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University of Southampton - Technician Group

Location: Southampton
Salary: £20,675 to £24,461
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 30th June 2020
Closes: 30th July 2020
Job Ref: 1273520DA

Location:  Highfield Campus

Engineering the Future

Explore what you are capable of and aspire future generations to exceed theirs.

If you live and breath technical and experimental activity and want to make a difference, we want to hear from you. Regardless of whether you have experience in a higher education setting before or not, we've got a place for you on our team.

The opportunities here are varied and unwaveringly unique. Passionate about inspiring our students and creating real-world solutions to complex challenges. You will support a dynamic student experience in an environment where new knowledge is created and used to change the world for the better.

We expect you to have skill level equivalent to the achievement of NVQ2, GCSE or City and Guilds along with experience in the manufacture of components and experimental rigs. You will demonstrate a good understanding of engineering and the skills required to be successful.

If you want a role that changes the world for the better then look no further and in return we offer 

  • career development as we know this is important to you so will ensure you have opportunities to enhance your skills. 
  • we are committed to work-life balance 
  • offer a contributory pension scheme
  • 20 days holiday rising to 24 after 4 years plus 8 bank holidays and 6 additional holidays (closure days)
  • subsidised health and fitness facilities on-site; cycle to work scheme
  • a range of discounts which include restaurants, retail outlets and entertainment.

For informal enquiries about the post please contact Andy Giles ( or telephone 02380 593381

Equality, diversity and Inclusion is central to the ethos in the School of Engineering. We particularly encourage women, Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME), LGBT and disabled applicants to apply for this position. In recognition of our continued commitment to improving equality for women in science we were awarded an Athena SWAN bronze in 2013 and 2016. We give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy*, onsite childcare facilities

The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world universities and in the top 10 of the UK’s research-intensive universities. The University of Southampton is committed to sustainability and being a globally responsible university and has recently been awarded the Platinum EcoAward. Our vision is to embed the principles of sustainability into all aspects of our individual and collective work, integrating sustainable development into our business planning, policy-making, and professional activities. This commits all of our staff and students to take responsibility for managing their activities to minimise harm to the environment, whether this through switching off non-essential electrical equipment or using the recycling facilities.

*subject to qualifying criteria

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Charlene Tyson (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 6803. 

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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