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Technical Instructor - Games and Visual Effects

Technical Services

Location:  Stoke campus
Salary:   £24,461 to £28,331 per annum
Tenure:  Full time Permanent
Release Date:  Tuesday 20 April 2021
Closing Date:   Tuesday 18 May 2021
Interview Date:   Tuesday 01 June 2021
Reference:  TS20-13

Who is Staffordshire University? 

Staffordshire University is an award-winning institution with over 100 years’ experience in delivering excellent higher education. Our main Stoke-on-Trent campus is located in the heart of the UK, with Centres of Excellence located in the towns of Stafford and Shrewsbury.

After a highly successful year in 2019, which included entering THE World University rankings for the first time, securing TEF Gold, and climbing in all the league tables, our University has constantly expanded its physical presence through new and industry-leading building developments and facilities. Looking towards our 2030 strategy, we are now transforming specific business processes to improve the student experience and integrate a wider feeling of inclusion and safety for our on-campus community.

About the role

Staffordshire University is at the heart of games education, with over 1,500 students engaging with a variety of art, design, programming and business modules.

As part of Technical Services, The Smart Technology Hub is vital to the delivery of these programs. We are responsible for ensuring that teaching staff and students enjoy the best possible level of access to specialist software, hardware and technical support.

This is where you come in – we are looking for a self-motivated, enthusiastic Games Technical Instructor. With the skill of Master Chief, resourcefulness of Ellie and determination of Super Mario, you will be responsible for helping our students bring their digital visions to life.

Your primary responsibilities will be overseeing support and training of our dedicated motion capture stage and computer labs, helping students overcome software issues and delivering dedicated technical sessions. An expert knowledge in one or more areas of games design and development is preferred, but not required as training can be provided on site to bring you up to speed with specific practices.

What’s important is a demonstrable passion for videogames and fundamental knowledge of contemporary pipelines.

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
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Further details:

Staffordshire University is committed to promoting and enabling a positive culture where staff, students and visitors are confident to be their authentic selves. We focus on inclusion as a way to ensure equality of opportunity for all our people and to demonstrate our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Human Rights.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, regardless of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits a diverse organisation can bring for the University. 

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, who are currently under-represented in the University workforce.

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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