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Technical Manager

University of Birmingham - College of Engineering and Physical Sciences School of Chemistry

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £30,395 to £39,609
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 18th April 2019
Closes: 2nd June 2019
Job Ref: 58034

SALARY: Full time starting salary is normally in the range £30,395 to £39,609. With potential progression once in post to £42,036 a year.

LOCATION: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK 

The School of Chemistry at the University of Birmingham is a vibrant and thriving academic community with over 60 academic and research staff, 22 Professional Services staff and over 600 students. The School has ambitious plans to grow research activity; combined with investment from the University for the new Collaborative Teaching Laboratory (opened September 2018) and Molecular Sciences Research Building (opening in 2022), the School is entering an exciting period. We seek to appoint a Technical Manager who has the energy, enthusiasm and the ability to work with confidence to support the delivery of School and College strategic objectives. The post holder will have experience of managing technical staff and leading on health and safety matters in a laboratory environment.  

The post holder will provide direction and professional support within assigned areas of responsibility to effectively manage the technical activities within the School of Chemistry. This will include the management and deployment of an effective cadre of technicians to support the strategic academic aims of the school’s research and teaching.

An important aspect of the role will be to provide oversight, advice and guidance on managing and monitoring all issues relating to health and safety within a school containing a wide range of risks and hazards, ensuring compliance with legislation and College/University policy. 

Applicants should have:

  • A good honours degree, preferably PhD, in Chemistry or a related technical area (or have equivalent experience).
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety regulations, preferably with a health and safety qualification.
  • Excellent people management skills with a successful track record of leading, managing, adapting and motivating teams in order to meet current and future needs.
  • Experience of managing technical facilities, staff and operations in a complex environment.
  • Broad ranging relevant technical expertise, including up to date in-depth knowledge of the School’s specialist areas. 

For further information please contact Maria Thompson, tel: 012142828

The University of Birmingham is an equal opportunity and family-friendly employer, and the School of Chemistry welcomes flexible working to suit family or other commitments. The University has on-campus childcare facilities. The School of Chemistry holds an Athena SWAN Bronze Award in recognition of its work in promoting women’s careers in STEM subjects in higher education. 

Closing date: 2 June 2019                                    

To download the full job description and details of this position and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below, please quote Job Ref 58034 in all enquiries. 

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