Deputy Unit Manager Ref 1508

School/department: School of Life Sciences
Hours: full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need). For further details regarding flexible working please follow this link - flexible-working
Contract: permanent 
Reference: 1508 
Salary: starting at £29,515 - £33,199 per annum, pro rata, dependent on experience
Placed on: 19 June 2019 
Closing date: 3 July 2019.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: 16 July 2019 
Expected start date: August 2019.

Job description

The University of Sussex are seeking to appoint a Deputy Unit Manager responsible for the day to day operational and technical management of an animal unit delivering support in all aspects of animal care and welfare. The unit operates a rota system to provide cover at weekends, University closure days and Bank Holidays, and therefore the successful candidate will be required to work outside of normal working hours.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check), a health assessment and a security check.

The School is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and currently holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award. Applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics (STEMM) at Sussex. The School of Life Sciences welcomes applications from candidates who wish to work part-time or as job-sharers.

The University offers various schemes to provide real benefits to parents, these can be found at Family Friendly Policies

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds

Download job description and person specification Ref 1508 [PDF 51.65KB]

How to apply

Download our non-academic application form [DOC 183.00KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email (don't use a web-based upload/weblink service) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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