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Assistant Teaching Technician

Lancaster Environment Centre
Salary:   £21,197 to £23,144
Closing Date:   Thursday 01 December 2022
Interview Date:   Tuesday 13 December 2022
Reference:  1172-22

Contract: Indefinite

Are you looking for an opportunity to use your practical skills and experience to help train the next generation of Environmental Scientists?

The Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) is seeking to appoint a passionate and dedicated Assistant Teaching Technician. This role is on an indefinite basis and will provide term-time only technical assistance for LEC’s teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level. By having good attention to detail and time management, you will assist LECs team of teaching technicians to deliver a range of practical taught modules. An interest in fieldwork and meteorology would be beneficial.

Lancaster University is among the best in the UK and is an accredited Athena Swan institution. Our multi-faith Chaplaincy Centre is a welcoming place for people of all faiths and none. The University is a signatory to the Technicians’ Commitment, and we encourage applications from people in all diversity groups. Lancaster is a top 15 university in the three major UK league tables and highly ranked in international league tables such as the QS World Rankings.  

LEC is the largest department in the University. It holds an Athena Swan Bronze award and scored 86% for student satisfaction in the recent National Student Survey. We are ranked 5th in the UK for research power, with 96% of research rated “world leading” or “internationally excellent”. LEC combines Geography, Environmental Sciences and Biological Sciences, and our teaching and research reflects the breadth of these disciplines. 

LEC’s staff, students and visitors come from around the globe, and as a department, LEC highly values diversity. It is dedicated to tackling all barriers and challenges to equal and fair participation in higher education and research. We are a collegiate department and are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis. The successful candidate will:

  • Be familiar with handling environmental, biological, or chemical samples.
  • Be able to follow written instructions and adhere to good laboratory practices.
  • Have experience of working well in a team to complete tasks effectively and efficiently.
  • Be able to use initiative and logic to solve problems.
  • Be able to understand and convey information which needs careful explanation or interpretation to others.
  • Be able to plan, prioritise, and organise work to deadlines.

What to include in each section of your application? 

Cover letter: Please cover each of the essential criteria requested in the Personal Specification that is listed as being scored via “Application Form”. Discuss why you are interested in this position, your career goals, and how you anticipate this position will help you achieve those goals. Please also describe the skills you have developed that are relevant to this post and tell us about any skills you want to develop further.  

CV: Please include the following sections: Education history; Professional experience/Employment history; Areas of expertise/Skills; Career development (e.g. training courses or workshops). 

Supporting Statements: Please provide a supporting statement for each criterium in the Personal Specification document that is listed as being scored via “Supporting Statements”. This should include examples that provide evidence of your experience and expertise. 

Referees: Contact information for at least two referees. 

Please contact Dr Annette Ryan (a.ryan@lancaster.ac.uk), Head of LEC Technical Services, with any questions, or for an informal discussion about the role.

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Please note: Unless specified otherwise in the advert wording, all advertised roles are UK based.


The University provides an environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each employee, whilst promoting the importance of wellbeing for all our colleagues. We have a range of support networks available for our employees, and more information on these can be found on the ‘Working at Lancaster’ information page.

 

We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis. The University recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address all inequality in higher education.

 

We warmly welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their age, religion, gender identity or expression, race, disability or sexual orientation, and are committed to promoting diversity, and equality of opportunity.


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