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  • Ref no: GCU00792
  • Published: 14/1/2020
  • Closes: 28/1/2020
  • Location: Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA
  • Salary: £19,612.00 - £22,417.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.


Glasgow Caledonian University a vibrant, multi-cultural, modern university in the centre of Glasgow and is placed amongst the top 200 modern universities in the world (THE, 2019) and in the top 50 universities globally for social impact (THE, 2019). Our welcoming community of 20,000 students from more than 100 countries enjoy a wide range of award-winning support services and state of the art facilities across each of our campuses in Glasgow, London and New York. Our University mission, commitment to the Common Good and core values of integrity, creativity, responsibility and confidence is integral to everything we do and how we deliver our mission.

The Directorate of School Professional Services provides support for three Academic Schools. The Directorate covers Registry, Technical Services and Administration teams. The focus of the directorate is to provide an outstanding service to all our users supporting and enhancing the student experience.

Technical Services are now seeking a flexible, motivated Technical Assistant to support the delivery of GCU programmes in our Engineering Department. As a Technical Assistant, you will undertake a wide range of practical electrical/electronic activities to support learning, teaching and assessment within the Department.

While working within a well-established team of technicians, the role holder will be required to adhere to established procedures and deliver support for the day to day operational needs of our electrical and electronics laboratories. Good IT skills would be advantageous.

As a Technical Assistant, you will also contribute to the development of a “one team” culture by embedding teamwork as part of your core ethics as well demonstrating commitment to the GCU values.

Candidates should have completed an HNC/HND (Higher National Certificate/Diploma) in Electrical & Electronics Engineering with a degree being desirable. With the ability to work individually and as part of a team, we will be looking for excellent oral and written communication skills. Essential criteria include experience of construction and installation of electrical systems; design and construction of electronic circuits using a range of electronic components; electronic/electrical equipment fault diagnosis and maintenance and the ability to work using own initiative with minimal supervision when required. An understanding of relevant health and safety policies/procedures is also required.

For further information please contact James Cox, School Professional Services – Engineering (

As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality and diversity, as well as our values in everything that we do. As such, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate the GCU Values.

The University offers a range of benefits including opportunities for professional development, family friendly policies, cycle to work scheme and onsite childcare facilities.

Applicants must have the continued right to live and work in the United Kingdom to apply for this vacancy.

Please note that the appointment will be made on the first point of the salary scale.

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