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Head of Information Technology (IT)

  • Employer: Drapers Multi-Academy Trust
  • Reference: DMAT/23/ITMAT
  • Published: Thu 14/09/2023, 14:49 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 02/10/2023, 10:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: Circa £60k
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Workplace: On-Site
  • Location: Central Team, Drapers’ Multi-Academy Trust, Settle Road, Harold Hill, Romford, Havering

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Head of Information Technology (IT)

An exciting new position has arisen at the Drapers’ Multi-Academy Trust [the Trust]. This is a significant post that will play a key role in an ambitious Trust, alongside a committed and able leadership team. We are seeking a Head of IT to join the Trust Central Team, with a proven track record of IT experience. This is a fantastic opportunity for the successful candidate to shape the IT strategy for the Trust.


Do you want to make a difference to the lives of young people?

Do you want to support the raising of educational standards?

Do you want to work with a committed, supportive and friendly central services team?


Candidates should be able to demonstrate strong experience of IT.  We want you to bring a ‘can do’ attitude, working closely with key stakeholders in the Trust.  You will be professional and articulate and be able to analyse and, where necessary, advise and report to senior leaders and the Trust Board on IT issues and strategy for the Trust.


The successful candidate will:


  • Lead on the IT strategy and infrastructure for the Trust. 
  • Align IT operations to the strategic plans of the Trust.
  • Look for opportunities to enhance the IT service.
  • Work closely with and develop good working relations with the senior management team and other key staff and stakeholders to ensure that the Trust and its schools operate efficiently and effectively.
  • Working closely with the outsourced IT provider, ensuring accountability of service.


Why Work for Drapers’ Multi-Academy Trust?


We know our staff are the key to our success.  The successful candidate will join a successful central team at an exciting time in the Trust’s development, as the Trust further shapes its strategic vision.  The successful candidate will have access to a competitive salary and generous pension scheme.  For further information click on the below link:


Further information about the Trust can be found on our website:


Salary:  Circa £60k plus LGPS Pension

Location: Drapers’ Multi-Academy Trust Campus

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full Time (36 hours a week)

We are offering this role as hybrid working, with the opportunity for the successful candidate to work remotely on some days, once fully embedded in the role.

DBS: Enhanced


For an informal discussion, please contact:


Phil Norman, Director of Finance & Administration


We welcome all applicants, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality or religion.


The Trust was founded in July 2014. The Trust aims to deliver first-class education to all the educational institutions they are involved in and create the opportunity for all pupils to succeed.


The Trust is supported by The Drapers’ Company and Queen Mary University of London. All academies within the Trust are governed by a single Board of Directors with delegated responsibilities passed on to a Local Governing Body for each of its schools.


Our Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This role involves working with children and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.


All applicants are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check as part of our pre-employment checks. Any employment is subject to satisfactory completion of a DBS and other safeguarding checks and also to satisfactory references being obtained.


Closing Date:                       10am Monday 2nd October 2023


Prospective applicants can request an online introduction, which are subject to availability.


Online introductions:        Week of 25th September 2023

Please email if you wish to book an online discussion.


Please note we reserve the right to close this vacancy early.  Previous applicants need not apply.