Domestic Services Assistant - Operations Group - Domestic Services - LMB 1588

Updated: 26 days ago
Location: Cambridge, ENGLAND
Deadline: 08 Jul 2021

View Vacancy -- Domestic Services Assistant - Operations Group - Domestic Services - LMB 1588
Open Date
10/06/2021, 16:15
Close Date
08/07/2021, 23:55

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
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The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) is one of the birthplaces of modern molecular biology and has played an important role in the development of many new techniques, most notably X-ray crystallography of proteins, DNA sequencing and monoclonal antibodies. 
The LMB has a clear goal of understanding biological processes at the molecular level, with the ultimate aim of using this knowledge to tackle specific problems in human health and disease. We aim to tackle difficult, long-term problems, which often require investment over many years.
There are four scientific Divisions - Structural Studies, Protein and Nucleic Acid Chemistry, Cell Biology and Neurobiology. However, scientific collaboration between the different Divisions is extensive. Scientists are well supported by excellent scientific facilities and by the LMB Operations Group which maintains the core infrastructure and services of the institute.
With the opening of our new laboratory the LMB provides an unsurpassed environment for both young and established researchers. Scientists are drawn to the LMB from all over the world, thus creating a lively and international community for the exchange of ideas and technical innovation.
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£17,219 - £18,123 per annum pro rata


Technical & Scientific Professionals

Part Time

15 hours per week

Overall purpose: 

To provide a cleaning service to the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB).
Main duties/ Key responsibilities:

•    Empty bins & replace liners
•    Vacuum/sweep floors
•    Damp mop floors
•    Polishing
•    Clean sanitary areas
•    Dusting
•    Glass cleaning
•    Waste recycling
•    Cleaning of toilet areas & kitchenettes
•    Topping up of hand towel dispensers & soap dispensers
•    Stores request forms
•    Use of a computer to book holiday & sickness
•    Provide cover for sickness & holiday 

To ensure that the areas allocated are kept to a very high standard of cleanliness and the scientific and administrative staff are able to work in a clean and safe environment.

All waste is to be segregated and placed in the correct receptacle for recycling. 

Working relationships: 

You will be working for the Domestic Services Manager and/or the Domestic Services Supervisor, as part of the LMB Operations Group. 

Additional information:

The above lists are not exhaustive and you are required to undertake such duties as may reasonably be requested within the scope of the post.  All employees are required to act professionally, co-operatively and flexibly in line with the requirements of the post and the MRC.  

Education / qualifications / training required: 
•    General standard of education.
•    Computer literate.
Previous work experience required: 
Essential: Previous cleaning experience.
Desirable: Previous cleaning experience in a lab (or similar) environment.
Knowledge and experience:  
Creativity and initiative
Essential: Knowledge of cleaning techniques.
Desirable: Knowledge of cleaning machinery e.g. floor scrubbing machines.
Independent working
•    Proven skills in working independently with minimum supervision.
•    Ability to plan own workload.
Verbal and written communication skills
Essential: Good communication skills in listening and understanding instructions.
Personal skills / behaviours / qualities:
•    Motivated individual with a strong desire for self and team development.
•    Ability to take instructions from and discuss issues with the supervisor.
•    Good time keeping.
•    Ability to work as part of a team.
•    Ability to follow verbal and written instruction.
Additional information:
You must be able to work efficiently & effectively on your own with minimum supervision, and possess the ability to plan the work and fit in with the demands of the Unit.
The MRC is a great place to work and progress your career, be it in scientific research or the support functions.The MRC is a unique working environment where our researchers are rewarded by world class innovation and collaboration opportunities that the MRC name brings. The MRC is an excellent place to develop yourself further and a range of training & development opportunities will be available to you, including professional registration with the Science Council.
Choosing to come to work at the MRC (part of UKRI) means that you will have access to a whole host of benefits from a defined benefit pension scheme and excellent holiday entitlement to access to employee shopping/travel discounts and salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme, as well as the chance to put the MRC and UKRI on your CV in the future.
Our success is dependent upon our ability to embrace diversity and draw on the skills, understanding and experience of all our people. We welcome applications from all sections of the community irrespective of gender, race, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation, disability or age. As "Disability Confident" employers, we guarantee to interview all applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.
UKRI supports research in areas that include animal health, agriculture and food security, and bioscience for health which includes research on animals, genetic modification and stem cell research. Whilst you may not have direct involvement in this type of research, you should consider whether this conflicts with your personal values or beliefs.
We will conduct a full and comprehensive pre-employment check as an essential part of the recruitment process on all individuals that are offered a position with UKRI. This will include a security check and an extreme organisations affiliation check.

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