Stores Assistant
Post Details
Job Title
Stores Assistant
Post Number
1003614
Closing Date
24 Jan 2019
Grade
SC9
Starting Salary
£16,835 - £17,860
Hours per week
37
Expected/Ideal Start Date
22 Feb 2019
Months Duration
Indefinite

Job Description

Main Purpose of the Job

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Stores Assistant within the Purchasing department at NBI Partnership. The postholder will assist with processing received goods and equipment, physically and electronically, to stock locations or end users. They will move goods and equipment around the site, when requested, this could involve driving the stores van or forklift truck. Other duties will include notifying staff of express package receipts; keeping the stores area clean and tidy; removing waste from the department for recycling.

Key Relationships

Purchasing & Stores Manager
Stores Supervisor
Purchasing & Stores staff

Main Activities & Responsibilities

Percentage
Process goods receipts
45
Process stores stock requisitions
35
Recycling waste
5
Movement of goods around site
5
Processing express parcels
5
As agreed with line manager, any other duties commensurate with the nature of the role
5

Person Profile

Education & Qualifications

Requirement
Importance
Maths and English GCSEs grades A*-C, or equivalent
Essential

Specialist Knowledge & Skills

Requirement
Importance
Good computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office and similar programmes
Essential
Ability to drive a forklift truck
Essential

Relevant Experience

Requirement
Importance
Previous experience of working in a stores environment
Essential

Interpersonal & Communication Skills

Requirement
Importance
Good communication skills, both written and verbal
Essential
A strong customer focus
Essential
Ability to work independently, using initiative and applying problem solving skills
Essential
Good interpersonal skills, with the ability to work well as part of a team
Essential

Additional Requirements

Requirement
Importance
Promotes equality and values diversity
Essential
Full driving licence (the post will involve driving the stores van and forklift truck)
Essential
Attention to detail
Essential
Physically fit and able to move large/heavy items
Essential

Who We Are

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 140 staff to cater for the needs of approximately 1100 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..

Department

Purchasing

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We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Stores Assistant within our Purchasing department at NBI Partnership.

Background:

The NBI Partnership (NBIP) provides non-scientific services to the John Innes Centre, Quadram Institute Bioscience, Earlham Institute and The Sainsbury Laboratory. All these organisations carry out scientific research funded by the UK Government, European Union, Charitable and Industrial Sponsors.

NBIP provides an exciting and stimulating multidisciplinary environment in which to work. Set in 230 hectares of parkland, we are an equal opportunities employer with a comprehensive benefits package to include; competitive starting salaries, free parking, defined contribution pension scheme, generous holiday entitlement and excellent recreational and leisure facilities.

The role:

The Stores team is responsible for managing a stock holding of a selected range of consumable laboratory products, stationery, computer consumables and cleaning products. They are also the focal point for all deliveries to the Institutes and an interface for deliveries to the end user.

The role involves working as part of the Stores team to process receipts and stock requisitions, move goods around the site and process express parcels. The role will also involve driving the Stores van and forklift truck.

The ideal candidate:

Candidates should possess good communication skills and a customer focussed attitude. They should have good computer skills and English and Maths GCSEs grades A*-C or equivalent. The successful postholder will require a driving license and a good level of physical fitness, as the role will involve moving large and heavy items.

Additional information:

Salary on appointment will be within the range £16,835 to £17,860 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. This is a fulltime post on a permanent basis.

As a Disability Confident employer, we guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy.