Security & Compliance Officer Job at Eurofins UK Forensic Services in Tamworth

Job Description

Company Description

Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company which provides a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries. The Group believes it is the world leader in food, environment, pharmaceutical and cosmetics products testing and in agroscience CRO services. It is also one of the global independent market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, CDMO, advanced material sciences and for supporting clinical studies. In addition, Eurofins is one of the leading global emerging players in specialty clinical diagnostic testing.

In 2018, Eurofins generated 4.2 billion euro proforma turnover, from 800 laboratories across 47 countries and employs about 45.000 staff.

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity to join the EFS Quality and Compliance team to engage on all physical and information security matters and to provide support to Eurofins Forensic Services on all related matters at the direction of and reporting to the Senior Quality and Compliance Officer.

This will include holding responsibility for key elements of the Quality and Compliance (Security) Information Security Management System (ISMS) and associated process ensuring proportionate yet robust maintenance of the management system to include relevant evaluation activities to maintain certification to the identified and required standards.

The successful candidate will provide support to the Quality and Compliance Director/ Senior Quality and Compliance Officer on all matters concerning Data Protection. (GDPR/DPA).

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

To input, maintain and collate all relevant data to support Quality & Compliance functionality.

To assess, review, plan and undertake in conjunction with the Senior Quality & Compliance Officer implementation of new processes and standards.

To actively progress and maintain the annual security audit schedule.

To undertake as required internal and second party audits to maintain and improve accreditation/certification to identified standards including but not exclusive to ISO27001, Cyber Essentials Plus, ISO17025 and Forensic Regulators Codes of Practice.

To undertake and lead as required on the Investigation of Security incidents, identifying root cause and implementing preventative and corrective actions.

To verify and report on actions identified as a result of all audits and investigations.

To provide support to the wider Quality and Compliance team as required (Quality audits and Investigations).

To ensure all Security & Compliance related activities owned and undertaken are co-ordinated, controlled, reported, scheduled, timetabled and assigned.

To undertake all administrative duties and general functions of the Quality & Compliance team as required.

To support the development and delivery of Security training and communication programmes as required.

Provide security support to the broader Eurofins organisation as required.

To communicate, escalate and inform all relevant parties of improvement opportunities.

The post holder must be willing to travel to all sites within EFS as a requirement of the role.

Ensure security processes are followed

Promote a security culture

Undertake any other identified duties as required.

Person Specification

The values on which Eurofins Forensic Services is founded are; Customer Focus, Quality, Competence & Team Spirit and Integrity. We require an individual with the following qualities.

Proactively work as part of the EFS Quality & Compliance functionality.

Make informed decisions as an outcome of audit, investigation and overall Quality & Compliance activities.

Ensure Quality and Compliance (Security) processes are followed.

Uphold good customer relationships.

Advocate best practice and compliance.

Promote a Security Culture.


It is essential that the post holder can demonstrate:
Experience of working with an Information Security Management System (ISMS).

Competence and aptitude in being able to handle complex and varied workloads including ability to prioritise.

Computer literacy to a competent level.

A working knowledge of the Forensic Regulators Codes of Practice and Conduct.

A working knowledge of ISO27001 and awareness of the Data Protection Act 2018/ GDPR.

The Holder of the post must have, or be willing to achieve in a reasonable timeframe:

Trained in conducting audits within an ISO27001, Forensic Regulators Codes of Practice and Conduct and Data Protection capacity.

Awareness of ISO17025.

Trained in root cause analysis e.g. 5Why techniques or has significant demonstrable investigative experience.

Competence in undertaking and reviewing Privacy Impact Assessments.

Additional Information

If an internal candidate, please advise your current manager that you are interested in the opportunity. Informal discussions should be held with the recruiting manager. Eurofins Forensic Services is an equal opportunities employer and is particularly eager to encourage employee progression and development, including lateral moves.

The post holder should have a valid UK driving licence or be willing to travel by other means to the EFS sites.

Due to the highly sensitive nature of the work, applicants should note that security clearance is required for this role. To gain security clearance you must have three years continuous residency in the UK. Criminal convictions may prevent you from gaining security clearance. This role may in addition require random alcohol/drug screening.

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Vacancy Reference: EURO278

Salary:Up to £23,000 pa (dependent on experience)

About Company

Company: Eurofins UK Forensic Services

Company Location:  Tamworth

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