Psychology Technician (maternity cover)

Job title Psychology Technician (maternity cover)

Department Psychology

Salary Starting from £26,715, rising to £32,817 Pro rata per annum

Grade Grade 6

Placed on Thursday 20 May 2021

Closing date Sunday 20 June 2021

Interview date Wednesday 30 June 2021

Reference JB8297

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We are seeking a skilled and ambitious Technician to support work on a range of projects within our Psychology Department.  

Projects will involve supporting staff with the transition to online teaching, maintaining the labs and department research resources, supporting students in their use of our software and equipment, and assisting in widening participation events.

About you

You will have a good first degree or equivalent in Psychology or a relevant subject.  Experience offering training in a support role would be beneficial.

This is a demanding customer-facing role, which will often have multiple projects occurring simultaneously.  You will need to be able work concurrently on projects, manage your time effectively and be flexible in response to ad hoc emerging needs.

This is a part time (29.2 hours per week) maternity cover role on a fixed term contract of up to 12 months.  Applications for part-time and job sharing will be considered.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Susanna Martin ( in the first instance, but all applications must be made via the University website.

The Department of Psychology is based in a new £30M building, featuring 12 lab spaces (EEG, Crossmodal, BioPsych, Pain Labs, VR, BioPac, Eye Tracker, Developmental, Social, Testing Labs, CREATE,CAAR). You will have an opportunity to be learn about a range of equipment.

Both the Department of Psychology and the University of Bath have a Bronze award from the Athena SWAN Charter Scheme. Both the Department and the University are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive working environment.

What we can offer you:

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. 

We are:

  • a family friendly workplace 
  • open to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the University. 
  • recognising of the talents of our diverse workforce through an excellent reward package 
  • encouraging of your personal and professional development

Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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Further details:

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK you should refer to our applicant information webpage  before embarking on a job application to ensure that you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / ILR, please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.

The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations.  We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Bronze Athena SWAN award, and we are actively working towards a Silver award. We are a family-friendly University, with an increasingly agile workforce. We are open to flexible working arrangements and we’re also proud to be a disability confident employer and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.