Head of IT

Location : Trust Central Office, Liverpool / Hybrid Remote
Start Date : Immediate start / ASAP
Application Deadline : Monday, 24 June 2024 at 9am
Contract : 37 hours per week, all year round
Salary : £53,500 - £61,500 per annum

St Joseph Catholic Multi Academy Trust is based in the Liverpool City Region with five primary and four secondary academies. As a united family of academies, we are fully aligned around our central mission to transform children’s lives by providing them with a world-class Catholic education.

We are seeking a talented and experienced individual to join a friendly and supportive team, ready to embrace a new and exciting challenge as our Head of IT and to make a significant contribution to the Trust’s continued success.

The Head of IT will lead on the design, development and implementation of the IT strategy and manage the IT Services function, infrastructure, and technical operations. A key member of the Trust Central Team, you will help to deliver an outstanding service to staff, students, and the Central Team.

Responsibilities include to:

  • develop and implement a comprehensive, forward looking IT strategy that aligns with the Trust’s vision and objectives, ensuring the effective use of technology to support teaching, learning and operational excellence across all the academies.
  • deliver innovative, effective, and efficient IT systems and applications that enhances learning and ensures effective management and administration. This will include the development of all systems and infrastructure across the Trust.
  • project manage the development of all systems and infrastructure across the Trust
  • ensure reliable IT operations.
  • managing budgets and service provider relationships.
  • managing the IT team, including roles such as Data Manager, Network Manager, IT Support Technician etc.

The role also involves process and policy development, staff training, and attending relevant meetings, ensuring high-quality IT services for all stakeholders.

The ideal candidate will have a combination of technical, managerial, and interpersonal skills. You should have an excellent knowledge of the technology environment, ideally within education, and a proven ability to ensure our IT service facilitates a high-quality learning environment.

There are many good reasons to work with us. We have a real sense of community, striving to make a difference to children’s education. You will be part, too of the wider Archdiocese family and in the company of some of the best people in education.

We also offer a variety of benefits, such as:

  • Competitive salaries and pay progression
  • Flexible working
  • Access to extensive professional development opportunities
  • Generous holiday entitlement 39 days including bank holidays.
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Competitive terms and conditions of employment

The list is not exhaustive and will grow as the Trust matures.

This role reports to the Director of People and Operations and is based at the Trust’s central office in the Port of Liverpool Building, but we offer flexibility to work remotely. The role also requires travel to the schools, when needed. We are keen to understand how this role could work for you and are open to consider flexible working options.

St Joseph Catholic MAT is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. You do not need to be practicing Catholic but need to support the Trust ethos, mission and values.

For an application pack, please contact Lisa Kelly

Supporting Documents

For an informal discussion with our Director of People and Operations, Fay Callow, please contact

Closing Date: Monday, 24 June 2024 at 9am
Shortlisting: Tuesday, 25 June 2024
Interview Date: w/c 1 July 2024

St Joseph Catholic Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo an enhanced disclosure and barring service check. In addition, as part of the shortlisting process, and in accordance with statutory guidance, we will carry out an online search (for publicly available material) to help identify any incidents or issues that have happened which we may want to explore with shortlisted applicants at interview.

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