Deputy Faculty Operations Director (Scientific Operations)

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7197071 (Ref.No. MHFAC1133)
Posted: December 1, 2023

Job Description

Overview of the Role

Are you an innovative operational leader with the ability and desire to help us develop and implement best practice career development, recognition and visibility for technicians working within the Faculty of Medicine and Health? 

Do you have lived experience of senior technical management and can work with us to build more sustainable working practices? 

Are you a person who can make connections and bring different groups of people together to develop and deliver common goals?

As Deputy Faculty Operations Director (Scientific Operations) you will lead the Faculty Technicians Plan, associated projects and initiatives with the aim of building more sustainable working practices. You will work closely with the Faculty Operations Director, providing leadership and management of relevant faculty operational plans associated with the Faculty Research Strategy.   

The Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Leeds is home to over 120 technicians; a highly skilled team with diverse expertise across a wide range of essential research and teaching activities 

What we offer in return

And much more!   

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Gill Booth, Faculty Operations Director 

Email: [email protected] 

University Values

All staff are expected to operate in line with the university’s values and standards, which work as an integral part of our strategy and set out the principles of how we work together. More information about the university’s strategy and values is available at https://www.leeds.ac.uk/about/doc/strategies-values 

 Working at Leeds 

We are a campus-based community and regular interaction with campus is an expectation of all roles in line with academic and service needs and the requirements of the role.  We are also open to discussing flexible working arrangements. To find out more about the benefits of working at the University and what it is like to live and work in the Leeds area visit our Working at Leeds information page. 

Our University  

As an international research-intensive university, we welcome students and staff from all walks of life. We foster an inclusive environment where all can flourish and prosper, and we are proud of our strong commitment to student education.  Within the Faculty of Medicine and Health we are dedicated to diversifying our community and we welcome the unique contributions that individuals can bring, and particularly encourage applications from, but not limited to Black, Asian, people who belong to a minority ethnic community; people who identify as LGBT+; and disabled people. Candidates will always be selected based on merit and ability. 

Information for disabled candidates

Information for disabled candidates, impairments or health conditions, including requesting alternative formats, can be found on our Accessibility information page or by getting in touch with us at [email protected]

A criminal record check is not required for this position.  However, all applicants will be required to declare if they have any 'unspent' criminal offences, including those pending.

Any offer of appointment will be in accordance with our Criminal Records policy. You can find out more about required checks and declarations in our Criminal Records information page.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  Medicine & Health Faculty Office
Section:  Faculty Dean's Office
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 9
Salary:  £56,021 to £64,914 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Thursday 30 November 2023
Closing Date:  Friday 05 January 2024
Reference:  MHFAC1133


The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.