Vacancy: Head of Technical Services at the University of Sussex (Closed)

By 19th October 2022 November 15th, 2022 Closed Vacancies

Head of Technical Services

Job Reference: 8251

Department: School of Life Sciences – Life and Health Sciences Technical Group

Salary: starting at £53,353 to £61,823 per annum
Contract status: Permanent
Hours of work: Full time (1FTE). Core working hours are 8:30am – 5pm, with expectation to work flexibly depending on business need and be on call in case of emergencies or call outs.
Based at: University of Sussex
Apply by: 14/11/2022
  • Job description

    This is a fantastic opportunity for a highly motivated, ambitious, experienced, hard-working individual to advance their career and move into a Head of Technical Services position. Supporting the Associate Director of Technical Operations, you will use your extensive technical management experience to provide strong leadership and strategic direction of the largest cohort of technicians in the University, within the Life and Health Sciences Technical Group.

    You will manage the technical services teams in your area, a highly dedicated and skilled group of staff. You will ensure the delivery of high quality, consistent and flexible support to research, teaching and outreach activities across the Life and Health Science Schools. This challenging and varied role will require you to have a solid knowledge of technical management in life and health sciences, be able to think strategically without losing sight of the details, be highly organised with a positive strategic focus.

    The role will call for change and project management experience, higher interpersonal skills, and a dedication to providing excellent customer service and dedication to compliance and health & safety. You will be expected to be involved with key institutional initiatives such as the Technician Commitment and infrastructure/building projects such as the Life Sciences Estates Project.

    Please contact Robert Fowler for informal enquiries.

    The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

    You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

    Download job description and person specification Ref 8251 [PDF 129.88KB]

    The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK.

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    Please note that this position may be subject to ATAS clearance if you require visa sponsorship.

    How to apply

    Download our professional services application form – Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

    You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

    You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

    You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.