In 2013, Europe’s top cancer charity, Cancer Research UK, combined with the University of Cambridge to fund the world class Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, situated on the Addenbrooke’s Biomedical Campus in Cambridge.

As part of the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, the Institute’s research ranges from basic cancer biology through translational cancer research to clinical application. The Institute currently houses over 400 researchers and support staff with 22 research groups and associated core facilities in a state-of-the-art research facility.

We are now recruiting a Building Services Technician (Fabric/Carpentry Biased) who will be responsible for the maintenance of the building fabric, to assist in small scale project works, and maintain the fixtures and fittings of the building to support the effective operation and objectives of the Institute.

Delivering a high quality service across the Institute, the role holder will:

  • Carry out breakdown and planned preventive maintenance. Be technically competent in the day-to-day operation of a plant room, carry out safety checks and keep records accordingly. To carry out preventative maintenance on the plant, equipment, fire doors, door closures, fire seals, flooring, windows and walls.

  • Prioritise planned maintenance, where necessary carry out technical investigative work, give adequate notice of planned shutdowns in consultation with the Engineering Manager and/or Lead Technician and other occupants of the building.

  • Liaise with Engineering Manager/Lead Technician and external contractors to repair or undertake routine servicing of plant and complete any remedial work required. Determine and authorise the purchase of all materials required and ensure that they are procured in time and within an agreed budget, progress tasks on-site to completion so that all deadlines are achieved, report to Engineering Manager/Lead Technician should circumstances arise adversely affecting the task progress or the welfare of others.

  • Co-ordinate and monitor permit to Work system. Issue detailed work orders i.e. permits to work for plant areas, laboratory etc., provide technical, operational and/or progress advice on each task to building occupants involved. Check that each task is accurately charged in respect of labour and material used and that adequate support documentation is provided for accounts and record purposes.

  • Carry out major and minor works and installations either by self or contractors with the authorisation of the Engineering Manager/Lead Technician. Be responsible for the technical specification of the work involved, progress and final operational testing and certification of all contractors’ work, ensure completed work is signed off by the Engineering Manager/Lead Technician, before final payment is made.

  • Assist Engineering Manager/Lead Technician in building refurbishment. Be responsible for carrying out carpentry workplace improvements and alterations, putting up shelves, painting and redecorating, plastering, installing; benches, cupboards and other laboratory or office fittings.

  • Liaising with building users to carry out bespoke carpentry work when required, this will include; designing a solution to a problem, acquiring the goods for the work and completing to a high standard which meets the customers’ requirements.

The successful candidate will possess excellent customer service skills, have great attention to detail, be able to use their own initiative and have strong oral and written communication skills. They will have a broad range of experience in a maintenance environment and experience of working in building/maintenance services including practical experience. They will have knowledge and understanding of preventive and breakdown maintenance techniques in civil trades and environments. Experience within the laboratory environment would be desirable.

Click the ‘Apply’ button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check, a health assessment and a security check.

The closing date is 22 September 2019, with the interview date TBC.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference SW20303 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Assistant staff
9 Aug 2019
22 Sep 2019