Vacancy: Mechanical Workshop Manager at Queen Mary University London (CLOSED)

By 8th November 2022 November 21st, 2022 Closed Vacancies

Mechanical Workshop Manager

Department: School of Physical and Chemical Sciences
Salary: £40,386 -£47,414 per annum (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL27738
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 28 October 2022
Closing date: 15 November 2022


Queen Mary University of London is a leading university in the UK, with a breadth of excellence across Science and Engineering, Medicine, and Humanities and Social Sciences. This post is based within the School of Physical and Chemical Sciences.

The School forms one of five within the Faculty of Science and Engineering and consists of two distinct research departments delivering world-leading research and high-class teaching: Chemistry and Physics and Astronomy.

About the Role

The School is seeking to appoint a Workshop Manager to oversee the management of the School’s mechanical workshop including oversight of effective and efficient provision of technical support for the purposes of research and commercial partnerships. The post holder will lead a team of technical staff and play an important role in the strategic planning for the workshop and development and growth of associated technical staff. The post-holder will work collaboratively with colleagues within the School and wider University to ensure the effective delivery of their objectives.

About You

Candidates should have a qualification equitable to B Tec/ HNC/ HND/City & Guilds in Mechanical & Production Engineering or a recognized certificated apprenticeship in Engineering and have considerable experience of working in a workshop environment at management level. As a highly skilled manufacturing technician in mechanical engineering, you will be responsible for ensuring that the workshop facilities are maintained to the highest standards. You will support teaching, research and outreach.

The Workshop Manager is responsible for the effective day-to-day management, and safe operations of the School’s workshops including responsibility for ensuring that the workshops are properly equipped, serviced, stocked and supported.

The Workshop Manager work closely with the School Health and Safety Coordinator to ensure that the dedicated workshop spaces are operated and maintained in compliance with School and University policy and the UK Health and Safety Executive guidelines.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum, an interest-free season ticket loan scheme, staff networks and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery.

This post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is a full-time, permanent appointment with a start date of May 2022.  The starting salary will be in the range £39,815-£46,843 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Lorna Ireland, School Manager (

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 15th November 2022.  

Interviews are expected to be held some thereafter.