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Technical Services Manager (School of Biosciences & Medicine)

FHMS Central Faculty Admin

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £40,792 to £48,677
Post Type:  Full Time
Advert Placed:  Friday 21 December 2018
Closing Date:  Thursday 28 February 2019
Reference:  099318

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences seeks to appoint an experienced, adaptable and self-motivated Technical Services Manager to provide leadership, direction and support to the technical teams within its School of Biosciences and Medicine.  The School, with a yearly undergraduate intake of 450 students, isranked in the top 10 for biosciences by the Guardian University Guide 2019 and ranked 4th for overall student satisfaction in molecular biology, biophysics and biochemistry and animal science in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2018.  The Department of Nutritional Sciences within the School was recently awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, the highest accolade for any academic institution, in recognition of its excellence in the field of food and nutrition. 

Reporting to the Director of Faculty Operations the Technical Services Manager will be responsible for a team of c35 technical staff comprising technicians, senior technicians and laboratory managers.  The Technical Services Manager will have oversight and leadership responsibility for developing and managing all aspects of the technical services ensuring that the School has a comprehensive, robust and sustainable model to support its successful research and teaching requirements.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of managing and developing a team of highly skilled technicians to provide effective support to academic colleagues ensuring compliance with health, safety and environmental regulations within their remit together with providing direct input and support to research and teaching.

Educated to degree level, you will have significant technical knowledge and laboratory expertise in the relevant areas (biosciences, medical, veterinary medicine or a related field) together with significant experience of  budget and resource management and the ability to contribute strategically to the development of the School and the Faculty.  You will also have have excellent leadership and communication skills developed through experience.

The University of Surrey has signed the Technician Commitment to demonstrate its belief that the visibility, recognition and career development of technical colleagues is vital to our success and the Technical Services Manager will play a key role in developing and implementing the University and Faculty’s delivery plan.

The University of Surrey currently holds an Institutional Bronze Athena Swan award and the School of Biosciences and Medicine are pleased to have achieved a Silver Athena Swan award this year.

In addition to your salary you will receive a generous annual leave entitlement, pension, relocation assistance where appropriate, the latest teaching and research facilities, and access to a variety of staff development opportunities. 

The University of Surrey is located on a beautiful, leafy campus in Guildford, just 30 miles from London and benefitting from excellent rail and road connections.

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