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Senior Teaching Technician

Lancaster University - Lancaster Environment Centre

Location: Lancaster
Salary: £29,619 to £34,308
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 25th January 2023
Closes: 19th February 2023
Job Ref: 1171-22-R

The Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Senior Teaching Technician.

Working closely within our team of teaching technicians, you will develop in-depth knowledge of the variety of practical modules taught at LEC. You will support the delivery of practical modules by preparing in advance materials and resources spanning a range of disciplines including Geography, Earth and Environmental Science, Ecology and Biological Science. You will apply your technical and practical skills to support and train students and staff, co-manage the day-to-day operational aspects of the teaching laboratories, and ensure adherence safe working practices. 

The successful candidate will have:

  • In-depth knowledge and practical experience in Environmental Science, Ecology or similar.
  • Experience of overseeing a busy laboratory or other practical facility.
  • The ability to anticipate and appropriately act on resourcing needs.
  • A passion for training and supporting others.
  • Excellent attention to detail 
  • A commitment to overseeing and ensuring safe working practices.

Lancaster University is an accredited Athena Swan institution. It is a signatory to the Technicians’ Commitment, which supports career progression and development for technical staff, is a top 15 university in the three major UK league tables and is highly ranked in international league tables such as the QS World Rankings. LEC is the largest department in the University and holds an Athena Swan Bronze award. We scored 86% for student satisfaction in the recent National Student Survey. We are a collegiate department, highly value diversity and are dedicated to tackling barriers and challenges to equal and fair participation in higher education.

What to include in your application? 

  • Cover letter: Please cover each of the essential criteria requested in the Personal Specification that is listed as being scored via “Application Form”. Discuss why you are interested in this position, your career goals, and how you anticipate this position will help you achieve those goals. Please also describe any relevant skills you already have, and tell us about any skills you want to develop.  
  • CV: Please include the following sections: Education history; Professional experience/Employment history; Areas of expertise/Skills; Career development (e.g. training courses or workshops). 
  • Supporting Statements: Please provide a supporting statement for each criterium in the Personal Specification document that is listed as being scored via “Supporting Statements”. This should include examples that provide evidence of your experience and expertise. 
  • Referees: Contact information for at least two referees. 

Please contact Dr Annette Ryan (a.ryan@lancaster.ac.uk), Head of LEC Technical Services for an informal discussion about the role.

Further details:

Please note: Unless specified otherwise in the advert wording, all advertised roles are UK based. 

The University provides an environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each employee, whilst promoting the importance of wellbeing for all our colleagues. We have a range of support networks available for our employees, and more information on these can be found on the ‘Working at Lancaster’ information page. 

We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis. The University recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address all inequality in higher education. 

We warmly welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their age, religion, gender identity or expression, race, disability or sexual orientation, and are committed to promoting diversity, and equality of opportunity.

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