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Biomedical Support Worker Full Time

at Public Health Wales NHS Trust in London (Published at 10-10-2019)

Welcome to Public Health Wales the national public health agency in Wales. We exist to protect and improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities for people in Wales.

To find out more about us, please visit our homepage, read about our strategic plan or follow us on twitter.

We welcome applications from people who share our values of Working together, with trust and respect, to make a difference.

Public Health Wales is part of the wider NHS Wales -it is the main provider of Microbiology Services to Health Boards and other health care providers across Wales .

Food, Water and Environmental Microbiology is a specialised Service area, provided from a network of only 3 laboratories across Wales (Bangor /Cardiff and Carmarthen) . They undertake diagnostic testing and provide specialist advice to local authorities and food producers to ensure the quality and safety of food, water and the environment throughout Wales . Our laboratories are accredited to internationally recognised standards ISO 17025-2017 and are recognised as official food control laboratories , in supporting enforcement of food law.

We are offering an opportunity to join the Bangor , Food Water and Environmental laboratory team based at the Ysbyty Gwynedd in North Wales. The post will suit people with an interest in science and laboratory work, no specific experience is required as all necessary training will be provided. Good general practical and communication skills, the ability to work with attention to detail , under own initiative and as part of a small team would be advantageous.

We can offer a varied and rewarding work environment, a typical day will involve a mix of tasks including ; meeting people receipting samples ,data input, performing tests on Food , Water and Shellfish samples, operating laboratory equipment including sterilisers , disposal of waste , stock control and maintenance of quality within the laboratory environment .

Public Health Wales is committed to providing all staff with opportunity for personal/career development.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Closing date: 14th October 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dylan Evans - Technical Manager FWE Bangor


Contact number : 01248 384367

Public Health Wales, reserves the right to close this vacancy early. We therefore encourage early applications. If you are successful and short listed for interview you will be contacted by email using the address with which you registered. Please ensure you check your email account regularly.

We are committed to fair, transparent recruitment and believe in equality of opportunity in our workplace and will not tolerate discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, religion or belief, race or nationality, marriage or civil partnership status, sex, sexual orientation, working pattern, caring responsibilities, trade union activity or political beliefs ? or on any other grounds. We welcome applications from individuals who may wish to work part time or apply on a job share basis.

Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English. To support our all Wales service, we particularly welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website

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