DMC Technician job role

26/01/2024 |

We're hiring! Could you be the new DMC Technician, supporting businesses to use our MakerLab and CreatorLab?

Salary : £29,269 - £32,076

Apply online here Working Arrangements : working on site

Hours per week : 37

Contract type: Fixed Term until 31/3/2025

About The Post

We’re excited to be recruiting a Technician for the MakerLab and CreatorLab at the DMC ’s here in Barnsley, the place of possibilities.

How do we sum up Barnsley Council? Well, we’re a double award winning, high-performing council with a growing economy, a thriving town centre and some truly impressive outcomes in our communities.

This is why we’ve been awarded Council of the Year for 2023 by the Local Government Chronicle (LGC) and The Municipal Journal (MJ).

The work Enterprising Barnsley and the DMC’s have been doing have been a key part of our win; we’re so proud of what we’ve achieved not just for the council, but for people and businesses of Barnsley.

It’s the perfect time to join our excellent team.

We want to make sure every business in the borough has the access to the latest equipment to test ideas, refine existing products, and find new routes to market, and that’s where the MakerLab and CreatorLab play their part. Based at the DMC, these two facilities have a range of equipment and tools designed to support businesses innovate and try new things. We need a technician to work in these two spaces and really lead them.

We’ll need the successful candidate to be able to : - • Be self-taught about new equipment that comes into the lab on how to use and maintain it. • Lead on the rollout of new equipment and help decide what we need to get next. • Work with people of different skill levels to make sure they get the most out of their time in the Labs. • Create training session to help groups of people improve their knowledge at once, both in person and online. • Be actively involved with any wider support programme which uses the Labs. • Lead the create ion of a community around the labs. • Help businesses and individuals solve the problems using the Labs. • Be part of the DMC team.

The right person will need to be personable and welcoming. Forming part of the DMC team, they will need to have a ‘can do’ attitude and find ways to solve problems. They must also be flexible with hours as there are some evening and weekend work needed, although only as business needs requires it.

We’re looking for someone with a level 2 in English, Maths, and Science, along with a Level 3 in a related field (Design, Media, etc). You’ll need to have experience of working in Maker Spaces or labs, as well as instructing others in the use of equipment normally found in them, such as 3D Printers, Laser Cutters, and electronics. Ideally, you will have experience working with businesses to help them solve problems though use of technology, presenting information visually and verbally, and have worked with schools to deliver training.

You’ll be required to have an enhanced DBS check. If you live overseas or have lived overseas in the last five years, if you are the preferred candidate for the post, you will be required to apply for an overseas criminal records check from the country you have live in. If you experience difficulty in obtaining an overseas criminal record check, please

Please make sure you view the job profile for this role, as you'll need to demonstrate how you meet the required criteria in your application form.

In certain circumstances, Pensions Regulations may reduce pension payments of those who return to work within local government service. If you're in receipt of a pension before starting your employment with Barnsley Council, this may affect your pension entitlements - please get in touch with the relevant Pensions Authority for advice.

Working for Barnsley Council is great . We’re an award-winning team and one of the biggest employers in the borough supporting around 243,000 people. You’ll receive great pay, generous holiday entitlement, an excellent pension scheme and development opportunities. We’re a family friendly organisation and support employees to work flexibly and maintain a healthy work life balance. We encourage discussions around working hours and patterns. There’s so much happening in our thriving borough and your talent and skills will help us make Barnsley the place of possibilities.

We are happy to talk flexible working arrangements with you, please get in touch .

Suitable for Secondment: Employees wishing to be considered for secondment should agree with their head of service before submitting an application form .

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Closing date : 12/02/2024 a t 23:59

The successful candidate will be required to speak English to an appropriate standard.

This post requires a Basic Criminal Record Check

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