View Vacancy -- Domestic Services Assistant - Operations Group - Geoffrey Wilkinson - LMB 652
The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) is one of the birthplaces of modern molecular biology and has played an important role in the development of many new techniques, most notably X-ray crystallography of proteins, DNA sequencing and monoclonal antibodies. The LMB has a clear goal of understanding biological processes at the molecular level, with the ultimate aim of using this knowledge to tackle specific problems in human health and disease. We aim to tackle difficult, long-term problems, which often require investment over many years.
There are four scientific Divisions - Structural Studies, Protein and Nucleic Acid Chemistry, Cell Biology and Neurobiology. However, scientific collaboration between the different Divisions is extensive. Scientists are well supported by excellent scientific facilities and by the LMB Operations Group which maintains the core infrastructure and services of the institute.
With the new laboratory the LMB provides an unsurpassed environment for both new and established researchers. Scientists are drawn to the LMB from all over the world, thus creating a lively and international community for the exchange of ideas and technical innovation.
To provide an effective cleaning service to the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB).
• Empty bins & replace liners
• Vacuum/sweep floors
• Use of floor scrubbing machine
• Damp mop floors
• Clean sanitary areas
• Glass cleaning
• Waste recycling
• Cleaning of toilet areas & kitchenettes
• Topping up of hand towel dispensers & soap dispensers
• Stores request forms
• Use of a computer to book holiday & sickness
• Provide cover for sickness & holiday
To ensure that the allocated areas of the LMB, are kept to a very high standard of cleanliness and the scientific and administrative support staff are able to work in a clean and safe environment.
All waste is to be segregated and placed in the correct receptacle for recycling.
You will be working for the Domestic Services Manager and/or the Supervisor as part of the LMB Operations Group.
This is a position of great importance as without the domestic assistants to keep the building in a clean and safe condition the LMB would not be able to function to the high standard that has become expected and respected worldwide.
We support our employees with a range of formal and on-the-job training, including:
• MRC training courses.
• External training and personal development courses.
• One-to-one training with their supervisor and other colleagues.
As a Domestic Assistant the post holder will commit to undertaking the following:
• Working to the highest standard of cleanliness and hygiene.
• Attending training courses.
• Identifying additional training, which will support them to develop their career.
• Take all measures necessary to ensure their own and other employees health & safety.
The above lists are not exhaustive and you are required to undertake such duties as may reasonably be requested within the scope of the post. All employees are required to act professionally, co-operatively and flexibly in line with the requirements of the post and the MRC.
Education / qualifications / training required:
• General standard of education.
• Computer literate.
• NVQ level 1 in cleaning.
• BICs, COPC (Cleaning operators proficiency certificate)
Previous work experience required:
Essential: Previous cleaning experience.
Desirable: Previous cleaning experience in a lab (or similar) environment.
Knowledge and experience:
Essential: Knowledge of cleaning techniques.
Desirable: Knowledge of cleaning machinery e.g. floor scrubbing machines.
• Proven skills in working independently with minimum supervision.
• Ability to plan own workload.
Verbal and written communication skills
Essential: Good communication skills.
Personal skills / behaviours / qualities:
• Motivated individual with a strong desire for self and team development.
• Ability to take instructions from and discuss issues with the supervisor.
• Ability to work as part of a team.
• Good time keeping skills.
The MRC is a great place to work and progress your career, be it in scientific research or the support functions.
The MRC is a unique working environment where our researchers are rewarded by world class innovation and collaboration opportunities that the MRC name brings. The MRC is an excellent place to develop yourself further and a range of training & development opportunities will be available to you, including professional registration with the Science Council.
Choosing to come to work at the MRC means that you will have access to a whole host of benefits from a final salary pension scheme and excellent holiday entitlement to access to employee shopping/travel discounts and salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme and childcare vouchers, as well as the chance to put the MRC on your CV in the future.
Our success is dependent upon our ability to embrace diversity and draw on the skills, understanding and experience of all our people. We welcome applications from all sections of the community irrespective of gender, race, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation, disability or age. As "Disability Confident" employers, we guarantee to interview all applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.
Final appointments will be subject to pre-employment screening.