Chemistry Group Manager - Toxicology / Quality

Birmingham City Laboratories
GR6 (£41,967 to £52,455)
16 May 2017
02 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Move into the Future with Acivico Ltd

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Come and join the Acivico team on a journey of innovation, challenge and opportunity and play your part in further honing this growing organisation into a market leading company ready to face the future and lead the way.

Acivico Ltd (a multi-disciplinary company wholly owned by Birmingham City Council) is seeking to expand its established and well respected chemistry and toxicology service which provides a range of services to HM Coroners, Birmingham City Council, other Local Authorities and a range of private sector clients.

To meet increased demand and help build the business in the ever changing market place we are offering an exciting opportunity for a chemistry manager with a focus on toxicology and quality management.  Duties will include: the development and maintenance of a quality system ensuring UKAS accreditation to ISO17025; the management of a well-established and experienced team of analysts; implementing technical strategies to move the department forward.

We look forward to applications from individuals who share the Acivico values of customer focus, teamwork, flexibility, first class service delivery, honesty and integrity.

Working for Acivico…

Acivico promotes a healthy work/life balance and offers generous annual leave, training and development opportunities and flexitime scheme.  All roles are full time with a 36.5 hours working week. We also have admitted body status with the Local Government Pension Scheme for both current and new employees.

Required qualifications and experience;

Applicants for the Chemistry Group Manager position will:

Hold a degree or equivalent qualification in chemistry or a related discipline

And have significant experience of:

Managing a UKAS accredited quality system
Technical knowledge of toxicology methods and techniques including LCMS, GCMS and HPLC
Leadership, management and development of a team of chemists and scientists
Business development and customer liaison

How to apply…

For a full application pack consisting of job description and application form please visit: Please ensure fully completed Acivico application forms are returned to: quoting the appropriate reference number in the subject line. Alternatively, application forms can be posted to:  Executive Support Team, Acivico Ltd, PO Box 17211, Louisa House, 92-93 Edward Street, Birmingham, B2 2ZH.

Please note, only completed application forms will be accepted however, applicants can submit CV’s/Personal Statements as supplementary documents.

Job Ref No.: AC1342017

Closing date for all applications is 2nd June 2017  

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews.

Find out more…

For information about the position please contact:  Trevor Box, Head of Laboratories on 0121 303 9300


“Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants. All non UK and non EU applicants are required to apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must be approved by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) before any employment offer can be confirmed.”

“Acivico (wholly owned by Birmingham City Council) is currently consulting on potential changes to its terms and conditions (in line with its S.188 notice) which may have an impact on any contract of employment that is offered should the candidate be successful”.