Facilities Assistant

SoseiHeptares Cambridge United Kingdom Biotech

Company Description

Sosei Heptares is an international biopharmaceutical company with a mission to make a significant contribution to improving the quality of life and health of people around the world. To achieve this, we will discover, design, and develop the most innovative and effective medicines for patients worldwide, through our world-leading patent-protected technology and platform.

Our core focus is on the discovery and early development of new medicines originating from our proprietary G Protein-Coupled Receptor (GPCR) targeted StaR® technology and Structure Based Drug Design (SBDD) platform capabilities. Today, we are advancing a broad and deep pipeline of novel medicines across multiple therapeutic areas, including neurology, immunology, gastroenterology, and inflammation diseases.

We have established partnerships with some of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies and multiple emerging technology companies, including AbbVie, AstraZeneca, Biohaven, Genentech (Roche), GSK, Neurocrine Biosciences, Novartis, Pfizer, Takeda and Verily.

Sosei Heptares is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan with corporate and R&D facilities in London and Cambridge, UK. We have approximately 170 employees based at our state-of-the-art R&D research centre at Granta Park, Cambridge. The size of our company ensures optimum agility and transparent linkage between all activities from early discovery through to clinical development.

For more information, please visit https://soseiheptares.com/. LinkedIn: @soseiheptaresco | Twitter: @soseiheptaresco | YouTube: @soseiheptaresco


The Facilities Assistant reports to the Facilities Manager and is responsible for providing support to ensure facilities services are provided in an effective and efficient manner. You must be able to always demonstrate a high level of security awareness and be willing to work to the Health and Safety and Emergency Evacuation procedures.

This is a full-time position, but hours may need to vary and may include occasional weekend and out of hours attendance on site. The Facilities Assistant will be based at the Grant Park, Cambridgeshire site, UK.


Working with the FM to ensure the delivery of Facilities Management Services to a high standard across Sosei Heptares sites in Cambridge.

With the Facilities Manager, be responsible for leading Fire Evacuations and Drills

With the Facilities Manager, have responsibility for all building related external contractors in the building on a daily basis, including Cleaning, Maintenance, Plant Maintenance, Refurbishment and improvements work and Pest control.

Manage contractor, contract and suppliers as directed by the Facilities Manager to ensure service delivery.

Site induction for contractors, including Health and Safety.

Assist the Facilities Manager and Operations Team with office moves and other adhoc projects, including ordering furniture and equipment.

Act as a point of contact for organisation members and contractors, ensuring lines of communication are maintained and regularly monitored – such as email and Teams communication.

Ensure attending contractors onsite have the authority to work and have provided the correct risk assessments, health and safety and insurance documentation to commence work. Maintain a record of all contractor work on site.

Liaise with contractors and suppliers to ensure that regular activities are undertaken, e.g. Cleaning, Waste disposal, Recycling, routine PPM

Support and assist the Facilities Manager with administration requirements.

Deputise for the facilities Manager

The successful candidate does not necessarily need previous experience but must have an interest in Mechanical and Electrical Plant, and all aspects of provision and maintenance of suitable laboratory and office environments.



  • Minimum of GCSE in maths and English
  • Good IT skills, including Microsoft Office


  • At least two years’ experience working within a Facilities role
  • An understanding of M&E
  • Strong track record of managing external relationships
  • Good understanding of service procurement processes


  • Focussed and reliable
  • Excellent written and spoken communication abilities
  • Professional appearance, polite and courteous manner
  • Willing to learn systems and procedures
  • The ability to work unsupervised
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • The ability to multi-task effectively and prioritise workload
  • Well organised, with excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • ‘Can do’ attitude. Diligent and self-motivated
  • The ability to work under pressure

Other information

What’s in it for you?

  • State-of-the-art R&D centre located in the heart of the Cambridge science cluster
  • Competitive compensation package including discretionary cash bonuses
  • Eligible for grants of Restricted Stock Units in Sosei Group Corporation
  • 25 days annual leave in addition to public holidays
  • Employer contribution to pension
  • Private Medical Insurance and a cash plan for dental and optical reimbursement
  • Health and wellbeing benefits including a subsidised individual gym membership
  • Income protection to cover long term absences due to ill health
  • Group Death in Service equal to 4x basic annual salary

Why Sosei Heptares?

At Sosei Heptares, we are dedicated to the pursuit of scientific innovation. Our mission is to make a significant contribution to improving the quality of life and health of people around the world. To achieve this, we will discover, design, and develop the most innovative and effective medicines for patients worldwide, through our world-leading patent-protected technology and platform.

Working at Sosei Heptares

The Sosei Heptares R&D centre is a modern, state-of-the-art centre located within easy shuttle reach of Cambridge and Whittlesford Parkway train stations. We offer a collaborative, diverse and inclusive working environment that considers your individual needs and believes in maintaining a sustainable work-life balance. You will be welcomed by a team of colleagues with decades of accumulated experience in their areas of expertise, happy to help you develop your own skills in a highly collaborative environment and who are keen to provide guidance and support in your personal and career development plans.

Our Vision and Values

To become one of Japan’s science and technology-led biopharmaceutical drug discovery champions. To achieve this, we will leverage our global know-how and operating agility to deliver a sustainable pipeline of first or best-in-class therapeutics, ensuring our place amongst the next generation of leading innovators.

We are guided by three fundamental values.

  • Limitless Compassion
  • Unswerving passion
  • Continuous self-innovation

These unchanging set of core values that serves as a guide across all our activities

Join Us!

The successful candidate will be employed by Heptares Therapeutics Ltd, a UK wholly owned subsidiary of Sosei Group Corporation.

Sosei Heptares is committed to building a diverse and ambitious workforce, and to promoting equal opportunities in employment. We recognize that diverse and inclusive teams build a stronger and more innovative company. Therefore, all qualified applicants will be considered for employment: we do not discriminate based on age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, or any other classification prescribed by law.

Applications should include a CV and covering letter, providing a short description of your background and interest in the role. Please apply through our on-line job’s portal with your application in pdf format, quoting reference number 2022-Facilities-Ass. The closing date for applications is 12th August 2022.

Sosei Heptares does not accept speculative or unsolicited CVs from agencies. All speculative or unsolicited CVs submitted without an agreement in place will be considered Sosei Heptares property and will not obligate us to pay a referral fee.

For more information about Sosei Heptares and how we use your data please go to: https://soseiheptares.com/privacy-notice


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