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Trust Deputy Network Manager

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Vacancy Summary
Chingford Academies Trust, Chingford Foundation School, Nevin Drive, E4 7LT
£31,548 - £34,794 dependent on experience
Chingford Academies Trust, Chingford Foundation School, Nevin Drive,
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
12/07/2019 at 10:00 AM
Vacancy Description


GRADE:  *SO2 (spinal points 26–28) £31,548 – 33,291)


*PO1 (spinal points 27–30) £32,430 – £34,794 dependent on experience

*subject to job evaluation



The Department and Role

Chingford Academies Trust is seeking to appoint a Deputy Network Manager who is an experienced IT professional (3-5 years). You will be assisting the Trust Network Manager with the day-to-day running of IT infrastructure and resources as a whole, and will act as a mentor and technical advisor for the School Network Technicians. 

Under the guidance of the Trust Network Manager you will manage the day-today running of the IT support helpdesk and ensure support queries are resolved within an agreed SLA and to an outstanding level. You should be technically proficient and experienced in Microsoft Server technologies. You will be expected to travel between sites within the Trust as directed by the Trust Network Manager. 

As a member of the ICT Support team you will be committed to providing an excellent level of customer service. You will assist the Trust Network Manager in providing 2nd and 3rd line IT support, liaising with  support partners and lead on specific ICT related projects.  

You will ideally be a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer or hold an equivalent technical qualification. We are committed to CPD and training and development opportunities will be available.  

What Do We Offer?

  • Supportive, collaborative Department and School
  • Leadership training and development opportunities
  • Exceptional CPD
  • Outstanding support and Guidance for NQT’s
  • Outstanding career development

The School

Chingford Foundation School has recently received the accolade of appearing in England’s top 100 schools for sustained improvement in its academic outcomes.  This placed the School in the top 3% of non-selective, state-funding schools.  We are also pleased to host a Sixth Form Centre which was rated as “Outstanding” by OFSTED. 

In 2017/2018: 

  • 70% of Year 11 students achieved a standard pass in English and Maths
  • 30% of students achieved the EBACC
  • Attainment 8 score of 48.3 (indicative national average 46.3)
  • Over 50% of A level entries at grades A*-B, 20% A*-A
  • 24 subjects at A Level had a 100% pass rate
  • BTEC Level 3 – 93% D*/Distinction
  • A wide range of university offers and subjects including 31 students placed at Russell Group universities and 2 Oxbridge places. 

Our school seeks to challenge and extend students of all abilities and backgrounds and will provide them with the secure learning foundations to lead happy and successful lives while also enabling them to make positive contributions to the communities in which they live. 

Our commitment to quality, achievement and the “comprehensive ethos” makes us the natural first choice of students, parents/carers and staff who are keen to contribute to the successful development of tomorrow’s young citizens.  

If you would like to join a school that aims to provide a secure, caring and stimulating learning environment through expert teaching and support staff ensuring all students achieve their full potential. 

Where staff are hard-working, committed, supported and valued, then please download an Application Form and further details from the school website ( and email to or post to the above address. 

 Closing date: 12 July 2019 at 10am.

Interviews:  week commencing 15 July 2019  

The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure Check.

The Trust requires that all adults who work with pupils promote pupil safety and wellbeing; adhering to Trust policies to ensure effective Child Protection and Safeguarding provision, either directly or indirectly.   

Please note that if you are not contacted within two weeks of the above closing date, that you can take this to mean that you have not been shortlisted.

Equal Opportunities
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- Promoting equality of opportunity

- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage

- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.

- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.