Building Support Custodian

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Cambridge, ENGLAND
Deadline: 04 Apr 2021

The Medical Research Council Toxicology Unit is an internationally renowned institution focused on the delivery of field-changing mechanistic insights into toxicology and disease.

We are looking to appoint a Building Support Custodian to assist with the smooth running and minor maintenance of the Gleeson Building. The role provides support to both the scientific staff and the Operations team.

Main duties of the role will include: - Overall responsibility for the provision of a goods inwards service.

  • Responsible for the provision of a small store's facility.

  • Organisation and coordination of the use of gas cylinders and liquid nitrogen.

  • Overall responsibility for waste handling.

  • Responsible for the Unit's central archive facility.

  • Maintain service records for the Unit.

  • Responsible for coordinating the asset register for the Unit, working with the Lab & Facilities Manager.

  • Assist the building services technicians with minor maintenance tasks such as legionella control (water flushing), clearing blocked drains, hanging shelves, coffee machine, etc. Carry out routine painting and decorating work in the building.

  • To ensure rooms are set up as required for seminars, conferences, meetings etc.

  • Together with the Building Services Technician's, be a point of contact for Contractors.

  • Work to University and MRC-Tox Unit Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Health & Safety requirements.

  • Undertake training of cleaning staff.

  • Any other duties as appropriate to the role/grade.

You will be educated to GCSE level including English and Mathematics/NVQ level 2 or equivalent level of practical experience. You will have an awareness and experience of health and safety procedures and policies. You will have good IT skills, be able to demonstrative initiative and a team player.

This is an open-ended position funded by the MRC.

Further information on the Toxicology Unit can be found at ( )

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to: David Schwarz at

If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Bronwen Chamberlain at

Please quote reference PU26063 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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