Ref: EPS-4537 THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER PARTICULARS OF APPOINTMENT FACULTY OF ENGINEERING & PHYSOCAL SCIENCES SCHOOL OF PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY Technical Services Manager 1 The University invites applications for the above post which is available from 23rd June 2014. 2 Starting salary will be £37,756 to £46,400 per annum according to relevant experience. 3 Informal inquiries may be made to Colin Baines, Head of School Administration, Physics & Astronomy. Email: [email protected] 4 Applications should be made on line. If you are unable to apply on line please request an application form by emailing [email protected] quoting the reference number or by calling 0161 275 4499. 5 The University of Manchester values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Job title: Starting salary: Probation period: Based at: Responsible to: Technical Services Manager £37,756 to £46,600 per annum 9 months The University of Manchester Colin Baines Head of School Administration JOB DESCRIPTION Overall purpose: • To have management responsibility for School technical staff and the recruitment, coordination and direction of their work for the efficient operation of the School. • To be responsible as the School Safety Advisor for providing advice, assistance and direction to members of the School in matters relating to Health and Safety and to ensure the School’s compliance with legislation and University of Manchester policies and procedures in this area. • To act as facilities manager for the school, dealing with all day to day issues relating to the building infrastructure and equipment from a school perspective. Main responsibilities Technical Services Management • To be responsible for the administration of payments to part time teaching assistants; including organising contracts, checking and authorisation of monthly claim forms, providing reports and expenditure projections / models as required. • To be responsible as budget holder and signatory for various school expenditure accounts, including Health and Safety, Teaching laboratories and building maintenance. • To attend School Senior Administration Team meetings to report on technical support/health and safety/ building infrastructure matters. Also to represent the School on relevant University committees and working groups. • To be responsible for the production of job descriptions, person specifications, and related documents for recruitment of technical support staff, including participating in the selection process. Reviewer for annual PDR’s for all technical support staff. • To be responsible for the supervision of technical staff work on various School sites, to maintain holiday, sickness, absence and timekeeping records for those members of staff, to make recommendations on their training and career development and assist in the resolution of disciplinary matters. • To plan and arrange technical support to be available at the required level to maintain the Department’s range of activities and to respond to unplanned absences of technical staff by temporary arrangements following the assessment of priorities. Health and Safety • To be responsible for providing Health and Safety information, advice and assistance to staff, students and visitors in the School including, risk assessment, COSHH assessments, manual handling, visual display unit/workplace assessments, PUWER regulations, accident investigation, safe use and storage/transportation of gases and laser hazards. • To act as the Secretary of the School Health and Safety Committee, liaise with the Committee Chairperson, arrange meetings and safety inspections, produce and circulate agenda, minutes and inspection reports, investigate and report on accidents and initiate actions where necessary. • To liaise as appropriate with the Faculty Health and Safety Advisor, University Health and Safety Services, University Laser Safety Officer, University Radiological Protection Service, HSE Inspectorate and other appropriate contacts in connection with the duties of the post and the achievement of the Health and Safety goals of the School. • To present induction talks on health and safety to students, staff and visitors in the School and to provide safety instruction and training on operational techniques and procedures as required. • To maintain records in connection with Health and Safety including Accident and Safety Inspection Reports, Lifting and Slinging records, Pressurised Vessel reports, Health and Safety Training and Radiological exposure records. • To maintain awareness of the current requirements of legislation, codes of practice and University Policies and Procedures in the areas of activity in which the School is engaged. • To review health and safety practices and produce recommendations in particular areas of School activities as required. • To undertake any additional duties appropriate to the grade and experience of the potholder. • To undertake appropriate training and development activities. Buildings Management • To act as facilities manager, liaising with consultants, architects, contractors and Estates staff for all building infrastructure projects. Authorisation and issue of swipe cards for safety and security reasons. • To plan and arrange the re-location of equipment, facilities, services and technical personnel within premises occupied by the School. PERSON SPECIFICATION Essential • Either hold a Degree/HND/HNC/ Level4 NVQ or equivalent, or a recognised apprenticeship in a relevant subject area plus a significant period of relevant post qualification work experience. Or an extensive period of work experience in a relevant technical or scientific role. • Possess the NEBOSH General Certificate. • Several years of experience in the supervision of several staff involved in teaching laboratory, research and infrastructure technical support activities. • Extensive practical experience of the knowledge and skills required by a Departmental Safety Advisor. • Experience in the operation of teaching laboratories and infrastructure technical operations. • The ability to work independently and to use his/her own initiative. • The ability to communicate at all levels both orally and in writing. • Good knowledge of and working experience of University Estates / Human Resources procedures. • Knowledge and several years’ experience of Science Department organisation and operations. Desirable • Possess or be working towards a NEBOSH diploma or equivalent qualification.