Job details


College of Science and Engineering

Responsible to

Technical Team Leader


Markeaton Street, Derby Campus


£28,120 to £30,914 per annum

Closing date

Tuesday 30 August 2022

Contract type


Post type




About the role

You will support practical activities within the College of Engineering and Technology with particular emphasis on Sound, Light & Live Event Engineering, Electronics and Audio disciplines.

Working closely with academics and members of technical team you will provide specialist support relating to technical activities. Working across several laboratories with a high degree of autonomy. Provide additional technical support across the college of Engineering as required. You will be part of a technical team responsible for the ongoing maintenance, operation and safety of college equipment. Able to provide full technical support and instruction to students and staff including training and advice on the appropriate use of resources.

Ideal candidates will have demonstrable experience of event technologies and be responsible for preparation, maintenance, programming and operation of sound, lighting, video and rigging equipment.

Principal accountabilities

  1. Undertake any technical work related to Sound, Light and Live Event Technology. This will include rigging and operating, lighting, sound and video equipment in line with teaching requirements.
  2. Undertake any technical work related to our Electrical and Electronics provision. This will include general lab maintenance; preparation of space in line with teaching requirements; development of analogue and digital resources.
  3. To deliver formal technical skills instruction sessions, including handouts, to students in the use of resources, software and any relevant health and safety procedures. To include ongoing informal assessment of student competence and effectiveness.
  4. To assist with the management and deployment of the area’s technical staff, where appropriate, ensuring the most effective use of technical resources.
  5. Maintaining effective liaison with other senior technical advisors, academic and administrative staff to provide the best use of resources and staff.
  6. To develop and deliver appropriate schemes of instruction relevant to resource area through close liaison with academic staff and Technical Team Leader.
  7. Managing the organization and maintenance of equipment and workshop spaces in the area including equipment asset registers and ensuring compliance with all relevant Health and Safety regulations and policies.
  8. Providing technical assistance, student supervision and guidance as agreed with the line manager.
  9. Providing input and advice on the forward planning of resources.
  10. To assist and support research and knowledge transfer work by providing technical knowledge in appropriate resource areas.
  11. Managing technical area budgets in accordance with the University’s Financial Regulations.
  12. Assisting in the selection, recruitment and induction of new technical staff in line with the University’s Human Relations Policies and Procedures
  13. Ensuring the provision of appropriate training programmes for all staff.
  14. Attending relevant committee meetings as agreed with the Technical Team Leader.
  15. Participating in the University’s staff Development Review and engaging in personal staff development to ensure a current awareness of relevant technology as agreed with the relevant Technical Team Leader.
  16. Undertaking any other duties as required in agreement with the Technical Team Leader/ Technical Manager.

Person specification

Essential Criteria



Skills, knowledge and abilities

Business requirements

Desirable Criteria



Skills, knowledge and abilities


As well as competitive pay scales, we offer generous holiday entitlement. We also offer opportunities for further salary progression based on performance, and the opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme.

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How to apply

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Please note all applications must be submitted online by Midnight GMT on the closing date of the vacancy.

Important information

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications.

Whilst this role is eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route, we recommend that you assess your individual eligibility before applying for this position.

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