Student Workshop Supervisor at the University of Southampton

Location:  Highfield Campus

Salary:   £34,980 to £42,978 per annum

Full Time Permanent

Closing Date:  Monday 22 July 2024

Interview Date:   To be confirmed

Reference:  2704024WF-R 

As a key member of our diverse and inclusive technical team of The University of Southampton, School of Physics and Astronomy, you will be working at the forefront of fundamental Physics research and teaching at one of the UK’s top Russell Group Universities.

Within the workshop team, your main responsibilities will be for the supervision of academics, postdoctoral students and technical staff during their visits to the Student Mechanical Workshop. You will be expected to create, deliver and develop practical engineering training courses for student workshop users in design and engineering principles through to practical training in the use of lathes, mills and other workshop machines for manufacture.

Working closely with the team; other duties will include the design and manufacture of high quality bespoke experimental equipment for use within our research and teaching laboratories and wider University community. This complex work being completed using CAD design software, manufacture through CNC machining and/or conventional manual machines through to final assembly, testing and commissioning.

Successful candidates will have knowledge and experience of the following.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate a high level of skill in practical mechanical engineering and experienced at delivering practical engineering training courses. Although applications are encouraged from those qualified to level 6 on the National Framework for Engineering, we really do want to hear from those that who have equivalent experience or other applicable recognised qualifications. On appointment an agreed individual Continual Professional Development plan will be structured to ensure success in the role and as part of a team.

We are signatories of the Technician Commitment, a partner of the National Technician Developement Centre (NTDC) and is committed to supporting our technical staff. We offer a wide range of opportunities including networking, mentoring, training, professional registration and career development. We are committed to all our technical staff, recognising the broad range of skills they have in support of education, research and enterprise activities. By joining Southampton you will be part of a bigger technical community, offering support and guidance.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion is central to our ethos. We are strongly committed to diversity in both the staff and student population. We hold an Athena SWAN Silver award and the Institute of Physics Project Juno Champion status. The University has a generous maternity policy*, and onsite childcare facilities as well as provision for paternity and carers leave. We encourage all applications regardless of ethnicity, sexuality or disability.

Other benefits include:

 *subject to qualifying criteria.

We are open to applicants seeking a secondment, job-share or part-time hours opportunity.