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Technical Specialist (Digital Systems)

The University of Manchester - Science and Engineering - FSE Technical Services

Location: Manchester
Salary: £36,024 to £44,263 per annum (depending on experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 11th December 2023
Closes: 8th January 2024
Job Ref: SAE-023622
Job reference: SAE-023622
Salary: £36,024-£44,263 per annum (depending on experience
Faculty/Organisational Unit: Science and Engineering
Location: Oxford Road
Employment type: Permanent
Division/Team: FSE Technical Services
Hours Per Week: Full Time (1 FTE)
Closing date: 08/01/2024
Contract Duration: Permanent
School/Directorate: Faculty Office - Science and Engineering

We are seeking an enthusiastic and proactive Technical Specialist (Digital Systems) to join our dynamic technical operations team, which strives to provide a sector leading technical support for FSE and the wider University. With a commitment to customer service excellence and a passion for science and engineering, Technical Specialist (Digital Systems) will provide an agile technical support service to staff and students to support teaching, research and professional services. FSE’s research and teaching quality is recognised globally; this is an exciting opportunity to join us in Manchester and contribute to the provision of a sector leading technical service.

The post holder will work closely with staff in the Faculty of Science and Engineering to ensure the effective development, maintenance, security and reliability of specialist computer software and hardware systems for research and teaching.

The post holder will support academic staff and students using specialist hardware or software systems, including training users where appropriate and work with academic and research leads to design and futureproof IT requirements and liaising with IT Services and Research IT as appropriate.

Please note that this is a Technical Services support role: the post holder will be responsible for supporting and working with academics and researchers, this is not an academic position and will not involve leading on research projects or teaching.

What you will get in return:

  • Fantastic market leading Pension scheme
  • Excellent employee health and wellbeing services including an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Exceptional starting annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays
  • Additional paid closure over the Christmas period
  • Local and national discounts at a range of major retailers

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Hybrid working arrangements may be considered.       

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Any recruitment enquiries from recruitment agencies should be directed to People.Recruitment@manchester.ac.uk.

Any CVs submitted by a recruitment agency will be considered a gift.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Timothy Furmston

Email: timothy.furmston@manchester.ac.uk

General enquiries:

Email: People.recruitment@manchester.ac.uk

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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.

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