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Head of IT & Digital Strategy -Anthem Schools Trust

Anthem Schools Trust are seeking a talented and ambitious Head of IT & Digital Strategy to join our team

Location: Home-based with requirement to travel

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: Full time

Start date: From February 2022 onwards

Salary: SCP 45-48 £48,847 - £51,958

Anthem is one of the most well-established schools trusts in the country. For more than a decade we have been running a group of state-funded, non-selective schools in the East Midlands, London, and the Thames Valley. We are proud of our work in supporting thousands of children and young people to achieve great things through our schools. The Trust currently serves around 8,500 pupils, has 950 employees, and a budget of £55 million.

We are seeking to recruit a talented and ambitious Head of IT & Digital Strategy to lead a process of digital transformation across the organisation.

The successful candidate will be a senior leader within the organisation, supporting the Trust’s executive team to design and implement a digital strategy that supports and enhances all areas of the business, to drive continuous improvement in educational outcomes. In addition, the post-holder will be responsible for the strategic leadership and development of the IT support and digital infrastructure team in delivering a first-class IT service to all users.

The candidate must be outward thinking, and able to inspire and implement organisational change; providing advice and guidance on IT governance and shaping the way the Trust invests towards the implementation of digital technology.

The post holder will be based at home but will be required to undertake travel to the academies and our head office in Reading.

Prospective applicants are welcome to arrange an informal discussion about the role. This can be arranged by calling Anthem enquiries on 01189 021 637 or by email:

Applicants must complete the Anthem application form to be considered for the role and email this to The closing date for applications is close of play on Monday 31st January.

Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on Friday 4th February.

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and require all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment. The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the person specification and will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks which will, where applicable, include a health check, an enhanced DBS check, the Children’s Barred List check and satisfactory references.