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Westcountry Schools Trust

Westcountry Schools Trust

Westcountry Schools Trust

IT Strategic Manager

IT Strategic Manager

SALARY:  £42,683 - £46,561



JOB TERM: Permanent


HOURS: 37 hours/ week

The Westcountry Schools Trust (WeST) is seeking to appoint an exceptional individual with vision, energy and inspirational leadership to the position of IT Strategic Manager.

Westcountry Schools Trust is a tight-knit family of schools based around natural geographical proximity in the South West. We have been working across multiple schools since 2011 but WeST was formed as it is today in 2017 through a significant spurt of growth. The WeST family consists of 22 schools, of which 7 are secondary and 15 primary. We are ambitious and hold high expectations for the children in our care. We strive consistently to perform in the top 20% nationally.

WeST believes in promoting and supporting an appropriate balance between strong alignment and independence with schools. It is important for all our schools to maintain their own identity and celebrate their unique qualities. However, we believe that working collaboratively we will enable our children and staff to access the best resources and learning opportunities. We aim to identify the strengths of our collective practice and share them effectively across our schools such that all our children benefit from our professional expertise.

The key purpose of the IT Strategic Manager is to lead on the development of strategic initiatives relating to all IT services throughout the Trust. The successful candidate will also be required to support the work of the DPO and safeguard data for the trust and to advise and if required investigate any possible data breach or misuse of data within the Trust.

The successful applicant must have a proven track record of success in leading IT Strategic Development. If having read the job description and person specification, you believe you have the skills and attributes to successfully take on this exciting new role and make a real difference to the outcomes for our young people, then we warmly welcome your application.


Please submit applications to Beth Alford using the e-mail address

The closing date is 12:00pm on Monday 27th January 2020.

Interviews will be held on Friday 7th February 2020.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post.