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Assistant Technician
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF36308-R

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 01/11/2021

Job live date: 13/10/2021

Salary: £18,342 per annum

Employment type: AAS-Clerical

Department: Technical Services

Division: Cluster Operations

Hours per week: 36

Employment Basis/Type: Full time, Permanent

Technical Services are looking for an Assistant Technician to join our diverse and dynamic Operations Stores team.

You will assist with receipt and delivery of goods, maintenance activities associated with specialist areas, undertake stock control and record keeping of supplies and materials, including laboratory coats, liquid nitrogen, glassware, biologicals and chemicals to meet the teaching and research needs of staff and students. Health and Safety training will be provided in all aspects required of the role.

As a general guide we are looking for:

  • Good general education to equivalent of GCSEs. Other qualifications will be considered.
  • The willingness to work as part of a diverse team, follow instructions and ensure procedures are adhered to.
  • A proactive approach with good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Good IT skills and be familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel or equivalent software.

The University is committed to an inclusive culture with a diverse workforce, and in Technical Services we are committed to the development of our staff and we actively strive to diversify our team. We are dedicated to providing all applicants equality of opportunity.

Provisional interview date 18th November 2021

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Associate Director of Operations

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Technical Manager

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Scott O’Brien

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Paul Willis

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Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-UK candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that by reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship will not be possible under the Skilled Worker Route. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.



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