Technical Services Coordinator (1-year Fixed-Term) Ref 0680

School/department: School of Life Sciences
Hours: Full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 36.5 hours per week. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need). Where possible staff will be asked to arrange their hours with their teams to provide cover between 0800 and 1730 each working day.
Contract: Fixed-Term until 29 February 2020  
Reference: 0680
Salary: Starting at £33,199 and rising to £39, 609 per annum, pro rata
Placed on: 1 February 2019
Closing date: 17 February 2019. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: 25 February 2019
Expected start date: 1 March 2019

Job description

The School of Life Sciences is at the forefront of research in the biological sciences in the UK, coming in the top 10 in the REF 2014.

The School of Life Sciences is looking for a motivated person to ensure the management and provision of an effective and efficient technical service for teaching and research, specifically in the department of Ecology, Behaviour and Environment (EBE).

EBE has a breadth of research and teaching support requirements, from assisting with field and lab based data collection and assisting in practical lectures, to managing the controlled environments and maintaining links with local field sites.

The post holder will also assist the HTS in the management of space, facilities and associated equipment in support of activities across the School of Life Sciences.  Ensuring a safe environment for all staff, students and visitors.

The post holder will be highly organized, adaptable, flexible, have excellent interpersonal skills and able to deal with a broad range of requests and tasks that arise in the diverse teaching and research areas of the department and school.

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 to academic posts 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

Potential candidates are strongly encouraged to make informal contact with the Head of Technical Services (Dr. Robert Fowler – before applying.

Download job description and person specification Ref 0680 [PDF 183.00KB]

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.

Download our terms and conditions summary for Technical Staff Terms and Conditions [DOC 34.50KB]

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