Technical Manager

Ref. 50069153

Salary £58,085 – £62,966 (Incl. LWA)

Department/School Design, Creative and Digital Industries (DCDI)

Location Harrow

This post is full time and permanent, working 35 hours per week.

The College of Design, Creative and Digital Industries (DCDI) at the University of Westminster is seeking an experienced technical professional to lead our technical teams across multiple disciplines. In the landscape of Media, Arts, Design, Architecture, and Technology, our college has emerged as a leader of innovation and academic excellence. Our commitment to integrating technological advances with creative exploration is a cornerstone of our philosophy.

The role:

As the Technical Manager, you will direct the daily activities of our defined technical teams. Collaborating closely with the Head Technician, you will provide strategic leadership and operational oversight, ensuring the enhancement of student experiences, teaching quality, research depth, and the impact of knowledge exchange initiatives.

Your Impact:

You will guide multi-disciplinary technical teams to support the college's activities, ensuring service excellence and customer satisfaction. Your influence will be key in leading strategic planning in technical services, aligning with the college's progressive mission. You will engage with a diverse group of stakeholders, fostering a culture of innovation, safety, and sustainability. Additionally, you will administer budgets, advocating for resource efficiency and technological advancements.

Who You Are:

You are a creative leader with a track record of developing technical teams and environments ideally within educational settings. You're an empathetic leader who fosters professional growth and champions diversity, equity, and inclusion. Your experience includes managing budgets with a focus on delivering value and fostering technological enhancement. You're a compliance- savvy professional, dedicated to upholding safety and regulatory standards.

What We Offer:

We offer a position that allows you to have an influential role over a broad technical scope, impacting the educational journey of a diverse student body. You will have the opportunity to develop and lead a talented team of technical professionals. Our cutting-edge facilities serve a dynamic community of students and staff. You will take on leadership in high-value estate and capital development projects and helping to shape the future infrastructure of our college.

For further inquiries or an informal discussion about the role, please contact Head Technician Abid Qayum via [email protected].

To apply for this vacancy please click above. Further information can be found in the job description and person specification, which can be accessed through link below.

At the University of Westminster, diversity, inclusion and equality of opportunity are at the core of how we engage with students, colleagues, applicants, visitors and all our stakeholders.

We are fully committed to enabling a supportive and safe learning and working environment which is equitable, diverse and inclusive, is based on mutual respect and trust, and in which harassment and discrimination are neither tolerated nor acceptable.

The University has adopted Smart Working principles to support and further our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion aims of being an inclusive, collaborative and flexible employer. Further details of Smart Working can be discussed at interview stage.

Closing date: midnight on 27 May 2024

Interviews are likely to be held on: 05 June 2024

Administrative contact (for queries only):[email protected]


Job details


Technical Manage


University of Westminster


United Kingdom


May 03, 2024

Application deadline

May 27, 2024

Job type



Architecture and Design,Arts and Culture,Social Science

About the employer

The University of Westminster was founded in 1838 as the Royal Polytechnic Institute. It is one of the oldest educational institutions in Britain. The university received a Royal character and was named University of Westminster in 1992. The current Chancellor is Lady Frances Sorrell and Vice-chancellor Dr Peter Bonfield OBE. Its main campus is located in Regent Street in Central London. It has three other campuses located in Fitzrovia, Harrow and Marylebone. It is a member of various associations like the Association of Commonwealth Universities, Association of MBAs, EQUIS, EFMD, Universities UK and European University Association. The University of Westminster is divided into three colleges, twelve schools and 65 departments & research centres. The university has 180 UG courses, 231 PG courses and 99 professional & short courses, which include full-time, part-time & open/distance learning courses. The university received £22 million from grants, contracts and research grants.

Departments: There are three major streams with over 65 different departments. The major departments in the University of Westminster are:

Science: College of Design, School of Computer Science, Creative and Digital Industries, School of Architecture, Computer Science and Engineering.

Arts: Humanities, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities and Law School, Westminster School of Arts & Westminster School of Media and Communication.

Commerce: Applied Management, Management and Marketing, Finance and Accounting, Organisations, Economy & Society.

Some of the famous alumni of the university include Sir Thomas Bennett (architecture), Fougasse (editor) and John Ryan (animator), famous authors like Mary Jo Bang and David Gascoyne, businessmen like Sinclair Beecham, Julian Metcalfe and Robert Bellinger, famous entertainers like Charlie Brooker, Asif Kaoadia and Tej Lalvani. Some famous faculty members of the university include Sir George Cayley, father of aeronautical engineering, Charles Algernon Parsons, engineer and inventor of steam turbine and Tom Ang, BBC presenter. Chantal Mouffe (political theorist), Ezra Pound (prominent modernist figure in poetry) and Jean Seaton (professor of media history and historian of the BBC).

The university hostels have 1750 rooms with six halls of residence. The university also helps students to find private residences if they are unable to find a residence in hostels. The university's transport connects all residences to the university. There are various scholarships available for the students, although the University of Westminster does not provide these scholarships. Some of the major scholarships are Brittan Scholarship, Brian Large Bursary Fund, and Westheimer Health and Social Care Scholarship.

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