Technical Resources Manager (Technical Operations)

Vacancy ID: 8477
Main Location: CSM - King's Cross, London UK
Hours: 35
Contract: Permanent
Salary: £47,120 - 56,771 per annum
Closing date: August 17, 2022 10:55 pm

The role

As part of the technical management team, working closely with the Head of Technical Resources, the Technical Operations Manager is responsible for the provision of technical operations management across Central Saint Martins. This will include the direct line management of several of our Technical Coordinators, who in turn manage the following technical clusters; 3D Make, Materials, Fashion Textiles, Archway and Learning Technology Support.

Strong technical operational delivery is important. But what will make the difference is how you work with people and balance the needs of the academic programme with technical resources available, forging collaborative relationships between academic and technical colleagues to ensure the best possible student experience. A solid technical background will be crucial as will experience of managing; technical infrastructure such as LEV, student technical inductions, health and safety and capital projects.

You will provide specialist technical management taking an overview of technical operations, develop clear strategies and implement policies that enhance the user experience of using our technical facilities at CSM. As an active member of the Technical Management team you will attend certain University and College Committees and deputise for the Head of Technical Resources where necessary.

Why choose us?

University of the Arts London is the world’s second University for Art and Design in the QS World University Rankings® 2021. Our diverse and talented community comprises over 5,000 academic, professional, and technical staff. Together we are committed to social purpose. This includes creating a better a more sustainable world and championing race equality.  

We offer highly creative working environments that inspire staff across all areas to fulfil their potential and continuous training to further develop their skills and expertise. We also offer hybrid and flexible working practices, and excellent staff benefits to improve your work life balance. 

Your Profile

You will have extensive experience of leading technical and operational delivery in a complex environment, gained through working in higher education and/or creative or heritage industries.

You should have a strong holistic knowledge of creative practice in arts and design, with an innovative and reflexive approach to making and resourcing for making.

You will consider equality, diversity and inclusivity in all aspects of technical resource design, and you’ll collaborate and work effectively across different professional groups.

You must be able to plan, prioritise and manage resources effectively to achieve objectives, and consider sustainable design, process and materials that contribute to the advancement of sustainable activity relevant to the workplace and the goals University. A solid understanding of safe workshop infrastructure, and how this relates to building and Estates services, and professional experience in the regulation of health and safety. An interest in emerging technologies for industrial design and Maker culture would be advantageous.

UAL is committed to addressing the under-representation of staff from Black and Minority Ethnic communities, using our student profile as a reference point.

In return, University of the Arts London offers generous leave, an attractive salary and pension plus a commitment to your continuing personal development and training in an environment that encourages excellence, creativity and diversity. If you have any queries about this role please email the CSM Resourcing Team on: 0207 514 7885 or email:

UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early.

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