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Business Unit:
Selwood Head Office
Salary Details:
£Competitive rate inline with skills & qualifications
30 Oct 2020
Our Business Unit

Founded in 1946, Selwood is an £80m turnover company employing 500 staff throughout its nationwide network of branches and is one of the largest privately owned companies serving the Water, Environmental and Construction industries.

Selwood has developed specialist divisions within Pump Rental Solutions and Plant Hire and is  the No. 1 Hirer in the UK with an unrivalled depth of technical expertise and the largest and most modern fleets.

With a foundation of 70 years within our industry, Selwood continues to be an innovative business responding to meet the needs of our clients with cutting edge approaches to customer service, product development,manufacture and service.

About The Role
Selwood is a leading provider within the Pump and Plant industry and is one of the largest privately owned companies serving the Water, Environmental and Construction industries. Selwood are committed to sustaining and advancing our high levels of Health and Safety that we operate in.
To support our SHEQ (Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality) function which forms part of our wider central services, Selwood are looking for a proven Quality Officer to join our team at our Middlesbrough Branch.
Main Responsibilities:

Support the Head of SHEQ and the business in achieving the Group Mission Statement and the Core Values by:

  • Defining processes and producing quality policies and procedures in line with our undertakings.
  • Creating, reviewing and amending internal processes as appropriate to maintain compliance with standards and best practice, continually driving improvement throughout.
  • Develop monitoring controls to effectively capture usable data.
  • Analyse data and produce reports showing areas requiring improvement.
  • Producing reports for the Head of SHEQ as and when required.
  • Monitoring the performance of suppliers and sub-contractors, and ensuring records are available for approved suppliers.
  •  Developing and presenting training programmes for staff in the Quality Systems to ensure their knowledge and understanding of the requirements and processes and the impact of breaching the standards.
  • Ensuring the Quality Management System is updated regularly and maintained.
  • Maintaining knowledge of developments and changes in all QA and related matters.
  • Networking with external bodies to ensure knowledge of changes and developments with legislation and standards and make recommendations to SHEQ Project Manager on actions required.
  • Liaising with local Manager regarding Customer feedback, and any supplier problems are managed in accordance with procedures and standards.
  • Reviewing the Quality related Operating Systems and Procedures and ensure that changes are initiated and approved in accordance with the document control system.
  • Supporting and advising the Head of SHEQ and Senior Managers to ensure compliance with customers’ requirements and regulations.
  • Investigating any incident as required to enable the business to provide the necessary information to the relevant authorities and external bodies as required.
  • Conducting periodic internal reviews or audits to ensure that compliance with external standards and internal procedures are followed.
  • Undertaking the internal investigation of compliance issues ensuring all actions are followed up and completed in appropriate timescales.
  • Analysing non-conformances and producing reports, statistics and recommendations as appropriate.
Person Specification:
  • Detailed knowledge and operational experience of ensuring compliance with:
  • ISO 900:2015
  • At least 3 years recent and relevant experience in similar role
  • Auditing skills and experience;
  • Strong IT skills;
  • Ability to understand and analyse complex information and present it simply and accurately 
  • Good verbal and written communication skills; 
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Effective interpersonal skills and relationship building;
  • Must be able to drive and travel throughout the UK spending nights away from home from time to time.
  • A background in Construction, Utilities, Pump / Plant Rental
  • Experience in manufacturing processes
  • Operational experience of Health & Safety legislation and good practice;
  • Experience in training design and delivery;
  • Member of IQA, IRCA, IOSH
  • Knowledge of 
    OHSAS 18001 / ISO 45001
    ISO 14001  
    Network Rail – PTS

What we can offer you
 Selwood are pleased to offer a competitive salary consummate with qualifications and skills. 24 days Holidays + Bank Holidays, Pension Scheme and free on site parking. 
Monday to Friday 40 hours per week.
Selwood are committed to the ongoing development of our teams and training will be provided in line with the responsibilities of these position.
This role is not open to Agencies - Please no calls or emails - Thank you.

The recruitment of this role will be within strict social distancing guidelines as advised by the UK Government.
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