Enabling Effective Partnerships

by Rossana Espinoza 0

Workshop 10: Enabling Effective Partnerships between Technicians and Organisational and Staff Developers to Create a Sustainable Technician Services



The recently launched National Technician development Centre (https://nationaltechnicianscentre.ac.uk) aims to support HEIs to create a sustainable future for their technical staff and services. As partners of the Technician Commitment (TC) we are also working with HEIs to support the development of their services and meet the Technician Commitment pledges.

SDF members have a critical role in enabling local development of technical services and staff and in a number of HEIs they have also been asked to help the HEI achieve the TC pledges. The centre has received a number of calls seeking support and guidance to help them in their role. The aim of this workshop will be to bring together good practice and shared experience to support them in this role.


Chris Turgoose currently works within the National Centre for Technical Development and Modernisationas co-project manager for the HEFCE Catalyst project -‘Technical Development &Modernisation: Creating Career Pathways for Technicians.’ Within the project he also leads on the development of a tool designed to capture technician roles, responsibilities, and skills. Chris has worked in a number of project management roles and as director of a work based university consultancy unit. More recently she has had lead roles In Sheffield University and Sheffield Hallam University that focus on professional staff (admin and technical)