Head of IT

  • SalaryCompetitive plus pension contribution and bonus opportunity
  • Start DateASAP
  • Closing DateWednesday 30th September 2020
  • InterviewsWe expect to interview at end of August on a rolling programme until we find the right candidate

Job Summary

Job Title: Head of IT

Start Date: ASAP


Split between Sidcup and Crawley

We expect to interview at end of August on a rolling programme until we find the right candidate

Salary / salary range: competitive plus pension contribution and bonus opportunity



The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT) is a large, developing Multi Academy Trust with over 40 Primary and Secondary schools across the South and South East of England. We believe passionately that children of all backgrounds deserve the best education; our IT provision is key to enabling our Teachers and Support staff to achieve this.


We are currently working to standardise our approach to IT across our schools. All our academies are moving or have moved to use the full suite of Google tools. We need a Head of IT to develop a long term strategy that enables our academies to move from individual institutions to utilising the benefits of a large family group of schools.


We are looking to appoint a dynamic and solutions focused individual with an ability to lead and manage a multi-site team.  We want someone who can bring along staff on multiple sites and head a strategic focus on upskilling, training and developing through developing respect with heads, business managers and IT technicians. You must have experience in leading and managing a team. You must be able to show and demonstrate ability to communicate a strategic plan across a large number of people. You should be able to talk with authority about IT and should have a good knowledge of Google.


Working for TKAT:

In return, as an employee of The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT), you will benefit from:

  • A wide variety of opportunities for professional development,
  • Opportunities to work flexibly, where possible,
  • Our support for your wellbeing at work,
  • Membership of a generous pension scheme,
  • Free eye tests at Specsavers, and                                        
  • The option to join our employee discount scheme.



TKAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to the full Safer Recruitment process, including an enhanced disclosure and barring service check.

Equal Opportunities

TKAT is committed to equality of opportunity. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic for example race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit. This includes applications from individuals wishing to work full time, part time or on a flexible basis

How To Apply

To apply for this role please download and complete a TKAT Application Form and send to

The Atkins Centre, Kemnal Technology College, Sevenoaks Way, Sidcup, Kent, DA14 5AAT: 020 3740 1808
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