We currently have a full-time vacancy for a Compliance Officer working within the Microbiology department to join an established team of 5 Laboratory Managers. Working hours would be 37.5 per week, Monday to Friday and occasional weekend working may be required


  • Investigatory skills including root cause analysis utilising techniques such as Ishikawa Diagram, 5 whys and investigative techniques to identify root causes
  • Good organisational skills
  • Clear and effective verbal and written communication
  • Ability to record data accurately
  • Ability to manage own work
  • Ability to prioritise and work well under pressure


  • To manage and perfom investigations of Non-Conformance Reports, Out of Specifications, Out of Trend, Atypical Results and Customer Complaints within the microbiology department in collaboration with Quality Assurance (QA)
  • To provide investigations training and mentoring as required within the department
  • To perform investigations trending, collaborating with the laboratory managers and QA to advise and initiate Corrective and Preventative Actions to correct ongoing issues
  • To report to the Business Manager – Microbiology and Quality Managers on compliance with quality procedures for work performed in the microbiology department
  • To collaborate with the microbiology laboratory managers and QA in improving processes and process mapping, including identification of effeciencies within the microbiology department
  • To assist QA with microbiology Data Integrity Risk Assessments (DIRA)
  • To assist with client and regulatory audits as required
  • To communicate with clients including but not limited to: non-conformance issues and improvement actions
  • To keep up to date with regulatory standards and company SOPs
  • To work in compliance with Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and the policies and procedures of our Quality System


  • Degree in microbiology or relevant experience in an investigatory role
  • Experience and knowledge in GMP / GLP compliance
  • Experience of regulatory and clients audits
  • Knowledge of the MS Office suite and Outlook, Excel

Salary and reward package:

  • Salary £25,000 – £30,000 depending on qualifications and experience
  • 24 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Extra day off on your birthday (after 6 months’ probationary period)
  • Auto enrolment pension, life cover, employee assistance program and medical cash back scheme
  • Free car park, tea, coffee and fruit

Please apply with your CV via hr@wickhamlabs.co.uk.

Wickham Laboratories Ltd is an Equal Opportunities Employer.