Team Leader


SOCOTEC is the UK's leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, with comprehensive solutions in Infrastructure & Energy and Environment & Safety. Right now, we’re looking for friendly, motivated Team Leaders to join us at our laboratories in Burton-on-Trent. We recognise that our people are the bedrock of our business – which is why we invest heavily in their development. Join us, and you can expect a clear route for progression, as well as technical and professional training.

Your challenge

You’ll manage a team day-to-day and help your department perform at its best, meeting KPIs and SLAs, as well as driving continuous improvement. You’ll allocate work, tackle team administration and solve issues by working with colleagues. It’ll be up to you to arrange training and development, control annual leave and set out Personal Development Plans.

At the same time, you’ll be ensuring equipment’s maintained and that department data meets quality standards. And, naturally, you’ll see that health & safety is always the priority. It’s all about inspiring a culture where people work safely, collaborate and are proud to excel and achieve. And, as a ‘Cultural Architect’, you’ll play a key role in encouraging positive change.

Your profile

Educated to degree level in a Science-related subject, you’ll have some knowledge of chemistry and scientific terminology. You’ll also be familiar with basic laboratory procedures and up to speed with Excel, Word and other standard IT packages. However, it’s your people skills that really matter here. It’s important that you’re good with others, both face-to-face and over the phone. You should be able to deal with customers and colleagues at every level, negotiating if required and getting the best out of people. If you’re organised, professional and naturally forward thinking, there could be a place for you here at SOCOTEC.


With facilities in more than 40 countries and 6,700 employees, the SOCOTEC group delivers services to improve the performance of businesses and local authorities through risk management. We offer an unrivalled range of technical expertise and services through a nationwide network of UKAS accredited laboratories, consultancy services and field based operations. Through these facilities, we deliver seven million tests a year to over 5,000 clients.

Our mission is to ensure people’s safety and to protect the integrity of clients’ assets, with the goal of becoming the European leader in testing, inspection and compliance in the construction and infrastructure sectors. Our nationwide network of UKAS-accredited laboratories is vital to our success – as are our Team Leaders.

Think you’ve got what it takes to add value to our success? To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to

SOCOTEC is an equal opportunities employer.

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