IT Support Technician - Prison Education

  • Job Reference: WREQ3418
  • Date Posted: 9 June 2022
  • Employer: Weston College
  • Website: https://www.weston.ac.uk/
  • Location: Weston-super-Mare, Somerset
  • Salary: £21,383 to £24,223
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Our IT Team provide support for all areas of the Weston College Group, including 20 prisons that Weston College is the education provider for (19 as part of the Ministry of Justice Prison Education Framework contract and 1 G4S private prison).

There are several unique challenges of proving IT within prisons, including no internet or wireless services and the requirement for approval for all tools, equipment software and data.

As our Prison Education provision has expanded, so has our IT Team who support this area of the college. We are looking for an IT professional who has 3 years experience within a technical role, knowledge of Microsoft products and a passion for providing excellent IT support to join us as an IT Technician - Prison Education.

The successful candidate will co-ordinate and assist with duties such as:

  • The operation of the IT helpdesk;
  • The management of user accounts;
  • Installation, repair and maintenance of equipment;
  • Maintaining security measures;
  • Maintaining an accurate asset list.

As this role is within our Prison Education team, the successful candidate will be required to obtain the appropriate prison clearance and maintain this throughout their employment. 

This role may require occasional travel to the Prison sites, some of which are not easily accessible by public transport, therefore, a driving licence and access to your own transport will be essential.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early, should sufficient applications be received.

As an employee of Weston College you will have access to a huge range of benefits and support, including but not limited to:

  • Wellbeing @ Weston hub, providing well-being support for all;
  • A staff welfare officer;
  • Confidential Employee Assistance Programme (available 24/7, 365 days a year);
  • Access to Mental Health First Aiders, and the opportunity to complete this training yourself;
  • A mentor to support you in your new role;
  • Training and development opportunities;
  • Regular staff conferences, with guest speakers;
  • Staff social events;
  • Great progression opportunities;
  • Generous pension schemes.

Although we are an education provider, you don’t necessarily need experience within education to apply for a role with us, if you have relevant and transferable skills, we would welcome your application.

Weston College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.