Vacancy: BLOC Technical Manager at Queen Mary University London (Closed)

By 18th April 2023 May 22nd, 2023 Closed Vacancies

BLOC Technical Manager


Location:  Mile End

Faculty/Service: Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Salary: £41,386 – £48,414 per annum (Grade 5)

Closing Date:  15/05/23

Reference:  QMUL32444


About the Role

This role provides an opportunity to perform a selection of tasks with responsibility for the technical management of BLOC’s facilities and technical support for research and public engagement activities within the facility.

About You

The successful candidate will be educated to Degree level or equivalent relevant experience and have significant professional experience as an “in-house” performance and/or cinema technician. You will have experience of liaising with colleagues in the creative industries or Higher Education and a clear understanding of the relevant regulations and national codes of practice, particularly with regard to EDI.

About the Facility

BLOC is a new Film & Drama Arts Research Facility at Queen Mary, comprising a state-of-the art 4K cinema with Dolby ATMOS, gallery equipped for multiscreen projection, sound-proofed film studio, performance project room, with interaction and monitoring capability from an adjacent post-production suite, and a sound-proofed recording booth.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme, staff networks and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is full time (35 hours per week), permanent appointment, with a negotiable start date. The starting salary will be Grade 5, £41,386 – £48,414 per annum (pro-rata), inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.  We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as men as this group is underrepresented at this level at Queen Mary.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Lara Fothergill at

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 15 May 2023. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.