University of Hertfordshire

University of Hertfordshire

Senior Technical Officer (Robotics)

United Kingdom

Closing soon

Post Title: Senior Technical Officer (Robotics)

SBU/Department: School of Physics Engineering and Computer Science

FTE: 1.0 fte (working 37 hours per week) although job share or 0.8 fte (29.6 hours per week) would be considered if required.

Duration of Contract: Permanent

Salary: UH5 £27,181pa to £27,979pa pro rata with potential to progress to £30,487pa by annual increments

Annual Leave: 25 days pro rata plus standard public holidays and an additional 4 days including the closure of our office between Christmas and New Year

Location: College Lane Campus, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield.

We are a committed equal opportunities employer, and we particularly encourage applications from applicants who may wish to job share or work part time, as well as from women candidates to reflect staff under-representation, where it exists, and our diverse student cohort.

Main duties & responsibilities

Candidates must be able to prepare and assemble experiments and practical applications for students and staff in this busy Higher Education environment. This will involve the preparation of materials and equipment for practical, commercial and short course classes as required in one or more areas of the School. This will mainly involve support for specialist techniques in the robotics and mechatronics area for both undergraduate and postgraduate students and occasional support in other areas within the School.

To assist in the further developments of equipment and facilities within the School technical labs and workshops. You will support specialist techniques in the robotics and mechatronics area for both undergraduate and postgraduate students and occasional support in other areas within the School.

Skills and experience needed

You will have proven professional experience of working in a laboratory/workshop environment. You will also have substantial proven experience of working in the Electrical/electronic mechatronics/robotics technology (such as Arduino, microcontrollers and FPGA) along with experience with general workshop basic equipment and hand tool skills.

Qualifications required

Minimum of A Level's or equivalent level qualification or proven experience. A recognised qualification in an appropriate subject at degree or HNC/HND level or equivalent is desirable.

Please view the job description and person specification for a full list of the duties and essential criteria. Please attach a personal statement showing clearly how your skills and experience match the Person Specification.

We regret that we are unable to offer UKVI sponsorship for this post; applicants will either hold UK Right to Work, or demonstrate access to UK Right to Work, before an offer is made.

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: Wilfred Kinyera, Principal Technical Officer, [email protected]

Closing Date: 30 May 2024

Interview date: TBC

Reference Number: 059275

Date Advert Placed: 15 May 2024

Our vision is to transform lives: UH is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and building a diverse community. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their protected characteristics, and recognise there are different ways applicants may achieve the criteria in this document. We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave, flexible location opportunities within the UK, discounted Sports Village memberships and free Active Staff sessions, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts

Job details


Senior Technical Officer (Robotics)


University of Hertfordshire


United Kingdom


May 16, 2024

Application deadline

May 30, 2024

Job type



Computer Science,Engineering,Space Science

About the employer

Formerly recognized as Hatfield Technical College, University of Hertfordshire is a public university which was established in the year 1952. This university primarily developed its roots in aeronautical engineering. In the year 1961, it was given the status of a regional college by the Ministry of Education. The British Government granted this college the university status in the year 1992. The university has multiple research centres in various fields including health and human sciences, arts and humanities and science and technology.

The University of Hertfordshire has two campuses, namely De Havilland and College Lane, which are spread across sprawling premises. The campuses offer on-campus accommodation to the students and are equipped with many first-class facilities such as a gym, central hub and social spaces. They also have sports facilities, including a pool and a climbing wall. De Haville Campus opened in the year 2005 and is provided with a computer centre, library and resource centre. Both the campuses are accessible by bus and trains. The university offers bus services to the students called Uno. Uno provides safe rides to the students and staff members at a discounted rate. The university has many educational spots, including a creative art gallery, biology lab, aerospace lab, simulation wards, observatory and a law building.

This university offers placement opportunities in many areas such as business, creative arts, physics, maths and law. According to the Complete University Guide 2015, it has the lowest rate of 'student relevant' crimes. The Trident Media Radio is the campus radio operated by the students. This university has a plethora of partners. Some of them are McGill University Canada, University of Okhalama and James Cook University. The university has developed many notable alumni that are doing successfully in their fields. Tony Banham is the Founder of Hong Kong War Diary Project. Helen Lederer is a famous actress and comedian. Minister of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia, Darell Leikin graduated from the University of Hertfordshire. Chris Gubbey is Auto Executive for General Motors. Upen Patel is an acclaimed film actor and a model. BBC presenter, Kate Bellingham is a renowned alumnus of this university. In addition, it has also produced many eminent sports personalities such as Ajaz Akhtar, who is a British cricketer and Noah Cato, who is a rugby union player.

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