Randstad Education is currently working on behalf of a Wallasey secondary school who require an IT technician to cover a permanent vacancy until they recruit. The role is based within the school and is 37 hours per week, starting ASAP and full-time not term-time. The role is on a temporary basis but there may be opportunity in the future for a permanent role for the right candidate.As the new school IT technician, you will be providing day to day technical, administrative assistance and IT support to teaching staff and students across the school. BENEFITSOur staff have a well-deserved reputation as being the best in Merseyside and as a reward for your hard work and commitment you will benefit from:- a dedicated, professional and friendly specialist consultant with a 24 hour on-call facility- competitive rates of pay paid weekly, which are fully compliant under the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR, 2011)- access to Free CPD course and Safeguarding Training- a 'recommend a friend' bonus worth up to £300- flexible hours and working patterns RESPONSIBILITIESYou would need to be available to start as soon as possible. This is a great opportunity to work as part of a committed team, reporting into the Network Manager and Business Manager, and providing a practical service to the staff and pupils of the school. Responsibilities would include: - Providing general first line IT support to all staff, students and visitors to the school. - Liaising with service providers on the maintenance, management and upgrades of hardware including workstations, laptops, servers, printers, projectors, interactive whiteboards, and assisting others with changes and implementation. - Software installation, testing and troubleshooting, and liaising with external service delivery regarding updates and upgrades. - Administration and management of subscribed websites, school website and social media accounts. - Maintenance, cleaning and disposal of IT equipment including audio systems; relocation and storage of equipment where necessary. - Ordering and installation of consumables and relevant H&S checks and testing. - Other appropriate professional duties as prescribed by your line manager. REQUIREMENTS - Possess previous experience in a technical support or technician function, and excellent IT skills. - Have a qualification in IT or have served an apprenticeship in a similar role. - Experience of working with children or young people (paid or voluntary), for referencing purposes would be an advantage. - Can demonstrate knowledge of specific technical, health and safety, and security issues in schools; knowledge of the current IT curriculum would also be an advantage.- A patient approach towards working with children and adults alike. - Awareness of dealing with sensitive information and confidentiality of data.- Effective communication skills, both orally and in writing, and able to work to deadlines.- A strong work ethic, the ability to work flexibly as part of a team of technicians, and a professional attitude. ABOUT USRandstad Education is the UK Market Leader for recruitment within education. We have been helping teachers and support staff to find temporary and permanent roles in schools, colleges and nurseries for nearly twenty years. Working with over 2500 schools each week, our staff support over 135,000 children every day across the country, so we can find the right match for your skills. The Liverpool branch is one of the oldest and busiest in the country and has a dedicated team of consultants working across primary, secondary and SEN, and we now also have a dedicated section looking after School Support roles such as Technicians, Administration and Finance. WHAT NEXT?We are proud to support a diverse portfolio of schools across Merseyside, so even if this job or location is not suitable, we would still like to hear from you regarding your relevant experience, as we may have other roles available in schools, temporary or permanent, short-or long-term, full or part-time, which may be a better match. All candidates will be subject to Randstad Education's child protection and UK eligibility checks including enhanced DBS and full referencing process. Before working in a school via Randstad you will also be expected to undergo our mandatory Covid Awareness training.We are open to receiving applications immediately so if you are interested please do not delay. Following a virtual registration interview with your consultant via a suitable technology platform, you will be guided through our online document submission system, and soon after could meet with the school in person and be given the job to start soon after. Please email your CV to Heidi McGreary, firstname.lastname@example.org, your specialist School Support Consultant, on or give the office a call on 0151 255 1666 . Don't wait any longer, apply now!