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

By 22nd March 2023 April 14th, 2023 Closed Vacancies

Head of Technical Services

School/department: School of Life Sciences – Life and Health Sciences Technical Group

Hours: 36.5 considered up to a maximum of 1 FTE. Core working hours are 8:30am – 5pm, with expectation to work flexible depending on business need and be on call in case of emergencies or call outs.

Contract: Permanent 

Reference: 8251

Salary: starting at £54,421 to £63,059 per annum, pro rata if part time.

Closing date: 12 April 2023. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.

Expected Interview date: Week commencing 02 May 2023.

Expected start date: As soon as possible

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]

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