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Scientific Facilities and Support Specialist

Salary range £35,000 to £38,000 per annum, pro rata plus benefits 

We have a new opportunity for someone to join us as a Facilities Support Specialist working within the Scientific Facilities Team on a part time basis up to 22 hours per week.

The Scientific Facilities Team provides a variety of services to the large campus including; building management and laboratory support services.

This role is varied and will include supporting Space Planning, Business Continuity Planning and Building Management. You will support the departmental Asset Management Programme by maintaining an existing asset register of laboratory equipment on service contract, develop this to include all laboratory equipment assets, as well as small items not covered by service contract.  As part of this you will monitor service visits, track planned preventative maintenance, and ensure all engineer service sheets are collated and stored.

Establishing and maintaining relationships will be a key component to the role as you will be working with suppliers, contractors and Institute colleagues.

Working pattern to fulfill the weekly hours will be flexible and discussed at interview.

Job Reference

Essential Skills

  • High level of interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain relationships, negotiate, persuade and influence others to ensure the timely completion of tasks 
  • Proven experience of developing a strong customer focused network across all service delivery operations 
  • Broad experience of acting in a liaison role between customers and service providers in a customer driven environment 
  • Able to manage relationships with key stakeholders to achieve consensus between the customer and the provider 
  • Confident use of emotional intelligence in achieving objectives 
  • Able to demonstrate excellent communication, influencing and negotiation skills 
  • Experience with a wide range of computer software packages 
  • Substantial experience of working without supervision and using own initiative 
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to prioritise own workload 




Ideal Skills

  • Affiliation with Business Continuity Institute or equivalent 
  • Affiliation with British Institute of Facilities Management or equivalent 
  • Evidence of successfully contributing to strategic and operational planning 

Other information

The Wellcome Sanger Institute is a charitably funded research centre and committed to training the next generation of genome scientists. Passionate about understanding the role of genetics in health and disease and a world leader in the genomic revolution, our mission is to use genome sequences to advance understanding of human and pathogen biology in order to improve human health.

Our Campus: Set over 125 acres, the stunning and dynamic Wellcome Genome Campus is the biggest aggregate concentration of people in the world working on the common theme of Genomes and BioData. It brings together a diverse and exceptional scientific community, committed to delivering life-changing science with the reach, scale and imagination to pursue some of humanity’s greatest challenges.

Our Benefits: Our employees have access to a comprehensive range of benefits and facilities including:

  • Group Defined Contribution Pension Scheme and Life Assurance
  • Group Income Protection
  • Private Health Insurance
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing by one day a year to a maximum of 30
  • Family friendly environment including options for flexible and part-time working, a childcare voucher scheme and Campus Nursery
  • Two days paid Employee Volunteering Leave a year
  • Employee Discount Scheme
  • Campus Gym, tennis courts, cricket pitch and sports hall plus a range of dining facilities
  • Active Campus Sports and Social Club
  • Free Campus Bus Service

Genome Research Limited is an Equal Opportunity employer. As part of our dedication to gender equality and promoting women’s careers in science, we hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award. We will consider all qualified applicants without discrimination on grounds of disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.

Please include a covering letter and CV with your application

Interviews will take place on 21st and 22nd June. 

Closing date for applications: 6th June 2018