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Head of Approved Body (Machinery)

Russell Taylor Group Ltd
Closing date
15 Oct 2021

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Role: - Head of Approved body (machinery)

Location: - Remote (with occasional travel)

Salary: - Competitive (DOE)

Type: - Permanent

Hours: - Monday to Friday (37 hours)

Russell-Taylor Group have a fantastic opportunity for a head of approved body's to join a global testing company in the South East of England. The ideal candidate must have extensive knowledge of industrial machine design and testing, with extensive knowledge of ISO/IEC 17065, 17020, and 17025.


Prepare test programs, review test reports and issue relevant certification
Conduct internal audits in accordance with ISO 17065
Conduct pre-assessments and formal ISO 17025 audits of manufacturers' own test laboratories in accordance with relevant certification schemes
Actively identify new product standards to ensure certification scheme is kept relevant and up to date
Ensure compliance with accreditations and liaise with all external accreditation agencies
Ensure accreditations are updated to the latest test standards
Identify training and development requirements to deliver training plans to technical staff
Participate in training courses
Conduct technical file assessments against regulations
Support company stakeholders and management teams with accurate forecasts and statistics for the Approved Body activities
Provide P&L support to company stakeholders
Ensure fairness is maintained throughout the certification process
Assist sales and attend technical meetings to help with preparations of quotations

The Person

Have a background in electrical/mechanical engineering
Be technically proficient in multiple engineering disciplines
Good working knowledge of certification body requirements
Experience of EU and UK regulations and regularity compliance management
Auditing experience or formal internal/external auditor qualifications
Knowledge of ISO/IEC 17065, 17020, 17025
Experience of testing, inspection, and assessment
Experience of project scheduling to ensure deadlines are metImportant Information: We endeavour to process your personal data in a fair and transparent manner. In applying for this role, Russell Taylor will be acting within your interest and will contact you in relation to the role, either by email, phone or text message. For more information see our Privacy Policy h t t p s : / / w w w . r u s s e l l - t a y l o r . c o . u k / p r i v a c y - p o l i c y on our website. It is important you are aware of your individual rights and the provisions the company has put in place to protect your data. If you would like further information on the policy or the GDPR please contact us on h r @ r u s s e l l - t a y l o r . c o . u k
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