Facility Manager

Location: London Salary: £38,614 – £47,373 plus £4,269 CBS supplements         Ref: ALS 2449

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On behalf of our client, we are looking to recruit a Facility Manager to organise the day-to-day operation of a facility in Central London. The post holder will be expected to make a major contribution in maintaining regulatory compliance for safety and use of animals. The FM will fully understand the requirements of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 and its operation and will help ensure compliance at all times. They will liaise on a regular basis with the NVS and the Home Office Inspector as required.

The FM will also supervise the technical and animal care support staff of the Unit and will be added to the Home Office Establishment License as a ‘Named Animal Care and Welfare Officer”.

Basic Requirements:

  • A minimum of 2 years previous experience as a Facility Manager or comparative position
  • IAT Level 3 (MIAT) minimum and five years post MIAT experience
  • RAnTech (or preparing to work towards achieving RAnTech)
  • Proven NACWO experience
  • Home Office License with proven training in a variety of authorised techniques
  • Proven leadership and evidence of staff training; ability to motivate and supervise all grades of technical staff effectively
  • Experience of working within a surgical environment and knowledge of pre-and post-operative animal care

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To organise, supervise and participate in work rotas, husbandry regimes and continuity of consumable supplies to ensure efficient service to users
  • Supervise staff on a daily basis, monitor work performance and agree training and development requirements with the Site Manager and NTCO
  • Manage SOPs to ensure precise, accurate and safe practices throughout the facility
  • To advise and assist research and teaching staff on the implementation of experimental protocols including the purchase, production, selection and availability of appropriate species and strains
  • Support a cost effective operation whilst identifying any shortcomings in procedures and resources and ensuring that the fabric and equipment of the facility operates according to specification and requirement and the AAALAC programme
  • To assist the Director of CBS and Site Manager in identifying strategies for future development of CBS facilities and services
  • To be aware of current and innovative practices relating to the care and use of animals in bio-medical research by continuing professional development and participation at appropriate internal and external meetings and symposia

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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