Survey of tasks/responsibilities you think could be attributed to 'grades' of a technicians role

Hi All!!
I'm a member of the Independent Steering Group for Technicians in Education. After some lengthy research I have found in CLEAPSS G228 (which was updated in 2009), that schools and colleges should consider 'grades' that are appropriate for their technicians roles (some which apply now). Dependent on skills, experience and knowledge required for the job, the levels of responsibilities required and the supervision received / given. The RS / ASE have suggested that there should be four grades of technicians as follows:
• Trainee technician.
• Technician.
• Senior technician.
• Team-leader technician / demonstrator technician / advanced skills-technician / technician adviser. (We have renamed to Advanced, Specialist Technician).
CLEAPSS believes that four grades will be adequate to support the range of technician activities required by science departments in schools and colleges.

I have created a survey that includes roles/ responsibilities technicians undergo that have been collated from previous threads and general research. What we are trying to find out is what role you think collates to each technician 'grade'. There is multiple choice so please feel free to select more than one 'grade' if you think it applies. It will only take 2-3 minutes of your day, please give us a helping hand!

Thank you!!!
Em :p

https://forms.gle/ETGJ38FrPACbGY1c6
 
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If anyone needs help or can think of an adjustment that I need to make, I welcome the help and feedback!
 
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How are we meant to choose? We can't click or highlight an option.

Or am I missing something?

If you go onto the survey following the link provided there should be little boxes next to each technician grade title. You click those for each question and then click the submit button at the end!
 
Hi All!!
I'm a member of the Independent Steering Group for Technicians in Education. After some lengthy research I have found in CLEAPSS G228 (which was updated in 2009), that schools and colleges should consider 'grades' that are appropriate for their technicians roles (some which apply now). Dependent on skills, experience and knowledge required for the job, the levels of responsibilities required and the supervision received / given. The RS / ASE have suggested that there should be four grades of technicians as follows:
• Trainee technician.
• Technician.
• Senior technician.
• Team-leader technician / demonstrator technician / advanced skills-technician / technician adviser. (We have renamed to Advanced, Specialist Technician).
CLEAPSS believes that four grades will be adequate to support the range of technician activities required by science departments in schools and colleges.

I have created a survey that includes roles/ responsibilities technicians undergo that have been collated from previous threads and general research. What we are trying to find out is what role you think collates to each technician 'grade'. There is multiple choice so please feel free to select more than one 'grade' if you think it applies. It will only take 2-3 minutes of your day, please give us a helping hand!

Thank you!!!
Em :p

https://forms.gle/ETGJ38FrPACbGY1c6
The Form looked interesting until I came upon the question of Photocopying/Binding etc which are not Technical duties. Also I'm not sure where you got the notion that a Advanced, Specialist Technician usually started as a Senior Technician. I've never been a Senior Technician. I brought advanced skills with me into my job from work in Academia and Industry. Nevertheless it's probably a useful start.:)
 
The Form looked interesting until I came upon the question of Photocopying/Binding etc which are not Technical duties. Also I'm not sure where you got the notion that a Advanced, Specialist Technician usually started as a Senior Technician. I've never been a Senior Technician. I brought advanced skills with me into my job from work in Academia and Industry. Nevertheless it's probably a useful start.:)

Everything that is included in the survey was from other technicians job descriptions or from CLEAPSS G228. I was as surprised as you by the photocopying/ binding! (even though I do the odd photocopying jobs). The descriptions for each of the grades were also from G228 pg 24 if you fancy a not so light read! I just guessed that the Advanced, Specialist Technician would have been a senior techie that has specialised in one area and therefore graduated to the higher 'grade', so that's my bad :p.
 
Everything that is included in the survey was from other technicians job descriptions or from CLEAPSS G228. I was as surprised as you by the photocopying/ binding! (even though I do the odd photocopying jobs). The descriptions for each of the grades were also from G228 pg 24 if you fancy a not so light read! I just guessed that the Advanced, Specialist Technician would have been a senior techie that has specialised in one area and therefore graduated to the higher 'grade', so that's my bad :p.
You're forgiven Emily. I think that what you said about the Specialist Technician developing from a Senior Technician may have been right at one time. Now, however, there is a new breed of super-dynamic Technicians emerging from the wood work.:p
 
You're forgiven Emily. I think that what you said about the Specialist Technician developing from a Senior Technician may have been right at one time. Now, however, there is a new breed of super-dynamic Technicians emerging from the wood work.:p
Also I have changed the survey just for you George! it now states "Advanced, Specialist Technician- May have started as a Senior Technician, undergoes admin and line management, highly skilled in own specialised field, woks locally." :cool:
 
I think the senior description is difficult - it is used as a job title where "Lead Technician" might be better. I have never been a "senior" but, after more than 10 years, I am not "just" a technician.
 
I think the senior description is difficult - it is used as a job title where "Lead Technician" might be better. I have never been a "senior" but, after more than 10 years, I am not "just" a technician.
This is all in the starting stages any who, the job titles will probably be changed or tweaked in time. But if others feel the same it can be changed easily. It would make me feel quite 'old' being called a senior techie though being 25 an all! :oops:
 
Sorry that one doesn't work either and I definitely don't have any boxes but I think our browsers are heavily managed by IT.
If I get any time I'll ping my answers across to you.
That's amazing!! Really sorry you can't get the whole wonderful experience that is my fabulous survey! :p
 
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