Trust IT Manager


Contract type: Permanent full time.


Location: Based in Werneth or Kingsway schools – with some travel to other schools will be required.


Required from: Start as soon as possible


Salary:  Scale point 35 to 38 (£39,571 to £42,614) subject to pay award


Closing date : 25 November 2022

Interview date : 6th December 2022


Education Learning Trust (ELT) is looking for a permanent full-time Trust IT Manager to play a key role at the Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) as it grows, working with primary and secondary schools in Stockport. The role is to start as soon as possible. 

We are looking for candidates with a positive, can-do attitude, with commitment to supporting the Trust and its learners to grow. You will be an experienced IT Professional working in either an education, charity, pubic or commercial organisation.  You will take responsibility for all IT provisions in the Trust’s schools, managing a small team to deliver a forward thinking and responsive support service to the Trust.  Managing and developing people is a must and end to end procurement and project management experience would be a definite plus.


Education Learning Trust is a growing MAT based in Greater Manchester. ELT is primary/secondary trust, with over 3,500 pupils and 500 staff.  We are proud of our ethos to Collaborate, Empower and Achieve – our trust is an inspiring and innovative place to work and learn. We have high aspirations for our learners, both pupils and adults alike, to enable them to achieve their goals, reach their potential and become empowered citizens of the future.

Our vision at ELT is to provide:

  • exciting, innovative and challenging learning communities

  • school improvement strategies arising from evidenced based research and professional enquiry

  • opportunities for professional development and leadership

  • a celebration of the diversity and uniqueness of individual settings 

  • Innovation in practice by recognising the value of learning partnerships, both locally and nationally


This results in an exceptional learning journey for all.

We are seeking to appoint a dedicated and enthusiastic person who is ambitious and is focussed on continuous improvement of the IT service in the Trust. This role is part of the central team that works collaboratively with our schools deliver learning and support for our pupils. This is an exciting opportunity to join an evolving team and to grow within a new role, working across the Trust’s schools.

Education Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures that promote safeguarding and safer working practices. This is in line with statutory guidance including Keeping Children Safe in Education and The Education Act 2002.

Education Learning Trust is committed to fulfilling their Equality Duty obligations, including valuing equality and diversity and therefore expects all employees to share this commitment.


We are committed to employment practices that promote diversity and inclusion in employment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, sex, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion or belief.


Candidates should apply by completing the ELT application form, CVs alone cannot be accepted in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE).


‘Education Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants.'

‘This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020).  This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account.  Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website:’


Please return applications to for the attention of Richard O’Connell, Finance and Operations Director, ELT Central Team.


If you would value an informal discussion about the post, please contact Richard O’Connell via the ELT office on 0161 428 6180 or via email at