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Technical Assistant - Science

Staffordshire University - Technical Services

Location: Stoke-on-Trent
Salary: £21,135 to £24,174
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 10th September 2021
Closes: 1st October 2021
Job Ref: TS21-06

Who is Staffordshire University?  

We are the Connected University with 100 years of experience and ambition in becoming the UK’s foremost digital Institution. Our main campus is located in Stoke on Trent alongside our Centres of Excellence in Healthcare Education located in Stafford and Shrewsbury. Staffordshire University London’s Digital Institute is our first campus outside the Midlands.

With more than 10,000 Full Time Undergraduate and Postgraduate students on campus, we continue to drive innovation and change, aiming to positively disrupt our sector. For our University, it is about so much more than the numbers. In fact, if there’s one thing that sets us apart, it’s our people who are all #ProudToBeStaffs. Every one of our employees goes above and beyond to deliver on our connected mission, responding to the needs of our students, academic partners, businesses and society.  

Over the past 5 years, we have transformed ourselves into a Gold standard provider of teaching and learning, gaining historically high positions in the UK league tables. With digital skills being at our core, we strive for diversity in all its forms and play an important role in our local communities and regional economies.

About the role 

We are seeking to appoint a Technical Assistant to work as part of a team of Technical staff within the Science Hub to support teaching and research.

The successful candidate will be a team player who is self-motivated with a positive and flexible attitude. The ability to work independently and have a capacity for original thought will be essential in this role. You will be enthusiastic with excellent oral communication, written skills and record keeping. You will be keen to learn new techniques and have good IT and computing skills.

As the successful postholder, you will provide excellent technical assistance in supporting the preparation, set-up and clear-down of equipment and associated resources used as part of the delivered Science courses. You will also be responsible for general lab housekeeping, ordering of consumables and resources. 

If you are motivated, enthusiastic and want to be part of a brilliant and friendly team, then this may be the job for you! 

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Jayne Francis, Technical Services Manager Science - j.e.francis@staffs.ac.uk

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

We reserve the right to close any vacancies when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. All applicants are advised to complete and submit your applications as soon as possible.

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