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Technician: Geography Geology and the Environment

Keele University - Faculty of Natural Sciences, School of Geography Geology and the Environment

Location: Keele
Salary: Grade 5 Starting salary £23,487
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th September 2021
Closes: 27th September 2021
Job Ref: KU00001994

Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, innovative research, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student experience.  With a turnover in excess of £170 million, over 10,000 students and a total staff of approximately 2000, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects and promotes world-class research.  Further information can be found at

This post represents an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual to join a team of dynamic technical staff in Keele University’s School of Geography, Geology, and the Environment which is part of the Faculty of Natural Sciences.  The School’s activities encompass cutting edge research and teaching excellence in environmental science, geography, geology/geoscience, human geography and physical geography.

You will be expected to provide technical support to facilitate the effective delivery of teaching programmes and research activities across the school. You will be involved in the running and maintenance of teaching and research equipment, supporting research activities of academic staff, demonstrating to students on how to use subject specific techniques, software and equipment, and supporting student projects. You will also be involved in supporting our extensive and energetic programme of student recruitment activities and outreach activities.

Keele is one of more than 35 universities and research institutions from across the UK which have backed a pledge to support their technicians. The Technician Commitment is a sector-wide initiative led by the Science Council and supported by the Gatsby Foundation, which aims to help address key challenges facing technical staff working in research.  Five target areas have been identified, and the commitment will ensure greater visibility, recognition, career development and sustainability for technicians across all disciplines at Keele.

Keele University is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN charter, and values equality and diversity across our workforce.  We strive to ensure that our workforce is representative of broader society, and therefore, we would actively welcome applications from anyone who is interested in this role.  

The University is committed to operating flexible working practices wherever possible.

Please note this appointment is subject to medical clearance by the University’s Occupational Health provider.

Keele University values equality and diversity across our workforce and to ensuring our staff community is reflective of the diversity of our student population. In support of these commitments the University welcomes applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds for all roles.

For full post details and to find out more about working at Keele please visit:

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Closing date for applications: 27th September 2021

Interviews will be held on: TBC

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