The Sainsbury Laboratory is a proud signatory of the Technician Commitment, having signed up in September 2017. We are excited to play our part in valuing, developing and rewarding our highly skilled technical employees, who play a vital role in our institute’s work.
The Technician Commitment is a university and research institution initiative, led by a steering group of sector bodies, with support from the Science Council and the Gatsby Charitable Foundation’s Technicians Make It Happen campaign.
By signing the Technician Commitment we have pledged action against the key challenges affecting our technical staff. The commitment includes 4 key areas:
- Visibility – ensuring that all technicians within our institute are identifiable and that their contributions are visible within and beyond the institute
- Recognition – supporting technicians to gain recognition through professional registration and external award schemes
- Career Development – enabling career progression opportunities for technicians through the provision of clear, documented career pathways
- Sustainability – ensuring the future sustainability of technical skills across the institute and that technical expertise is fully utilised
For more information on our Technician Commitment, contact our Technician Commitment Lead; Dr Simon Foster (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Our 24 month Action Plan outlining the initiatives we will be undertaking to achieve the aims of the Technician Commitment can be found here.