Human Resources

Technical Facilities Manager (Secondment) **Internal Only** - QMUL25772

Department: School of Engineering & Materials Science
Salary: £ 47,325 per annum (Grade 6)
Reference: QMUL25772
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 28-Jul-2021
Closing date: 02-Aug-2021

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About the Role

We are delighted to offer a secondment opportunity within the SEMS Technical Team to cover the role of Technical Facilities Manager. The post is available for immediate start (to be agreed with line manager) to end of December 2021. The post is offered as a full-time position for the full duration of the secondment period and will be compensated through an acting up allowance at Technical Grade 6.

About You

The post holder will have responsibility for the technical support within the School for the purposes of teaching and research. They will lead a multidisciplinary team of 19 Technical staff (4 direct line management; 14 indirect), who are based in three different buildings.  The play an important role in the strategic planning of the workshop, laboratory, technical staff and space provision for the School.  In addition, they are the key point of contact in the School for Estates & Facilities and play a key part in all SEMS refurbishment projects.  As well as budget responsibilities they also provide support and guidance to the Health and Safety Co-ordinators.  The Technical Facilities Manager position is an integral part of the SEMS Management structure and will report to the Head of School and School Manager.

Technical staff with good line management, operational and administrative experience within a laboratory environment are encouraged to discuss this opportunity with their line manager.  Candidates with technical experience outside an engineering laboratory background are encouraged to apply.  A structure will be in place to support and guide the secondee during the secondment period.

About the School/Department/Institute/Project

Queen Mary University of London is a member of the Technician Commitment. A core theme within the campaign is a commitment to the professional development of technical staff, connecting technicians to information and training opportunities to support mobility within this career family.  This secondment represents an excellent opportunity for technical staff looking to gain experience at a higher grade with operational, line management, budget and strategic responsibilities, whilst nurturing strong professional links across the QMUL technical community for growing networks and sharing best practice between Schools and Departments.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Hazel Screen at


To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

Once agreed with their Line Manager, applicants may submit an expression of interest, no longer than a side of A4.


The closing date for applications is 11 August 2021.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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