Administration Assistant – Chesterfield

CK Science is recruiting for a full-time, permanent Administration Assistant to be based at our head office in Chesterfield.


As Administration Assistant the main purpose of your role will be to provide full administration support to the Chesterfield office. This will include:

  • Handling incoming telephone calls
  • Greeting visiting clients and candidates
  • Managing all CV administration
  • Data input on our in-house database
  • General administration duties such as ordering stationery, filing, taking and distributing messages whilst working within company administration and quality procedures.


As an Administration Assistance you will ideally have:

  • Relevant experience in an administrative role
  • Good communication skills
  • Confident telephone manner
  • Good IT skills are essential
  • You must have good attention to detail as a major aspect of the role is proof reading documents and job descriptions. The ability to work under your own initiative as well as in a team.


As Investors in People, we offer excellent training and development opportunities and always look to improve our people.

How to apply

To apply for this position please forward your CV and Covering Letter to Please quote reference 25931 in all correspondence.

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Metallography Specialist Technician Job in the UK

Victoria Walker at CK Science is recruiting for a Metallography Specialist Technician to join a metals supplier based in Sheffield, on a full time, permanent basis.


The Role:

As a Metallography Specialist Technician, the main purpose of your role will be to inspect the various materials and ensure it meets test criteria.


Further responsibilities of this Metallography Specialist Technician will include:

  • Preparing steel- and nickel alloy-samples
  • Polishing samples to mirror finishe
  • Acid etching samples
  • Performing metallographic examination and evaluation/ reporting


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

As a Metallography Specialist Technician, you will have the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Ideally qualified within metallography
  • Experience within a metallography environment or test laboratory
  • Alternatively will consider a bright metallography graduate or equivalent
  • Must be confident and ambitious


The Company and Benefits:

As Metallography Specialist Technician you will be working with a metals supplier based in Sheffield.

  • Full time, permanent role – 8am-4.30pm with occasional overtime
  • 20 days holiday + statutory holidays, rising with service
  • Pension scheme, eligible after 1 year’s service


How to Apply:

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For more information or to apply for this Metallography Specialist Technician position please contact Victoria Walker on 0114 283 9956 or email Please quote reference SH24755 in all correspondence.


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EU Research Budget Increase Good News For UK has reported a 23% increase in the EU’s research budget, meaning that €1.6 billion is available for frontier research.

Overall funding for the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme has risen to €7 billion (£6.4 billion), the European Research Council (ERC) being the main benefactor, with the increase in their budget. Jerzy Langer, professor at the Polish Academy of Sciences, believes the UK are the main winners in investment, but praises politicians for listening to scientists and granting money without guaranteed returns.

Richard Jones, pro vice-chancellor of research and development at Sheffield University, believes this “is good news for us in an environment in which our own research councils’ funding is being squeezed.” Despite the funding having no real guarantees the ERC funding has traditionally led to good results; such as the winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2010, Konstantin Novoselov of the University of Manchester, being able to conduct his research thanks to an ERC grant. Around €80 billion in GDP growth and 450,000 jobs are expected to be created in the next 15 years thanks to the increased funds.

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Sheffield Waste Recycling Plant to Create Jobs

The Yorkshire Post has reported that 20 jobs will be created at a waste plastic recycling plant in Sheffield.

Kevin Parkin has successfully transformed the fortunes of several companies, and has decided to launch his own businesses. One of said businesses is R3 Products, which will treat mixed and unsorted plastics before selling it on as building products.

Mr Parkin has estimated that they “will employ 20 people within the first year of operation” before adding that the UK industry needs “to be in a position where we can compete with Chinese manufacturers.”

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Operations Chemist – Sheffield, UK

A Operations Chemist is required to join one of the UK’s most successful waste management companies based in Sheffield, UK.

As an Operations Chemist, you will be responsible for the safe receipt and identification of waste brought to site. This involves examination and analysis of packaged chemicals, in drums and boxes to ensure that they correspond to the description given by customers. Bulk liquid wastes are also received, which must also be sampled and analysed before discharging into tanks. Paperwork systems must be followed and maintained to ensure accurate tracking of the wastes.

Following full training, as Operations Chemist you will be required to drive several items of mobile plant including forklift trucks. Prior experience of driving such equipment would be an advantage.

The hours of working are 45 hours per week, consisting of five nine-hour shifts between 0700 hrs and 1800 hrs, depending on shift pattern.

The ideal candidate for this Operations Chemist job must be willing to work in the open air in all weather conditions testing packaged and bulk chemical wastes. This can often be a dirty and uncomfortable task. This Operations Chemist also job involves a certain amount of manual handling although mechanical assistance is provided for most tasks. There may also be offsite visits to customer premises or to collect wastes.

This Operations Chemist job demands a candidate who is educated to Degree standard or equivalent in Chemistry or a related subject. Previous experience in the waste industry is essential for this Operations Chemist role.

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For more information, or to apply for this Operations Chemist job, please contact Russell Oakley on 0114 283 9956 or email Please quote reference SH19826 in all correspondence.

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