Learning without Limits Academy Trust has an exciting opportunity to join our centralised IT team. The successful candidate will have a “base” Academy but will also have opportunities to work across the Trust as part of our single IT team. Our successful candidate will be responsible for providing outstanding customer focused support to our students and staff, ensuring that the day-to-day operation of IT systems is smooth and users receive the best experience possible.
The timing of this opportunity is particularly exciting as the Trust is midway through a multi-year lifecycle project with an anticipated spend of up to £3.5 million to create a collaborative environment with major changes to infrastructure and a complete refresh of end user devices and AV. The successful candidate will be an integral part of the Trust’s central IT Team who will demonstrate outstanding customer service, practise and compliance in all they do.
Why work for us?
Our strength comes from collaboration, with an emphasis on winning hearts and inspiring minds. We know that by positively celebrating and sharing the great work we are doing, through our vision and values, there are no limits to how high we can aim, and to what our students, staff and communities can achieve.
You will be given the opportunity to grow professionally and personally in this role and you will have access to meaningful professional development.
As a Trust we value inclusive working practices and diverse teams. If you’d prefer to work part-time or as a job-share, please let us know on your application and we’ll facilitate this wherever we can. We’re keen to ensure our Trust works for everyone, so we particularly encourage applications from different under-represented demographics.
We can offer:
• Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
• Staff Benefits Package - Access to a huge range of savings from retailers such as Currys, Halfords, Wilko, Asda, Tesco, M&S, Morrisons and many more!
• Cycle to Work – This initiative also allows you to make huge Tax and National Insurance savings on the cost of a new bike and safety accessories. These savings are achieved via salary sacrifice which is managed by the Trust and lets you spread the cost to make payments more convenient.
• Free Financial Support Service from Barclays - support with all aspects of your financial health and wellbeing, and you don't need to be a Barclays customer to use the service.
• Eye Test Vouchers – Free SpecSavers eye test voucher for eligible staff
• Annual Flu Vaccine – Free flu vaccine voucher for eligible staff
• Access to free Counselling sessions following an initial confidential consultation.
• Free onsite parking at the Trust and its Academies
How to Apply:
For safer recruitment purposes we will only accept fully completed application forms through eTeach. CVs and resumes will not be considered.
Strong applications may be considered upon receipt.
30th January at 11.59 p.m.
To be held at the Trust Offices c/o Lancaster Academy, Knighton Road East, Leicester LE2 6FU, from 3rd February 2023.
The Learning without Limits Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020). This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website:
Social Media Checks
As part of the shortlisting process, in line with measures identified in statutory guidance relating to safeguarding practice, the Trust will conduct searches on candidates selected for interview, through a third party, on social media in order to identify anything that could give rise to a safeguarding concern in what has been said or done online. Only information relevant to safeguarding concerns obtained from the search will be passed over for consideration during the recruitment process.
As an equal opportunities employer, the Learning without Limits Academy Trust is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.
We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join us.