UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF SCOTLAND

Chief Technician 

Location
Paisley, Renfrewshire (GB)
Salary
£36,914 - £44,045
Posted
15 Jun 2021
End of advertisement period
11 Jul 2021
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences
Paisley Campus
Chief Technician 
REQ001181 
£36,914 - £44,045
Full-time: 35 hours per week 

The University of the West of Scotland is a leading edge modern university driving an ambitious strategy for high quality teaching and excellence in  research with a global engagement agenda to reflect the needs of the 21st Century workplace.  With a proud record in delivering work ready graduates and effective partnerships with industry and the public sector, our goals are high academic attainment and research excellence. We are committed to constantly developing practical ways in which academic success can inspire and benefit others. 

The School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences has an enviable reputation for delivering student centred practice based learning.  It is an internationally recognised multidisciplinary academic centre and the winner of the Times Higher Education’s Knowledge Exchange/Transfer Initiative of the Year, 2020. 

The School offers a broad range of programmes across the undergraduate and postgraduate portfolio through hybrid delivery along with doctoral research programmes. This is an exciting time to be joining the School and we are now seeking to appoint a highly motivated individual and inspirational manager to provide senior technical leadership and direction in the next phase of the school’s development.  As an experienced line manager, the Chief Technician will lead a highly skilled committed team in support of teaching, delivering the undergraduate and postgraduate laboratory portfolio.

Passionate and committed to influencing a high quality professional service across the specialist technical team, you will also provide health and safety management in support of the School’s objectives, ambitions and evolving priorities to further enhance the student and staff experience.

We would particularly welcome applicants with practical experience of technical resource planning, improvement and project management. Evidence of CPD and upskilling to ensure currency of knowledge and skill set is essential. Experience of informing and shaping policy, practice and procedures including health and safety compliance relating to the specialist areas of the School is desirable.  

The University of the West of Scotland is committed to providing a supportive and inclusive working environment.  It is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups. UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.

Informal enquires should be directed to Dr Jim Thompson, Deputy Dean, School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences, by email 
James.Thompson@uws.ac.uk

Further information, including details of how to apply is available at http://www.uws.ac.uk/about-uws/jobs

Closing date: Sunday 11th July 2021
Interviews will take place Friday 30th July 2021

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups. 

UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.