Innovation Lab Technician

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Reference:4/EI/21/148 

Salary:£23,541.00 - £25,991.00 

Working Hours:30 

Job Share:No 

Employment Type:Permanent  

Location:Cheltenham Library, Tewkesbury Library, Stroud Library and Cotswolds (location tbc) - GL1 

Closing date:07 April 2021 at midnight 

Per annum (pro rata)

Are you inquisitive, quick to learn and ready for a new challenge?


Do you have experience with digital technology and software? Have you played with 3D design, coding or electronics?


The Innovation Lab network is growing – we are recruiting for 4 tech-savvy, creative and self-motivated Lab Technicians to join our vibrant team. If you are passionate about digital technology and up-skilling others, this is the role for you.


Our ideal candidates will either: be familiar with a wide range of technology; or have a particular interest in specific software, gadgets or skills, with the potential to quickly branch into new technologies - if this is you, we’d love to meet you!


In the coming year, we will be launching 4 new Innovation Labs in libraries across Gloucestershire – based in Cheltenham, Tewkesbury, Stroud and the Cotswolds.


As Lab Technician, you will be the technical and creative lead in supporting businesses, makers and inventors of all ages to explore and learn new technology, including virtual reality, CAD design, 3D printing, and coding.


You will be responsible for driving and developing 121 training, partnership projects community and school workshops, and supporting the overall development of the Innovation Lab offer.


You should have:



  • Excellent customer service skills

  • An ability to communicate concepts, ideas and instruction to a wide range of audiences

  • Confidence in exploring new technology and software

  • A flexible and creative approach to projects and solving problems

  • A proactive and enthusiastic attitude, and be ready to hit the ground running


As part of your application we would like you to produce a short, 5 minute demonstration. Please present it as if you are running a workshop, demonstrating your favourite piece of technology. Be creative, have fun, and include an unlisted Youtube link to your video in the ‘Relevant Experience’ section of the application form.


For further information please contact Katie Smith, Digital Services Manager on 01452 426494 or email katie.a.smith@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Interview Date - 16th, 19th & 20th April 2021.

Application Information

Gloucestershire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people or vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We value diversity in our workforce and positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.

It is a legal requirement, under the Immigration Act 2016, that anyone appointed to a ‘customer facing role’ must be able to demonstrate an ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in fluent English.

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