Technical Advisor - Mechanical Engineering (Motorsport)

Location:          Derby

Salary:              £22,285 to £25,005 per annum

Hours:              Full-time

Contract type:   Permanent

Ref:                  0582-19

About us

Challenging, interesting and constantly changing, the University of Derby is an extraordinary place to learn and an incredibly rewarding place to work.

Financially strong and seriously ambitious, we offer our employees a family-friendly, rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress.

The role

You will support and develop workshop-related activities within Engineering with particular emphasis on Motorsport, Mechanical and Manufacturing disciplines. You will be part of a technical team responsible for the maintenance and operation of college equipment and able to provide full technical support to students and staff including training and advice on the appropriate use of resources.

This is a practical role and will include setup of our own race cars, track day support, data acquisition, vehicle setup, general automotive workshop activities and the use of traditional workshop equipment. Candidates should have experience in a relevant role.

There will be evening and weekend work associated with this post.


  • Accessible location; Derby is a thriving, multi-cultural city with easy access from any location within the UK
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Competitive, family friendly reward packages
  • Opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme
  • Discount savings scheme and extensive staff discounts on accredited courses for yourself or family to study here at the University
  • Cycle2Work scheme and subsidised travel
  • Vast programme of training courses and secondment opportunities
  • Local recognition scheme

For more information and to apply, please click the “Apply” button below.

Closing date: Sunday 10 November 2019

Please note, unfortunately due to the SOC level and salary associated with this post we would be unable to sponsor any applicants requiring a Tier 2 (general) visa. For further information, please visit the following link: .

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect everyone who works for us to also share this commitment and to treat people with courtesy and respect.


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