Job Reference: 004224
Closing Date: 29/04/2024
Department: FOR - Forensics
Location: Bretby
Employment Type: Full Time
Sector: Environmental Science
Posted Date: 05/02/2024

Job Description

Forensics  Reporting Officer (Drugs) , SOCOTEC, Bretby, Burton on Trent

To support our ambitious growth plans, SOCOTEC has a great opportunity to join our forensic department which specialises in the testing and analysis of drugs and illegal substances from our accredited laboratories in Burton on Trent. Operating from state-of-the-art laboratories holding fully comprehensive ISO17025, we are able to meet the standards that our clients require. We are passionate about providing a high quality, reliable and flexible service.


We’re looking for a Reporting Officer to join our Forensics Science Division, who will:


  • Process results and produce reports (SFR and full section 9 statements) to the required standards, specifications and time constraints
  • Provide advice to laboratory staff
  • Examine exhibits, prepare samples, undertake non routine work whilst being responsible for the quality of ones own work
  • Have a good understanding of all aspects of detailed analysis including identification of unknown compounds and classification of new compounds relating to drugs and illegal substances
  • Attend court where and when required
  • Be aware of and conform to the laboratory quality system, specifically UKAS (ISO17025) and forensics regulators code requirements
  • Project a professional, courteous image and support the business culture and codes of practice at all times

Here at SOCOTEC, we deliver excellence to our customers by recruiting and retaining the very best industry talent. To be successful in this role, you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Good communication at all levels with good organisational skills
  • A motivation to learn team based systems and take ownership of objectives
  • Experience of working in a forensics drugs laboratory 
  • Client focus and a drive for quality

SOCOTEC is the UK's leading provider of testing, inspection and certification services. We offer an unrivalled range of technical expertise and services throughout the UK and worldwide. By joining us, you’ll be part of a 1,800+ strong team, where we will provide you with both the flexibility and a host of opportunities. We are committed to personal and professional development, and you will be supported and mentored at every step of your journey with us. You will join a large team of industry-leading, expert professionals and receive exposure to some of the best opportunities and challenges available.

As well as a competitive salary, we can offer you a wide range of benefits including, up to 25 days holiday with the opportunity to buy more. Where applicable we also offer an electric car scheme, employee recognition schemes, family friendly support, employee benefits and discounts app, employee assistance programmes and enhanced company pension.

Think you’ve got what it takes to add value to our success? We would love to hear from you and look forward to receiving your application.

Building a safer and more sustainable world is the core mission we set out to achieve at SOCOTEC, it is at the heart of everything that we do. We are committed to acting as a key player in society, investing in innovative solutions to ensure social and environmental concerns are at the forefront of all of our business operations.

Take a look around the company https://www.socotec.co.uk/careers