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Manager, Technical Services

Victoria University of Wellington
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Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

School of Biological Sciences

Manager, Technical Services

We are seeking a Manager, Technical Services with a strong background in management to lead a highly skilled technical team to deliver quality technical support in teaching and research in a busy academic environment.

Strong leadership capability is essential as the manager will have direct responsibility for a small but diverse workforce, delivering a range of technical services required to facilitate the delivery of the School's core business - teaching and research. The manager will be a member of the Senior Management Group of the School and will be expected to have input in the planning, operational, and promotional activities within the School.

The successful candidate must have strong communication skills with the ability to empower others to carry out their tasks through mentoring and coaching. The role is a high energy, engaging one that will require the ability to juggle ever-changing priorities and will need to be able to delegate specific tasks to ensure a realistic workload for staff.

The Manager, Technical Services will also take a lead role in Health and Safety and Risk Management for the School. This includes risk assessment, development, and implementation, monitoring and reporting to deliver safe workplace practice.

The successful candidate is expected to have proven management experience and a relevant tertiary and/or technical qualification related to the activities of the School.

For further information, please contact the Head of School, Biological Sciences:

Applications close on Thursday, 30 November 2017

Victoria University of Wellington is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.

For more information and to apply online visit

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