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: Janitors

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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 Number1003453
Job TitleJanitors
Closing Date26 Apr 2018
Starting Salary£16,200 - £16,880
Hours per week 37
Expected/Ideal Start Date 01 Jun 2018
Months Duration Indefinite
Main purpose of the job The role provides a support function to the Institutes (JIC, EI and TSL) to ensure that the Institutes are given a high level of caretaking service and the buildings are kept in good repair. The post holder will assist in the provision of a comprehensive facilities service including basic repairs and maintenance works to a good standard, porterage and external/internal building and grounds cleaning.
Department Facilities
Advert Text Janitor
Based at Norwich Research Park
(£16,200 - £16,880 p.a. depending on qualifications and experience)

The successful candidate will have the skills required to carry out all routine tasks required to provide high quality janitorial and caretaking services. This includes porterage, basic repairs, maintenance and grounds cleaning services. Essential requirements to be successful in this role will include:
•     Significant recent experience in a janitorial/ caretaking role along with building repairs and maintenance skills

•     Qualifications in building repairs and maintenance/ construction trades and ideally a fork lift qualification and an NVQ/ GCSE/ BTEC in relevant construction trades
•     Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and awareness of the importance of delivering high standards of service
•     A willingness to work flexibly on a shift system and work additional hours as required/ able to manual handle heavy loads and work at heights.
Please ensure you provide information alongside your CV or through your application form that clearly demonstrates how you meet the essential requirements of the post.

For further information and details of how to apply, please visit our web site or contact Human Resources, NBI Partnership, Norwich Research Park, Colney, Norwich, NR4 7UH, UK, 01603 450462 quoting reference 1003453.
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 Thursday, 26 April 2018. Please note that we reserve the right to close this vacancy at an earlier date.

Key relationships Internal: Senior Janitor, Soft Facilities Manager, members of the cleaning and hard facilities teams
Other: Building and Lab Managers.
The role will report to the Senior Janitor.
Main Activities & Responsibilities
Conduct routine basic repairs and maintenance of buildings and glasshouses including associated fixtures and fittings e.g. painting and decorating repairs, replacing carpet tiles, fixing shelving, replacing ceiling tiles, light bulb replacement, unblocking drains and toilets etc.
Provide assistance to skilled members of the Facilities team
Act as Technician's Labourer e.g. footing ladders, collect/deliver tools, equipment and materials to the workplace
Move furniture and equipment etc. within the site (and occasionally off-site) including rearranging furniture for meetings, out of hours functions, setting up for venues etc
Carry out external building cleaning e.g. canopies, foyers, windows, entrances, paths, litter picking, external bin emptying and signage cleaning
Assist with the internal cleaning e.g. stripping of floors, polishing, spraying and buffing
Clean and provide basic maintenance of institute cars
Provide car park marshalling duties when requested in connection with site functions
Occasionally deliver mail or parcels
Carry out other tasks as directed by Senior Janitor, Soft Facilities Manager or Buildings Supervisor
Work on a shift system during a working day (e.g. start at different times on a weekly rotation basis i.e. 7:00 am, 9:00 am or 11:00am), and participate in a standby out of hours rota.
Salting and gritting of the site as required
As agreed with line manager, any other duties commensurate with the nature of the post

Education & QualificationsRequirementImportance
GCSEs grades A-C or equivalent in English and MathsEssential
Manual handling qualificationDesirable
NVQ / GCSE / BTEC in relevant construction tradesDesirable

Specialist Knowledge & SkillsRequirementImportance
Basic level qualifications in building repairs and maintenance / construction tradesEssential
Ability to work independentlyEssential
Ability to work to tight deadlinesEssential
Fork lift qualificationDesirable

Relevant ExperienceRequirementImportance
Recent experience of janitorial work or similar e.g. general repairs, decorating and basic DIYEssential
Recent experience of working in a similar environmentEssential
Recent experience of acting as support to TechniciansEssential

Interpersonal & Communication SkillsRequirementImportance
Task orientated with an eye for detailEssential
Customer focused and flexibleEssential
Ability to work through problems and arrive at a practical solutionEssential
Good communication skillsEssential
Team playerEssential

Additional RequirementsRequirementImportance
Promotes equality and values diversityEssential
Able to work at heightsEssential
Manual handling of heavy loads up to 25kgEssential
Prepared to work on a shift system during the working day, and participate in a standby out of hours Rota.Essential
Full UK driving licenceEssential
Willingness to embrace the values and behaviours of the NBI Partnership, ensuring it is a great place to work.Essential
Attention to detailEssential