Job offer in england Faculty Technical Manager at University of Plymouth



An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and experienced manager to join the Faculty of Arts & Humanities in the role of Faculty Technical Manager.

The Faculty consists of 3 academic Schools; the School of Art, Design & Architecture, the School of Humanities & Preforming Arts and the Plymouth Institute of Education, all of which contain technical teams supporting the majority of our 4,000 students. The Faculty technical facilities consists, amongst others, of workshops including wood, metal, ceramics, casting and moulding, letterpress and typography, in addition to studios comprising of photography, moving image, and sound and music. The House, a purpose built 200 seat flexible studio theatre opened in 2014, accommodates Theatre and Performance students in a state of the art performing arts centre.

Leading the technical service across a diverse range of subject areas supporting world class teaching and research, as a professional services senior leader you will need to have experience of working in a similar role, demonstrating high level management skills, a proven track record of delivering strategies for effective and efficient service delivery in addition to overseeing strategic and operational developments.

As a member of the Faculty’s senior management team you will take responsibility for the provision of the effective leadership, planning and management of the Faculty’s technical delivery, ensuring the health and safety of staff and students whilst working in faculty based workshops and studios.

You will be a confident communicator and will need to develop close working partnerships with senior management and academic colleagues across both the Faculty and wider University.

You will be educated to degree level (or equivalent) in a relevant technical subject and will be in possession of , or wiling to train immediately for, the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. A higher degree or management qualification is desirable. You will also have substantial, recent experience of managing teams, be highly organised being able to prioritise your workloads and that of others within a busy and constantly changing environment.

This is a full-time post working 37 hours per week on a permanent basis. 

For further information regarding the post, please contact Cheryl Hurrell, Faculty Business Manager on 01752 585004. 

Anticipated interview dates: Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th July 2017

University of Plymouth is committed to an inclusive culture and respecting diversity, and welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is a Stonewall diversity champion.

The University holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award which recognises commitment to advancing women’s career in STEMM academia.

University of Plymouth has been recognised by Bloomberg as one of the 50 best UK employers for 2016.

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