Operations Manager

Location Newcastle upon Tyne
Discipline: Lab Management
Salary: £ £50000 - £62000 per annum
Contact name: Nathan Mccarron

Contact email: Nathan.Mccarron@srgtalent.com
Job ref: 2_1606305249
Published: about 2 months ago

Fixed Term Contract

We're currently seeking Newcastle-based Operation Managers to work within a state of the art, high output diagnostics laboratory environment as part of the UK's NHS Test and Trace programme.

As well as playing a vital role in supporting society's return to a more normal way of life by helping to break the chains of COVID-19 transmission, you will also gain invaluable experience and exposure to some of the country's most highly skilled individuals in the scientific community.

This represents a once in a lifetime opportunity to go above and beyond to support public health, while also extending your already accomplished technical skills and positioning your Scientific career for further success and growth.

If of interest and you meet the criteria of the below, please apply via the following link - https://bit.ly/34DZEaT.

Your responsibilities:

You will be responsible for the operational management of staff within COVID Hub Laboratory. You will provide specialised scientific knowledge and to work as a member of the team to assess, plan and contribute to the provision of a specialised service coordinate and undertake competency assessment and training of technical skills to staff, supported by senior scientific staff in each section of the laboratory. You will ensure laboratory diagnostic tests and procedures are performed accurately and efficiently.

Your experience:

This role requires you to have extensive experience in a senior scientific role with supervisory responsibilities. You should have extensive experience and in depth specialist knowledge of Microbiology, Virology or Molecular Genetics.

In order to be successful, you'll need the following skills and qualifications:


  • BSc in Biomedical Science or equivalent
  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration
  • MSc, FIBMS or equivalent level of knowledge


  • Previous experience in a senior scientific role with supervisory responsibilities
  • Extensive experience and in depth specialist knowledge of Microbiology, Virology or Molecular Genetics. Promotes and partakes in Continuous Professional Development
  • Firm understanding of UKAS ISO15189 Laboratory accreditation requirements

In addition, the following education and experience are also desirable but not mandatory:


  • Management qualification or experience.


  • Research and development experience
  • Experience of and training in undertaking staff appraisals

Please note that as an Operation Manager, you are not required to have extensive experience across all of the desirable competencies described above, but applicants are expected to have relevant experience for the competency which they would oversee

In return:

As well as a competitive rate of pay (with a 20% uplift applied for night working and end of contract bonus), you'll receive comprehensive training on relevant lab procedures and equipment.

This role will work on a shift pattern and will include day, evening and weekend shifts. Please speak to our team to learn more.

You will also be joining a diverse and hugely welcoming team. Diversity at NHS Test and Trace is about reflecting the communities we serve, holding the principles of equality and inclusion at the heart of everything we do and all that we stand for, embracing differences, creating possibilities, and growing together. We aim to foster a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel confident in bringing their whole selves to work, feel included and their talents are nurtured, empowering them to contribute fully to our purpose.

This is literally a once in a lifetime opportunity to join a team of highly skilled individuals, all focussed on delivering the best possible outcome.

If you're ready for a new challenge and want to be part of the team delivering this essential lab work, please apply today via https://bit.ly/34DZEaT.