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Head of Laboratory Facilities

The Open University - Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

Location: Milton Keynes
Salary: £54,949 to £61,823
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 8th December 2022
Closes: 6th January 2023
Job Ref: 20594
 

Location: Milton Keynes

Closing Date: 6 January 2023, 12:00 noon

Change your career, change lives

The Open University is the UK’s largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education.

The role

Do you have a wide range of laboratory experience with extensive management and leadership experience? Do you have an in depth understanding of laboratory regulations, compliance and business continuity planning? Are you driven by supporting excellence in laboratory-based research and teaching?

If so, this role may be for you. This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to inspire and lead a team engaged in supporting a range of research and teaching endeavours in the areas of physical sciences, life health and chemical sciences, environment, earth and ecosystem sciences and engineering and material science. The role is part of the Faculty Executive and the Senior Administrative Team and will play a key part in the strategic development of the faculty in the provision and development of laboratory services including the commercialisation of facilities and equipment. 

The full summary of duties and person specification can be found within the Job Description.

If you would like to discuss this role before applying, please email julia.barkans@open.ac.uk.   

If you would like to discuss the application or recruitment process before making an application, please contact Donna Elstob at Resourcing Hub on 01908 655544 or email donna.elstob@open.ac.uk   quoting the reference 20594.

What you get in return

We have a strong commitment to providing training and development in and beyond your current role. This includes thorough induction into the organisation and regular reviews of your training and development needs. 

We also offer a great range of benefits that support our employees and their families for the long term. Staff Benefits include an attractive pension proposition and 33 days holiday per annum pro rata, plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days. 

How to apply

For further information on how to apply please visit the posting on the OU jobs page:

Head of Laboratory Facilities | Employment (open.ac.uk)

Closing date:  6 January 2023, 12:00 noon

Interviews:  18 and 20 January 2023.  Interviews will be face-to-face at Walton Hall, Milton Keynes and will include a tour of the laboratory facilities.

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