Manager, Technical Services

  • Kelburn
  • Permanent
  • Fri Sep 15 04:31:00 2023
  • 168A

  • Have you got a strong track record in people management with a good understanding of health and safety?
  • Do you have proven problem-solving capabilities in a busy and complex environment?
  • Are you experienced in leading a team and offering operational support?

Mō Te Herenga Waka - About Our University

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is a global-civic university with our marae at our heart. This iho draws off our heritage and is further defined by our tūrangawaewae, in particular Wellington, Aotearoa, and the Asia-Pacific, all of which are expressed in our position as Aotearoa New Zealand's globally ranked capital city university.

Our core ethical values are respect, responsibility, fairness, integrity, and empathy. These core ethical values are demonstrated in our commitment to sustainability, wellbeing, inclusivity, equity, diversity, collegiality, and openness. With, and as, tangata whenua, we value Te Tiriti o Waitangi, rangatiratanga, manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, whai mātauranga, whanaungatanga, and akoranga.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is currently recruiting a Manager, Technical Services to join the School of Biological Sciences. The role will be responsible for managing the School’s technical staff and resources to support the delivery of the teaching and research programmes, including maintenance and management of school assets.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Technical team leadership and operational support across the School.
  • Manage teaching laboratory operations.
  • Repair and maintenance of equipment.
  • Supporting and leading projects.
  • Capital equipment purchases.
  • Contributing to health and safety culture and processes.
  • A member of the School Management Group.

Ō pūmanawa - About you

You will be a proactive and independent person with a track record in people management and a proven problem-solving capability in a busy and complex environment. Providing supportive leadership to your team, you’ll thrive on a challenge, and work constructively and collegially with others.

Ētahi kōrero hai āwhina i a koe - Why you should join our team

The School of Biological Sciences is one of five teaching and research schools within the Faculty of Science. The Faculty achieves a high standard of excellence in research and teaching. It is home to one of four national Centres of Research Excellence in the sciences. The School has a high success rate in winning external research funding. Its graduates are highly regarded in industry, and many have attained prestigious graduate scholarships internationally.

Role Description

Close Date for Vacancy: 15 October 2023, we will be reviewing applications as they are received and may progress with suitable applicants prior to the application closing date.

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Emily Brook, School Manager ( But applicants should follow all steps listed below.

Important - Application Steps and information

Download and complete the University Application Form.

Then, please combine your cover letter, CV, and the University Application Form into a single file (preferably in pdf format).

Click Apply Now Button at the base of the advert. Follow the process to enter your contact details and attach your combined file (CV, cover letter and the University application form) using the “CV/Resume” button.

If you have any issues uploading your application, please email the completed application form, cover letter and CV to stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.