Goods Handling Operative

Website DiamondLightSou Diamond Light Source

Business Area: Professional/Support

Full Time Salary: £20,474 to £24,086 per annum depending on experience

Post Type: Full time / Permanent

Closing Date: 02/04/2023

Ref No: 11023


About Us

Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron; a huge scientific facility designed to produce very intense beams of X-rays, infrared and ultraviolet light. Our scientists use the light to study a vast range of subject matter, from new medicines and treatments for disease to innovative engineering and cutting-edge technology.

About the Role

We now have an opportunity for a Goods Handling Operative to join our small Goods Handling team.

The role will work closely with Diamond staff across all divisions to provide an efficient Goods Handling service. As well as arranging goods in and despatches the role holder will be part of the team ensuring all cryogenically cooled dewars are processed according to agreed procedures.

Duties will include:

  • Coordinating, arranging and recording all dispatches from Diamond.
  • Packaging items/goods for safe dispatch and transportation.
  • Completing Custom Clearance requests.
  • Electronic registration of deliveries / goods.
  • Filing delivery notes and signed Receipt Registration labels.
  • Informing staff when their deliveries have arrived.
  • Relocating parcels / deliveries to storage compounds / locations.
  • Resolution of queries arising from missing parcels, damaged goods etc.
  • Stock management.
  • Housekeeping and General Administration duties.

Diamond is planning a major upgrade of the facility, known as Diamond-II, so this role will play a part in contributing to the smooth movement of goods in to and out of Diamond.

About You

The successful candidate will have some experience of performing Goods-In / stores activity and enjoy working in a small team.

Interpersonal skills are key to this role so the candidate should have a background in outward facing roles as well as administration experience.

A driving licence is required as you will need to drive across campus, and a current forklift licence is desirable, but training can be provided.


Diamond offers an exceptional benefits package to support staff in achieving a positive work/life balance. This includes 25 days annual leave plus 13 days of statutory and company holidays and 2 annual volunteering days, along with flexible working hours and an excellent pension scheme. Staff also have access to a range of amenities on site including a nursery, cafes, a restaurant and sports and leisure facilities. A relocation allowance may also be available where applicable.

We take an active approach to ensuring equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our activities at Diamond, with a dedicated commitment to ensuring we provide a fulfilling and enjoyable place to work, where all staff feel valued and recognised for their individual contribution.

To Apply

Please use the online application process to apply and tell us why you believe you are suitable for this role.

Diamond is a thriving international organisation, attracting a diverse range of talented individuals from around the world. Our staff currently comprises 44 nationalities and we welcome applications from everyone interested in joining us.

The closing date for applications is 2nd April 2023 with interviews scheduled for 13th April 2023

 Other information

Where relevant, and possible for the role, we will consider flexible working arrangements, secondment and job share opportunities.

Diamond attract talented individuals from around the world and currently employ 44 different nationalities. Reflecting trends in our sector we employ more men than women (77% men and 23% women as at March 2021). Therefore, we particularly welcome applications from suitably qualified women.

If you are disabled and would like to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme, please let us know via the online application process.

Diamond are members of Working Families (the UK’s work-life balance organisation), we have also achieved the Athena SWAN Bronze award and Disability Confident Level Two.

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