UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

Digital Games Technician

Location
Southampton, United Kingdom
Salary
£25,627 to £30,497 per annum
Posted
20 Dec 2021
End of advertisement period
17 Jan 2022
Ref
1641121FH
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Technical Support

Location:  Winchester School of Art
Salary:   £25,627 to £30,497 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term for 2 years
Closing Date:  Monday 17 January 2022
Interview Date:   Friday 28 January 2022
Reference:  1641121FH

If you think Games Design is for everyone, this role is for you

Diversity is as crucial to fashion as it is to Winchester’s ambition to be the UK’s leading art school. Part of the University of Southampton, a founder member of the prestigious, research-led Russell Group of universities, we’re currently restructuring to quicken the pace of change. So, it’s an exciting time to join us. Not only are we setting our sights high, we’re broadening our horizons too. This will make us the inclusive institution, employer, and educator we must be as we continue to evolve.

The role 

Games Design is one of the school’s fastest growing undergraduate programmes. This is a completely new role working with students at undergraduate and postgraduate level, primarily within the Games Design & Art programme. This role will complement our existing Technical Services team. You will be able to deliver technical teaching, both on campus and online, in core software such as the game engine Unity and 3D Software, specifically Blender. In addition to that it will cover of a breadth of creative software including Adobe Photoshop, illustrator, and Adobe XD. 

About you

Hands on working, guiding students to reach their potential will be at the heart of what you do. This is a chance for an experienced designer to indulge their passion, be a valued colleague, someone who brings something uniquely their own to the core team. First and foremost, impressive knowledge and experience of creative industry software. Keeping up to date with technological advances in the area. An aptitude for problem solving and assisting students in realising their projects. To do so, you will be adept at communicating to a diverse range of individuals from varying backgrounds and have specialist knowledge and understanding of race, multiculturalism, and diversity.

What we can offer you

Based at our Winchester campus, right in the heart of this historic city and nestled in green parkland, one hour from London, Winchester School of Art is a vibrant hub for over 1500 students. Take a look at our beautiful campus here.

We offer some fantastic benefits including 44 days leave per year (inclusive of bank holidays and University closure days), excellent family leave arrangements (including maternity, paternity, adoption, parental and carers leave), a wide variety of on and off-campus arts and culture facilities and access to a range of staff discounts and offers at local shops, restaurants and service providers.  You will also have access to our sports complex and Hartley Library based on our Highfield Campus.

As a University we aim to create an inclusive environment that attracts, supports and retains the best students and staff from diverse backgrounds and experiences from across the world. 

We are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We select candidates on the basis of merit and ability and aspire to thrive in the diversity of our workforce. We welcome applications from all candidates with an interest in the role, and those who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment. We encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, people who identify as LGBTQ+; and people with disabilities. 

Interviews will be held on the 28th January 2022.

If you’re interested in teaching a future where everyone you can learn, start making progress happen. Find out more and apply!

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Hannah Nash (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email recruitment@soton.ac.uk  Please quote reference 1641121FH on all correspondence.

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