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Stores Assistant - 6 months FTC

Salary range from £18422 to £23027 per annum depending on experience

Stores is a busy environment which operates goods inwards and portering services to the Institute, who throughout the day process vast numbers of deliveries and stock consumable requests to delivery points around the site. Through good stock management we provide lab stocks from plates, petri dishes and tubes through to high throughput, high value stocks of sequencing and genotyping kits which are fundamental to our production pipelines here at the Institute.

Stores also operates a counter service to the scientific and administrative end users 5 days a week and stores staff provide the shop front that is needed for end users to collect their perishable deliveries, make urgent requests for stock and make product or order enquiries.

Stores persons work on a rota system which assigns individuals to stores tasks for a week at a time. All staff are trained across all tasks to ensure that our service levels are maintained to the highest standard at all times. Through intense mentoring and on the job training we offer a development path to encourage staff to use their own initiative with little or no supervision.

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Essential Skills

The successful candidate will have extensive experience in Goods in, and good housekeeping practices are essential.

Although on the job training will be provided you need to have the skills and knowledge to operate e-procurement systems and other databases accurately. You must adhere to and understand all stores Standard Operating Procedures and should be equipped to give basic knowledge to train and mentor other stores assistant.

The ability to communicate and interact well with our internal customers, purchasing department, delivery drivers and suppliers in a professional manner at all times is also essential.

You must hold a current driving licence.

Ideal Skills




Other information

The Sanger Institute is a charitably funded research centre focused on understanding the role of genetics in health and disease. We use state of the art large-scale genomic approaches to drive world-leading projects to uncover the basis of genetic and infectious disease. Our goal is to provide results that can be translated into diagnostics, treatments or therapies that reduce global health burdens.

Our Benefits include: Defined Contribution Pension Scheme, Group Income Protection, Healthcare scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Workplace Nursery and 25 days Annual Leave, increasing by one day per year up to a maximum of 30, plus Bank Holidays. We also have a gym, two cafes, dining facilities, and a free campus bus service. Our thriving Sports and Social Club provides many opportunities to meet with people working across the campus.

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status.

Closing date for applications: 23rd July 2017.