Technical Assistant

£21,255 - £21,255

Job Description

The Centre for Biomedical Sciences Education will, on occasion, require temporary technical support. Applicants on the casual register will provide short-term cover for employment gaps as a result of sickness absence, holidays etc.



Duties will involve providing support under the supervision of senior technical staff within biomedical teaching laboratories including replenishing chemical and consumable laboratory stocks, retrieving deliveries, preparing solutions, manual handling of equipment and materials, setting up/setting down practical classes as directed by the supervising staff members, ensuring all work is carried out in accordance with Health and Safety policies and carrying out other appropriate technical duties as required within the Centre. Special requirements: manual handling, willing to work with animal tissue, mammalian cell lines, cadaveric specimens and human bodily fluids.




Qualifications

None



Skills

Essential Criteria to help with shortlisting for interview:



· At least 6 months recent working laboratory experience



· Awareness of Health and Safety



· Manual handling ability

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The Queen’s University Widening Participation Unit (WPU) require Maths Mentors to provide support for a GCSE Maths attainment programme for local GCSE students. Full training for the role will be provided. Please note that the hours of the role will be dependent on school availability and timetables. Candidates should be available for approximatey 3 hours every week, on either likely a Wednesday or a Thursday morning from 9am. Exact schedule will be confirmed following appointment. 



Posts are available from January 2024 to June 2024 in the first instance, with the possibility of extension into academic year 2024/2025, subject to a continuing right to work in the UK, active registration on QWork, re-registration with the University in September 2024 and being a registered student of the University for the full duration of the post.     



Working fixed hours, up to a maximum of fifteen hours per week during term-time based on the study level (UG/PGT/PGR) of the candidate appointed.   



Maths Mentors support the work of the Widening Participation Unit in the delivery of this attainment raising programme by:   





  • Engaging with GCSE students (referred to hereafter as programme participants) involved in WPU Maths attainment programme.    







  • Supporting the learning of Maths GCSE students through co-operative learning models in the classroom (training will be provided for the purposes of this duty);    




  • Acting as a ‘role model and ambassador’ for Higher Education to programme participants providing potential students with an enthusiastic insight into life at Queen’s;   




  • Providing assistance to Widening Participation staff members through facilitating small group discussions and activities on subjects relevant to programme participants;   




  • Assisting in motivating and encouraging programme participants to engage fully in all aspects of the delivered programme;   




  • Having knowledge of the Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Groups Act (training also to be provided by Widening Participation in line with QUB code of practice and good conduct policies);  







  • Carrying out any other duties which are appropriate to the post as may be reasonably requested by the supervisor   





The requirements of these posts are that applicants must be currently registered and attending a course at Queen's University, Belfast. Students applying for this post MUST be able to evidence in writing how they meet the essential and desirable criteria outlined below.  Students who DO NOT provide evidence will not be shortlisted and the application will not be considered.  



Qualifications

Attained a C or above in A-Level in Maths. 



Skills

Essential Criteria:   





  • Registered students (undergraduate and postgraduate) at Queen’s University Belfast for academic year 2023– 2024; 




  • All students for whom English is not their first language must have achieved a minimum pass mark of 7.0 in the writing and speaking band of IELTS (International English Language Test Score) or equivalent. (Please note a copy of your IELTS results will be requested by email to your QUB email address following submission of your application); 







  • An understanding of the issues and barriers pupils from Widening Participation backgrounds face when considering or applying to Higher Education;   




  • Experience of working within a team;  




  • Experience of working with young people; 




  • Attained a C or above in A-Level in Maths. 





Desirable Criteria:   





  • Experience of working effectively in a supportive capacity with young people through engagement as a volunteer or as member of a social organisation;    




  • Experience in facilitating small group discussion;   




  • Knowledge of the Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Groups Act and experience of applying that knowledge.   



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The post will be to support with the administrative activities of the Register of Support Providers at Queen's located in One Elmwood.



The main focus of the post will be to support with matching disabled students with suitable Support Providers according to their background / experience / availability.



The post holder may also be required to support with other relevant duties such as answering the telephone / taking messages, responding to customer queries received through one of the project’s shared email accounts, liaising with funders etc.




Qualifications

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Skills

The candidate will ideally have experience of:




  • Microsoft Office

  • Excel spreadsheets

  • Databases / information management systems

  • Dealing with confidential sensitive / personal data

  • QSIS

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