|Job Title||Senior Laboratory Operations Manager|
|Location||Gatwick, West Sussex|
|Job Published||8 months ago|
Role: Senior Laboratory Operations Manager
Reporting To: Head of Laboratory Operations
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: All fixed laboratories (Surrey, Cheshire, West Midlands, London Heathrow, Gatwick Airport, Future HTL's (High Throughput Laboratories).
Hours of Work: Mon - Fri. 37.5 hours per week weekend work may be required on occasion.
Our client offers mobile and fixed laboratory molecular diagnosis of COVID-19 through real-time RT-PCR assays based on oral and nasal swab samples. As part of this service our client provides trained individuals to undertake the collection of test swabs to a variety of organisations and individuals at testing locations throughout the UK.As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, there has been a substantial increase in the number of organisations requesting our expertise. To meet rising volumes, we are recruiting for various roles within the business - this role is Senior Laboratory Operations Manager.
This role is a key part of the laboratory team and will be responsible for all non-scientific elements of laboratory operations. This includes the coordination and outgoing and incoming samples to the laboratory, resolving issues (missing manifests etc), managing flow, booking in and organising deliveries and visitors. The role will be that vital link between the laboratory B2B and D2C customers and the scientific team - this role will ensure the scientific team are not distracted and diverted from their work by non-scientific matters.
Applicants must not be classified, or live with anyone classified, as belonging to any of the COVID-19 high risk groups. Full guidance on who is deemed to be high risk can be found on the NHS website
Our client is a fast-growing, fluid, and ever-changing organisation where two days will not be the same! Our client is looking specifically for ex-military candidates who reached the rank of Warrant Officer Class 1 or 2 and/or Late Entry Captains. This role would suit an individual who has managed stores, personnel, operations, and supplier/customer relationships. You will have a deep understanding of what efficient and effective controls and processes look like and be able to assist our client with the development of and implementation of new and developing SOPs. You will be able to 'create order out of chaos', run and manage an efficient, well drilled operation. Your 'soft-skills' are extremely important as is your management and leadership style. You will be responsible for teams of scientists in multiple locations, managing them collaboratively and effectively without being over-baring and this appointment does not require a 'direct/loud command style'. This is a fast-paced, ever changing environment and this is before all the airports get back to capacity and the sports and entertainment venues open!