Core Scanning Facility Supervisor

Fixed term appointment until March 2020

The British Geological Survey (BGS) is one of the world's leading and forward thinking geological science institutes with a focus on both public good science for government and geoscientific research to understand earth and environmental processes. A vacancy has arisen for a Core Scanning Facility Supervisor based at our headquarters in Keyworth, Nottingham.

You will manage the National Geological Repository (NGR) Core Scanning Facility for the UK Geo Energy Observatory project (UK Geo) project which will include the responsibility for health & safety and establishing operating procedures. You will also be responsible for scanning or directly supervising the scanning of difficult, complex and unusual core and have the overall responsibility for the servicing and maintenance of the equipment.

With a background in Geoscience, you should have significant experience operating and interpreting data from at least two different types of automated core scanners together with a demonstrable back catalogue of relevant previous work.

Training specific to the core scanners will be provided by the manufacturers, you will then have the responsibility to train others in the use of the facility.

You must show potential to manage multiple simultaneous tasks effectively, demonstrate problem solving and work in a flexible manner, together with the ability to work in a team environment and coach or mentor other staff. In addition you must be able to communicate effectively (written and orally) with other staff, scientists and developers as well as senior managers and clients. You should relish the opportunity of developing a commercial user-base for the facility.

This is advertised as a full time post but we will consider applications from those who require more flexible arrangements. Because the facility is operated 24/7, some out of hours and weekend working will be required.

This is a fixed term appointment until March 2020 in the first instance. Depending on qualifications and experience, full time starting salary will be 22,224 - 24,112 per annum.

Full time working hours are 37 per week excluding lunch breaks. A generous benefits package is also offered, including a company pension scheme, childcare voucher scheme, free on-site parking, 30 days annual leave plus 10.5 days public and privilege holidays.

Interviews will be held on 28 and 29 September 2017

Applications are handled by UK Shared Business Services (UK SBS); to apply please visit our job board at and submit your up-to-date C.V. and covering letter, which clearly outlines why you are applying for this specific post and how you meet the criteria described on website. In addition please also submit one or two examples of your recent communications work.

Applicants who would like to receive this advert in an alternative format (e.g. large print, Braille, audio or hard copy), or who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on 01793 867000, please quote reference number IRC241972.

Closing date for receipt of CV's is 31 August 2017.

The Natural Environment Research Council is an equal opportunities employer 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 welcome. The British Geological Survey is an Investors in People organisation. There is a guaranteed Interview Scheme for suitable candidates with disabilities.

posted: 27 July 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.