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Vacancies within the Department are posted here.

Current vacancies in the Department

Buildings, Safety and Instrumentation Manager

Salary: £27,057-£31,342.

Applications are invited for the position of Buildings, Safety and Instrumentation Manager in the Department of Geography. The role supports the Geographical Services Officer in the management of the Department's buildings, inspecting the fabric of the buildings and administering any maintenance or works to be carried out on them and carrying out minor repairs and service where possible; performing initial diagnosis of faults in parts of the Department's mechanical and electrical services. The role holder will also: advise on matters of health and safety and risk assessment across the Department, remaining aware of new legislation, informing staff of training opportunities and acting as lead First Aider in the Department; provide technical support and expertise to the teaching and research activities of physical geography in the Department, particularly with regards to electronic data loggers, electrical and environmental monitoring equipment required for undergraduate teaching, residential and day fieldtrips, undergraduate dissertation fieldwork and graduate research; manage the Building Services Technician and Instrumentation Laboratory. The role is available with immediate effect.

The successful applicant requires a general education including some elements of Earth and/or Environmental Science; a degree or vocational award (e.g. NVQ Level 3) in Electronics, Engineering, or other relevant area; knowledge of designing and production of operational equipment; knowledge of the field of electronic instrumentation; and general electrical or engineering experience or overall experience in a similar role. They should have a clean driver's licence and be First Aid certified or willing to be a fully trained lead First Aider and to attend required periodic refresher training.

For more detailed information please see the Further Particulars link at the bottom of this page.

The appointment will be on the University Grade 6 scale £27,057 - £31,342. The post is full-time with a working week of 36.5 hours.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button on the University's jobs site page. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

If you have any queries about this position please email recruitment@geog.cam.ac.uk.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 22nd October 2014.

Interview date: 6th November 2014.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button on the University's jobs site page. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

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Please quote reference LC03651 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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