Laboratory Manager

Location: CARE Birmingham

Contract Type: Full Time

Closing Date: 01 October 2021

Salary: 60000

Specific Hours: 37.5

Laboratory Manager


You’ll be responsible for the day-to-day management of the embryology services at one of the fastest growing clinics in the CARE group. You’ll manage and coordinate the activities of the team, allocating workloads, ensuring regulatory requirements and quality standards are met, and the standards of patient care delivered is exemplary.

Leadership/management skills are essential (ideally as a Lab Manager, or as a Deputy Lab Manager), as you’ll be responsible for daily running of the laboratory – so not only the embryology team, but also the activities within such as patient support, technically difficult cases. That means leading by example, in a capable and calm manner, even under pressure.

You need to be comfortable adapting to changing workloads. This is a new clinic; it’s growing fast and it could become one of the busiest labs in the group. With that comes uncertainty of workloads. You’ll also need to grow your team, that means recruiting, training and developing people.

You’re a great communicator, you can explain things simply and clearly to everybody – It’s important they understand what we’ve asked them to do and also why we have.

You have great attention to detail and you’re able to follow process and best practice – making sure others don’t deviate from best practice. You’ll also always be looking for areas for improvement and feel comfortable putting them forward.


Why would you be interested in this role?

We’re CARE Fertility, and we aim to be the greatest employer of embryologists in the country, so you’ll have unrivaled opportunities to develop your skills and abilities. We have a range of bespoke tools such as CARE Maps, genetic testing cycles, a vast array of high-tech embryology procedures and many developmental projects you can contribute to.

You’ll have opportunities to attend conferences and networking – being an ambassador for the company. We have specialist focus groups to get involved with, plenty of R&D with the opportunity to do research projects. You’ll also have areas of responsibility to delegate – such as donor sperm, procurement, lab quality, training junior staff or managing the rota.

You’d be joining a dynamic team in one of CARE’s busiest laboratories. CARE Birmingham undertakes many complex cases, including PGT-A, PGT-M/Sr and social oocyte freezing and performs around 600 fresh and 300 frozen treatment cycles annually.


A little more?

We’re based at 27 Highfield Rd, Birmingham B15 3DP. We’re in close walking distance of Five Ways station and have free on-site parking.

This is a full-time role (however we could consider 4 days a week part-time), including some weekend sessions and we offer flexibility where possible.

In a company where hard work and great results are recognised, you can look forward to a supportive culture of collaboration where we value each other.

  • Salary upwards of £60,000 (depending on experience)
  • 33 Days annual leave (inc. public holidays)
  • Pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • A range of flexible benefits to suit your needs.


This post is subject to a DBS check.


Should you wish to discuss this opportunity further please feel free to contact Alison Campbell, Group Director of Embryology by email at

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