Logistics Van Driver

£29,250 - £29,250

Job Description

The Facilities Management Logistics Team at KCL is seeking a motivated, highly organised and people orientated driver to carry out collections and deliveries at all KCL sites.



 



As a logistics driver, the role will encompass working across all KCL campuses primarily collecting/delivering items, including supporting the movement of books between 6 University Libraries at the following locations:



 



Maughan Library (Holborn)



FWB Library (Waterloo)



St Thomas Library (Waterloo)



Guys Library (London Bridge)



IOP Library (Denmark Hill)



WEC Library (Denmark Hill)



 



In line with the University’s Sustainability Strategy, our fleet of vehicles are electric, and the successful applicant will be responsible for driving one of those vehicles ensuring that they adhere to all related safe working practices, guidance, and University policies. The appointed candidate will also be responsible for reporting any damage, accidents, and any safety-related defects immediately to the line manager.



This role will also cover the transport of ad-hoc items and will cover the post room as required.



While the role of the driver is mostly carried out independently, it is also important that you are a team player, with good levels of customer service, ensuring all interactions with stakeholders are delivered to the highest calibre.



This role will report to the Fleet coordinator. 



Qualifications

Driving Licence 



Higher Education



Skills

Driving 



Manual handling

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The Facilities Management Logistics Team at KCL is seeking a motivated, highly organised and people orientated driver to carry out collections and deliveries at all KCL sites.



 



As a logistics driver, the role will encompass working across all KCL campuses primarily collecting/delivering items, including supporting the movement of books between 6 University Libraries at the following locations:



 



Maughan Library (Holborn)



FWB Library (Waterloo)



St Thomas Library (Waterloo)



Guys Library (London Bridge)



IOP Library (Denmark Hill)



WEC Library (Denmark Hill)



 



In line with the University’s Sustainability Strategy, our fleet of vehicles are electric, and the successful applicant will be responsible for driving one of those vehicles ensuring that they adhere to all related safe working practices, guidance, and University policies. The appointed candidate will also be responsible for reporting any damage, accidents, and any safety-related defects immediately to the line manager.



This role will also cover the transport of ad-hoc items and will cover the post room as required.



While the role of the driver is mostly carried out independently, it is also important that you are a team player, with good levels of customer service, ensuring all interactions with stakeholders are delivered to the highest calibre.



This role will report to the Fleet coordinator. 



 



 



Qualifications

Driving licence



Skills

Experience in driving vans



Manual handling of boxes 



confident in doing visual or written risk assessments for moving boxes



Research assistant to support specific research studies on palliative dementia care, including update of systematic reviews (data extraction, analsyis, reporting and publication), and setup of new national network for dementia care



Duties:

Systematic reviews: data extraction of identified eligible published evidence; update results including tables and figures and narrative reporting; and preparation for publication. One review is being updated on 'Service level interventions to promote quality of life for adults with dementia in the last 1 or 2 years of life,, and their family carers', and 2nd review results reporting and discussion on 'Individual level interventions for physical wellbeing to promote quality of life for adults with dementia in the last 1 or two years of life'. Supporting setup of new ESRC funded national dementia network on inequalities in dementia care. Coordination of meetings with community partners, lived experts and researchers, planning delivery of activities for year 1, and network promotion e.g. website, social media



Location:

Cicely Saunders Institute, Denmark Hill Campus King's College London and remote working




Qualifications



Esstential - BSc in health or social sciences, or relevant area Desirable - MSc in health or social sciences, or relevant area



Skills



Expertise in health or social sciences with relevant BSc, and preferrably MSc. Experience in supporting/conducting systematic reviews using narrative synthesis - data extraction and results reporting Experience of supporting research studies in the health or social sciences Interest in long-term conditions, dementia and/or palliative care, desirable



 

Description:



This is a position intended for a current KCL student in computer science, informatics or applied statistics or similar subject areas. 



The purpose of the role is to contribute to writing a computing application written in Python that is currently under development.  The computer application will provide a graphical interface for applying topic modelling and searching for key terms in student dissertation projects.  The end goal is to develop a tool that can provide insights into the content of dissertation projects that students are completing on different degree programmes within the faculty. 



This job will involve attending the KCL Denmark Hill campus in-person two days a week initially - there may be some flexibility to work remotely as the project progresses.  This is a discrete project with an assigned maximum number of hours available in the budget (a total of 98 hours).  There can be some flexibility in when/how these hours are worked. However, hours worked cannot exceed 20 hours in any one week.  It is envisaged that the candidate will work two to three days per week on the project for around 7 weeks.  The successful candidate will work closely with the Project Manager, Dr Samuel Evans.



The job application process will involve a short interview.



Key responsibilities:




  • To work under the direction of the project manager (Dr Samuel Evans) to generate a working computer application coded in the Python programming language.

  • To contribute to project planning and delivery.

  • To manage administrative duties related to the project.

  • To liaise with project collaborators.



Qualifications

  • Studying for a BSc or MSc in computer science, informatics, applied statistics or a related area.



Skills

The skills and experience required are as follows.



 



ESSENTIAL:




  • Excellent computing skills in Python.

  • Good communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently when required.

  • Good time management and prioritisation skills.



DESIRED:




  • Experience/knowledge of applying topic modelling and natural language processing techniques to text data. 

  • Experience of using the Tkinter Python library.

  • Experience in compiling Python software for cross-platform applications.

  • Experience in using Github.

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