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IT Technician


The Vale Federation is seeking to appoint an IT Technician to assist with the efficient operation of the school’s IT services.  The successful candidate will be joining at a very exciting time, with new systems currently being implemented and a broad IT Development Strategy across the Federation, there is much to be actively involved in.

The successful candidate will need to be flexible, enthusiastic and enjoy working in a school environment. This is a busy post and will require someone who is well organised and able to work under pressure and to agreed deadlines.

Leading the first line IT across the Federation encompassing over 250 staff, you will offer support and assistance to all users, including hardware and software, which will require you to be an excellent communicator at all levels.

The ideal candidate will have a strong sense of delivering a high standard service across all 3 of our campuses, be able to work independently as well as be a good team player and be proactive in ensuring our IT Services to both staff and pupils is of the highest levels at all times.


Information about our school

The Vale Federation is a federation of schools in Aylesbury incorporating Booker Park Primary Special School and Stocklake Park Secondary Special School, across three campuses. Booker Park School currently educates 225 pupils and Stocklake Park School 85 pupils, including a sixth form.

Enjoy the benefits of working at The Vale Federation; ample free parking, large staff rooms, friendly and supportive staff. Also enjoy the benefits of working within Buckinghamshire Council which includes a pension scheme, financial rewards, discounts on travel and purchases from local shops, cafes and restaurants and a 24 hour free confidential Employee Assistance Programme.


Safeguarding Statement

The Vale Federation of Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to provide two satisfactory references, undertake pre-employment checks including a health check and have a cleared Enhanced Disclosure & Barring check.


The role

The successful candidate will be delivering a prompt service to IT requests from Vale Federation staff members. Answering and logging calls, emails and IT tickets. Carry out operational duties on a daily basis, including server backup, system checks and security. Adhere to The Vale Federation IT policy. Please refer to the job description for further information.


The candidate

The successful candidate is required to have excellent working knowledge of IT Systems and processes in order to support the staff/students of the school. Experience of working in a school environment would be an advantage.

You will need to have a logical thought process, have an ability to demonstrate a high level of organisational skill and have good communication skills.


How to apply

To find our more about the role or to arrange a tour please contact Lynne Worley on 01296 427221 or email office@bookerpark.bucks.sch.uk

For further information on our recruitment process please visit our website at https://www.thevalefederation.com/careers/recruitment-process/

Completed applications should be emailed to: recruitment@thevalefederation.com



Closing date & interview

Closing date:             12 noon, Friday 24th September 2021. Any application received after this time may be rejected.

Interview date:          TBC

Potential start date:  1st November 2021 or sooner if all pre-employment checks are satisfactory and in place

CVs alone will not be accepted. If you have not been contacted within three weeks of the closing date you must assume that your application has, on this occasion, been unsuccessful.


School address and website

School Address:       Stoke Leys Close, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP21 9ET

Office Tel:                  01296 427221

Email:                         recruitment@thevalefederation.com

Website:                     www.thevalefederation.com

IT Technician Job Description
IT Technician Person Spec


If you would like to apply for this position, please complete the application form below. If you are unable to print the documents or have a disability that makes it difficult for you to complete the forms, please contact us so that we can post them to you or make alternative arrangements.

When completing the application form please account for all your time since leaving full-time education including part-time and voluntary work. Any gaps in your employment history should be fully explained. Please also complete the section relating to previous criminal convictions and sign the application form.

The completed application form should be returned by email to recruitment@thevalefederation.com or by post to:

Sue Haywood
Office Manager
Booker Park School
Stoke Leys Close
HP21 9ET