Recruitment and retention of technical support staff

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Motion #4
  • Oxfordshire

THAT Conference notes with concern that it is increasingly difficult to recruit and retain technical support staff owing to the widening pay differentials between employees in the education sector and the commercial world.

Conference therefore instructs the Executive Committee to put forward to the Joint Executive Council that the Joint Executive Council:

(i) highlight the important role technical support staff play in the education sector

(ii) encourage members to ensure that their job descriptions accurately reflect the role they undertake

(iii) investigate the growing disparity between IT technicians in schools and colleges and in outside industry, with a view to improving the situation for our members.