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GO 4 Schools Education Services Consultant

Position: Permanent
Location: Home based – Region North of England
Salary: Up to £45- 50k per annum (depending on experience)

Are you an experienced school leader with the energy to influence and support a range of schools on a national level? Do you thrive on the challenge of using a range of school data to find solutions for improvement? Are you a confident presenter, team player and assertive leader who is considering a role outside the school environment?

If any of the above rings true then apply for this new exciting role working with GO 4 Schools. Reporting to the Director of Education Services, we need an individual with a passion for education, technology and enterprise; a willingness to get stuck in and pick up new things quickly; the ability to work accurately and with others; confident with data from a range of educational contexts and working to deadlines.

GO 4 Schools is a strategic online system used by schools and academies looking to take their use of data to the next level. The number of schools using GO 4 Schools has roughly doubled in each of the past 5 years and we expect growth to continue to be strong. A high level of engagement with schools is the key to our success. Only by working closely with schools can we deliver what they need.

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated individual to increase GO 4 Schools' professional profile, to build on our existing strong relationships with users, showcase GO 4 Schools and provide approved training to new schools.

The successful candidate should have held a leadership post in education either at middle management or senior level. You should have a sound knowledge of school data and an understanding of how it can be used effectively to support school improvement in the ever-changing education environment. You should possess the skills to talk and write about best practice, drawing from experience to confidently deliver consultancy advice, initial approved training sessions and presentations. You will also contribute to the development of GO 4 Schools using insight gained from visits to schools and information about the latest national initiatives in education.

This role requires an innovative and creative thinker who is also an excellent communicator, comfortable working with staff at all levels within schools with Ofsted ratings ranging from Outstanding to Special Measures. The candidate will be trained up to super-user level in GO 4 Schools and will develop an exceptional understanding of best practice in the strategic use of data in schools.

Monthly Team meetings are based in Cambridge, with a requirement to be present for training and key updates, otherwise home based working will require a self-starter who is well motivated. Regional and occasional national travel within England and Wales will be required to visit schools, conferences and other events. Ideally the candidate would be regionally based in the North Midlands or the North East.

If you feel you have the experience and expertise to influence and support the way schools utilise their data using GO 4 Schools, please provide your CV and a letter of application outlining your strengths and experience to fulfil the role as outlined in the Job Description and Person Specification, no longer than two sides of A4. Please also include an indication of your salary expectations and earliest possible start date to using a subject line of 'Education Services'

Closing date: 16th February 2018

.Net Developer C# / ASP.Net / Xamarin / SQL

Position: Permanent, full-time position
Location: Histon, North Cambridge (excellent links to rail, bus and guided bus; good access for drivers and cyclists)

About us:
Well-established, growing software company, Hyperspheric Solutions Ltd, is the creator of GO 4 Schools, an online, high-performance platform that is transforming the way schools across the country collect, analyse, visualise and share – with students and parents - a wide range of data to support students’ education. Our teams are professional, friendly people who pride themselves on delivering a first-class software solution with a positive social benefit in a collaborative working environment.

You are:
A software developer, confident or familiar with all aspects of full-stack development (C#, C++, Java, etc.), eager to work on a high-quality, high-performance Software as a Service solution. You will have a good degree in Computing, Mathematics, Science or Engineering, and a keen desire to develop your skills further. You are a confident communicator with an aptitude for producing innovative solutions working independently as well as part of a team.

The role:
As part of our established, friendly development team you will create and add value to new and existing developments across the GO 4 Schools platform. You will be involved in:

  • Developing for web & mobile using ASP.Net Framework/Core, C#, Azure, Xamarin, T-SQL, HTML5 & Javascript
  • Developing scalable cloud based services
  • All aspects of software development, including requirements capture, object-oriented software design, user-interface design, prototyping and testing
  • Using appropriate test strategies such as unit testing and TDD
  • Ensuring the system remains highly responsive and highly available

Up to date tools and hardware are a given. As a valued employee we will foster the development of your career through training that is tailored to your own needs, through in-house training, mentoring and/or accredited courses. As a growing company, we also offer opportunities for progression into team-leadership roles.

Benefits:

  • 25 days holiday p.a. plus public holidays
  • Free on-site parking
  • Flexible working hours, 35 hour working week
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Stakeholder pension scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Hyperspheric Solutions Ltd is an equal opportunities employer

How to apply:
Please send your CV and a covering letter to with a subject line of .Net Developer
Recruitment for this role will be continuous until September 2018.
All applicants must provide documentation to show they have the right to work in the UK. No sponsorship is available.

Download the full job description.

Software Support Analyst

Position: Permanent, full-time position
Location: Cambridge
Salary: £18,000 - £24,500 per annum

Hyperspheric Solutions Ltd is the creator of GO 4 Schools, an online service that is transforming the way schools across the country manage and analyse data. We are a small but expanding company, filled with friendly and professional people delivering a first class software product.

Who you are:
We are looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated person to join our Customer Support Team. You will have excellent communication and problem solving skills with a track record of providing exemplary customer service. Using your diplomacy and empathy skills, you will be committed to championing the highest standards of customer service to achieve great outcomes for schools.

The role:
Working in our software support team and reporting to our Software Support Manager, your main responsibilities will include:

  • Providing technical and product support to customers via telephone, email and online.
  • Receiving and analysing support tickets, using your technical skills to identify and resolve issues.
  • Pre-emptive problem spotting, identifying and notifying customers of potential issues and offering workable solutions.
  • Working closely with the development team to identify and record bugs.
  • Using SQL to investigate issues, and some SQL development to update processing systems.
  • Providing modifications to report templates using XSLT, as per customer request.
  • Assisting the development team with testing.
  • Contributing to the improvement of our product and procedures.
  • Building and maintaining strong customer relationships.

Your experience:
You should have previous experience in IT, possibly as a technician, developer, tester or analyst looking for a hands-on support role. You are a person with the ability to quickly gain confidence in software products, and a ‘get stuck in’ attitude to problem solving.

GO 4 Schools has an enthusiastic, growing client base. As we grow you will be exposed to all areas of our business and given the opportunity to contribute to any and all of our processes, helping us develop our business and helping you develop your career.

Other benefits:

  • 35 hour working week
  • 25 days holiday p.a. plus public holidays
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Stakeholder pension scheme
  • Hyperspheric Solutions Ltd is an equal opportunities employer

How to apply:
Please send your CV and a covering letter to with a subject line of 'Software Support' by Friday 9th February 2018. Early applications are encouraged as interviews will take place and the position offered before this date if a suitable candidate is found.

Download the full job description.