Laboratory Attendant

University of Hertfordshire

Post Title: Laboratory Attendant  

SBU/Department: Life and Medical Sciences, Technical  

FTE: 1 fte (working 37 hours per week)

Duration of Contract: Permanent

Salary: UH3 £21,828pa to £22,681pa with potential to progress to £23,700pa by annual increments on achieving designated skills and experience

Annual Leave: 25 days  plus standard public holidays and an additional 4 days including the closure of our office between Christmas and New Year

Location: College Lane Campus, Hatfield

The School of Life and Medical Sciences is looking to recruit a Laboratory Attendant to work in our “state of the art”, modern, busy Science Building. Duties are varied and can require some manual handling, but full training will be given to the right person. You must be able to work on your own as well as in a team and sometimes need to liaise with other colleagues throughout the university.

Main duties & responsibilities

The main duties include cleaning laboratory glass, plastic ware and equipment, general housekeeping within the laboratories, assisting with goods deliveries and laundering of lab coats

along with other similar duties.

Skills and experience required

You must have practical experience of general cleaning in a laboratory environment. It will also be desirable if you have experience of working in a goods in/stores, handling hazardous chemicals, and making up solutions within a laboratory.

Qualifications required

A minimum of 5 A-C GCSEs or equivalent qualifications including Maths, English and Science or proven experience. We expect the successful applicant to have practical experience of general cleaning duties plus a willingness to learn other skills.

Please view the job description and person specification for a full list of the duties and essential criteria.Please attach a personal statement showing clearly how your skills and experience match the Person Specification.

We regret that we are unable to offer UKVI sponsorship for this post; applicants will either hold UK Right to Work, or demonstrate access to UK Right to Work, before an offer is made.

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: Jenny Harman, Head of Technical Services, School of Life and Medical Sciences, [email protected] ,07887 708517

Closing Date: 24 March 2024

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Reference Number: 058081

Date advert placed: 8 March 2024

The University offers every individual the opportunity to succeed. We want our staff to represent multi-faceted life experiences, varied cultural heritage and to encourage cognitive diversity. We recognise that the field is not ‘level’ and want to actively address barriers to progression. Markers of success to date include no gender pay gap within the School where this post sits and holding an Athena Swan Bronze Award. We also challenge stereotypes and partner with networks both within and outside of the University to enhance inclusion in the workplace. We wholeheartedly encourage applications from BAME and LGTBQ candidates, who are currently under-represented within the School.

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