Job offer in england Earth Sciences Technician (Maternity Cover) at University of the West of England, Bristol

Technical Services, within the Faculty of Environment and Technology are seeking an Earth Science Technician for a part time, fixed term role of 15 months (or earlier return of the post holder) to provide maternity cover. 

The hours will be 22.5 per week and at present are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday but there is some flexibility around this.

As this position is part time, the salary will be pro-rated accordingly between £17,596-£19,792.

You will provide technical demonstration and instruction to students in the use of laboratory and field equipment and/or techniques. The role requires the post holder to support day and residential field trips.

This role requires skills and experience in one or more of the following subject areas – Civil Engineering, Soil Mechanics, Environmental Geography or Physical Geography. You should have experience of working in a technical environment in Higher Education and/or have broad based commercial or industrial experience working in a similar or relevant environment. 

You must be able to communicate clearly and manage your own time well in a busy environment.  You should have an enthusiastic, proactive and innovative approach to the learning environment and you should be IT literate. You must be aware of the Health and Safety requirements associated with supporting users in a laboratory environment. 

A degree, technical qualification or equivalent experience in a relevant discipline will be required.

In addition to progressive pay rates, UWE Bristol offers a wide range of staff benefits including:

  • a generous holiday allowance of 27 Days
  • up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year in addition;
  • flexible working;
  • excellent defined benefit pension schemes;
  • option to participate in the cycle to work scheme;
  • family friendly policies;
  • onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus;
  • option to purchase childcare vouchers.

This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give our students access to everything they need to succeed – with £300m being spent on new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation between now and 2020 to enhance our offer even further. Frenchay campus is within close proximity to excellent motorway links and within walking distance of two train stations, making UWE Frenchay Campus the ideal place to work for those wishing to commute to Bristol.

Please see the attached full job description and person specification for the role.

If you have any queries or would like an informal discussion, please contact Andrew McGauley on 01173282640 or email:

UWE Bristol is an ambitious university. Together, our people are working hard to advance knowledge, inspire people and transform futures. We are looking for people with the skills and ambition to help us achieve those aims.

UWE is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity to create an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who share our ambition to be a university recognised for the success and impact of our practice-oriented programmes; our strong industry networks and our inclusive global outlook.