Technician commitment launch event

Posted by rmt22 at May 16, 2018 10:40 AM |
Come to our Technician Commitment launch on 22 May and help us shape how we support our technical staff.

Do you consider yourself to be a technician? Then you might find you are. Technicians are people who work in a technical role, this could cover everyone from a gardener to specialist equipment technician.

The University of Leicester is supporting the Technician Commitment which is a sector-wide initiative led by the Science Council and the Gatsby Foundation. The aim is to address some of the key challenges facing technical staff working in higher education to improve and safeguard their vital skills.

Technicians make it happen

The Science Council is working to not only increase the visibility and recognition of technicians but to also ensure that professional recognition and career development opportunities are available to them. There are five key areas of the commitment.

Ensure that all technicians within the organisation are identifiable and that the contribution of technicians is visible within and beyond the institution.

Support technicians to gain recognition through professional registration.

Career development
Enable career progression opportunities for technicians through the provision of clear, documented career pathways.

Ensure the future sustainability of technical skills across the organisation and that technical expertise is fully utilised.

Evaluating impact
Regularly assess the impact of actions taken in support of the commitment to ensure their effectiveness.

We need your help!

Come along to our Technician Commitment launch to help us shape the action plan for the University of Leicester. You will have the opportunity to voice your opinion and direct how the commitment will work for you. So come along, have some lunch, and have your say!

Tuesday 22 May 12noon-4pm
Where: Council Chambers, Fielding Johnson Building
How: Sign up via the Eventbrite page.

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