Systems and Stores Support

Job reference:
BAS 97/19
Contract type:
Full Time
Open-Ended Appointment
Starting from £19,404 per annum
We offer generous benefits
Stores & Shipping team
Closing date:
1 December, 2019 11:59 pm


The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) are currently looking for full-time (37 hours per week) Systems and Stores Support to join our busy Supply Chain Logistics (SCL) Team. This role is pivotal in the smooth running of the department, with the post holder providing assistance in data acquisition and administrative tasks to aid the team in their day to day workload.

We are looking for a flexible individual, with the ability to prioritise their workload and function well under pressure. Good interpersonal skills are vital for this role, as we are looking for someone to maintain good working relationships both with BAS staff and external stakeholders.


Working under the supervision of the Supply Chain Logistics Manager, the post holder will be involved in a range of vital tasks in support of the BAS Antarctic Supply Chain process, to include data acquisition, order expediting and support to all aspects of SCL.


GCSE or equivalent qualifications in Maths and English.


Key Duties and Responsibilities
 Data acquisition from ORACLE purchasing system.
 Receipting goods received to ORACLE purchasing system.
 Purchase order expedition.
 General office duties.

Secondary Duties
 Compilation of clothing store records
 Provision of cargo & freight documentation.
 Warehouse duties to include goods receivals, packing & clothing store

Please quote reference for any queries: BAS 97/19
Closing date for receipt of application forms is: 1st December 2019
Interviews are scheduled to be held on: 12th December 2019

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 job sharing, to support childcare and other caring responsibilities.

Skills are listed as either Essential or Desirable. Desirable skills importance rating in parenthesis (1 is high, 5 is low)

Communication skills

  • Fluent in written and spoken English language with good numerical skills. - Essential

Computer / IT skills

  • Knowledge of Microsoft office, in particular Excel, Word and Outlook. - Essential
  • Knowledge of ORACLE software an advantage. - Desirable [0]

Decision Making

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritise tasks when presented with a range of options. Working under time pressure requires a flexible approach. - Essential

Interpersonal skills

  • Good personal time management, and experience of working successfully within a small team. - Essential
  • Ability to maintain friendly and effective working relationships with a wide range of internal & external stakeholders. - Essential

Other Factors

  • A thorough and methodical approach with excellent attention to detail. - Essential


  • GCSE or equivalent qualifications in Maths and English. - Essential

Skills / Experience

  • Proven administration skills and experience desirable. - Desirable [0]

You can apply for this job online or you can print off the application forms, fill them out by hand and mail them.

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Send your completed application forms to:
Human Resources Team
British Antarctic Survey
High Cross, Madingley Road
United Kingdom

If you need more information

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: +44 (0)1223 221400
Facsimile: +44 (0)1223 362616

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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.

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