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Assistant IT Technician

Brighton, East Sussex
The starting salary for this post is £20,771 per annum.
Closing date
30 Sep 2022

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Education, Further
Contract Type
Full Time
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We have a vacancy for a reliable and enthusiastic Assistant IT Technician with an excellent work ethic and good attention to detail to join our hardworking and busy IT Team.

This is a permanent and full time position, working 37 hours per week. The starting salary for this post is £20,771 per annum. This is based on spine point 8 within grade 3 of the support staff pay spine. This will increase annually up to £22,254 subject to satisfactory performance.

There will be some flexibility about the actual start and finish times which can be discussed at interview; however, there will be times when late afternoon / evening working will be required. Holiday entitlement is 24 days per annum. This entitlement rises to 29 days after five years’ service.


The key function of this post is to assist in the provision of technical support for the IT systems across the College. You will be part of a team of six IT support staff, led and supported by the college IT Network Manager. The team services all the College IT provision and each member also has their own delegated areas of responsibility. You will need to have some practical experience of working in an IT related environment and an ability to learn and deal with new IT systems and equipment. Good communication skills with all College IT users are essential and some administrative and clerical duties are also required.

There will be ample opportunities for individual training and development, which is encouraged through the excellent College induction and staff development programmes.

The IT support department works from a central office with administrative, workbench and storage areas and there are separate server rooms. The current College network comprises of multiple servers, running Windows Server 2016, with over 1500 workstations and laptops running Windows 10, together with associated accessory equipment. We use Virtual Servers running VMWare VSphere on our core infrastructure. There is Internet access for all staff and students. All staff and students have email facilities and there is college-wide use of O365 Teams and SharePoint, and Moodle VLE for supporting students’ learning. These systems are Windows and Linux based, including Microsoft Exchange.

The network and associated systems are constantly developing to meet the needs of staff and students to use IT as an integral part of all courses in the classroom and also from home. The Department also provides vital IT support to the administrative areas in maintaining financial, staff and student records on various specialist software packages.

This role will specifically support the Computer Science department.  The department runs A-level Computer Science, BTEC L3 Computing and BTEC L3 IT.


For details of how to submit your application, please visit our website 

If you are interested in applying for the post please submit your application ASAP. There will not be a formal deadline date and we will invite appropriate candidates to interview as soon as possible. 

For applicants who are invited to interview there will be ample opportunity to learn more about our provision and needs through discussions with staff. 

BHASVIC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 


We are a successful Sixth Form College, graded as Outstanding by Ofsted in 2012.

About 50% of our students come from Brighton and Hove, but many come from other state and independent schools throughout Sussex. The same variety of backgrounds, cultures and interests that make the Brighton area unique, also makes the College a lively, stimulating place to work.

There are approximately 2500 students on roll, of whom the vast majority (approximately 99%) follow Level 3 courses (mostly AS, A levels or BTECs) with the remainder following ESOL courses. The vast majority of our students are in the 16-19 age range, and following full-time courses. We have a strong local reputation for the academic success of our students and for our focus on individuals’ needs.

We are very proud of the achievements of our students and very much value the individual contribution that each of our staff make to our continuing success.  Our last staff satisfaction survey found that nearly 90% of staff at BHASVIC enjoyed their job. 

The College is within walking distance of Brighton town centre, Brighton train station and is on a main bus route.  Please note that there is limited parking on the College campus and parking permits are allocated according to the distance you have to travel to work.

We offer a good package of employee benefits including:

  • A family friendly approach to help achieve a healthy work/life balance.
  • Membership of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme for all our teaching staff.
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme for all our support staff.
  • 24 days annual leave entitlement for our support staff which increases to 29 days after 5 years service (plus 8 days bank holiday).
  • Opportunities for training and professional development
  • We support the principles of the ‘Living Wage’
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Cycle Scheme
  • Canteen and café on site for both staff and students
  • Free tea, coffee and newspapers provided in the staff room

Staff Well Being

  • Free Counselling and Occupational Health Service
  • Discounts at local shops and businesses including gym membership
  • Opportunity to apply for a year out after a qualifying period
  • Family friendly policies

Staff Development Opportunities

  • Induction programme for all staff
  • Specific induction programme for new managers
  • Management development programme available through FE Sussex
  • Free qualification training for staff who qualify.
  • Financial support for staff wishing to study for additional qualifications.
  • A comprehensive staff development programme for all staff.
  • All staff are given the opportunity to discuss their development needs with their line manager at least twice a year.

BHASVIC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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01273 552200
205 Dyke Road
East Sussex
United Kingdom
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