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Technical Officer

University of Hertfordshire - School of Creative Arts

Location: Hatfield
Salary: £22,662 to £23,715 (pro rata) with potential to progress to £25,642 on achieving designated skills and experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 1st December 2022
Closes: 18th December 2022
Job Ref: 047255

FTE: 1 FTE, Term Time Only (working 37 hours per week, over 40 weeks per year)

Salary: UH4 £22,662 to £23,715 (pro rata) with potential to progress to £25,642 on achieving designated skills and experience

The School of Creative Arts is a vibrant, creative and busy place to work with a wide variety of subjects taught.

We are looking for three enthusiastic team players to support the Creative Arts technical team. The post holders will work in all areas of the Creative Arts but will initially be placed in one area with a view to moving around the School as required. These areas are busy all year round and used by all Creative Arts students. The areas we support are video, film and TV, music, photography, woodwork, metalwork, print, fashion, animation, ceramics, jewellery, architecture, graphics and Illustration, model making, equipment loans, 3d printing, laser cutting.

Main duties and responsibilities

The post-holder will support and assist in all Creative Arts Technical areas and be part of a friendly team where plenty of training will be provided to help you. You will support in preparing resources and equipment for timetabled teaching, whilst ensuring the working environment is kept in safe working order in accordance with health and safety guidelines. You will also receive requests from staff and students for access to resources, whilst monitoring stock levels and assist in preparing risk assessments.

Skills and experience

The post-holder will need to be able to demonstrate some relevant experience in in at least one of the areas outlined in the job description (Wood Working, Metal work, Plastics, Model Making, Mould Making, 3D Printing, Laser Cutting, Video, Photography, Animation, Music, Interactive Media, VFX, Textile, Fashion, traditional print making). Experience of working in an educational environment, or in a technical role, would be an advantage but is not essential.

The post holder will require relevant IT skills and excellent communication and time management skills. You will be flexible and adaptable to workload requirements and have the ability to work as part of a team. In addition to this, you will have a high standard of accuracy and safety, with a client orientated approach. You will also need the ability to carry out physical tasks and work to deadlines.

Qualifications

The post-holder will be educated to at least A level standard or equivalent (or have equivalent industry experience), ideally in a related area. You will also have a qualification of practical experience in one of the areas outlined in the job description.

Informal Enquiries: Richard Kelly (Technical Manager) r.kelly3@herts.ac.uk

Closing Date: 18 December 2022

Interview Date: TBC 

Please note that all applications will be reviewed over the festive period, therefore you may contacted in the New Year if you have been shortlisted.

Our vision is to transform lives and UH is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and building a diverse community. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their protected characteristics, and recognise there are different ways applicants may achieve the criteria in this document. We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave, flexible location opportunities within the UK, discounted Sports Village memberships, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts

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