Vacancy: Technical Officer – Education Psychology, Mathematics & Computing at MMU

By 24th May 2023 Jobs

Technical Officer - Education Psychology, Mathematics & Computing

Location: Manchester Birley Campus

Faculty / Function: Academic Services

Closing Date: 2 June 2023

Contract Type: fixed term

Contracted Hours per week: 35


This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual to join the Technical Services team as a specialist Education Psychology, Mathematics & Computing, Technical Officer in the Faculty of Health & Education. Located at Brooks Building, on the Birley Campus, Manchester Metropolitan University.

Our team comprises approximately 200 technicians across the University. We provide specialist support to undergraduate and postgraduate students and the student experience is at the heart of what we do.

The services we provide underpin a wide variety of academic programmes and we deliver this support via specialist laboratories, workshops, design studios and contemporary arts facilities.

Our technical staff provide a high level of expertise and technical knowledge, playing a key role in supporting students in their studies and project work.

We also provide support for research, consultancy, and knowledge exchange activities. 

We are a forward-looking service, committed to a culture of continuous improvement and service excellence.

The Role: 

The role holder will take responsibility for specialist labs, workshops, and studios in the Health & Education department to provide sector leading learning environments. Equipment will be maintained to a professional high standard. You will need to be organised to ensure delivery of high-quality teaching, research and widening participation outputs.

About You: 

You will have experience in providing technical support within education labs, workshops, studios, immersive learning environments and teaching outside the classroom. A broad knowledge of theoretical and methodological processes associated with quantitative and qualitative research methods in Psychology is essential.

You will have a flexible approach to work and an ability to work on your own initiative. Strong communication skills and a commitment to quality service will also play an important role in being successful in this post.

Manchester Metropolitan University is a great place to work and has a central location which is excellent for commuters, and you will be part of a great team.  We are ambitious for our staff and we recognise the key contribution our colleagues make by Staff being one of our four strategic priorities.

We offer a competitive salary, a generous annual leave allowance (25 days, plus Christmas Closure, plus Bank Holidays) alongside an industry beating pension scheme. In addition to a great working environment, you will have access to the University facilities including sport, library and a wide range of benefits including 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 and a CV, addressing the essential criteria of the post via our online portal.

If you would like more information about this vacancy, please contact Antony Tibbetts, Technical Manager, Health & Education.

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. 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.


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