UCL Career Frameworks


Enterprise and External Engagement - Grade 4

Example job roles: Assistant Technician, Assistant Archaeologist, Laboratory Assistant

Level: Developing/Skilled 


Activities and responsibilities likely to be required when working at this level

Health & Safety responsibilities

  • Engaging with local, national, or international organisations outside of academia
  • Identify, investigate, sample, record and process range of data 
  • Understand and follow safe working practice, safety paperwork and reporting hazards

Core responsibilities

  • Contribute to delivery of commissioned projects for industry-based clients 
  • Assist with training of students and junior staff
  • Provide support for the delivery of public events and engagement 
  • Contribute to meetings
  • Assist with stock control, equipment and stores 
  • Operate simple equipment following instruction or SOPs
  • Organise laboratory spaces and archives
  • Report faults or damage to equipment and assist with simple maintenance tasks
  • Assist with the induction of new staff
  • Liaise with external bodies and suppliers


Personal and professional development

Development options to consider when working towards this level

Learning on the job

  • Develop technical skills and knowledge
  • Awareness of relevant standards and guidance
  • Build experience of project types, tasks 
  • Develop application of your technical skills in a commercial/industry setting 
  • Refine record keeping accuracy
  • Develop observational skills
  • Develop teamworking 
  • Develop methodological approaches

Learning from others  

  • Shadow experienced members of the team in the working environment
  •  Ask for feedback on your work 
  • Discuss with your peers complex problems and learn from their responses

Formal learning

  • Join a professional body to gain wider sector awareness and engagement
  • Sector relevant Health & Safety training, Dignity at Work
  • Relevant degree, apprenticeship or sector training programme

Transferable skills and competencies

UCL uses the Universal Competency Framework (UCF) to discuss transferable skills. Find out more details on the framework.

Relating and Networking

  • Building rapport
  • Networking
  • Relating across levels
  • Managing conflict
  • Using humour

Presenting and communicating information 

  • Speaking fluently
  • Explaining concepts and opinions
  • Articulating key points of an argument. Presenting and public speaking
  • Projecting credibility
  • Responding to an audience

Developing results and setting customer expectations

  • Focusing on customer needs and satisfaction
  • Setting high standards for quality
  • Monitoring and maintaining quality
  • Working systematically
  • Managing quality processes
  • Maintaining productivity levels
  • Driving projects to success

UCL Ways of Working

These describe expected behaviours in line with UCL culture and values.  For Ways of Working indicators and steps to development please refer to the Ways of Working website

4 January 2024

Career Pathway roles are indicative and are not intended to be a description of the role in terms of responsibilty and duties.