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Compliance Manager

Hampshire, Southampton
£35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Closing date
8 Dec 2023

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Compliance Manager needed in Southampton on a permanent basis. In-depth ISO17025 knowledge essential, analytical chemistry background desired.

Job Title: ISO 17025 Chemistry Laboratory Compliance Manager

Location: Southampton

Job Type: Permanent

Salary: Competitive

SRG are working with a dynamic and independent leader in analytical testing and consultancy services that has recently achieved ISO 17025 accreditation, to find an experienced Compliance Manager based in Southampton. You will take on an integral role within the company to reinforce ISO 17025 accreditation, be responsible for AQC chart monitoring, producing validation packs for UKAS work, and develop new methods for laboratory services.

Benefits: Competitive salary and benefits package, 20 days annual leave + bank holidays, Monday to Friday 8:00 to 16:00 hours, early finish on Fridays. Hybrid working options available.

Key Responsibilities:
  • ISO 17025 Accreditation:

    • Lead and manage the ISO 17025 accreditation process.
    • Develop, implement, and oversee strategies to maintain ISO 17025 accreditation.
    • Stay current with revisions to ISO 17025 standards and ensure ongoing compliance.

  • AQC Chart Monitoring:

    • Design, implement, and maintain an AQC chart monitoring program to ensure the quality and precision of the analytical processes.
    • Collaborate with laboratory teams to assess chart data, identify trends, and initiate corrective actions when necessary.
    • Report and communicate AQC chart findings to relevant stakeholders.

  • Validation Packs for UKAS Work:

    • Create and manage comprehensive validation packs for all projects requiring UKAS accreditation.
    • Ensure that validation packs meet UKAS requirements and support the success of accreditation processes.
    • Coordinate with project teams to collect and organize validation data.

  • Development of New Methods:

    • Innovate and develop new testing methods to expand our analytical capabilities.
    • Collaborate with laboratory scientists and researchers to design, validate, and document new methods.
    • Keep abreast of advancements in analytical techniques and industry best practices.

  • Compliance Documentation:

    • Establish and maintain accurate records and documentation related to ISO 17025.
    • Ensure that documentation reflects the latest standards and processes.

    • A minimum BSc in Chemistry.
    • Proven expertise in compliance to ISO 17025 standards.
    • Experience of chemical laboratory management and history of bench analysis desired.
    • Competent and experienced in Test Witness Audits and Vertical Audits.
    • Open to and supportive of hybrid working.
    • Experience of UKAS assessment visits and confidently dealing with UKAS Lead Assessors.
    • Proficiency in analytical techniques and method development.
    • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills.
    • Attention to detail and a commitment to precision.

    If you would like to apply for this position, please use the link provided. Alternatively, please email a copy of your CV For more information regarding this position or any others, please call Annie on +44 (0)161 868 2254.

    If you have a scientific background and this position is not relevant / suitable for you, please feel free to get in touch or visit to view our other vacancies. If you know of someone else who may be interested in this role, please do pass on my details.

    SRG is the UK's number one recruitment company specialising in the scientific, engineering, clinical, pharmaceutical, food/FMCG, energy & renewables, biotech, chemical and medical device sectors. As scientists ourselves, our specialist sector knowledge and our passion are second to none. It's this combination that makes us different. We're committed to providing outstanding temporary, contract and permanent career opportunities of all levels for our candidates and a comprehensive range of expert strategic recruitment services for our clients.

    Keywords: compliance, regulations, quality, ISO 17025, IEC 17025, chemicals, analytical, AQC, UKAS, method development, quality management, QMS, hybrid, remote, test witness audits, vertical audits, audits

    Carbon60, Lorien & SRG - The Impellam Group STEM Portfolio are acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


    Every day, we help high-calibre scientists, clinical professionals and engineers of all levels build great careers. We are dedicated to providing the best solutions for the broad-based science community, whether temporary or permanent recruitment, cutting-edge managed solutions, or contract scientific and clinical services through Synergy, our unique CRO.


    We have established relationships with world-class leaders and small-scale start-ups alike. Our clients value our in-depth regional knowledge developed through our presence across the UK and Europe, and our national exposure that means we offer jobseekers an unrivalled range of career opportunities.



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