Sample Logistics Assistant - 28626

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Yorkshire and the Humber
Leeds
LEEDS NLS Olympia House, Gelderd Road, Leeds, LS12 6DD
Staff Grade 2
Fixed Term
Full Time
Analytical, Science
£22,754 pro rata
We really do value a diverse workforce and we want to be an organisation that represents the communities we serve. We want everybody to feel included, fairly treated and duly recognised for the contribution they make. You’ll be working right in the heart of the laboratory, providing a first class service to colleagues within the main laboratory but also liaising directly with our customer services team and colleagues from our sister site at Starcross, Exeter. If you’ve got a close attention to detail, a strong customer focus and enjoy building and maintaining relationships we think you’ll really enjoy this role. We’re looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated Sample Registration and Preparation Assistant to come and join our friendly team in the Environment Agency’s Monitoring Laboratory based in Leeds.
Your duties will include:-
• Receiving deliveries of samples and goods coming into the laboratory
• Registration of samples using the laboratory computer system
• Preparation of samples conforming to laboratory standards and procedures
• Undertaking daily quality checks of equipment for the team
• Management and storage of samples including sample logistics and disposal
In the National Monitoring Laboratory in Leeds, you will be working within a small team alongside approximately 35 analytical staff and 12 customer services colleagues. We provide analytical services to the Environment Agency and external customers which includes the analysis of sediments, soils, biota and waters from across England and around the coastline, as well as providing a bespoke Forensic Waste Service.
Whether you are at the start of your career journey or returning to the workplace, we want to hear from you.
Through experience to date you will ideally be able to demonstrate the following:
• Educated to a minimum of 4 GSCE’s (or equivalent) – ideally including Mathematics and/or a Science
• Comfortable with the use of IT including Microsoft office – (training will be given on software required for the role)
• Self-motivated with a close attention to detail and an ability to follow procedures to achieve results
• Excellent communication skills
• A team player who enjoys helping others and building and sustaining relationships
• Strong customer focus
You’ll be welcomed into the team and given all the training and support you need to succeed in your new role.
We support flexible working hours and practices to help you strike a good balance between your work and personal life. You’ll have access to a Local Government Pension scheme as well as a host of other employee benefits.
Our Leeds laboratory is well served by public transport links, we have secure bike pods and free staff parking on site as well as a brand new staff canteen.
For further information on this role, the employee benefits and work of the Environment Agency, please download the candidate pack.
If you have any questions please contact the hiring manager: toni.webster@environment-agency.gov.uk

10/03/2024, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Up to 1 Year
Communicates Effectively
Please note we do not assess CVs. It is your answer given to the question below that will be used for interview selection so ensure you draw out your skills and experience in your response. A copy of our EA capability dictionary can be viewed by searching online using any web browser.

This role will involve working with a variety of colleagues and you will be required to communicate effectively and appropriately. Give an example of when you have had to communicate a message to a wider audience?
Works in Teams
Please note we do not assess CVs. It is your answer given to the question below that will be used for interview selection so ensure you draw out your skills and experience in your response. A copy of our EA capability dictionary can be viewed by searching online using any web browser.

It is crucial to this role that you are able to build and sustain relationships with fellow team members and other colleagues across a variety of departments. Give an example of when you have worked in a team to achieve a common goal?
Achieves Results
Please note we do not assess CVs. It is your answer given to the question below that will be used for interview selection so ensure you draw out your skills and experience in your response. A copy of our EA capability dictionary can be viewed by searching online using any web browser.

Give an example of how you have planned a busy schedule to complete multiple tasks on time?
If you are applying from the Civil Service please note that the Environment Agency is not a part of HM Civil Service and you would not be a Crown Servant in the event of being appointed. Therefore, you will not be eligible for continuous service. For applicants who currently work in local government or other bodies listed in the Redundancy Payments (Continuity of Employment in Local Government etc) (Modification) Order 1999, you may be eligible for continuous service for the purpose of calculating any future redundancy payment. If you are unsure of your status then you should contact your own HR Team.

We are fully committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, including job share, so please include clearly any information regarding your preferred working arrangements on your application.

We also have a Guaranteed Interview Policy to support those with a disability who are seeking employment. We have committed to guaranteeing an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

The Environment Agency, as a Non-Departmental Public Body, is committed to providing value for money and utilises Central Government frameworks and contracts for all external recruitment needs. For this reason, we are unable to engage with the market directly through post, email or phone calls . Should you wish to become a support supplier on one of these frameworks or contracts please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/become-a-crown-commercial-service-supplier/becoming-a-supplier-through-the-crown-commercial-service-what-you-need-to-know for more information.

This Vacancy is closed to applications.