Technician Demonstrator – Electrical & Electronic Engineering


11th July 2021

Part time – 18.5 hours per week.

Interview date: 27 July 2021

Supporting learning, teaching and research activities across the Faculty, you will be required to support a range of technology provision as well as the day to day running of laboratories and workshops – predominantly relating to electrical and electronic engineering and to support specialist IT hardware and software. Additionally, you will also provide demonstration in all electrical and electronic processes and techniques to both individuals and groups of students or users across the Faculty. Updating and developing the provision to reflect up to date industry standard engineering practice will be an important ongoing requirement of the role.

You must consistently apply a practical working knowledge and a high-level skill set associated with electrical and electronic engineering and will also support engineering research activities within the subject area – providing support for researchers and a research laboratory. It is also a requirement that the post holder engages with the University’s virtual learning environment to enhance student experience.

You will be responsible for the efficient and safe operation of all the engineering equipment in workshops and laboratories, providing guidance through documentation and inductions and through the supervision of students/users. Duties will include ordering, storing and safely disposing of specialist consumables and managing the schedule of maintenance/servicing of all equipment/machinery.

The running of workshops and masterclasses, demonstration of processes and participation in external events such as University Open Days are all aspects of this role and as such, some degree of flexibility in terms of working hours is required.


About you

You will have a sound knowledge and understanding of electronics and be able to apply this in highly practical settings. You will be able to work on your own initiative to meet milestones and deadlines. You will also have sound knowledge of how to set up computers and computer-controlled equipment and the management of software installation and software license management.

You will be able to work effectively to support both staff and students and will be able to undertake demonstrating duties supporting students in the workshop setting.

You will be able to demonstrate the ability to work safely, and to maintain a safe working environment for staff and students.

You will be a team player and be able to work flexibly and will contribute to the development and day to day operation of technology-based subject areas, including engaging with external stakeholders.




HND/Degree (in relevant subject) and/or higher degree or industry experience.


Professional recognition as an HEA Associate Fellow and/or teaching qualification recognised by HESA, or a willingness to obtain within a reasonable timeframe.



The Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology is a world leading specialist institution for the study of vertical transportation technology, non-destructive testing, leather and biomaterials technology and resource efficiency. The Faculty is based at the purpose-built Waterside Campus. We are proud of our curriculum portfolio that has been tailored to meet industry demand. The Faculty has an expanding research portfolio and has ambitious plans to increase research activity, including more collaborative bids in the Faculties key subject areas.


About Us

This is an exciting time to join our University following our relocation in September 2018 to a new purpose-built, town-centre campus designed to adapt to 21st century teaching and the ABL model. We are looking to recruit individuals who share our passion for innovation, creativity and social impact and who will play a key role as we realise our ambition of transforming lives for the better and inspiring positive change.

The University of Northampton is one of only two Ashoka U Changemaker Campuses in the UK, and in 2017 was awarded the Social Enterprise Gold Mark, an independent guarantee that we have proven to our employees, students and stakeholders that we are committed to continuous improvement across our business in order to consistently deliver a positive impact on people and planet.


Right to Work

All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview.



We are proud of our diverse student population and applications from Black Asian Minority Ethnic student grow year on year. Equality and the promotion of inclusion are a key value that we are proud to promote. To embed this across the University, to achieve diversity amongst its staff and to improve staff representation, we would like to encourage applications from women, people living with disabilities, and those from the LGBT+ and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.


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