Technical Officer

An Alcumus ISOQAR role based in Manchester

Location:  ISOQAR - Manchester

Salary:  £24,450


  • 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) which increases with length of service

  • Generous Pension

  • Healthcare scheme

  • Life Assurance (3x Basic Salary).

Role Purpose
Reporting into the Technical Team Manager, you will be based in our Manchester office and will have responsibility of delivering effective and compliant administration of all technical aspects of the certification process, ensuring that all business and UKAS requirements are adhered to.  Although this is role is primarily concerned with UK Operations, there will from time to time be a requirement to assist the International team with technical support (for example to cover absence or support peaks in workload).

Role Responsibilities:

  • Completion and submission of  application reviews for approval as directed by the Technical Team Manager

  • Technical review of Stage 1 and Stage 2 audit reports

  • Technical review/approval of recertification documentation including planning forms and reports

  • Preparation of audit plans as required eg. stage 1, ETS and transfers

  • Technical review/approval of transfer documentation

  • Dealing with technical enquiries from auditors, clients and consultants

  • Respond to technical queries related to the Certification Process

  • Assist the audit liaison team in the allocation of auditors to specific jobs

  • Surveillance report monitoring

  • Any other duties as appropriate as allocated by the Technical Team Manager.

Required Experience:


  • Good knowledge of the certification industry with at least 2 years working experience in relevant areas.

  • Knowledge of ISO 17021/17065 requirements

  • Knowledge of a range of standards including quality, environmental and health and safety management system standards.

  • Degree or equivalent

  • ISO 9001 or ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Pass or other Lead Auditor Qualification (Desirable)

Personal Characteristics:

  • Good at dealing with customers both on the telephone and face to face

  • Proven people skills with an ability to pass on knowledge and provide mentoring where required

  • Ability to remain calm under pressure

  • Team player

  • Good organisational skills

  • Ability to prioritise work

  • Ability to work on own initiative

  • Thinks ahead, plans ahead and communicates in a timely manner

  • Good communication skills at all levels by all methods

  • Questioning skills

  • Listening skills and empathy

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to weigh evidence and remain fair and objective

  • Assertive but professional in attitude

  • Flexible to the requirements of the role.


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We look forward to hearing from you!