Design and Technology Lab Co-ordinator

Allia Future Business Centre




Up to £25,000 per annum dependent on experience.




Design and Technology Lab Co-ordinator – 12-month fixed term contract (With possibility of extension)

Based:                 Future Business Centre Peterborough

Hours:                 Full time – 35 hours

Salary:                 Up to £25,000 per annum dependent on experience.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK without sponsorship

About Us

Allia is one of the UK’s leading organisations dedicated to helping impact ventures to thrive. We support those that aim to make positive change and address the most pressing global and local challenges: through flexible workspace, networking and community in its Future Business Centres; venture support programmes for entrepreneurs; and social finance solutions to help charities create greater impact.

We welcome future impact makers, community builders, growers, movers, shakers, game-changers, awe inspirers.

As part of our collaboration with Anglican Water, we are looking for an enthusiastic individual with well-rounded technical knowledge and creative capacity, to join our team at our fully equipped Innovation Lab / Maker Space in Peterborough.


  • Salary of up to £25,000 per annum depending on your experience
  • If you are an excellent match, your contract could be extended beyond 12 months
  • Company pension scheme; free on-site parking; Bike2Work Scheme
  • Casual dress
  • Various wellness programmes and discounted café food & coffee
  • Work for the best not-for-profit employer for employee engagement in the Eastern region
  • Be a part of the design and development of innovative products and systems with a focus on addressing environmental and social challenges

To learn more about what the Innovation Lab has to offer please go to: www.

The Role

As our Design and Technology Lab Co-ordinator, you will assist in the smooth operation of the Innovation Lab and oversee the use of equipment such as 3D Printers, CAD systems, hard engineering, digital media etc. You will provide and co-ordinate all aspects of technical support and training to users in prototyping and fabrication to assist them with development of their novel or disruptive technology in the best way possible.

You will also ensure the efficient day to day running of the facility including managing resources and components, user bookings and memberships, health and safety in the lab, maintenance of service contracts etc.

Role Responsibilities

  • Ensure the safe and effective use of the Innovation Lab.
  • Work closely with the Anglian Water team to ensure resources are managed appropriately.
  • Co-ordinate inductions and training for the equipment and facilities.
  • Advise businesses and users on the best use of equipment.
  • Assisting with the collection and reporting of data.
  • Responsible for the stock taking, ordering and safe keeping of lab consumables.
  • Take control of materials, equipment being used and documentation for all aspects of the lab so that the business can run smoothly.
  • Working with the Innovation Lab Business Development Manager to create and implement a technology roadmap which keeps the Innovation Lab up to date on emerging technologies.
  • Champion innovation that strategically aligns to Allia’s Vision and Objectives, testing new ideas in areas such as social entrepreneurship, social impact, and exploring how technology can tackle stubborn development challenges, and help achieve the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

About You

The position would suite a trained technician or product developer with a rounded experience on the innovation lab equipment. An engineering degree and/or teaching experience would be an added advantage.

  • You are a versatile all-rounder, specialising in 3D printing, CAD, digital media, electronics, computing, engineering, or technical design applications.
  • Worked/studied within a workshop environment and be familiar with an assembly of complex tasks and the development of innovative projects.
  • Relevant qualification/training or demonstrable equivalent experience in materials or making, which enable you to provide high-level advice to users on technical issues regarding materials, concept, design process, CAD, manufacture, finish, assembly, and installation of work.
  • Confident and personable individual.
  • A willingness to learn and acquire new knowledge and skills is essential.
  • Works well under pressure whilst managing multiple tasks and projects simultaneously to a high standard.

We are committed to equality and diversity for our ventures, tenants, colleagues, volunteers, trustees, and supporters. We value the strength that comes with difference and the positive contribution that diversity brings to the communities in which we serve. We are working to increase diversity and would particularly welcome applications from groups that are currently under-represented, including those from a BAME background.

To apply for this role, please send an up to date CV with a supporting covering letter highlighting your skills and experience along with why we should consider you for the role and your salary expectations to  Applications will not be considered without this information.

All applications should be submitted by 5pm on Friday 16th of July 2021.




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