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Technical Assistant

Technical Services

Location:  Stoke campus
Salary:   £20,675 to £23,754 per annum pro rata
Tenure:  Part time 0.4 FTE Permanent
Release Date:  Tuesday 07 January 2020
Closing Date:   Wednesday 15 January 2020
Interview Date:   Tuesday 21 January 2020
Reference:  TS19-03

Staffordshire University is on a journey to become the foremost modern higher education institution in the UK, with an international reputation for excellence, and we are looking for inspirational and effective people to take us to the next stage.

In 2018 we broke in to the World University rankings for the first time and were named as a top 50 UK university by the Guardian. The quality of our student experience has placed us in the top 10 for teaching quality in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and in 2019  we achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework.

Many of our students come from areas with low rates of participation in higher education and we continually strive to ensure the courses we offer meet the needs of people and employers. We are expanding our non-traditional, flexible study options, particularly in apprenticeships serving the public sector.

You can join us at a time when we begin the next step of our transformation journey. The new £40m Catalyst Building will deliver 6,500new apprentices in the next decade, boosting both the local and national economy. The development of our offer to new academic areas and geographic locations will see us expand our reach and make an innovative offer to a new generation of students.

We are a university of and for our community: local, national and global. If you share our values and have the skills to deliver our vision, we want to hear from you.

The Role

Technical Services is looking to recruit a technical assistant to join its existing team of technicians providing technical support for undergraduate and postgraduate practical teaching and research activity. 

Working effectively alongside or under instruction from Technical Specialists and/or Technical Instructors in providing a superb student experience.

A demonstrable knowledge of health and safety legislation is required for this post.

As the successful post holder, you will provide excellent technical assistance, support and advice to staff and students and be responsible for setting up and clear down.  In the process, you will work effectively alongside Technical Specialists and academic staff in providing superb student supervision and guidance.

Your role will include technical assistance in setting up and clearing down of simulation-based resources used as part of the timetabled teaching sessions.  In addition, you will provide technical assistance, provide support during open days, offer holder days and Schools and College events and will assist with informal assessment of student competence and the effectiveness of skills instruction delivery techniques, including verification of student understanding and attendance.

In conjunction with preparing specialist equipment and simulation-based sessions, you will be supporting staff and students in the use of specialist equipment. In addition, you will be responsible for general lab housekeeping, ordering consumables.  You will also ensure adherence to safe working practices is maintained and in accordance with Health and Safety regulations.

To be Successful

The successful candidate will be a dynamic, a passionate professional who is a team player, self-motivated and with a positive and flexible attitude. In addition, you will also possess excellent organisational skills.  

Training on simulation equipment will be provided where necessary. 

We are looking for the right person to fit into the existing team at an exciting time.

In return for your dedication we have a competitive benefits package available

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay
  • 32 days Annual Leave plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days
  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Access to continued professional and personal development
  • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus
  • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

At the University we celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion amongst our staff and students. As such, we welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background. We particularly welcome applications from Women and Black and Asian Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within the University at a senior level.

To apply, you will be required to complete an online application form and submit a copy of your CV quoting the relevant reference number for the role you are applying for.

Please note: All correspondence at each stage of the process for employment within Staffordshire University will be sent to you via the email address you applied from, please ensure you check your emails regularly. Please check your junk / spam email folders for any further communication from us.


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