Technical Officer (Simulation Technology and Gait Analysis)


Average weekly working hours: 35


Technical Services, within Student and Academic Services, comprises approximately 200 specialist technicians across the University. We provide expert support to undergraduate and postgraduate students and the student experience is at the heart of what we do. The services we provide also underpin a wide variety of academic programmes and we deliver this support via specialist laboratories, workshops, design studios and contemporary arts facilities. We also provide support for research, consultancy and knowledge exchange activities. We are a forward-looking service, committed to a culture of continuous improvement and service excellence and keeping our specialist skills up-to-date through ongoing training and development.

Manchester Metropolitan University are seeking to appoint a Technical Officer to work across the Departments of Nursing and Health Professions, currently based in the Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care at the Brooks Building, All Saints Campus. The post sits within the University’s Technical Services Structure.

The position is located at the Brooks academic building, which is a brand new £130M state-of-the-art building, housing two Faculties: Education and Health, Psychology and Social Care. Brooks is located on the Birley campus. Technical Services are vital to the student experience, delivering a wide variety of resources underpinned by a dedicated team of customer-focused technical experts. Our students require innovative and creative technical support that allows them to achieve their academic aims.


You will be a member of the Technical Services team, acting as a specialist in Simulation Technology and Gait Analysis.You will be expected to be the principal source of technical support and expertise for the laboratory-based work in the simulation and clinical gait analysis areas. As part of a team, you will be working closely with other technical staff and with academic colleagues to prepare the equipment required for teaching including the routine maintenance of equipment and the management of supplies. You will also engage with students and service users when they use the suite.

Duties include:

  • Providing innovative technical advice, skills instruction, induction and training to service users
  • Using and maintaining a variety of “sector standard” software packages and equipment used in simulation and clinical gait analysis
  • Creating a library of clinical scenarios in the area of simulation and a reference database for clinical gait analysis
  • Live streaming, processing and storage of data
  • Advising on the purchasing of equipment and stock-levels of consumables
  • Organising laboratories and providing supervision within the technical areas.

The typical working hours are 8.45am – 4.30pm. However, the successful candidate will be required to work flexibly, subject to service requirements, any time between 8 a.m and 7 p.m, with appropriate notice.

For an informal discussion regarding the requirements of the role please contact Chris Bracchi, Technical Group Manager (

Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will have significant experience of providing technical support for laboratory-based activities in a simulation and gait analysis environment. This involves supporting a simulation-based learning and assessment environment for students and service users in relation to teaching, research, enterprise and knowledge exchange activity and underpins a wide variety of academic programmes delivered in a suite of modern simulation and clinical gait analysis facilities which contain an extensive range of equipment.

We are seeking someone with excellent communication, interpersonal skills and organisational skills. You will be able to manage conflicting demands, be flexible and be able to work on your own initiative, whilst adding a valuable contribution as a member of a team.


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