Technical Supervisor (Deputy Unit Manager) Ref 10559

School/department: School of Life Sciences
Hours: Full Time (36.5 hours) or part time hours  considered. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need)
Contract: Permanent
Reference: 10559
Salary: £31,411 - £35,333 per annum dependent on experience, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 13 January 2023
Closing date: 15 February 2023 .Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: To be confirmed
Expected start date: ASAP after interviews

Job description

The University of Sussex are seeking to appoint a Technical Supervisor (Deputy Unit Manager) responsible for the leadership and management of a small team of technicians within a defined division of Professional Services responsible for the delivery of high quality and flexible support to research activities relating to work performed under Home Office Legislation.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.

Please contact Andy Cunningham 01273 877010 or for informal enquiries.

The University is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and 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 University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification Ref 10559 [PDF 189.54KB]

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

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How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] 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 in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as or .pages) 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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