Vacancy: Technical Officer – Photography 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 6 (£27,929 to £31,411) until 31/07/23 an additional 2% will be paid (£28,488 to £32,039)

Post Type: Full Time

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 27th January 2023

Reference: 5900

Technical Services are a large and diverse team of highly skilled technicians who ensure the optimal functioning of specialist spaces to deliver an exceptional student experience. We work in specialist laboratories, workshops, studios, resource centres and IT facilities; and our technical professionals play a key role supporting, guiding, and advising students across our university from sciences, art, design, and technology, through to sports, ceramics, nursing, and physiotherapy.

This role sits in the Digital Arts team, who provide specialist technical support to the Faculty of Arts & Humanities and School of Digital Arts (SODA) through managing studio spaces, delivering technical skills workshops to students and providing support to academics. The role holder will support a diverse range of courses in and around the field of photography, image making and manipulation. A flexible approach to support and demonstrating skills is required and an aptitude to team driven support services is essential.


The successful candidate will be an expert in the field’s photography, both analogue and digital workflows for location and studio environments, as well as film processing, scanning, and printing. A knowledge of modern photographic techniques is also desired, including applications such as Photogrammetry. The role will involve supporting staff and students on several specialist counters, studios, and support areas. They will have a proven record of accomplishment in a similar environment. Additionally, they will have a positive and flexible approach to their work, be reliable and punctual as well as motivated and willing to undertake all required training and allocated tasks. They will have the ability to work alongside others and be capable of working in a team, whilst striving to deliver excellent customer service. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are key as well as being able to demonstrate ownership of personal workload.


At Manchester Metropolitan University, we are committed to supporting our technical staff in enabling them to undertake development activities in line with the needs of their specialism and work area, so a willingness to learn and develop is essential.

If you are enthusiastic about this area, flexible, and committed to providing a high level of customer service, we would love to hear from you.


Working for Manchester Metropolitan University:

We offer a range of benefits to employees, including a central location which is excellent for commuters, a generous annual leave allowance (25 days, plus Christmas Closure, plus Bank Holidays) a fantastic pension scheme, access to retail discounts and Employee Assistance Program, cycle to work scheme, plus many more rewards and benefits.

How to apply:

To apply for this vacancy please submit a covering letter (no more than one-page A4) and a CV (no more than two pages A4), addressing how you meet the essential criteria of the post via our online portal.

If you would like more information about this vacancy, please contact Leighton Moody, Technical Manager. Email:

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. We particularly encourage applications from Black and Minority Ethnic candidates, who we recognise are underrepresented in this area.

We recognise the benefits and importance of an environment that supports flexible working and are open to conversations about this throughout the application process.