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College of Science and Engineering

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Technical Instructor - Engineering


Markeaton Street, Derby Campus


£23,725 to £25,944 per annum

Closing date

Sunday 16 January 2022

Contract type


Post type




About the role

You will be part of our technical team who is responsible for the maintenance, operation and health and safety of college equipment.  You will provide full technical support to students and staff including training and advice on the appropriate use of resources.

In this role, you will have a high degree of autonomy but work closely with academics and members of technical team to provide specialist support relating to machine shop activities.

Principal accountabilities

  1. Undertake any technical work related to our material and mechanical technology provision. This will include general lab maintenance; preparation of space in line with teaching requirements; development of resource area and maintaining safe systems of work.
  2. To support machine shop and fabrication activities. Providing guidance to students, staff and researchers in the correct use of facilities and equipment.
  3. Providing technical assistance, guidance and demonstrations to support student learning and academic teaching as agreed with the Technical Instructor.
  4. 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.
  5. Contribute to the forward planning of resource area. Identifying procurement needs and ordering materials, consumables and equipment through the correct procedures as required. Keeping up to date records of consumable stock, purchases and assets.
  6. To assist and support research and knowledge transfer work by providing technical knowledge in appropriate resource areas.
  7. Attend relevant committee meetings as agreed with the Technical Instructor.
  8. Participating in the University’s staff Development Review and engaging in personal staff development.
  9. Undertake any other duties as required in agreement with the Technical Instructor.
  10. Deputising for the Technical Instructor when required.

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

Applications for this position are now closed.

Important information

Please note that unfortunately, this role will not attract sufficient points to obtain a sponsored Skilled Worker visa under the UK Visas & Immigration points based immigration system; however, applications are welcome from candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK, but who would be eligible to obtain a valid visa via another route..

Please consult the Home office website for further information.


Our number one priority is to keep our staff, students and community safe as we continue to work through the pandemic. Upon appointment, full training will be given on the Health and Safety processes we follow.

Find out how we are ensuring the safety of our staff, students and community

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