John Innes Centre
Sainsbury Laboratory
Earlham Institue
Quadram Institute Bioscience
The NBI Partnership provides non-scientific support services to the Norwich Bioscience Institutes

Vacancy Details: Buildings Workshop Technician

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NBI Partnership

The NBI Partnership provides non-scientific services to the John Innes Centre (JIC), Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB), Earlham Institute (EI) and The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL). All of these organisations carry out scientific research funded by the UK Government, European Union, Charitable and Industrial Sponsors. The Partnership employs around 150 staff to cater for the needs of approximately 1500 Research Staff, Students and Visiting Scientists who are all located in close proximity on the Norwich Research Park.

The John Innes Centre, Quadram Institute Bioscience, the Earlham Institute and The Sainsbury Laboratory are registered charities (No’s 223852, 1058499, 1136213 and 106550) and are Equal Opportunity Employers..

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Post Number1003246
Job TitleBuildings Workshop Technician
Closing Date26 May 2017
GradeSC8
Starting Salary£18,400 - £20,500
Hours per week 37
Expected/Ideal Start Date 03 Jul 2017
Months Duration 18
Main purpose of the job To assist in the provision of a comprehensive service including repairs, maintenance and new works to agreed standards and within authorised budgets.
Department Facilities and Risk Management
Group Details The Buildings workshop supports the research institutes of the Norwich Bioscience Institutes, namely The John Innes Centre, the Quadram Institute, The Earlham Institute and The Sainsbury Laboratory. The workshop provides a repairs and maintenance function as well as carrying out minor works projects and outsourcing works that fall outside the scope of the workshop capabilities. The workshop also supports the other FRM Estates sections to ensure that the Institutes’ facilities are kept in good repair.
Advert Text We are looking to recruit a competent Estates individual to work in the Buildings Workshop to assist in the provision of a comprehensive service including repairs, maintenance and new works to agreed standards and within authorised budgets. The Buildings workshop supports the research institutes of the Norwich Bioscience Institutes, namely The John Innes Centre, The Quadrum Institute, The Earlham Institute and The Sainsbury Laboratory. The workshop provides a repairs and maintenance function as well as carrying out minor works projects and outsourcing works that fall outside the scope of the workshop capabilities. All functions support the other NBI Partnership Facilities and Risk Management sections to ensure that the Institutes’ facilities are kept in good repair. Candidates are required to have served a recognised apprenticeship in a Building Maintenance discipline. Salary on appointment will be within the range £18,400 to £20,500 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. This post is for a 20 month contract. As a Disability Confident employer, we guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy. The closing date for applications will be 17th May 2017.
Key relationships Workshop Supervisor, Minor Works Manager and Lab Managers
Main Activities & ResponsibilitiesPercentage
• General building repairs and maintenance including carpentry/joinery, bricklaying, glazing, glazed tiling, drainage, plastering, painting, roofing, gel plate cutting, lock fitting/servicing, door and window closure mechanisms, maintenance of Tygan screens and glasshouse benching at semi-skilled level. (Supervision at this stage should be minimal with the exception of specialist items). • Carrying our small new works projects. • Working closely with specialist contractors and other staff on request. • Co-ordination and arranging work in co-operation with science staff and others, to minimise disruption. • Moving and assembling equipment. • Support and assistance to other staff within the Buildings Team, and across trade boundaries to other Estates staff e.g. footing ladders. • Co-operating with all relevant HSW Regs, ACOPs and local standards and practices (safety and quality) • Attend training courses as appropriate e.g. Forklift handling etc. • Carry out other tasks as directed by Buildings Supervisor or Buildings Technician, appropriate to skills, knowledge and grade. 100

Education & QualificationsRequirementImportance
Successful completion of appropriate Level 1 and Level 2 academic courses e.g. C&G/BTEC or equivalent Certificate in Basic Skills in ConstructionEssential
3 GCSE grade C and D including English and Maths or NVQ1 or relevant work experience (min college course entry qualifications)Essential

Specialist Knowledge & SkillsRequirementImportance
Good knowledge of buildings construction and maintenanceEssential
Good numeracy skillsEssential
PC literateDesirable
Further specialist qualifications e.g. NVQ/ONC/BTECDesirable

Relevant ExperienceRequirementImportance
Relevant experience and demonstrable buildings trade skills Essential
Experience of buildings maintenance in Building Services/healthcare/R&D environment. Desirable

Interpersonal & Communication SkillsRequirementImportance
Customer focussedEssential
Good communication skills, both written and oralEssential
Good reasoning and learning skillsEssential
Able to work independently using own initiativeEssential
Good interpersonal skills, with the ability to work as part of a teamEssential
Ability to follow instructions/Standard Operating ProceduresEssential
Ability to collaborate with internal and external stakeholdersEssential
Promotes and strives for continuous improvementEssential

Additional RequirementsRequirementImportance
Capable of general manual handling dutiesEssential
Promotes equality and values diversityEssential
Able to work at heightsEssential
Flexible approach to working hours to meet the needs of the serviceEssential
Driving licenceDesirable