Vacancy: Assistant Technical Officer at Manchester Metropolitan University (Closed)

By 16th January 2023 January 27th, 2023 Closed Vacancies

Assistant Technical Officer


Location: Manchester All Saints Campus

Department: Professional Services

Salary: Grade 4 (£22,149 to £23,715) until 31/07/23 an additional 2% will be paid (£22,592 to £24,189)

Post Type: Full Time

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 27th January 2023

Reference: 5748

A large and diverse team of technicians ensure that the University functions efficiently deliver the levels of student experience both our undergraduates and postgraduates deserve and expect of us. Working in specialist laboratories, workshops, studios and IT facilities, our technical professionals play a key role supporting, guiding and advising across our university from sciences, art, design and technology, through to sports, ceramics, nursing and physiotherapy.  



This is an opportunity for an individual looking for a challenging and exciting role. We are seeking to appoint an Assistant Technical Officer in the John Dalton Resource Centre to support the Science & Engineering Faculty, Associated Research Centres and Institutes  on the All Saints Campus at Manchester Metropolitan University. You will join a diverse team of technical staff, supporting the effective running of the service, supporting learning, teaching, research, outreach and enterprise activities. 

About You:  

Working in the Resource Centre team as a member of Technical Services the role holder will support the fundamental tasks that underpin the delivery of our service, eg. supporting class set up, the safe use of standard equipment and clean down following practical activities. You should have an interest in working in a Science and Engineering environment. 

Other duties will include:  

  • using online systems to assist in processes 
  • health and safety  
  • supporting a counter service in the resource centre 
  • administration to support the future development of the area  


In order to provide the highest level of technical service, supporting the area, you will have a flexible approach to work and an ability to work on your own initiative. You will be expected to participate in internal and external networks and user groups, attending relevant events to keep up to date with the latest developments and techniques and to share information with other team members. Strong communication skills and a commitment to quality service will also play an important role in being successful in this post.  


How to apply: 

Please include a CV and cover letter highlighting skills and experience you will bring to the role. 

For informal queries about the position, please get in touch with Jane Barlow on 

If you would like to join our people and share our ambition, we would love to hear from you. 


Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. 

We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring and particularly encourage applications from groups which are underrepresented in the University workforce. 

We recognise the benefits and importance of an environment that supports flexible working and are open to conversations about this, as well as any reasonable adjustments required throughout the application process.