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Laboratory Dayshift Team Leader (Maternity Cover)

National Milk Records PLC
Wolverhampton, West Midlands
Closing date
8 Mar 2024

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Contract Type
Lead, Manager
Employer Type
Direct Employer

Job Details

About Us

From its formation in 1943, NMR has grown and developed into an integrated service provider working for farmers and milk buyers as well as an independent source of data for advisors such as vets, farm consultants and breed societies. The company and its staff are dedicated to providing the highest quality recording, testing, health and fertility services & products for dairy animals, supporting farmers and the farming industry to make profitable production possible as well as working with milk buyers and retailers to constantly improve the quality of the milk we drink.

The Role:

This is to cover a 12 month contract as Laboratory (dayshift) Team Leader will provide guidance, instruction, direction and leadership to a team of laboratory technicians. They will have the purpose of managing the processes involved in registering and analysing samples and authorising results in accordance to customers agreed service levels. Carrying out your duties you will be required to work a shift consisting of five days on including weekends with two off during the week. From time to time training and cover may be required during the laboratories operational times on the night shift.

Essential Key Skills:

  • To have experience and a background within the science or related industry
  • To have strong and demonstrable leadership skills
  • To be able to motivate a team to achieve an end goal
  • To have excellent organisational skills
  • To be a strong communicator so ab to be able to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders within the laboratory function
  • To have excellent project management skills
  • To control and develop employee training experiences

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the workflow through the various Laboratory departments during the day to ensure resources are used as efficiently as possible
  • Line Manage Laboratory Staff
  • Ensure samples are registered, tested and results entered in accordance with SOP’s and working practices.
  • To train all laboratory staff in new laboratory methods and amendments to existing ones.
  • Assist the Quality Unit in maintain training records for all Laboratory Technicians
  • Assist the laboratory’s aim for UKAS accreditation according to the timescale set by Laboratory Management.
  • Provide assistance with both internal and external customer testing issues associated with the laboratory
  • Ensure that available equipment operates to maximum efficiency.
  • Deal appropriately with internal and external customer queries.

Hours: 37.00 per week

Monday 7.30am - 3.30pm

Tuesday 7.30am - 3.30pm

Wednesday 7.30am - 3.30pm

Thursday 7.30am - 3.30pm

Sunday 7.30am - 3.30pm

There will be one day finishing at 3pm (day to be discussed)

What we can offer you:

25 days holiday plus bank holidays (varies for shift patterns & pro rata part time)

Company contribution Pension scheme

Discounts website

Employee Assistance Programme

Cycle to work Scheme

Plus various other benefits

NMR are an Equal Opportunities Employer and our Company Values are:

Open and Purposeful

Expert and Accountable

Can do and Collaborative

Closing Date: 29 Feb 2024


About Us

It’s an amazing time for you to join the NMR team as we continue to enhance and progress our business. Since its formation in 1997 and subsequent flotation in 2006 as a plc, NMR has grown and developed into an integrated service provider, working for farmers and milk buyers, as well as being an independent source of data for advisors including vets, farm consultants and breed societies. Our Strategic Plan and Core Values are embedded in our organisation and are the framework of the daily activity. The NMR Group today is structured around four revenue streams with the passion and investor support for growth:

  • Milk recording
  • Disease testing
  • Payment testing
  • Genomic testing

Working for us

Working at NMR is so much more than just a job! We offer a wide range of career opportunities, particularly to those who are attracted to the ever-changing and modernising farming industry.  Our teams are dedicated in providing high levels of value and customer service. We do this by both retaining our existing experienced people and by attracting and developing the next generation people.  As an employer, we are committed to providing opportunities to:

  • Maximise your potential contribution to the business
  • Be involved at every level within the business
  • Undertake personal and professional development
  • Consistently receive a good employee experience
  • And without doubt, you’ll be part of a caring, welcoming, and friendly team, who have the ability to make a real difference.

Our Values

We pride ourselves on demonstrating our values of Can Do and Collaborative, Expert and Accountable, Open and Purposeful of which all make us Trusted

Our Benefits

We pride ourselves on looking after our people and we offer competitive benefits which include:

Annual Leave – 25 days’ holiday in addition to statutory days. After three years’ service, we give an additional day for people’s birthday.

Benefits Website – Available to all and is designed to save employees money.  The categories include; My Car,  My  Health,  My  Home,  My  Money,   My   Legal   Matters,   My   Lifestyle,   My   Shopping   and   My   Travel.  

Auto Enrolment Pension with employee contributions of up to 4.5% and company contributions of 4%. The pension scheme runs through salary sacrifice.

Group Life Assurance - Iif enrolled in the pension, people are also entitled to Life Assurance where a nominated beneficiary will receive a lump sum pay out, based on your basic salary in the event of your death whilst in service.

Making a Difference Award - Recognition scheme with the chance to thank or congratulate a  colleague for going the extra mile. Based on our new values. Each month a winner receives £150 in their salary.

Share Incentive Plan - A  monthly  plan  that  gives  the  option  to  buy  NMR  Partnership  Shares up to the value of £150 each month. The shares are purchased  from  pre-tax  salary,  giving  tax  savings  as  well  as  an  investment  plan.

Cycle to Work Scheme - Salary sacrifice  scheme  to  help  purchase  a  bicycle  from  Halfords  for  travelling to work. Payments are taken from salary before PAYE and NI over a 24-month period.

EAP - Programme with AVIVA offers information and support  on  a  wide  range  of  topics,  affecting  employees at  work  or  at  home,  with  the  aim  of  helping people lead and a maintain a healthy lifestyle. These services are free, confidential and easily accessible -  24  hours  a  day,  365  days  a  year.

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