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Technical Specialist - Simulation

Technical Services

Location:  Stoke campus
Salary:   £29,176 to £33,797 per annum
Tenure:  Full time Permanent, working 37 hours per week (1.0fte)
Release Date:  Monday 27 July 2020
Closing Date:   Sunday 02 August 2020
Interview Date:   Friday 14 August 2020
Reference:  TS19-16I

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

Available only to existing employees of Staffordshire University and agency workers currently assigned to this University through an employment agency.

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 into 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.

Looking for a new and exciting challenge within healthcare? Staffordshire University’s Health & Clinical Skills Hub, within the Technical Services team, wish to appoint a Technical Specialist in Simulation-Based Education. The role is a full-time (1.0 FTE), Grade 6 position equating to 37 hours per week and will be predominantly based at the University’s Stafford campus in Blackheath Lane, Stafford however due to the nature of the role, the successful candidate will also be required to work across our Campuses at Shrewsbury and Stoke.

Working as part of a focused simulation technical team, you will provide high-level technical expertise and support in Healthcare Simulation. You will possess experience, knowledge, as well as an in-depth understanding of Simulation-Based Education and its associated technologies. You will also demonstrate that you are methodical and creative.

You will provide effective high-level specialist technical instruction, support and advice to academic staff and students across a wide range of simulation-based technologies. You will work independently and/or alongside other technical colleagues in delivering detailed simulation inductions, core and advanced simulation skills sessions, providing superb student supervision and guidance in the process. Alongside this, you will be responsible for delivery of a robust training matrix of all simulation training activities, establishing a delivery programme of familiarisation and refresher training to academic and student audiences.

Day-to-day, you will coordinate and facilitate the set-up of simulation technology labs for timetabled teaching sessions and prepare specialist equipment and laboratories for all simulation led teaching across three university campus sites (Stafford, Stoke and Shrewsbury). In doing so, you will operate and maintain low and high-fidelity simulation resources, immersive technologies as well as traditional task trainer resources, coordinating all applicable corrective and preventative maintenance as needed.

The successful candidate will be a team player who is both enthusiastic and possess a self start attitude, alongside these attributes they will be self-motivated, flexible and possess excellent organisational skills.

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

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay
  • Starting from 29 days Annual Leave (depending on job grade) 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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