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Technical Specialist - Psychology

Technical Services

Location:  Stoke campus
Salary:   £29,176 to £33,797 per annum
Tenure:  Full time Fixed Term 12 Month Contract
Release Date:  Friday 29 November 2019
Closing Date:   Friday 06 December 2019
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  TS19-05

Please note: this job is only available to current employees of the University

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 6,500 new 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 Health & Clinical Skills Hub, within Technical Services of Staffordshire University, wishes to appoint a Technical Specialist within the field of Psychology. The postholder will be working within the Psychology, Sports & Exercise team of the School of Life Sciences and Education at the Stoke Campus, Leek Road. This temporary position is a full-time post covering a 12-month secondment activity which is due to end in Jan 2021.  The position is a grade 6 post equating to 37 hours a week (Mon-Fri).

As the successful postholder, you will be responsible for effective high-level specialist skills delivery within the Psychology award programmes.  In the process, you will provide superb technical support and advice to both academic staff and students across a wide range of technologies, resources and student projects within your specialist area, drawing on your own knowledge and experience in the process. 

In conjunction with preparing laboratories with specialist resources for teaching and research purposes such as eye-tracking, BioPac hardware, and virtual reality equipment, you will also be familiar with various software(s). In addition, you will be responsible for supporting students during project work which requires knowledge of experiment building, statistical analysis and data acquisition software packages used on a day-to-day basis. 

As part of your day-to-day duties you will be responsible for the ordering of laboratory consumables, corrective and preventative maintenance activities and ensuring adherence to safe working practices is maintained in accordance with Health and Safety regulations.  The successful candidate will be a team player who is self-motivated with a positive and flexible attitude to work, possessing excellent organisational skills.  The role will require occasional weekend and evening work in support of the University’s Open Day events, Outreach and recruitment programmes.  

Specialist training will be provided where necessary for the right candidate with regards to the specialist resources used.

We are looking for the right person to fit into the existing team at an exciting time of growth within the areas of Psychology, as well as join a wider technical team focused on building student success through technical excellence’

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

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay
  • Starting from 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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