Launchpad Technical Support Officer

Falmouth University
14 Mar 2017
21 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Falmouth University is the number one ranked Arts University in the Sunday Times University Guide, the Complete University Guide and The Guardian University league table. For more than a hundred years we have been on a journey from School of Art to a modern creative innovation hub. Our success in the league tables has been built on a reputation for excellence established over decades. Today, it is our unique approach to Higher Education that sets us apart. By responding to the growth of the creative industries, with a course portfolio that is flexible and aligned to the real world, we have increased our student numbers by more than 30% in two years. Launchpad is a proven, innovative postgraduate business incubation and acceleration programme which will create a new generation of Cornwall-based companies in high-value and high-growth markets. The Launchpad methodology reverses the traditional model of business incubation as it builds new companies in response to specific known market demand. This approach significantly reduces the high failure rates associated with conventional start-up and business incubation and support models. The Launchpad Technical Support Officer will support the Launchpad graduate teams in software/technical areas of development, providing intensive technical support and training to students as they develop the projects that will lead to the establishment of businesses. You will be experienced in computer programming and be able use your knowledge to provide support provide a professional level of technical support, demonstration and supervision for the technical facilities, equipment and/or processes in the Launchpad work-space. This role will contribute critical input to the skills development of Launchpad students, including giving feedback and assessing competency. We offer excellent facilities and benefits to our staff. These include generous holiday entitlements, pension scheme, childcare vouchers and training and development courses. This role is part funded through the European Regional Development Fund. For more information and to apply for this position please our website by clicking the APPLY button. Closing date: Sunday 2 April 2017. Interviews are likely to be held during week commencing 10 April 2017.