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Hereford Sixth Form College has over 2000 full-time 16-19 students and an excellent reputation for its results and extra-curricular provision.  Rated Ofsted outstanding in 2007; the College consistently achieves one of the highest Advanced Level points scores per entry of over 100 SFC’s nationally and has outstanding value added results as measured by both the ALIS and ALPS systems.


The Heart of Mercia Multi-Academy Trust (MAT), formed on 1 April 2019 and delivers post 16 education in both Hereford and Worcester. Hereford Sixth Form College is part of this Trust. The MAT has an annual budget of over £15m and serves the needs of 3,500 students across the counties. 


The closing dates are given as a guide. We reserve the right to close vacancies at any time. If you do not hear from us within 6 weeks of the closing date, you can assume your application has been unsuccessful at this time.


All applications must be made on either the College’s application form or the MAT's application form. Each role will specify which application form to use. Completed application forms should be sent to Kate Bateman, Head of Human Resources, via email


Please note we do not accept C.V.'s 


All posts are subject to two satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS Disclosure. 


We currently have the following vacancy:


Network / Systems Administrator (Central IT Team)

37 hours per week. Whole Year. Permanent

Support Staff Salary Scale £22,755 - £24,831 (New Point 12 - 15)


The Heart of Mercia Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) require a Network / Systems Administrator to work on the Central IT Team. This newly formed team currently leads the delivery of IT Services across Hereford Sixth Form College and Worcester Sixth Form College in addition to various MAT IT requirements.


In order to carry out the above duties, the post holder will be required to work from Hereford Sixth Form College and Worcester Sixth Form College as directed. In future they may need to travel to other institutions in the multi-academy trust at times.


The Network / Systems Administrator is required to manage and support IT systems within the MAT. You will work with other members of the Central IT Team and local helpdesk staff to enable the use of current and future technology to support student's learning. We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual who can communicate effectively and provide excellent customer service to both staff and students.


The post holder will be expected to work with stakeholders and help develop and implement the MAT and College IT strategy.


The normal working hours would be 8:00am – 4:00pm Monday to Friday. Some out of hours work will be necessary e.g. for system maintenance to minimise disruption to staff/students.


You should:

  • Have significant IT support experience preferably within an educational environment
  • Have up to date knowledge and understanding of IT developments
  • Possess excellent communication skills, with the ability to communicate at all levels
  • Have excellent organisational skills with the ability to multi-task and work under pressure
  • Be pro-active with the ability to act on your own initiative


In return, we will offer you the opportunity to further your professional development in a supportive and friendly environment.



Closing Date: Friday 3rd July 2020 at 9am

Interview Date: To be confirmed.


If you wish to have an informal discussion regarding this role contact Mark Ridgway, Director of IT and MIS on 01432 355166.


Network / Systems Administrator Application Form

Network / Systems Administrator Job Description and Person Specification


Hereford Sixth Form College is committed to the principles of the General Data Protections Regulations that came into force on 25th May 2018 and subsequent Data Protection Regulations 2018. We set out how we do this in privacy notices.

A Privacy Notice is a source of information that explains to an individual the “what, how, where, why and when?” regarding how we processes an employee’s personal data. Processing is a broad term and includes (amongst other things) collecting, recording, storing, amending, reviewing, using and deleting personal data. A vast array of employment-related data is processed by us and under the GDPR, we have to be more transparent and open than ever before about such processing.

Please see our Privacy notice for applicants below.

Privacy Notice for Job Applicants

At Hereford Sixth Form College we are committed to carrying out our duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of our students. Please see our key policies at the bottom of this page which sets out our policies and procedures on this and statutory guidance.


Keeping Children Safe in Education Part 1 2019

Code of Conduct for Staff Policy and Procedures 19/20

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy 19/20

Whistle Blowing Policy and Procedure


Teacher of IT and Computing (part time 0.409 to 0.636)

A well-qualified, innovative and motivated (newly qualified or experienced) part time teacher is required to teach A Level Computer Science, IT BTEC RQF Information Technology Level 3 Extended Certificate and Diploma.


We hope to recruit an excellent and committed teacher who would want to contribute to the future success of the department and be fully involved in the delivery of courses for the 16-19 age group.  They should aim to make their teaching an exciting experience for students and to involve them in a wide range of activities which enhance their understanding and commitment. 

An application form and full details are available at under job vacancies and should be returned with the equal opportunities monitoring form by noon on Monday, 13th July