Innovation Lab Technician – Permanent

  This is a Gloucestershire County Council job.

 • Job Title: Innovation Lab Technician
 • Job Location: Tewkesbury Main Library
 • Salary: £25,878 – £28,371 per annum
 • Hours per Week: 37
 • Contract Type: Permanent
 • Closing Date: 01/10/2023
 • Job Requisition Number: 7417
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About The Team & Role


We are recruiting for a Community Technician to support our growing digital Lab network across Gloucestershire.


We are looking for a flexible, forward-thinking candidate, who is ready to get hands on with new technology and software to support small businesses, creatives and makers of all ages.


With an interest in 3D design, coding, electronics or virtual reality, you will work as part of a wider Lab Technician Team, sharing skills, knowledge and good practice.


The role is an agile position, allowing you to work as part of a wider lab technician team, supporting Gloucestershire Libraries to deliver creative, digital based training and events across the County.


We are recruiting for a full-time position – with a designated base in Tewkesbury Library.


You will be the creative lead for the Lab at Tewkesbury library and will be responsible for maintaining kit and developing a training offer for our members – working with partners and local networks to deliver a range of 121 sessions, workshops and events. It is not essential to be an expert in all of the technology – training will be provided – but you should be willing to learn new skills and be passionate about up-skilling others.


About You


The successful candidate will have excellent communication and networking skills, and a track record in driving and delivering projects with a range of partners and organisations.


Our ideal candidate will:


  • Be able to deliver excellent customer service in a professional manner
  • Have a high level of literacy and numeracy
  • Be able to communicate concepts, ideas and instructions to a wide range of audiences
  • Be confident in exploring new technology and software
  • Be proficient in the using the Microsoft Office software suite
  • Have a flexible and creative approach to projects and solving problems
  • Bring a proactive and enthusiastic attitude and be ready to hit the ground running
  • Have the ability to travel across Gloucestershire as required


About Us


For all your hard work, you will receive the following:

  • Agile working opportunities
  • 25.5 days annual leave rising to 30.5 days after 5 years continuous service
  • An option to purchase up to 10 days of additional leave per year (dependent on business need)
  • Career development and qualification opportunities
  • Supportive and positive working environment with regular, robust supervision
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) that provides free, confidential, counselling and advice for employees, available 24 hours a day, online and by telephone.
  • An in-house Occupational Health service
  • Employee discount scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Gloucestershire Salary Sacrifice Green Car Scheme (T&Cs apply)
  • Links to employee networks such as Prism (LGBT+) network and the Young Employees Network


How to apply


If you feel you have the skills, desire and experience required to make a positive difference, then please submit your application and personal statement today by clicking the “Apply Now” Button.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Andy Hayhoe on andrew.hayhoe@gloucestershire.gov.uk



Additional Information


To access the Job Profile for this role, please follow the link below:

Role Profile – Innovation Lab Technician


Gloucestershire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people or vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We want to be an employer of choice, attracting and retaining excellent people to work for us, so that we can best serve all of Gloucestershire’s diverse communities.  Our promise to you is that we will provide an inclusive and supportive working environment that enables you to bring your whole self to work and realise your full potential.

It is a legal requirement, under the Immigration Act 2016, that anyone appointed to a ‘customer facing role’ must be able to demonstrate an ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in fluent English.

Hybrid working arrangements are available for the majority of our roles, giving teams the opportunity to work in a way that suits them, balancing individual and service needs, with a mix of both remote and office working.

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