Who is Staffordshire University?
We are the Connected University with 100 years of experience and ambition in becoming the UK’s foremost digital Institution. Our main campus is located in Stoke on Trent alongside our Centres of Excellence in Healthcare Education located in Stafford and Shrewsbury. Staffordshire University London’s Digital Institute is our first campus outside the Midlands.
With more than 10,000 Full Time Undergraduate and Postgraduate students on campus, we continue to drive innovation and change, aiming to positively disrupt our sector. For our University, it is about so much more than the numbers. In fact, if there’s one thing that sets us apart, it’s our people who are all #ProudToBeStaffs. Every one of our employees goes above and beyond to deliver on our connected mission, responding to the needs of our students, academic partners, businesses and society.
Over the past 5 years, we have transformed ourselves into a Gold standard provider of teaching and learning, gaining historically high positions in the UK league tables. With digital skills being at our core, we strive for diversity in all its forms and play an important role in our local communities and regional economies.
About the role
Why do we need technical staff?
Technical staff have the practical skills and knowledge to turn concepts into reality and to contextualise the theory of the lecture theatre for students through practical training, advice and guidance. They ensure that students creating and experimenting with new techniques and equipment can do so safely and successfully. Our National Student Survey comments show categorically that students on practical creative courses place an incredibly high value on the support, guidance, training, and advice that technical staff provide. Technical staff add genuine value to students learning that lasts a lifetime.
Is this the job for you?
Would you like to use your skills, knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to support students from diverse backgrounds producing garments with a wide range of techniques? Do you want to develop and grow our technical service, providing ever increasing opportunities to help students realise their creative vision? Do you enjoy teaching practical skills to people in an interactive and engaging way?
Why you will want to work with us.
In Technical Services we work as a team and the staff all support each other, sharing advice and discussing topics that span the service. The tasks you work on will be as individual and different as the imagination of people you’re working with and no two days will be quite the same. We are proud signatories of the Technician’s Commitment which aims to ensure visibility, recognition, career development and sustainability for technicians and we encourage professional registration.
In return for your dedication, we have a competitive benefits package available
- Competitive incremental rates of Pay
- Starting from 29 days Annual Leave (depending on job grade) plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days
- Excellent Pension Scheme
- Access to continued professional and personal development
- An opportunity to become part of the wider University community
- Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
- Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus
- Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans
- We reserve the right to close any vacancies when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. All applicants are advised to complete and submit your applications as soon as possible.