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BSU Deputy Manager/NACWO

University of Exeter

Location: Exeter
Salary: The starting salary will be from £30,502 on Grade E, depending on qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 8th December 2022
Closes: 11th January 2023
Job Ref: R84204

Technical Services

This full-time post is available on the Streatham Campus immediately on a permanent basis.

Summary of the role

The University of Exeter wishes to recruit a Deputy BSU/ Laboratory Manager/Named Animal Welfare Care Officer (NAWCO) to work as a part of the University’s rodent Biological Services Units.

A critical member of the BSU team, you will be responsible for supporting the day-to-day management of the University’s rodent research facilities, both in terms of maintaining animal husbandry and supporting the operational needs of a multitude of research projects. You will, therefore, have experience working in a research environment with their input helping to contribute to high quality science outputs and be a competent technical manager; ensuring experimental work is conducted and the BSU and associated laboratories are managed in accordance with good laboratory practice. You will be able to form productive working relationships with other technical and professional services staff, stakeholders and suppliers in maintaining overall operations and culture of care within the facility.

You will be expected to have a working knowledge of rodent housing systems, BSU infrastructure and biosecurity. You will be a competent PIL operative and will use this to support research in the facilities. Knowledge of behavioural research with rodents would be an advantage. 

Finally, you will hold the position of Named Animal Welfare Care Officer (NAWCO) and in so doing will assist in ensuring that the requirements of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 are met and that the highest standards of animal welfare, in accordance with Home Office licence conditions and University policy, are maintained at all times within the facilities.

Further information on the University’s research and Policy on the Use of Animals in Research can be found at http://www.exeter.ac.uk/research/inspiring/ourresearchstrategy/animals/.

It is expected that the you will be proactively committed to your own and your staff’s personal and professional development. You will be mentored by and learn from existing team members in Technical Services, and will also have the opportunity to develop though our Staff Learning and Development team.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

Benefits

We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 41 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

Further information

Please contact Fiona Reynolds on f.h.reynolds@exeter.ac.uk

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