Technology Engineer and Systems Specialist

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Technology Engineer and Systems Specialist

ESIF Digital Innovation in Agri-Tech Project

£25,000 per annum pro rata

18.25 hours per week


About Us

Hartpury University and Hartpury College are among the UK’s leading specialist education providers in agriculture, animal, equine, sport and veterinary nursing. Located in Gloucestershire, Hartpury University and Hartpury College of Further Education sit side-by-side on a beautiful 360-hectare campus. We provide world-class facilities to almost 4,000 university and college-level students studying undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, A-levels and diplomas, as well as undertaking industry research. The University holds Teaching Excellence Framework Gold and has 98% graduate employability, whilst the College is rated Ofsted Outstanding in all areas. A passionate and innovative business culture and exceptional support networks make Hartpury an ideal career choice.

About the Role

Hartpury’s new Digital Innovation in Agri-Tech Project will create new innovation and demonstration workspace for high-growth SMEs in the growth phase already operating within the agri-tech sector, to explore, test, trial, research and develop products, or enhance existing ones. It’s one of the most exciting agri tech projects in the country.

Reporting to the Digital Innovation in Agri-Tech Project Manager, this role will be the point of reference for all technical queries and service requests from the Digital Innovation in Agri-Tech Project team in relation to specialist equipment within the project’s Product Development and Testing Facilities.

Hartpury’s Digital Innovation Farm forms part of an exciting 10-year vision at Hartpury, which is already under way with the construction of a £2 million Agri-Tech Centre. Hartpury’s Digital Innovation Farm will include the National Centre for Agricultural Data Management and Interpretation, to assist the industry in its advancement of agricultural technology, data and security. Officially opened earlier this year by NFU President Minette Batters, the Agri-Tech Centre provides farmers, students and organisations with access to the latest commercial technology. This is an ESIF funded project.

About You

  • To install, support and maintain specialist equipment (hardware and software) within the project’s Product Development and Testing Facilities.
  • To liaise with external specialist equipment providers to ensure we have well-designed and fit for purpose Product Development and Testing Facilities.
  • To provide expert advice on equipment, research opportunities and help to deliver facilities with the latest relevant technology.
  • Develop industry links and contacts, promoting the opportunity to engage with this project.
  • You will demonstrate a sound understanding of safeguarding and its importance in an Educational environment.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.  All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks. 

If you require further information concerning the role, in the first instance please contact:

To apply online, visit our website or call the HR team on 01452 702135 to request documents by post.

Closing date for applications is 14th February 2021

Interviews will be held w/c 22nd February 2021

Hartpury values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.



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