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What to expect as our Laboratory Shift Manager

As a Laboratory Shift Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the labs on a given shift. You'll need to have a people management background, with proven experience of managing teams in a target-orientated environment, ideally gained in a laboratory context.

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What you will be involved in

• 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

Your experience:

In order to be successful in the role of Shift Manager, you'll need the following education, experience and skills:

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

• Higher-level degree or professional qualification (eg Msc, Higher Specialist portfolio)

• Extensive experience of supervising a team in a laboratory related setting
• Experience of Health and Safety regulations and procedures
• Familiarity with performance management methodologies and associated HR processes
• Experience managing underperformance to deliver successful outcomes in a high-volume processing environment

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