PC Lab Technical Quality Lead

Summary:

Ensuring that all the technical elements in the PC Lab falling under ISO 17025:2017 and the Forensic Science Regulator’s Codes of Practice and Conduct are maintained and continually developed
Reporting to:
Location:
Stratford-upon-Avon
Department / Division:
Operations

Main Job Summary

The role will involve ensuring that all the technical elements in the PC Lab that fall under ISO 17025:2017 and the Forensic Science Regulator’s Codes of Practice and Conduct are maintained and continually developed.  Working alongside the PC Analysts and Quality Manager to achieve objectives, effective delivery of method validation, competencies and continuous improvement.

Main Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):

Overall responsibility for method development, method maintenance and competencies in the PC Lab, including:

  • Gathering/monitoring customer requirements
  • Method development – version updates/technical trends
  • Gap analysis
  • Population of reference devices
  • Project Management of Validation tasks
  • Defining and conducting validation testing
  • In association with department managers, allocation ofvalidation tasks to Validation Officers/Technicians/tool Champions
  • Preparation of Validation Plans
  • Production of Validation Reports
  • Risk assessment of changes to validated methods
  • Training of staff on new/updated methods and competencytesting
  • Post implementation reviews of methods
  • Development and marking of proficiency tests/inter-labtests and intra-lab comparisons
  • Developing and updating procedural documentation:  technical Standard Operating Procedures,Reference Guides and Policies
  • Contributing to Quality Meetings
  • Point of contact for UKAS technical auditors
  • Completion of UKAS Improvement Actions  
  • Undertaking technical and software internal audits
  • Maintaining and updating CCL Systems:  Wiki, CCL Personnel and Asset Management System
  • Making improvements / recommendations / efficiencies to CCL Quality Systems
  • Keeping up to date with legislation and regulatory requirements
Required Skill Set & Experience:
Essential:
  • A competent forensic practitioner
  • A thorough understanding of the technical elements of theISO17025:2017 standard, the Forensic Science Regulator’s Codes of Practice and Conduct and ILAC G19
  • Supervisory skills
  • Ability to multi task
  • Ability to work independently and make sound and reasonedjudgements
  • Ability to work with precision, accuracy with high attention todetail
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Flexibility
Desirable:
  • Able to use Microsoft Project
  • Understanding of MediaWiki coding language or HTML
  • Working knowledge of inventory /asset management systems
  • Working knowledge of inventory management systems
  • Understanding of Microsoft SharePoint
Core Role Competencies:

Personal Attributes

  • Completer/Finisher
  • Positive and motivated attitude
  • Team player
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Conscientious and reliable
  • Solution focused
  • Basic people management attributes

Competencies (some or all of these MAY be assessed during the process)

  • Competent in a number of PC Lab forensic tools
  • Excellent level of knowledge of the ISO 17025:2017 standard, Forensic Science Regulator’s Codes of Practice and Conduct and ILAC G19
  • Excellent level of technical knowledge
  • Problem Solving
  • Team Working
  • Accuracy of work
  • High attention to detail
Other Role Requirements:
  • Minimum 5 years UK residency
  • Full driving licence
  • Satisfactorily pass pre-hire and annual security clearance procedures in accordance with the ACPO (Association of Chief Police Officers) National Vetting Scheme

CCL is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

If you would like to apply for this role please send us your current cv and a covering email.
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