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Be part of something exciting

Making the exceptional happen.

The fastest rising, fastest growing University in the UK, we offer you the opportunity to join a Russell Group University ranked within the UK top ten and world top 100 universities.

With an excellent benefits package our people enjoy the beautiful campus, a working environment where people matter and the ability to personalise your career.

Many people dream about combining their passion with their job; at the University of Exeter we make this a reality.

With over 21,000 students and 4,300 members of staff (employed over 3 campuses), the opportunity to embark on a career that you are passionate about is available in a variety of non-academic roles. While traditional academic roles still underpin what we do, we have an increasing requirement for talented and passionate people to support our academics in what are known as Technical roles. 

World leading support roles

The reality of the requirements to join the University in a scientific role is often very different to the perception. We need a team of talented individuals to support our teaching and research, and in training the next generation of top scientists.

Our technical roles which include experimental officers, laboratory technicians and research technicians all focus on different aspects of science - from mechanical/electrical engineering to cutting edge research, but all benefit from the same investment in science here at the University of Exeter. 

Diversity of skills

The University of Exeter believes that the best teams are composed of a variety of experiences and we are therefore passionate about recruiting people from a diversity of backgrounds.

Our women in HE work extends the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter and the Gender Equality Charter Mark to all roles in the University. At Exeter we are committed to bringing the best development experience to women at all stages of their careers as well as being passionate about promoting careers for women in science. That is why we have invested in a range of initiatives, online resources, networking, training and mentoring opportunities to encourage women to reach their full potential. 

Benefits of working in Technical Services

  • Join a team of professional, highly skilled, technical staff.
  • Technical Services are a Science Council Employer Champion. With established link with professional bodies, FREE membership for the first year, and support with your professional registration.
  • FREE HEATED membership giving you:
    • Discounts on CPD activities, including our bespoke activities
    • Exclusive online courses
    • Use of our Competency Assessment Toolkit for Technical Staff (CATTS) workforce development resource
    • free access to a range of resources on soft skills and professional development
    • A range of resources designed to enhance career progression
  • Supporting staff through Aurora (Leadership Foundation) courses.
  • FREE delegate ticket to our annual Technical Services conference.
  • Personal and Professional Development - the University offer a number of role related training courses to help develop you and your role through the Learning and Development team. Continuous Personal Development through our Technical Staff Development Framework.
  • Staff benefits - a number of other staff benefits are also available, which can be found here.