Connecting Talent to opportunity

Connecting Talent to opportunity

Laboratory Team Leader


Job Description:

Orion are partnered with our blue-sky thinking client, whose innovative and dynamic approach has yielded huge success in the Renewable Energy Sector. Their patented technology has enabled them to reach colossal heights, becoming the supplier of choice to some of the biggest names within highly regulated industries. 

As they continue on this journey, they have identified the need to embed an additional Laboratory Team Leader into their Analytical and QC Department. This is a brand new vacancy for our client and arguably their most important hire of 2024. 

Why should you consider applying for Laboratory Team Leader?

  • Our client take your professional support seriously and appreciate that progression and further development is a natural need. As a result they will provide an extensive Professional Development programme which works for you individually to undertake further accreditations which are in line with your career. 
  • Monday to Friday hours - this role will only need to operate across Monday to Friday and within a normal 9-5 hour pattern. 
  • 25 Days Annual Leave (plus 8 for BH) 
  • Life Insurance Policy 
  • Private Medical Policy 
  • EAP 
  • Support for Electrical Vehicle users

What will you be doing as their newly appointed Laboratory Team Leader?

  • Supervising and supporting a team of Quality Lab Technicians, initially they will appoint 3 team members for you to mentor/supervise but this will increase as you embed into the business. 
  • Oversee and take a proactive approach to work-flow management, designating tasks to individuals in line with priority/needs of the department 
  • Contributing to the team members 1-2-1 appraisals which take place monthly. 
  • Maintain a hands on approach! You will not just be looking after the team, but also working with them using a variety of analytical laboratory equipment
  • Collaborate with the Head of Science on Continuous Improvement ideas and plans. 

What do you need to be able to demonstrate in order to be shortlisted?

  • A minimum of 3 years working in a Laboratory environment and at Team Leader, Supervisor level - you will need to demonstrate that you have supervised and led a team in a laboratory environment (please note this is a deal-breaker  for our client!) 
  • A strong working knowledge of working within highly regulated environments where COSHH is applicable. 
  • Advantageous if you have worked in a chemical engineering environment but not a deal breaker - if you have worked in Pharma, BioPharma, Cell and Gene or Medical Technology this could easily be transferred
  • The right to work in the UK - please note our client is not in a position to support either immediate or future sponsorship requests
  • Able to comfortably commute to the stated location - there is no hybrid/remote working available due to the nature of work. 


Due to the volume of applications we receive, unfortunately we are not able to respond to every application personally, therefore, if you have not heard back from us within 5 working days please assume your application has been unsuccessful. To see our other available vacancies please visit our website.




  • Job Type

    Permanent, Full Time

  • Additional Salary Info

    25 Days Annual Leave, Life Insurance, Private Medical Scheme, Income Protection Policy, EAP, Support with professional accreditations

  • Work Authorisation


  • Industry Sector Engineering, Utilities
  • Years Experience

    2+ years

  • Career Level

    Manager (Manager/Supervisor of Staff)

  • Educational level

    HND/HNC or equivalent