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Technician Demonstrator (Computing)

University of Northampton

Location: Northampton
Salary: £27,924 to £34,304 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 6th September 2021
Closes: 28th September 2021
Job Ref: UN3783

Location: Waterside Campus


About the Job

Interview date: 15 October 2021

Supporting learning, teaching and research activities across the Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology, the post holder will be required to support the Computing provision, as well as the day to day running of specialist laboratories and workshops.

You will work closely with central IT teams, to deploy specialist computing resources, which will include the setup and maintenance of dedicated servers, networks, and specialist software applications, including the maintenance of licensing.

The responsibilities of this post include supporting the development and deployment of specialist hardware and software resources across the subject area.

Consistent application of practical working knowledge and a high-level skill set associated with Computing will be essential; as updating and developing the provision, to reflect up to date industry standard practices, will be an important ongoing requirement of this post.

It is also expected that the post holder engages with the University’s virtual learning environment to enhance student experience. The running of workshops and masterclasses, demonstration of processes and participation in external events such as University Open Days.  As these are all aspects of this post and as such, some degree of flexibility in terms of working hours is required.

About you 

You will have a sound knowledge and understanding of Computing and be able to apply this in highly practical settings. You will be able to work on your own initiative to meet milestones and deadlines. You will also have sound knowledge of how to set up computers and computer-controlled equipment and the management of software installation/licence management.

You will be able to work effectively to support both staff and students and will be able to undertake demonstrating duties supporting students in practical settings.

You will be able to demonstrate the ability to work safely, and to maintain a safe working environment for staff and students.

You will be a team player and be able to work flexibly and will contribute to the development and day to day operation of technology-based subject areas, including engaging with external stakeholders.



  • HND/ Degree (in relevant subject) and/ or higher degree or industry experience


  • Professional recognition as an HEA Associate Fellow and/or teaching qualification recognised by HESA, or a willingness to obtain within a reasonable timeframe

About Us 

This is an exciting time to join our University following our relocation in September 2018 to a new purpose-built, town-centre campus designed to adapt to 21st century teaching. 

We are looking to recruit individuals who share our passion for innovation, creativity and social impact and who will play a key role as we realise our ambition of transforming lives for the better and inspiring positive change.

Right to Work 

All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview.


We are proud of our diverse student population and applications from Black Asian Minority Ethnic student grow year on year. Equality and the promotion of inclusion are a key value that we are proud to promote. To embed this across the University, to achieve diversity amongst its staff and to improve staff representation, we would like to encourage applications from women, people living with disabilities, and those from the LGBT+ and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.

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