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Head of Quality

Job Role:
Head of
Employment Type:
£60,000 to £65,000
*** Reference:
JM - 12193
Date Posted:
15 May 2018
jonny.montgomery@shirleyparsons.com | 01296 611314
Job Description

Shirley Parsons are global leaders in HSEQ Recruitment, search and staffing services. We are an ever-growing global HSEQ talent network built on long-term relationships, industry knowledge, and geographic expansion.

We act as career agents to HSEQ professionals and partners to organisations looking to attract the best HSEQ talent. Together, we can help create sustainable prosperity through business improvement, safer work environments, and enhanced well-being.

Shirley Parsons are working with a Nuclear contractor currently going from strength to strength.  This is a fantastic opportunity for a hands-on character that enjoys building strong relationships both internally and externally.

The Role:

The Head of Quality is responsible for multiple businesses with a forecast of over £100m revenue.

  • Leadership, management and best practice in quality control, engineering and assurance activities to deliver the business plan across projects and manufacturing. 
  • To represent the business, function and leadership group at the highest level.
  • To lead and manage quality strategy and implementation across all operational areas
  • Business, client and legislative quality requirements
  • Quality control and assurance process & best practice management across manufacturing and project delivery
  • Quality performance of manufacturing
  • Quality performance of our supply chain
  • Continually improve a Quality Management System in accordance ISO-9001, and customer expectations
  • A focal point at all levels for matters relating to Quality, Compliance and Certification
  • Lead a team of quality professionals to meet business objectives across all areas of the business
  • Ensure company specifications comply with the latest industry specifications and national standards
  • Quality management advice, coaching and training to all levels
  • Facilitate quality objectives, metrics, awareness and ownership  
  • Maintain knowledge of legislation and best practice quality management
  • Manage contractors, clients and relevant bodies to achieve quality standards
  • Structure and maintain the business operating procedures
  • Point of contact with customers for quality and compliance
  • Reduce quality costs
  • Define customer requirements and communicate across the business
  • Quality problem resolution through customer agreement.

The Candidate:

  • CQI Diploma or equivalent in Quality Management.
  • Lead Auditor Qualified.
  • Knowledge of quality standards and industry specifications for engineering manufacture and construction.
  • Develop key relationships ensuring compliance with relevant standards, specifications and instructions.
  • Skills Certification Scheme (SCS) card holder.
  • Computer literate (Microsoft Office) with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • It is important that the post holder is fully conversant with BSI standards and relevant nuclear, Defence & transportation specifications.
  • UK security clearance including disclosure Scotland (baseline minimum).
Reference: JM - 12193

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