Circular1 Vacancy

Quality Officer (trainee or experienced)

Job title: Quality Officer (trainee or experienced)
Reporting To: Quality Department
Direct Reports:

Quality Manager

Hours Per Week: 40
Shift Patterns Associated with Role:

Monday to Friday

Travel Required: Yes, to other sites as and when required. Fuel can be claimed back via internal expenses policy at the statutory rate per mile.
Location: Home Based
Department: Laboratory/Quality

Purpose of the Role

  1. Aid the Quality Department to implement and maintain any quality standards such as ISO 15189 and must work in accordance with the requirements of any quality standards
  2. Support all departments in all quality aspects including (but not limited to) documentation control, internal audits, corrective/ preventive actions and training/competency records.
  3. Promote continuous improvement throughout the business.

Key Accountabilities

  • Perform all aspects of document control, including performing quality approvals for Standard Operating Procedures, policies, manuals and risk assessments.
  • Report and investigate incidents and non-conformances.
  • Monitor and follow up on the effectiveness of corrective actions applied.
  • Support all audit programmes within the company including scheduling and performing audits, CAPAs, deviations, quality improvement.
  • Perform internal audits.
  • Provide support and knowledge during external audits.
  • Provide data & support the Quality Manager/Director for management review meetings.
  • Participate in regular laboratory and quality meetings and provide status reports and updates to the Manager/Director.
  • Promote a Quality-focused environment.
  • Any other task as reasonably requested.

Essential Experience / Qualifications


  • Experience working in a laboratory environment
  • Experience working in a role working with Laboratory Equipment such as Pipettes, Biological Safety Cabinets, Centrifuges, Balances/ Weighing, etc.
  • PC literate in Microsoft packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint experience would be an advantage)
  • Experience in working with quality systems or to Good Laboratory Practice.


  • Experience working in a COVID or viral testing laboratory, working with LAMP, PCR, Sequencing technology.
  • Hold a relevant scientific-related degree (e.g. BSc etc.)
  • Experience in a Quality/QA role working to ISO 15189 and UKAS compliance
  • Experience in managing and maintaining a QMS.
  • Working knowledge of the Q Pulse and LIMS software
  • Experience in auditing processes and procedures.
  • Experience with CAPA, Change Control, SOPs, and writing protocols.

Personal Specification

  • Passionate on attention to detail and the importance of adhering to SOPs
  • Can-Do attitude and work ethic
  • Adopts the work ethic and behaviour or working safely and in line with HSE legislation
  • Passionate about making a difference
  • Problem solver
  • Committed to self-development and the development of those around them
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to persuade or influence others

To apply for this role please send your CV with a covering letter to: HR@circular1.com