Laboratory Shift Manager - Day Shift

Location Royal Leamington Spa
Discipline: Lab Management
Salary: ££51519 per annum + 10% retention bonus
Contact name: Nathan Mccarron

Job ref: RLS006_1635525648
Published: about 1 month ago
Startdate: ASAP

Opportunity to go permanent

We're currently seeking Laboratory Shift Managers based in and around Warwickshire to work within a state of the art, high output diagnostics laboratory environment as part of the UK's NHS Test and Trace programme, helping society's return to a more normal way of life.

Gain invaluable experience and exposure to some of the country's most highly skilled individuals in the scientific community and join a supportive environment where training and accreditation (where relevant) will be provided for this role.

What you can expect:

  • Carrying out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the laboratories policies and applicable laws

  • Organising staff placement per shift; working closely with the Chief Lab Scientist and Biomedical Scientist Leads to support the smooth running of patient testing

  • Managing the shift including responsibility for the effective and successful management of productivity and quality control

  • Ensure any accidents, incidents and near-misses are correctly reported to the H&S officer

  • Ensuring consistent, fair and productive management of people

  • Enhancing the operational procedure, systems and principles in the areas of information flow and management

  • Inputting to strategic planning and reviews, analysing process workflow, employee and space requirements and implementing necessary changes

What we're looking for:

  • BSc (Hons) in a scientific discipline

  • Proven management experience

  • Experience of supervising staff in a laboratory setting

  • Experience of managing teams towards productivity and quality assurance targets

  • Strong numerical and decision-making skills and be able to understand MI reports

  • Evidence of excellent communication and extensive team-working skills

  • Evidence of excellent attention to detail and strong organisational skills

In return:

You will receive a minimum 18-month contract with opportunity to go permanent and competitive rate of pay and a 10% retention bonus (paid at 9 and 18 months). Please note, successful candidates will be required to spend a minimum 3 weeks in training working flexible day patterns (including some weekends) before transitioning onto your shift.


Working hours and shift times

The role will work on rotating day patterns (including some weekend work) with flexible start times.

If you would like to request any reasonable adjustments around start times, working additional hours, learning about different shifts or future opportunities around securing a permanent position, please speak to the team to learn more about how we can accommodate you.


Compliance checks
Please be aware that Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) including a media check is the required level of screening for all staff working at the Leamington Spa Laboratory.

Diversity at NHS Test and Trace
You will be joining a diverse and hugely welcoming team that reflects the communities we serve. We aim to foster a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel confident in bringing their whole selves to work, feel included and empowering them to contribute fully at work.

If you're ready for a new challenge and want to be part of the team delivering this essential lab work, please apply today.

Please note: Impellam Group is working in partnership with NHS Test and Trace, so you will be employed on a fixed-term employment basis with an Employing Agency (either SRG, Medacs, Lorien or Blue Arrow) within Impellam Group, in line with contractual employment terms and conditions set out by the respective Employing Agency, and not directly employed by NHS Test and Trace.