Biomedical Research Facility Manager

Location: Surrey Salary: £41,526 – £49,553 Ref: ALS 2305

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On behalf of our client, we are looking to recruit a Facility Manager to oversee and ensure efficient management of their state-of-the-art Biomedical Research Facility. This animal facility provides in vivo research support for internal & external research groups working with small animals.

The successful candidate will provide appropriate training, advice, and guidance to ensure compliance with the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act and will undertake the financial administration of the facility.

Basic Requirements

  • IAT Membership or equivalent, with several years’ work experience in the field of animal technology
  • BSc or postgraduate qualification in a relevant subject, or substantial experience
  • Home Office Licence modules 1-4
  • Animal facility management experience is essential
  • Hold the post of Named Animal Care and Welfare Officer
  • Budget management experience is advantageous

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead and manage the operations of the Biomedical Research Facility including line management of animal technicians and day-to-day organisation of workloads
  • Responsible for staff training and development, animal welfare, overseeing breeding colonies, undertaking regulated procedures when required, procurement of animals and consumables, and maintaining regulatory standards
  • As NACWO, play a leading role in implementation and promotion of animal welfare within the facility and provide feedback and guidance to the Director of Faculty Operations, Establishment Licence Holder, Named Veterinary Surgeon, and other parties involved
  • Oversee the financial management of the facility by reviewing internal and external income generating activities, meeting internal and external clients to ensure effective and efficient processes and support is in place and maximise income potential to the facility by developing business opportunities
  • Ensure Health and Safety processes are adhered to, writing and reviewing all necessary Standing Operating Procedures, Control of Substances Hazardous to Health, and risk assessment forms
  • To lead the monitoring, implementation and updating of the risk register together with ensuring that appropriate business impact analysis and business continuity plans are reviewed and maintained within the Biomedical Research Facility
  • To provide technical support by undertaking husbandry duties, including breeding colonies and regulated procedures when required
  • Ability to work outside of standard office hours when required, and to work weekend and public holidays on a rota basis.

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.


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