ICT Services Lead post; and also state what priorities you would set, and outcomes you would achieve in that role. The statement should be no more than 2 sides of A4 in length.