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Specialist Technician (Hackspace)

University of Bristol

Location: Bristol
Salary: £27,116 to £30,497 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 5th August 2022
Closes: 18th August 2022
Job Ref: SUPP108459

The role

The University of Bristol has an exciting new opportunity for a Hackspace Specialist Technician in the Faculty of Engineering. Designed alongside the student body, the Hackspace provides access for users to develop concepts, manufacture prototypes and build new skills. The role focuses on the delivery of excellent technical support for established and emerging rapid prototyping technologies and techniques. Paramount to the role, the Hackspace aims to create an inclusive, collaborative culture of opportunities and experimentation all housed in a safe space to test new ideas and make mistakes.

What will you be doing?

The role holder will oversee the labs health and safety, the ongoing maintenance and operational development. Alongside servicing and programming of equipment, the successful candidate will also be responsible for coordinating new opportunities and hosting events. This supporting role is aimed at enhancing the academic learning experience and to provide facilities that enable practical aspects of project work and extracurricular activities.

The post allows for professional development through training schemes in line with the Technician Commitment.

You should apply if

You are an enthusiastic demonstrator and lab owner whose drive for continued development aligns with the growth within the rapid prototyping sector. If you see yourself as able to deliver training and technical knowledge to groups or individuals from a variety of backgrounds and abilities whilst encouraging individual outcomes then you should apply.

Additional information

For informal queries, please contact: James Filbin, j.filbin@bristol.ac.uk, +44 (0)117 331 4765

To find out more about what it's like to work in the Faculty of Engineering, and how the Faculty supports people to achieve their potential, please see our staff blog: https://engineeringincludesme.blogs.bristol.ac.uk/

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.

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