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uCreate Services and Makerspace Manager

The University of Edinburgh - Digital Library, Information Services

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £43,414 to £51,805 per annum (Grade UE08)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 25th January 2023
Closes: 6th February 2023
Job Ref: 5663
 

Open ended contract

Full time, 35 hours per week

Would you like to lead the team that won the Outstanding Library Team award at the 2020 Times Higher Education Awards? If so, read on…

We are looking for an experienced and imaginative Manager to lead our award-winning uCreate team. The uCreate services, including the makerspaces, offer equipment, advice, training, and support to help people in the University of Edinburgh community make (almost) anything. This exciting role brings together specialist knowledge in cutting-edge digital technologies and manufacture, including 3d scanning and printing, and management experience.

The Opportunity:

The vacancy arises at an exciting time for the team with the creation of a second Makerspace at Murray Library and increased opportunities for collaboration with colleagues in the Engineering School and at the Edinburgh College of Art. For an idea of the range of services supported by uCreate, please see the uCreate website and its Instagram page. In the 21/22 academic year, the service supported over 2400 unique users.

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • Familiarity with a wide range of digital manufacture and specialist digital technology software and hardware (i.e. AR/VR, 3d scanning, digital manufacture, etc.)
  • Track record of successful delivery of services in a demanding user-focused on-campus environment, where users range from novices to experts
  • Experience of people management, including staff/students/graduate interns, and a willingness to support and develop the work of others
  • Commitment to generating and sharing professional knowledge, research findings, and best practice

A full copy of the job description can be found here.

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