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Stores Assistant

Job title Stores Assistant

Department Faculty of Science

Salary £9.50 per hour (inclusive of living wage allowance)

Grade Grade 2

Placed on Thursday 14 October 2021

Closing date Thursday 28 October 2021

Interview date Thursday 11 November 2021

Reference CC8794


We would like to invite applications for the post of Stores Assistant to work as part of our Faculty of Science Purchasing Team, providing stores and purchasing support for our students, academics and other staff.  This hands-on post is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a high-paced purchasing service, supporting a world-class Faculty.

About the role:

The range of duties for a Stores Assistant can include carrying out basic administrative tasks, receiving goods (from external couriers and internal mail service) and working through the goods receiving process on our online purchase-to-pay finance system. Other tasks include matching goods to Purchase Orders, checking POs against goods received and picking internal orders from stores stocks. You will also be responsible for organisation and delivery of received goods. 

General laboratory support tasks, laboratory set-ups, laboratory clear-outs and PAT testing will also be part of your role.  

About you:

Candidates with stores, purchasing or retail experience and a proven interest in the importance of great customer service are encouraged to apply.   Flexibility, efficiency, great communication skills and attention to detail are essential to a hands-on active post. 

What we can offer you:

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. 

We are:

  • a family friendly workplace 
  • open to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the University. 
  • recognising of the talents of our diverse workforce through an excellent reward package 
  • encouraging of your personal and professional development

For further information please contact Martin White, Senior Purchasing Technician ( Please ensure that all applications are submitted via the University website and include an up-to-date copy of your CV.

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We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

Further details:

Living Wage

We are an accredited Living Wage employer. Appointments at Grade 2, Spine Point 3, 4 and 5 will receive an additional supplement to ensure a minimum hourly pay equivalent to the Living Wage as confirmed on our Bath pay and grading structure page.

Visa information:

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK you should refer to our guidance on the Skilled Worker Visa before embarking on a job application to ensure that you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / ILR, please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.

Update to our application process:

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters into any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. as part of this, where possible, we’d like you to remove all personal details from your CV e.g. your name, date of birth, location details, email address, photograph