Assistant Technician (Stores)

London (Greater) (GB)
Grade 2 £21,509-£24,24,175 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
13 Oct 2021
End of advertisement period
01 Nov 2021
Full Time

Job description

Applications are invited for the position of Assistant Technician (Stores) to join the busy team in the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine.  The post reports to the Operations Officer (Stores) and will be based at the Guy’s Campus although you will also be required to work at the Waterloo Campus (Franklin Wilkins Building). 

The Stores are also the goods inwards for Health Faculties on the Guy’s campus and Franklin Wilkins Building.  The successful applicant will be involved in checking goods, providing a delivery service and issuing stock from both locations on a rota. 

Candidates should have good literacy and numeracy.  They should also have good interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work enthusiastically and effectively as part of a team.  Previous experience in a similar environment would be useful but not essential as training will be given. 


This post will be offered on an indefinite contract  

This is a full time  post - 100% full time equivalent


Key responsibilities

• To issue stock as requested by authorised staff and ensure it is issued and correctly recorded with budget code, stock reference, quantity, date and details of customer. 

• To advise staff on availability of stock and alternatives if appropriate with reference to the Operations Officer (Stores) when appropriate.  

• To notify Operations Officer (Stores) or his assistant about out of stock items. 

• To receive goods inward from external suppliers via loading bay staff by signing for items received ensuring all items are accounted for. 

• To unpack deliveries from external suppliers (including hazardous materials and items on dry ice, training will be provided on how to safely process these items), check they are correct and not damaged. 

• To deliver goods to customers or email them to arrange collection, according to individual campus requirements, obtaining a signature from them as proof of delivery. Ensuring their safe and appropriate storage if the goods cannot be delivered immediately. 

• To liaise with suppliers and end users to resolve problems with deliveries of external orders, e.g. wrong/ duplicated items received or goods damaged.  

• To adhere to any relevant COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) regulations and risk assessments associated with the above duties. 

• To adhere to the university Financial Regulations and all other policies and procedures. 

• To work at any College campus as required. 


The post holder is a member of the faculty’s professional services team, providing high quality technical support to the Schools and Departments, and specific support to its education and/or research activities. 

• Contribute to ideas for improving current working methods and procedures 

• Facilitate an inclusive culture and ethos working with academic, research and other professional services staff and colleagues internal and external to King’s. 

• Form a network of contacts to provide support and share best practice. 

• Resolve routine problems that arise in the local service putting in place mechanisms to minimise future problems. Support less experienced colleagues in making day-to-day local operational decisions. 

• Communicate, both orally and in writing, information in a clear and precise manner. 

• Contribute to cross School/Faculty/University initiatives 


The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.

Skills, knowledge, and experience 

Essential criteria 

1. Minimum level 2 qualification, i.e., up to five GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 and above, or equivalent OR Previous work experience in a relevant post. 

2. Competent basic computer skills including Microsoft Office packages. 

3. Clear spoken and written communication skills along with good interpersonal skills. 

4. Ability to apply learnt techniques/skills to the work context  

5. Flexible team worker, proactive and responsive. 

6. Solutions-focused self-starter, with good levels of concentration, precision and accuracy, who finds practical solutions to every-day problems 

7. Concern for staff and student wellbeing, with a commitment to an excellent student experience. 

8. A commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, actively addressing areas of potential bias. 

Desirable criteria 

9. Manual handling training 

10. Basic Health & Safety awareness. 

11. Working in Stores and issuing stock 

12. Receiving goods inwards 

Further information

This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service and Occupational Health clearance.

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