Technical Officer (Optometry)

Hatfield, Hertfordshire
£20,130 - £20,675 pa with potential to progress to £22,417 pa
13 Nov 2020
13 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Technical Officer (Optometry)

Hatfield, Hertfordshire

£20,130 - £20,675 pa with potential to progress to £22,417 pa on achieving designated skills and experience

Ref: 029595

We are seeking to recruit a talented and resourceful individual to join our technical team in Optometry. You will work within a small team of professional colleagues, both technical and academic, and will make a significant contribution to supporting practical teaching sessions within the Department.

Main duties and responsibilities

You will be supporting the Optometry teaching clinics and laboratories, with tasks such as testing, maintenance, calibration and repair of equipment as needed. You will keep track of ordering of consumables, undertake housekeeping tasks and enquire that Health & Safety legislation and local codes of practice are observed at all times. Inventorying equipment for Optometry clinics will fall under your remit, and you’ll also be providing technical support and assistance with examinations of our students.

Skills and experience

Practical experience in Optometry or a related discipline, preferably gained within a higher-education framework would be advantageous and you may hold, or be working towards, an appropriate relevant nationally recognised qualification.

You will be both versatile and adaptable to your workload and team requirements, as you will continually meet new challenges and demands. Enthusiasm and a professional attitude are likewise essential, as you will work not only with Departmental staff but also with students. The ability to work independently and to use initiative is also important, as you will be expected to exercise your own judgement and make decisions from time to time. As the post is based within a complex laboratory environment an awareness of basic Health and Safety legislation would be beneficial but relevant training will be provided.

Qualifications required

You will hold at least one A-level in a relevant subject (or equivalent), along with GCSEs at grade C/4 or above in Maths and English, or equivalent.

Contact details/Informal enquiries:

For all enquiries and further information, please contact Roy Mills, Technical Manager, on or 07950 638 616.

The University offers every individual the opportunity to succeed. We want our staff to represent multi-faceted life experiences, varied cultural heritage and to encourage cognitive diversity. We recognise that the field is not ‘level’ and want to actively address barriers to progression. Markers of success to date include a small gender pay gap within the School where this post sits (2%) and holding an Athena Swan Bronze Award. We also challenge stereotypes and partner with networks both within and outside of the University to enhance inclusion in the workplace. We wholeheartedly encourage applications from BAME and LGTBQ candidates, who are currently under-represented within the programme.

We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave and discounted Sports Village memberships, personal and professional development and family friendly-policies. #GoHerts

To apply, please visit our website.

Closing date: 13 December 2020