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Assistant Technical Officer

Kingston University – Faculty General (Engineering, Computing & the Environment)

The Role

We are looking for an experienced Technician to work within our Faculty of Engineering, Computing & the Environment (ECE) at Kingston University.

You will be responsible for managing the Engineering workshops within the Roehampton Vale Campus, including organising the co-ordination and supervision of a team of technicians and overall operations.

You will provide engineering and technical expertise in support of a number of workshops, including a hands-on role in supporting practical sessions, in relation to teaching, projects, research, and commercial activities. You enjoy working with people and will contribute to the planning, resourcing, capital programs, risk management, quality assurance and marketing of ECE activities including procurement, order placement and monitoring.

The Person

You will need to be an experienced Technician, with good IT and planning skills, self-motivated, enthusiastic individual, ready to work with a team and contribute to the day-to-day operation and maintenance of the faculty’s laboratories. You will contribute to the learning experience of students by providing guidance on the use of resources and promoting an excellent understanding of laboratory practices and relevant H&S issues.

You will be able to liaise with external organisations and suppliers and you will possess strong interpersonal, written and communication skills with excellent organisational and analytical skills too.

You will be qualified to Degree, HNC or equivalent/higher professional qualification in Aeronautical or Mechanical engineering or a related subject or have experience of managing a team of engineering technicians. A strong working background of technical and managerial skills is essential.

The Faculty

There are few faculties across the UK university landscape as varied in their scope. We teach and research across a wide range of subjects, allowing for real cross-discipline innovation and creativity.

Our lecturers are experts – working at the forefront of their fields and actively engaged in research so they can bring advanced knowledge to their teaching. Our state-of-the-art facilities include specialist laboratories, a public outreach centre, a specialist virtual reality centre, a rocket lab, and flight simulators. For future scientists and engineers, this combines to create the ultimate real-life space for practical learning. For academic professionals, this all adds up to a truly vibrant, exciting environment in one of the largest and most diverse STEM faculties in the sector.

Further Information

This is a full-time, permanent position with a starting salary of £43,187 per annum.

Interviews are expected to be held the week commencing 8th July 2024.

For informal enquiries, please contact Lesley Stigling, Head of Resource & Planning.

Bring your true self, expertise, and passion to Kingston where we are continuing to strive to build a university where authentic inclusion and belonging is at its heart. Every one of our staff and students’ identities, backgrounds and diverse experiences makes us who we are - so harness and embrace yours by applying today. We welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+ communities and those with disabilities.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required, this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

To apply click on the ‘Apply’ button. If, for accessibility reasons, you need to apply in an alternative format, please email jobs@kingston.ac.uk or call the HR Shared Services team on 020 8417 3118.

Location: London, Roehampton
Salary: £43,187 to £46,929
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th June 2024
Closes: 30th June 2024
Job Ref: 561492
 
   
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