ASU Head of Operations 

Bristol , City of Bristol (GB)
01 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
07 Dec 2017
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Full Time

ASU Head of Operations 

Job number  SUPP103427 
Services Unit 
Open ended contract staff 
Full time 
Salary  £49772 - £55998 per annum 
Closing date for applications   29-Aug-2017  

Are you an enthusiastic, highly motivated laboratory animal expert? Do you have a proven track record in leading and inspiring technical teams and in the operation of laboratory animal facilities?

Agenda are working in partnership with the University of Bristol to recruit for a unique position.

The University of Bristol is an international powerhouse of learning, discovery and enterprise. It is ranked among the top 50 universities in the world and in the UKs top five for research. The University is a member of the Russell Group of universities, an association of 24 major research-intensive universities of the UK. The vibrant city of Bristol is the largest city in the South West and the region’s leading centre for business, culture and education with an international airport and easy rail and motorway links.

At the University, the Animal Services Unit (ASU) has an exciting opportunity for a Head of Operations which is an important role with key responsibilities underpinning the success of their department.

Basic Requirements

  • You will be a committed champion of the 3Rs
  • You will be natural leader who will inspire and empower our client’s technical team and you will have a passion for building new teams
  • You will have significant expertise in the day to day technical and financial running of laboratory animal facilities including capacity planning and facility design
  • Prior experience of successful operational and people management is absolutely essential
  • Experience within industry and working knowledge of Good Laboratory Practice and AAALAC accreditation would be beneficial but not essential.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • As part of the ASU, ultimately you will be responsible to the Establish License Holder to ensure compliance with the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act and to promote the highest levels of animal welfare across a range of laboratory animal species on their different sites, which is key for great science
  • You will be accountable to the Director of ASU to deliver your operational and management duties across multiple sites, ensuring not only the care for their animals 24 hours a day, 365 days a year but also the provision of a rewarding and safe place for their staff to work in
  • You will contribute to our client’s dedicated team of specialist vets and technicians who work closely with their research colleagues to support their needs and collaborate with Faculties, Finance, and Estates to deliver smooth running of our client’s animal facilities and their services they provide.

To apply please contact quoting reference ALS 2019.

Closing date 7th December.

Agenda and its clients only recruit people who are passionate about animal care and welfare, people with integrity who are honest and trustworthy and who have a great work ethic. To enable us to hire the very best people we will conduct a full and comprehensive background and pre-employment screening as an essential part of the recruitment process.