The Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre (VMIC) are seeking an IT Manager to assist with the day to day IT operations and provide support to the delivery of various wide reaching service and infrastructure projects across the organisation.  

This is an exciting role in a rapidly growing organisation, allowing the post-holder to contribute to defining processes that will help to develop the UK’s vaccines expertise, and be a vital part of a team dedicated to providing critical response to pandemics now and in the future. 

The IT Manager will work closely with the organisation to lead and manage, the build and delivery of the IT function. The IT Manager will develop appropriate policies and manage IT risks, also work closely with vendors and suppliers.  The post-holder will have full responsibility of the IT services and infrastructure. With the organisations rapid growth and future expansion plans, the IT Manager will be required to continuously evaluate and develop business cases for IT investment. 

The IT Manager will have previous experience of leading and providing technical assistance, with over all hands on infrastructure support including VOIP. You will require experience of management, design and implementation of IT services. In addition to the above, you will be able to offer:  

  • Experience in pharmaceutical, vaccines, biotech or a related field 

  • Experience of working in an MHRA, EMA or FDA regulated business 

  • Ability to manage the IT function to build an effective team that delivers and exceeds stakeholder expectations 

  • Configuration of IT infrastructure; deployment of operating system and application upgrades, security patches and other standard system management tasks 

Company description  

The Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre (VMIC) has been established to provide the UK’s first strategic vaccine development and advanced manufacturing capability.  VMIC will fast track development and manufacture of early stage vaccine products, as well as serve as the UK’s response capability to produce vaccines against emerging infectious diseases. They have already taken a leading role in the Government’s national response to COVID-19.  

New starters can expect to join an exciting fast paced organisation, with ambitious growth plans. With a flat structure, employees will have exposure to senior leaders and be part of an organisation that has a start-up mentality but is backed by UK Government, and industry and academic founders.  

Working through collaborative ventures with industry, academia and NGOs, VMIC will ultimately strengthen and innovate the UK’s vaccines sector. Their state-of-the-art vaccines manufacturing facility will be located on the renowned Harwell Science and Innovation Campus near Didcot in Oxfordshire. 

VMIC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all individuals  regardless of race, national origin, gender, age, physical characteristics, social origin, disability, union membership, religion, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or any other protected characteristic. We are committed to treating all applicants fairly and without discrimination.