Technical Specialist in AR/VR/MR at MMU


Manchester Birley Campus

Faculty / Function:

Academic Services


Grade 7 (£33,966 to £38,205)

Closing Date:

21 September 2023

Contract Type:


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We are seeking to appoint a Technical Specialist in AR/VR/MR in Simulation Based Education within the Faculty of Health Education. The successful candidate will be required to develop technology and the immersive environments within the Brooks Building, on the Birley Campus, Manchester Metropolitan University into sector leading facilities. 

You will join a diverse team of technical staff, taking responsibility for the effective running of the service, supporting learning, teaching, research, outreach and enterprise activities. 

The Role:   

Your primary responsibility will be to support the use of a range of immersive environments, equipment and specialist software in order to develop teaching and research. Having a flexible and innovative approach along with a passion about immerging technology and the development of sector leading facilities within the faculty. The role holder will be required to provide an excellent level of customer service to ensure deadlines are met. 

Other duties will include providing technical advice, training and instruction to service users as part of the technical team. Maintenance, health and safety, administration and the future development of the area will also feature in this role.  

About You:  

As a Technical Specialist you must be self motivated and have the ability to work on your own initiative. You will be expected to participate in internal and external networks and user groups, attending relevant events to keep up to date with the latest developments and techniques and to share information with other team members. Strong communication skills and a commitment to quality service will also play an important role in being successful in this post.  

How to apply: 

To apply for this vacancy please submit a covering letter and a CV, addressing the essential criteria of the post via our online portal. 

If you would like more information about this vacancy, please contact Jane Barlow, Head of Resource Centres, or Mandy Powell, Technical Manager, Health & Education Resource Centre 

If you would like to join our people and share our ambition, we would love to hear from you. 

Interviews are scheduled to take place on the 4th October 2023. 


Manchester Metropolitan University is a great place to work and has a central location which is excellent for commuters.  We are ambitious for our staff and we recognise the key contribution our colleagues make by staff being one of our strategic priorities. 

In addition to joining a great team in a varied role, we offer 25 days annual leave (Pro-Rata for Part-Time Roles), plus bank holidays, plus Christmas shutdown.   

Staff have access to Lifeworks, which offers support to staff and many discounts on the high street.   

Travel to work using loans and discounts or the cycle to work scheme are available.  

Personal Protective Clothing is provided  

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.  

We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring. We particularly encourage applications from Black and Minority Ethnic candidates, who we recognise are underrepresented in this area.