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Laboratory Housekeeper

Merseyside, Port Sunlight
Up to £12.67 per hour
Closing date
6 Aug 2024

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We are currently seeking an interim Laboratory Housekeeper, to work with our global FMCG client renowned for brands such as Dove, Sure, Persil, and Simple, and become an integral part of their fast-paced FMCG environment.

The position is based at our client's scientific Research & Development facility in Port Sunlight Village, Wirral easily accessible by train and car. This is a temporary role to run until 31/12/2024, requiring approximately 30 hours per week, between the hours of 7.30am - 7pm Monday to Friday. Compensation for this role is competitive, paying £12.67ph.

Our client is one of the world's leading suppliers of Food, Home and Personal Care products with sales in over 190 countries and reaching 2 billion consumers a day. U/L has more than 400 brands found in homes around the world, including Persil, Dove, Knorr, Domestos, Hellmann's, Lipton, Wall's, PG Tips, Ben & Jerry's, Marmite, Magnum and Lynx. Faced with the challenge of climate change and the need for human development, we want to move towards a world where everyone can live well and within the natural limits of the planet. That's why our purpose is 'to make sustainable living commonplace"

Job Purpose

We are seeking to appoint a laboratory housekeeper who can work safely and efficiently both individually and as part of the team in our well-equipped and busy department. Some relevant experience working in a laboratory environment with glassware and hazardous chemicals is desirable however, training will be provided.

To provide support within the laboratories, through maintaining the cleanliness of equipment, laboratories and preparation areas.

Key skills/tasks

  • Maintain high lab standards with regards to safety and housekeeping.
  • Ensuring benches are stocked (daily) with glassware and consumables.
  • Cleaning benches and glassware and removing any waste items.
  • Management of consumables stock.
  • Maintaining tidiness of all cupboards.
  • Cleaning laboratory sinks and work areas.
  • Clearing drying racks, putting away glassware and apparatus and ensuring that stocks in each laboratory are sufficient.
  • Working together with the technicians to ensure that the maintenance and cleanliness of laboratories and equipment is always suitable to be able to work efficiently and safely.
  • Other jobs of a similar nature, when required.


  • Communicate effectively with other people in a working environment.
  • Ability to maintain a safe and clean working environment
  • Ability to organise materials, equipment and other resources.
  • Prioritise and organise time effectively and work positively in response to a high workload or requests made at short notice
  • Work accurately with attention to detail.
  • Work independently at times and be able to use own initiative.
  • Contribute to and work effectively within a team environment.
  • Proficient IT skills e.g. Microsoft tools (Excel, Word)
  • Candidates need to be able to stock the laboratories before or after most people start or finish work. Standard lab hours are 08:00 - 18:00.

Port Sunlight working environment:

  • Free onsite parking
  • Staff shop discounted products
  • Working in state-of-the-art laboratory and pilot plant facilities
  • Free parking onsite
  • 5 mins walk to train station serving Liverpool & Chester
  • 20-minute drive from Liverpool city centre/30-minutes' drive from Chester
  • Disabled parking
  • In the heart of picturesque Port Sunlight village
  • There are also several site clubs available to join covering a range of topics including Book Club, Running, Choir, Pool, Genealogy and much more.
  • The sites have three catering outlets which provide a range of hot and cold food and drinks daily.
  • In addition, there are a range of vending machines and cold water dispensers around the site accessible throughout the day.

At ManpowerUK we are dedicated to fostering a highly diverse workforce and cultivating an inclusive culture where everyone feels valued, heard, and empowered to reach their full potential. We are recognised as a Disability Confident Leader, affirming our commitment to helping individuals with disabilities secure and retain meaningful employment. To hear more about our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging initiatives - please visit our website.


A job at Unilever is a career made by you, with development opportunities, benefits and a working culture that embraces diversity. So whether you’re looking for an internship, apprenticeship, graduate opportunities, or a job opening to progress your professional career, at Unilever you can shape your own path as you work with the brands and people that drive our sustainable business growth.

Company info
Manpower UK Ltd
C/O Unilever HPC
Port Sunlight
CH62 4ZD

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