Stores Operative – Cambridge
- Job reference:
- BAS 38/19
- Contract type:
- Full Time
- Fixed-Term Appointment (2 Years)
- Starting from £19,136 per annum.
- We offer generous benefits
- Stores & Shipping team
- Closing date:
- 24 March, 2019 11:59 pm
The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) are looking for a Stores Operative to join their busy shipping team. The role involves supporting a wide range of functions within the supply chain logistics team, including receiving items at goods-in, loading and unloading transport, and preparing goods for freight.
You will need to be physically capable of carrying out the manual work with excellent attention to details for the clerical side of the role. We are looking for someone with good time management and experience of working successfully within a small team.
Working under the supervision of the Stores Manager the role holder will be involved in a range of support functions in Polar Supply Chain Logistics Delivery.
The role includes some manual tasks, including lifting.
NB: Hours 08:30 to 17:00 Monday to Thursday, 08:30 to 16:30 Friday, with one hour for lunch
GCSE or equivalent qualifications in Maths and English.
- Receiving, checking, notification and distribution of stores received in goods-in.
- Loading and unloading transports.
- Preparation of goods for freight.
- Handling, consolidation, documentation, packing and marking of cargo.
- Clerical duties to include accurately maintaining official logs.
- Support to other areas of sections remit as and when required.
On-line application forms and further information are available on our website at www.bas.ac.uk/vacancies.
These are also available from the Human Resources Section, British Antarctic Survey, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0ET. Tel: (01223) 221508.
Please quote reference: BAS 38/19
Closing date for receipt of application forms is: 24th March 2019
Interview date: 3rd April 2019
Proposed start date: As soon as possible
BAS is an Equal Opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and promoting equality in careers in science, we hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award and have an active Equality, Diversity and Inclusion programme of activity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. People from ethnic minorities and disabled people are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the job. We are open to a range of flexible working options including part-time or full-time employment as well as flexible hours due to caring or other commitments.
Skills are listed as either Essential or Desirable. Desirable skills importance rating in parenthesis (1 is high, 5 is low)
Communication skills - a) oral skills b) written skills
- Fluent in written and spoken English language with good numerical skills. - Essential
- Shows morale courage, openness and honesty when dealing with other colleagues. - Essential
Computer / IT skills
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. - Desirable 
- Ability to work accurately and methodically. Demonstrating the ability to prioritise tasks. Working under time pressure to plan and organise work. - Essential
- A thorough approach with excellent attention to detail. Must be physically capable for manual work. - Essential
- Good personal time management, and experience of working successfully within a small team, working in a safe manner whilst complying with current Health and safety polices. - Essential
- Ability to maintain friendly and effective working relationships with a wide range of internal & external stakeholders. - Essential
- Forklift truck licence and/or licence to drive assisted lift equipment. - Desirable 
- GCSE or equivalent qualifications in Maths and English - Essential
Skills / Experience
- Relevant experience of goods inwards procedures, distribution and packing desirable for this role. - Desirable 
You can apply for this job online or you can print off the application forms, fill them out by hand and mail them.
Apply by post:
If you would like to apply for this job but cannot apply online, you can print the application form(s) and post it back to us.
Please ensure you complete all required sections of the application form(s) and include a Cover Letter and a copy of your CV.
When posting your application, ensure there is sufficient postage.
- Send your completed application forms to:
- Human Resources Team
British Antarctic Survey
High Cross, Madingley Road
If you need more information
- Email: [email protected]
- Telephone: +44 (0)1223 221400
- Facsimile: +44 (0)1223 362616
The information you provide during the application process will only be used for the purpose of progressing your application, to fulfil legal or regulatory requirements where necessary or, in the case of the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Questionnaire, to help BAS meet its equal opportunities policy.
The British Antarctic Survey will not share the information you provide with any third parties, and the information will be held securely by the British Antarctic Survey whether the information is in electronic or physical format. Please note that the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Questionnaire will be detached from your application prior to the short-listing of candidates for interview.
Unsuccessful applications will be securely destroyed 6 months after the end of the recruitment process (or 1 year after the end of the recruitment process in the case of Marine Staff and AEP. The applications of successful applicants will be retained as part of their personnel file.
Further information can be found in the information notice of NERC, our parent body.