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Sample Collection Officer

We currently have job vacancies for Sample Collection Officers in various locations throughout the UK. Successful candidates will be highly driven and motivated and relish the opportunity to work within a fast- growing company. Competitive rates will be paid, plus travel expenses. These jobs are part time and can be ad-hoc so would be suited to a retired or semi-retired nurse, police officer or similar professional.

Locations available

  • North Wales
  • Cambridge
  • Lake District
  • Dundee
  • Lancaster
  • Middlesborough
  • Canterbury
  • Central & East London
  • Exeter
  • Worcester
  • Leeds
  • Minehead
  • Reading
  • Royal Tunbridge Wells
  • Truro

Main job responsibilities and duties:

  1. Collection of biological samples for the purpose of DNA, drug and alcohol laboratory testing and instant screening.
  2. Maintain chain of custody over samples and paperwork following Standard Operating Procedures.
  3. Ensure all samples are dispatched in a prompt manner to comply with test lead times.
  4. Travel within a 2 hour radius of your location to both commercial clients and private individuals at their home address.
  5. Adhere to Crystal Health Group’s Quality, Information Security and Environmental standards for all related activities (ISO9001, ISO27001 & ISO14001 respectively)
  6. All associated administration tasks associated with the above duties.

Required job knowledge and skills

  • Excellent communication and customer facing skills
  • Methodical in your approach to work
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent time management
  • Confident with working autonomously
  • Diplomatic and reliable
  • Ability to follow procedures and processes without deviation
  • Quality and process orientated mindset with a full understanding of ‘chain of custody’ methodologies
  • Professional at all times
  • Must have full driving license and access to own vehicle at all times
  • Flexibility to undertake assignments and travel to collection locations at short notice, usually within a 2-hour radius from your home location

Desired Experience

  1. Previous experience of the collection of biological samples including urine, hair and oral fluid
  2. Experience of ‘chain of custody’ methods in the collection of biological samples

Special working conditions

The role involves Lone Working.

The role involves travelling in your own vehicle to cover a 2 hour radius from your location.


A full proposal pack will be provided to successful candidates detailing rates of pay and terms of employment.

Full Training provided for initial competency certification plus on-going refresher training and support.


Send your covering letter and CV to Jemma Major by email: [email protected]