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Technical Manager (Operations)

London (Greater) (GB)
Closing date
1 Jul 2024

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The Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences (NMES) is a vibrant faculty based in the heart of London with a long tradition of world-leading research and teaching in physics, mathematics, chemistry, informatics and engineering.   

This role presents an exciting opportunity to manage a team supporting the faculty’s technical operations with a primary focus on Chemistry, reporting to the Senior Technical Manager (Operations) at Guy’s Campus. 

The role-holder will have responsibility for managing and maintaining a range of technical facilities in Britannia House including laboratories and auxiliary facilities, playing an important role in the management of Health and Safety. Applying their extensive technical knowledge they will lead a team of technicians working collaboratively with academic and professional services stakeholders to provide the highest standard of technical support for research activities at Guy’s campus. They will sit on a range of faculty/university working groups and committees, representing the faculty’s Technical Services Function and its Departments as appropriate. 

The role-holder will take on Departmental Safety Officer duties, working closely with the Senior Technical Manager (Operations), Head of Technical Services and Faculty Health & Safety Manager to implement, monitor and review health and safety arrangements.

The ideal candidate will have a background in chemistry, with experience in a higher education (HE) research environment. They will have a sound working knowledge of laboratory health and safety management and the relevant regulations; extensive experience in technical support, problem-solving, training and supervision across a range of lab or workshop-based activities. 

The successful candidate will be an active member of King’s Technical Network, engaging in Faculty and University initiatives to strengthen and share best practice, with an ongoing commitment to professional development. They will facilitate an inclusive culture and ethos in line with King’s Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) strategy, proactively liaising with both internal and external stakeholders at all levels. 

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract. 

This is a full-time  post of 35 hours a week.


King's College London is one of the top 20 universities in the world and among the oldest in England. King's has more than 27,600 students (of whom nearly 10,500 are graduate students) from some 150 countries worldwide, and some 6,800 staff.

King's has an outstanding reputation for world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) King’s was ranked 6th nationally in the ‘power’ ranking, which takes into account both the quality and quantity of research activity, and 7th for quality according to Times Higher Education rankings. Eighty-four per cent of research at King’s was deemed ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (3* and 4*). The university is in the top seven UK universities for research earnings and has an overall annual income of more than £684 million.

King's has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, the sciences (including a wide range of health areas such as psychiatry, medicine, nursing and dentistry) and social sciences including international affairs. It has played a major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA and research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services. For more information, visit:

King’s £600 million campaign, World questions|KING’s answers, has delivered huge global impact in areas where King’s has particular expertise. Philanthropic support has funded new research to save young lives at Evelina London Children’s Hospital; established the King’s Dickson Poon School of Law as a worldwide leader in transnational law; built a new Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital; allowed unique collaboration between leading neuroscientists to fast-track new treatments for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, motor neurone disease, depression and schizophrenia at the new Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute; created the Cicely Saunders Institute: the first academic institution in the world dedicated to palliative care, and supported the King’s Sierra Leone Partnership in the Ebola crisis. Donations provide over 300 of the most promising students with scholarships and bursaries each year. More information about the campaign is available at

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