The Technician Commitment – launched in 2017 – offers a framework for taking a strategic approach to ensuring status and opportunity for technicians working in UK higher education and research institutions. The vision of the Technician Commitment is “a culture where technical careers are recognised, respected, supported, developed and aspired to as professional careers in higher education and research institutes”.
The Technician Commitment is funded by the Gatsby Foundation, hosted by the Science Council and led by a Steering Board of sector stakeholder organisations.
The Technician Commitment Steering Board wishes to commission an independent review, seeking to:
- explore whether the Technician Commitment is making a positive difference to the visibility, recognition, career development and sustainability of technicians working in UK higher education and research institutions.
- explore the experiences of signatory institutions in engaging with the Technician Commitment.
- establish a baseline for future reviews of the impact of the Technician Commitment.
- identify any areas where the processes or practice of the Technician Commitment need to be improved.
Invitation to tender can be downloaded here.
Tenders close at 12 noon on Wednesday 23rd September.