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Senior Technical Officer

University of Hertfordshire - School of Health and Social Work

Location: Hatfield
Salary: £27,181 with potential to progress to £30,487 by annual increments. UH5
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 12th June 2024
Closes: 23rd June 2024
Job Ref: 059335

FTE:1.0 FTE (37 hours per week)

Salary: UH5 £27,181 with potential to progress to £30,487 by annual increments

Annual Leave: 25 days plus standard public holidays and an additional 4 days including the closure of our office between Christmas and New Year

Location: College Lane, Hatfield

In the bustling and dynamic environment of Health and Social Work, the operationalization of technical and clinical skills development equipment, along with its associated stock, plays a pivotal role in supporting teaching and learning for a diverse range of staff and students in a Healthcare environment. 

Focusing on key course areas such as Adult Nursing, Children’s Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy, and Paramedic Science, the post holder becomes an essential link in the daily interactions with both staff and students. Possessing the necessary skills and experience, the individual is adept at handling routine services and providing support to resolve diverse problems. 

Main duties and responsibilities

Responsibilities include equipment setup, troubleshooting, demonstrating proper use and delivering support during teaching sessions as needed. Supporting academic staff in effective equipment use both within and outside teaching sessions is integral to the role. 

The successful applicant will actively contribute to the development and application of teaching to facilitate student skill acquisition, utilizing effective approaches to learning and teaching. There is also a requirement to contribute to teaching sessions, for which full support will be given. 

Health and Safety is also a key part of this role, ensuring that practical classes are run in a safe way and equipment and facilities are well maintained.

Skills and experience required

This position requires experience in the provision of technical support and the delivery and support of clinical teaching facilities, complemented by knowledge of the requirements of Clinical Simulation. Knowledge and experience of working within a Higher Education Institution is advantageous. The successful applicant will have proven specialist expertise and experience relevant to the school technical facilities, and will have the ability to manage change whilst maintaining services and engaging with stakeholders. They will possess planning, organisational, numeracy, problem-solving and practical IT skills, as well as good communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.

Qualifications required

A minimum of A Levels (or equivalent qualification) or proven experience in a technical support environment is essential. An undergraduate degree (or equivalent qualification) or proven experience in a clinical or healthcare setting would be desirable.

Please view the job description and person specification for a full list of the duties and essential criteria. Please attach a personal statement showing clearly how your skills and experience match the Person Specification.

We regret that we are unable to offer UKVI sponsorship for this post; applicants will either hold UK Right to Work, or demonstrate access to UK Right to Work, before an offer is made.

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: Jon Woollard, Technical Manager, j.woollard@herts.ac.uk

Interview Date: TBC 

Our vision is to transform lives: 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 and free Active Staff sessions, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts

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