Senior Virtual Reality Teaching Technician

University of Nottingham

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Location:  University Park

£33,348 to £44,414
per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Saturday 15 July 2023
Reference:  ENG252623

Applications are invited for an exciting new opportunity that has arisen within the Faculty of Engineering to lead and deliver practical Virtual Reality (VR) teaching. The role will provide hands-on specialist training and demonstration to staff and students on equipment essential for teaching VR course content. 

We have an experienced, collaborative team of over 140 technical staff, supporting the wider Faculty of Engineering across two University campuses. Our technical teams work closely with staff and students and engage in a varied portfolio of work across all the University’s engineering disciplines. 

The Role 

You will provide specialist Virtual Reality (VR) knowledge and practical experience to all VR undergraduate teaching activities. Working closely with the academic leads to develop and lead practical teaching activities and taking ownership and management of the new faculty large scale VR facility. In addition, the role will take oversight and co-ordinate maintenance of the faculty’s AV and group working IT facilities. 

This is a permanent, full-time post of 36.25 hours per week. Job share arrangements will be considered. 

Your Experience

  • Proven experience running VR simulations 
  • Experience managing and operating several VR programs and VR facilities 
  • Knowledge of managing and maintaining AV and computer-based equipment and facilities  
  • Experience working in an educational environment  

Your Approach 

We’re proud of our team and are looking for a real team player to join us. Some of the qualities we like our team to display are:

  • Positive and proactive.
  • A willingness to learn and develop.
  • Flexible and happy to engage in new opportunities and challenges.
  • Ability to develop novel solutions to problems.
  • Ability to communicate your advice and thoughts to other staff members and students.



  • Annual leave entitlement of 30 days per annum, plus 5 University closure days and 8 bank holidays. Pro–rata for part time staff.
  • Annual salary review
  • Attractive pension scheme (9.8% employee contribution and 21.6% employer contribution) 
  • Eligible for performance-related financial rewards throughout the year
  • Access to benefits and rewards, including staff discounts at over 130,000 retailers and entertainment venues, including discounted car finance

Wellbeing and Development

  • Wide-range of development opportunities 
  • Free on-site counselling services
  • Discounted private medical insurance

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Informal enquiries may be addressed to Simon Harrison, email: [email protected]. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

Applicants for this post will be considered on an equal basis, subject to the relevant permission to work in the UK as defined by the requirements set out by UK Visas & Immigration.  Please visit: for more information.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependents accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.

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