Current Vacancies

Jarvis is regarded worldwide as a centre of excellence for the development and production of high quality skin and haircare cosmetics and the preparation of scientifically advanced botanical extracts.

Everyone at Jarvis is aware of this unique heritage, and is proud to be part of a 100-year-old tradition of providing a personal, highly efficient, flexible service to the cosmetic and toiletry industry as well as scientific and technical advice to new and established clients alike.

Our current vacancies are shown below.

Laboratory Technician - Permanent Role

This is a fabulous opportunity to join our small friendly laboratory team. New graduates will also be considered.

You will work directly within our laboratory team, reporting to our UK Technical Manager, and will enjoy a varying and interesting daily routine. This includes the preparation of samples and then analysing and evaluating them during our rigorous testing routines. Your role will support the development and testing processes involved in creating our innovative, exciting and outstanding bath and body skincare and haircare products as well as extracts  for our niche brand clients.

Our ideal candidate will have great interpersonal skills and be able to communicate well, both in writing and verbally.

We will provide in-house training and will support relevant professional courses.

This is a full time, permanent role, 37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday (usually 08h30 to 17h00),  based at our factory near Hadleigh in Suffolk.
Due to our rural location it is essential you have your own transport.

We are looking to fill this role as soon as possible with an immediate start for the right candidate. Salary dependent on experience.


Responsibilities Include

Preparing sample products under chemist guidance and then analysing and evaluating these prototypes.

    • Preparing, tracking and managing product stability/compact testing, challenge testing and claim substantiation testing.
    • Managing the preparation of test reporting documents and technical details relating to the testing protocols applied.
    • Prepare samples of approved formulations for chemists and clients as well as testing.
    • Ensuring methods, techniques and results are efficiently recorded and findings presented in a timely and professional manner.
    • Comply with house-keeping standards, health and safety regulations and our Good Manufacturing Practices.
    • Maintain relevant records and storage systems.
    • Generally support our cosmetic chemists in their daily work.
Essential Requirements
  1. Great interpersonal skills as well as ability to communicate well, both written and verbal
  2. Attention to detail and following detailed instructions
  3. Organisational skills to ensure your day is planned and executed effectively
  4. Ability to communicate with a variety of people across all levels
  5. Self motivated, flexible and confident in dealing with other team members
  6. Able to work under time pressure and meet tight deadlines
  7. Have good odour discrimination and colour matching skills
  8. Basic IT skills, GCSE English and Maths
  9. Our rural location means that your own transport is essential.

How to Apply

Please apply by e-mail including your CV and a covering letter which lets us know why you are the right person to join our team.

The e-mail address is