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Head of Technical Services (Life Sciences)

  • £53,353 - £61,823
  • Permanent
  • Brighton, UK
  • 17532

The University of Sussex is seeking to appoint a Head of Technical Services to lead our highly dedicated and skilled technical services teams to ensure the delivery of high quality, consistent and flexible support to research, teaching and outreach activities across the Life and Health Science Schools.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a highly motivated, ambitious, experienced technical services professional to advance their career. Supporting the Associate Director of Technical Operations, you will use your technical management experience to provide strong leadership and strategic direction of the largest cohort of technicians in the University, within the Life and Health Sciences Technical Group. As Head of Technical Services you will also play a pivotal role in key institutional initiatives such as the Technician Commitment and infrastructure/building projects such as the Life Sciences Estates Project.

This is a challenging and varied role and will require a solid knowledge of technical management in life and health sciences and the ability to think strategically without losing sight of the details, be highly organised possess a positive strategic focus. Change and project management experience, excellent interpersonal skills and stakeholder management skills are essential along with a strong customer service ethos and a dedication to compliance and health & safety. 

About the University of Sussex

The University of Sussex is a leading higher education and research institution. The first of the new wave of UK universities founded in the 1960s, receiving its Royal Charter in 1961, Sussex is a successful, growing University with a top-20 place in the major UK higher education league tables.  The University has a beautiful campus located in Falmer, to the east of Brighton and Hove.  It is situated in the South Downs National Park and has amongst its buildings a core heritage estate designed by Sir Basil Spence.

The School of Life Sciences 

The School of Life Sciences is the largest in the University in terms of research activity, with an annual research income of around £13 million. The School has a teaching and research faculty of around 90, over 140 research staff, and an administrative team of around 20.

In the recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2021), 90.6 % of our Biological Sciences outputs and 84.8% of our Chemistry outputs were rated as world-leading or internationally excellent. In both areas, 100% of our Impact cases were rated as world-leading or internationally excellent. We are proud that our research has diverse impact that includes enabling and enhancing diagnosis of cancer and rare genetic diseases, using novel chemical methods to produce new medicines, saving endangered species, influencing policy and practice in pesticide use to protect bees and establishing conservation, economic and health initiatives in Papua New Guinea and Ecuador. 

The School’s teaching is firmly based on our research excellence and offers students an intellectually stimulating and supportive experience, with opportunities for personal research experience and use of modern technology to enhance learning. The School has a population of around 1500 undergraduates studying a range of subjects across the School’s expertise.

For further particulars or a confidential discussion please contact our recruitment partner Sian Gardiner at the Management Recruitment Group

Closing date for applications is Sunday 4th December 2022.

The Management Recruitment Group has been exclusively retained for this campaign. All direct and third-party applications will be forwarded to them.

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