Data Analyst

Data Analyst Warrington, North West England, England

Key Forensic Services
Full Time Warrington, North West England, England 36635 - 25000 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

KFS are one of the leading forensic providers in the UK. We pride ourselves on delivering a quality service and building strong working relationships with our customer base. Our team of forensic scientists are experienced in the interpretation and reporting of a wide range of evidence types in support of criminal investigations.

We are passionate about supporting the Criminal Justice system and want to hear from potential employees who share that same passion.

Please read the requirements of the job carefully as your application will be measured against them. Please ensure you have the experience we are looking for. This is a specialist role and as such we will only shortlist those with the relevant experience and attributes.


Purpose of Role

To provide strong and focused statistical and investigative support to the Operational Analytical and Technical Team in a busy toxicology laboratory.

Role Summary

To assist the toxicology department in the assessment of Quality Control charts to ensure the legislative standards of testing are upheld. To assist in the identification and investigation of bias changes, trends and failures within the QC system. To carry out limit reviews in compliance with FSR and UKAS Lab 51 standards.

When called on, to provide practical support to the analytical team.

Duties and Responsibilities

Working under the instruction of the Analytical Team Leader:

  • Ensuring the Quality Control charts are compliant with ISO17025, the FSR Codes of Practice and Conduct and industry standard toxicology guidelines.
  • To identify and investigate bias changes, trends and failures within the QC system.
  • To record investigations in the Quality Management System and where required carry out corrective and preventative actions.
  • Collaborating with external suppliers when required.
  • Reporting to upper management on quality standard issues.
  • Ensuring review schedules are maintained.
  • A champion for quality who provides advice and support to the toxicology department where necessary, with the investigation of any quality related issues.
  • Provide appropriate paperwork for compliance to the Quality Management System.
  • To support the department with writing or revising standard quality control operating procedures for the organization.
  • To participate in internal/external assessments and audits where necessary.
  • Assisting the toxicology laboratory operational workflow when required.


Skills and Competencies

  • Strong IT capability to include Microsoft Office and excel with an ability to analyse data.
  • Good numerical skills and an understanding of statistics including uncertainty of measurements.
  • Technically minded and the ability to problem solve effectively.
  • A thorough understanding of good laboratory practice (including ISO17025 and FSR CoPC) and anti-contamination protocols is essential.
  • Customer focussed with demonstrable commercial acumen.
  • Analytical thinking, including planning and scheduling.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • To ensure traceability, regulatory compliance and analytical performance.
  • A drive to continuously improve processes for improved performance.
  • Basic understanding of Westguard rules.
  • Preferable experience with QC monitoring software e.g. AQC Tools

Personal Attributes

  • Demonstrates an understanding of the importance of casework in the context of the Criminal Justice System.
  • Highly motivated individual who approaches work with a positive attitude.
  • Able to work on their own initiative and with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • High level of honesty and integrity.
  • Strong work ethic and commitment.
  • Team player and willingness to support engage & motivate others.
  • Professional business disposition and of smart appearance.
  • Willingness to work flexibly in response to business requirements
  • Strong attention to detail critical thinking and communication.

Health & Safety

As an employee of Key Forensic Services Ltd., the employee has a duty to:

  • Take reasonable care of the Health & Safety (H&S) of themselves and all other persons who may be affected by their acts or omissions at work.
  • Not intentionally or recklessly interfere with, or misuse, anything provided in the interests of health, safety & welfare.
  • Be aware of and mitigate the principal hazards and risks present.
  • Ensure that appropriate risk assessments have been undertaken and ensure that work is being carried out in accordance with specified controls.
  • When appropriate, ensure other staff and visitors are made aware of and ensure compliance with company H&S policies, procedures and codes of practice.
  • Suspend activities where H&S of staff is being, or is likely to be, compromised.

Other information:

In return, we can offer a competitive salary, in addition to numerous company benefits, which are listed on our careers page

The role is full time (37 hours per week) and based at our laboratory in Warrington.


KFS is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst our workforce. Our aim is that our workforce will be truly representative of all sections of society and each employee feels respected and able to give of their best. One of our goals is to work within an environment free from discrimination, harassment and prejudice. We aim to embed this in all of our recruitment and selection policies, procedures and practices.

About Key Forensic Services

CEO: Nigel Withey
Revenue: Unknown / Non-Applicable
Size: 201 to 500 Employees
Type: Company - Private

Data Analyst
Key Forensic Services
Altrincham, United Kingdom
Nigel Withey
Unknown / Non-Applicable
201 to 500 Employees
Company - Private
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