Microbiology Team Leader - Food - £18k-£22k - Cambs

Cambridge, England
GBP17000.00 - GBP22000.00 per annum
Oct 10, 2016
Nov 07, 2016
Katie Pink
Result Type
Position Type
Full Time

Microbiology Team Leader - Food - £18k-£22k - Cambs

A leading contract testing company providing services to the food industry is seeking two microbiology team leaders to join its Cambridgeshire site. You will support a busy and fast-paced environment, supporting the workload and ensuring the team are meeting project deadlines. You will have a microbiology background, preferably within food, and ideally some prior leadership experience.

The position will be responsible for:
*Actively organising and managing the workload within the team to achieve the targets and goals of the business.
*Monitoring systems to ensure that all tests are completed in a timely manner and within customer defined requirements.
*Organising routine QM tasks and monitoring that these tasks are performed as appropriate.
*Supporting the laboratory management team where needed for results approval and sending out of specification reports.
*Monitoring timekeeping, absence and behaviour, highlighting any concerns to the laboratory management team.
*Monitoring training levels and records within the team to ensure sufficient resource and flexibility, providing training for staff as appropriate.
*Ensuring all work undertaken within the team complies with all relevant HSE, Quality, Regulatory and Accreditation standards and requirements including compliance to internal policies and procedures.
*Client contact via email and phone

This is a permanent full time position based at the Chatteris site, hours of work are Tuesday-Saturday 11am-8pm.

Experience Required:

*BSc (Hons) in Microbiology, or a related subject. Equivalent experience will be considered.
*Theoretical and practical knowledge of microbiology analysis across a wide range of methodology and procedures.
*Experience working in a UKAS or ISO 17025 environment
*Proficient user of Microsoft Office programmes and LIMS
*Good written and verbal communication skills
*Good organisational skills
*Accuracy and attention to detail
*Ability to work on own initiative and prioritise workload