Medical/Pharmaceutical/Scientific

Microbiology Team Leader

Full Time Permanent

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37.5 Hours per week. Mon – Fri 14:00 – 22:00

* Ensure that all work is carried out in accordance with clients’ requirements within agreed time scales

* Leading the production of the micro lines

* Run the production in line with LEAN principles

* Ensure that all work is carried out in accordance with clients’ requirements within agreed time scales

* Work with the store’s manager to ensure clients get correct consumables sent out to them

* Ensure that sufficient media is provided within the laboratory for the required workload and to this purpose, liaise closely with media technicians

* Ensure that all work carried out complies with documented procedures for all aspects of laboratory work, that all relevant information concerning samples is recorded, that samples are handled correctly, that worksheets are kept in an orderly manner and filled out correctly

* Ensure that production work is conducted in a clean and tidy manner with due attention to the careful maintenance of all laboratory fittings and equipment.

* Advise Manager without delay of any problems affecting operations in the production area of the laboratory

* Display within the lab sample production information to better engage staff with requirements the day ahead entails

* To be present during external audits (UKAS/RSA etc.)

* Always look out for the next business progression idea and assist with continuous improvement within the microbiology department

* Supervise staff in your team to ensure efficient operation of production per shift

* Ensure production lines run effectively

* Effective and timely attendance management of staff in line with company policy

* Performance management of team to ensure production & quality targets are met

* Holiday authorisation – well planned in accordance with operational requirements

* Holiday review – ensure that teams are taking holidays across the year and all leave taken by year end without significant holiday left to year end across the team

* Carry out team probationary reviews and provide feedback at set points so that employee is clear on progress during their first 6 months with the business and regular intervals after

* Recruitment of new staff and ensuring engaging and informative induction in place that gives new starter key skills and techniques to perform their role to a high standard

* Manage investigation and discipline / grievance meetings as / where necessary

* Absence management including return to work interviews

* Paperwork completion including Recruitment requisitions, changes, leavers, maternity / paternity and other such details arising in employee life cycle

* Hold team appraisals in line with company policy

* Managing and updating training matrices and any quality audit requirements

* Train out laboratory tasks when required, ensure full training is given to staff with relevant documentation completed before they perform tasks.

* Run team briefing meetings on a regular basis to keep team updated and briefed on key matters relating to the site, customer and the team

* Lead site induction and Health and Safety induction for new starters

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