Organisation NERC
Organisation Detail British Geological Survey
Reference Number IRC250590
Location Nottingham See on Map
Salary £19404 - £21091
Date Posted 08 August 2019
Grade UKRI-Band B
Contract Type Open Ended
Hours Full Time
Closing Date 30 August 2019
Interview Date

Brief Description

Salary: £19,404 per annum to £21,091 per annum (depending on qualifications and experience)
Grade: UKRI Band B
Contract Type: Open-Ended, x 2 posts
Hours: Full Time
Closing Date: 30 August 2019
Interview Date: Mid-September in Keyworth, Nottingham

You should have relevant experience of working within a fast-paced Facilities Management (FM) environment (A FM qualification would be highly desirable).  You should also be familiar with specialist FM software and have experience of using Microsoft Office products.

You will be highly organised and have demonstrable experience of working in a customer services environment.  You will also possess excellent communication/customer service skills as they will be required to deal with a wide range of people, including internal/external customers and contractors.

In addition to being a team player, you will be flexible, capable of working unsupervised, and be able to show initiative and take personal responsibility for your work.
Please also refer to the specific essential and desirable criteria for this post.

Organization Description

UK Research and Innovation is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. More information can be found at

The British Geological Survey (BGS), founded in 1835 is part of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), and is the world's longest-established national geological survey and the UKs premier centre for earth science information and expertise.



  • Good standard of education – GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English and Maths


  • a formal Facilities Management qualification
  • membership of the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM).



  • previous experience of working in a Facilities Management environment
  • proficient in the use of FM databases/software
  • experience of working in a Help Desk environment
  • experience of working within a customer services environment.


  • experience of working with a Shared Services Centre
  • experience of working with a FM Records Management System.



  • knowledge of Microsoft Office products, particularly Excel and Word
  • knowledge of Health & Safety processes


  • knowledge of the work of BGS and its core values.



  • excellent organisation and administrative skills
  • excellent customer service skills
  • ability to adapt to changing situations and priorities, reacting as necessary
  • good organisational and time management skills
  • demonstrates a flexible approach
  • excellent team working skills
  • ability to empathise with the needs of the business and your colleagues and be able to relate this to your support role in the organisation.



  • must be reliable
  • demonstrates a willingness to help colleagues
  • should enjoy challenging situations and problem solving
  • should enjoy working to deadlines
  • ability to work both as part of a team and unsupervised
  • should be open and approachable.



  • demonstrates an interest in the work of BGS, NERC and UKRI
  • displays an enthusiasm for administrative/technical work and a desire to develop this further.


  • demonstrates a keen interest in their own continuing professional development.

Working hours will be 37 per week excluding lunch breaks.

A generous benefits package is also offered, including a company pension scheme, 30 days annual leave plus 10.5 days public and privilege holidays. NERC has an equal opportunities policy and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. People with disabilities and those from ethnic minorities are currently under represented and their applications are particularly welcomed. Guaranteed interview scheme for applicants with disabilities. The British Geological Survey is an Investors in People organisation.

To enable us to hire the very best people we will conduct a full and comprehensive background and pre-employment check as an essential part of the recruitment process.

As this job does not fulfil the Home Office Code of Practice criterion for obtaining sponsored migrant worker status we will be unable to apply for sponsorship for anyone not eligible to work in the UK.

At interview, all shortlisted candidates are required to bring with them identification documents and original documents that prove they hold or can obtain the right to work in the UK. You can check your eligibility here:

Only online applications will be accepted and should be submitted in the form of an up-to-date c.v. and covering letter (ensuring that the IRC reference is included in the file name description of each document uploaded), which clearly outlines why you are applying for this post and how you meet the criteria described in this advertisement. Please note that applications submitted without a covering letter, or which fail to address these points, may not be considered further.

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