IT Network Manager

  • Employer: Knowsley Council
  • Salary: £22,183 - £27,041 per annum
  • Location: Halewood Academy, The Avenue, Halewood, Liverpool, L26 1UU
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours.
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Closing Date: 11/06/2021 at 09:00
  • Reference: External - Wade Deacon Trust


The Avenue, Wood Road, Halewood, Liverpool, L26 1UU

Telephone: 0151 477 8830

Principal: Ms J Gallagher


IT Network Manager

Salary: NJC Grade 5/6 (£22,183 to £27,041 pa)

To start: ASAP

Full Time, Whole Year


Are you a technically highly skilled, customer focused, motivated and experienced IT professional?

We are seeking an IT Network Manager to lead and manage the IT systems/networking facilities within the school, ensuring delivery of high-quality solution focused and customer-oriented service. You will be innovative and pragmatic in developing the function to progress the objectives of the school and Trust and to support teaching and learning in the most effective way. You will work collaboratively with other schools within the Wade Deacon Trust to ensure a consistent strategic approach to the service and continuous improvement, including the management of streamlining systems overtime to achieve common Trust solutions and systems.

You will join is at an exciting time for IT developments in the Trust. We are at the beginning of a three-year integration period where all schools will align in their use of IT systems, software, management and support. All school-based IT staff will contribute to aspects of the Trust IT development together and provide support with school IT development, with a strong collaborative approach and an opportunity for staff growth.

Halewood Academy is a successful 11 - 16 school and is part of the Wade Deacon Trust. It was judged to be a ‘Good’ school in May 2017 by Ofsted. The successful candidate will be part of our journey to outstanding. The Wade Deacon Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Jonathan Lowe, Trust Director of ICT, at

Closing date: Friday, 11 June 2021 at 9am

Interviews to be held week beginning 14 June 2021

Application Forms

Any interested candidate should apply by completing the Application Form, Supplementary Information Form, and attaching an accompanying letter of support addressed to the Principal Ms J Gallagher, maximum two sides of A4 font 12, addressing the following points:

  • why you are interested in this post and how you have prepared yourself so far
  • what contributions you feel you can make to students’ development within our school
  • any particular areas of strength and expertise you feel you may have

The application form and supplementary information form can be downloaded from the recruitment page on the Trust website;

If you have any difficulty downloading the application form, please contact the school to request a hard copy by post.  Our telephone number is 0151 477 8830.

Application Deadline

Applications should arrive in school by Friday, 11 June 2021


Ideally you should email your application to with ‘IT Network Manager’ in the subject line.

Alternatively, you may post your application to Mr S Simmons, Senior Administration Leader at Halewood Academy, The Avenue, Wood Road, Liverpool L26 1UU.


We understand some may wish to see the school in action and we welcome informal visits from all applicants before they apply.  If you wish to do so, please contact to arrange an appointment.


This vacancy is now closed