Operations Manager

London, United Kingdom
£40-43,000 per annum
19 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
05 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department: Queen Mary Innovation Ltd
Salary: £40-43,000 per annum
Location: Whitechapel
Closing date: 05-Aug-2019


Queen Mary BioEnterprises (QMB)

Applications are invited for a full-time (Maternity cover) operations manager to support the Executive Manager of Queen Mary BioEnterprises (QMB), which is a large commercial laboratory incubator in Whitechapel, London E1 2AX.  Specifically we are seeking an Operations Manager on a full-time, fixed-term maternity contract for 9 months. The Manager plays a pivotal role at the QMB incubator in managing team members, maintaining consistent, effective operational support of the commercial laboratories and meeting rooms. Taking the lead in ensuring a safe, high quality environment you will manage two front desk staff, and later on two maintenance staff and work closely with tenants at various levels. 

Your advice will inform decisions regarding team absences, energy use and optimization, laboratory and office refits, general maintenance budgets, as well as training and health and safety processes. In addition to seeing that the team are well-supplied and that all team individuals are receiving ongoing training, especially to fulfill any H&S audit requirements.

Knowledge of health and safety, and procurement contracts is essential. A relevant commercial background is desirable, as are a flexible attitude, excellent communication, organisation, +and problem solving skills.  Some scientific experience would be desirable.  You will have access to training and mentoring support to help you in this job.

Excellent organisational skills, complete reliability and the ability to prioritise tasks effectively is essential, as is attention to detail and focus on hard deadlines. Comprehensive IT skills for administration are essential. A high standard of numeracy and literacy is expected. Applicants are expected to demonstrate a proven ability to summarise information and provide advice. 

Experience of acting as a Safety Officer or Biological Safety Officer and possessing a recognised Health and Safety qualification would be advantageous.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Application enquiries can be directed to humanresources@qmul.ac.uk

For further details contact Ramsay Richmond on r.richmond@qmul.ac.uk. To make an application please visit www.jobs.qmul.ac.uk and search for QMUL19485

The closing date for applications is Monday 5 August 2019.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly after.

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