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Senior Technician of the Built Environment (Teaching & Research)

University of Reading - Technical Services

Location: Reading
Salary: £25,627 to £30,499
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 4th August 2022
Closes: 28th August 2022
Job Ref: SRF40672
 

Working for Technical Services and placed within the School Of The Built Environment, you will be responsible for the day to day operations of the School’s lab spaces, and supporting the teaching of students and the research conducted by academic staff.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in areas such as building physics, thermodynamics, 3D fabrication, energy demand and climate. You must have an interest and grounding in these areas, as well as a good general understanding of technology, and the ability to learn new skills and techniques.

As part of the position you will work closely with School staff to plan projects, carry out teaching and research activities, and assess the resources required to achieve objectives. You will also work closely with students to help them achieve their learning objectives. You will be expected to contribute to plans for the development of the School and the fulfilment of it priorities, such as new courses and facilities.

You will be expected to feedback regularly to School and Technical Services staff regarding equipment condition, required investment and ways to improve the service. The role will sometimes require you to supervise other members of technical staff who support the School from time to time.

You will be expected to develop positive working relationships with colleagues in all areas of the University and conduct yourself as a professional at all times.

You will have:

  • A background in the Built Environment, materials science, architectural engineering or a similar discipline.
  • Skill level equivalent to HND, NVQ4, degree, or significant relevant experience.
  • An understanding of similar specialist software packages for the collection and manipulation of experimental data
  • The ability to work independently or under direct supervision, to lead and influence others, to deliver results against deadlines and devise innovative and creative solutions to solve complex problems

Informal contact details:

Contact role: Technical Cluster Manager
Contact name: Keith Hill
Contact phone: 0118 378 6300
Contact email: k.a.hill@reading.ac.uk

Alternative informal contact details:

Contact role: Director of Technical Services
Contact name: Karen Henderson
Contact phone: 0118 378 7069
Contact email: k.henderson@reading.ac.uk

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Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-UK candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that by reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship will not be possible under the Skilled Worker Route. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

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