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Facilities Assistant


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Milton Keynes,                            




£18000 - 20000

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UK Biocentre have an exciting opportunity for a Facilities Assistant to join their growing team based in Milton Keynes / Oxford. Job Title: Facilities Assistant Location: Milton Keynes / Oxford Salary £18,000 - £20,000 per annum depending on experience Hours: 37.5 hours - Monday to Friday - Weekend Call outs - rota based UK Biocentre is a wholly owned trading subsidiary of UK Biobank and an established service provider in the field of biomedical research, offering researchers a centre of excellence to support all aspects of sample collection, processing, archiving and analysis in clinical studies. UK Biocentre operates from a large-scale Biorepository facility in Milton Keynes with back-up facilities in Oxford. The Milton Keynes site represents a state of the art facility for the processing, storage and analysis of biological samples. UK Biocentre operates to the ISO quality standard ISO-9001:2015. We are currently recruiting for a Facilities Assistant to join an established service provider in the field of biomedical research. Supporting the Facilities Manager, the successful candidate will have experience of working in a maintenance environment as well as a strong understanding and awareness of health and safety in the workplace. The Facilities Assistant will have excellent communication skills and is able to communicate clearly with staff based across both sites Milton Keynes and Oxford. In addition the role holder will have the ability to think on their feet and use their own initiative in prioritising workload. Flexibility is an essential part of the role and the successful candidate will be expected to cover weekend call outs on a rota basis. To succeed in this role as Facilities Assistant you will need to have the following skills, traits and knowledge: Essential Criteria - GCSE or equivalent in Maths and English - Minimum of 1 years' experience in a similar role - Understanding of health and safety and its application to the working environment - Advanced level of building maintenance such as changing light bulbs, plumbing, use of power tools, woodwork and general repairs - Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing - Ability to understand and follow instructions and procedures - Ability to work under own initiative and prioritise conflicting work demands - Ability to work well as part of a team or on own as part of unsupervised tasks - Computer literacy including Microsoft Office suite of software (Excel, Word, Outlook and the Internet) - Regular manual handling lifting up to a maximum of 25kg - Ability to maintain a flexible approach to working practices including providing cover for other team members as well as covering weekend call outs on a rota basis - Full UK driving license Desirable Criteria - City & Guilds 2365 - Experience of PAT testing - Previous experience of working in line with the requirements of ISO9001:2015 and ISO27001:2013 - Knowledge of relevant Health & Safety requirements for example COSHH - Forklift license This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, personable and approachable individual with strong communication skills. To submit your CV for this exciting Facilities Assistant opportunity, please click 'Apply' now! The closing date of 17.00hrs on Monday 04 June 2018.
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