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Senior Operations Manager

University of Nottingham - Bio-Support Unit

Location: Nottingham
Salary: £44,263 to £56,021 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 27th February 2024
Closes: 27th March 2024
Job Ref: MED463923

This is an exciting opportunity to join an ambitious, forward-thinking and vibrant team at a top ranking Russell Group University. Responsible for the activities of technical teams across diverse sites, this key position requires a highly motivated individual, with excellent communication and leadership skills and significant experience in managing people, projects, processes, and monitoring performance against targets. 

Applicants must have significant experience at managerial level in the laboratory animal sector and have a strong commitment to stakeholder engagement and sharing of best practice in a culture of care and continuous improvement. Our major strength at Nottingham is to deliver against a wide research portfolio embracing the One Health concept in a range of species including rodents, aquatics, small ruminants, cattle and poultry. The post holder is similarly expected to have husbandry knowledge and experience covering a range of large and small animal species and have strong knowledge of regulatory guidelines including the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 and AWA 2006. Experience and awareness of the responsibilities of Named Roles is also essential to ensure processes and routines are fit-for-purpose to meet legal requirements, support a culture of care, and allow the delivery of the highest welfare standards. We have an institutional commitment to the 3Rs (replacement, reduction and refinement), the highest standards of animal welfare, trust, engagement and openness. You will be equally passionate about these commitments as well as supporting the development of high-performing teams and directly contributing to world class animal research.

At the University of Nottingham, we aim to give you all the support you need to nurture your talent, develop and reach your professional and personal career goals. We are committed to providing competitive employment packages whilst supporting the well-being of our staff to help them reach their full potential.  As a University employee, you will have access to a range of benefits and rewards, including leading fitness and health facilities, staff discounts and travel schemes, along with a generous holiday allowance and a highly attractive pension scheme.

Instructions to applicants: after answering the competency-based questions, please attach a CV to your application.

The post is offered on permanent, full time (36.25 hours per week) contract. Job share arrangements may be considered. 

We are happy to discuss the role with potential applicants and informal enquiries may be addressed to the Bio-Support Unit, bsu@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

It is a condition of this post that satisfactory enhanced disclosure is obtained from the 'Disclosure and Barring Service'.

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