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Reporting Manager - Chemistry (Forensics)

Job Title: Reporting Manager - Chemistry (Forensics)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Coventry
Salary: £28,000+
Contact Name: Louise Hall
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 21, 2018 10:45

Job Description

Reporting Manager – Forensic Chemistry


£28,000+, negotiable, 25 days annual leave, pension, some flexible working

Permanent role

The role:

The Reporting Manager will work closely with their team and collaboratively with other departments. Your priorities will be to deliver departmental excellence and efficiency driven by the ever-increasing demands of the business and our customers, with strong emphasis on continuous improvement.

To clarify customers’ requirements and convert them into a forensic strategy; to coordinate the searching, recovery and testing of material from case items in the laboratory; and to prepare and present reports on the findings.

Core duties & Responsibilities of the Reporting Manager:

  • Manage your own resources including a personal case load, and take responsibility for your own professional development.
  • Determine the forensic examination to be undertaken.
  • Undertake the technical analysis of forensic samples.
  • Assign meaningful conclusions to forensic findings.
  • Prepare written reports regarding forensic submissions.
  • Provide expert evidence to courts.
  • Provide training and development of junior staff.


Your background:

You’ll be a highly motivated individual who approaches work with a positive attitude – able to work on your own initiative with exceptional attention to detail. You’ll have a high level of integrity with a strong work ethic and commitment with the willingness to coach and mentor less experienced members of staff.

Skills & Competencies:

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills including well developed reporting and presentation skills.
  • Problem solving skills essential and ability to deal with complexity coupled with managing a high workload.
  • Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Strong IT capability with an ability to analyse data, and formulate decisions accordingly.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Analytical thinking, including planning and scheduling.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills will be essential.

Ability to deal with conflict through to resolution.

Essential for the role:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience of reporting forensic glass, paint and footwear casework. 
  • Scientific or related degree.



  • Experience of arson, noxious substances, or alcohol technical defense casework would be desirable as would experience of attending fire scenes, but these are not essential.



To apply for the Reporting Manager role:

Cover notes supporting your application are welcomed. On this occasion LiCa Scientific is acting as an employment agency.

Company can offer relocation assistance, flexible working with potential for some home working if desired.

Please email with your most up to date CV and a cover letter.