Teaching Technician, School of Geographical Sciences
Division/School School of Geographical Sciences
Contract type Open Ended
Working pattern Term time
Salary £18,688 – 20,836 pro rata per annum
Closing date for applications 22-Aug-2019
An opportunity is available for a Level 1 Technician to join the School of Geographical Sciences Teaching laboratory team. Working with the Teaching Lab Manager and the Level 3 Teaching technician the post-holder will provide essential day-to-day operational support for the teaching laboratory during term-time. Typical activities will include preparing and laying out equipment and consumables as required for teaching, clearing away after teaching sessions, ensuring space is clean and tidy for next use, maintaining stocks of materials and consumables, removing and handling of both hazardous and non-hazardous waste. The post holder will be involved in the upkeep of the lab space and field equipment, ensuring that all instrumentation is maintained and used according to the correct procedures, compliant with good health and safety practice. The role holder will provide basic guidance to students during teaching sessions and undergraduate project work. They will help diagnose problems with equipment, resolving these where possible or judging when to request help.
The successful candidate will have a relevant qualification at GCSE, or NVQ level 2/3, or equivalent level, plus proven experience of working in a Higher Education laboratory environment or an alternative similar environment. The candidate will demonstrate a proactive approach, creativity and initiative and have the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Good communication and interpersonal skills are also required, as is the ability to take a positive and flexible approach to work in order to deal with a variety of requests and tasks.
For further information about this role please contact Dr Fotis Sgouridis, Laboratory Manager, School of Geographical Sciences on (0117) 9288078, email@example.com.
We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.