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Quality and Compliance Manager - Health and Safety Specialist

05 February 2021

The Fire Protection Association (FPA) is looking for an experienced Quality and Compliance Manager, with a passion for Health and Safety to join the team to provide guidance and expertise on all compliance related matters. This role is integral to ensuring the FPA HQ and the Fire Testing and Research Laboratory adheres to legal, regulatory and ethical standards and in-house policies. If you have the health and safety expertise, thrive in a fast paced, dynamic and multi-faceted work environment and would like to become part of a collaborative team and make a difference, apply today.

Key Accountabilities

  • Ensure that the laboratory and HQ is a safe working environment complying with relevant legislation.
  • Ensure that the company’s policies and procedures comply with regulatory and ethical standards.
  • Conduct audits and reviews to ensure effective execution of compliance standards.
  • Review and revise current policies; draft and modify new policies and implement all company policies.
  • Review procedures and provide reports periodically to identify hidden risks or non-conformity issues.
  • Design and develop control systems to maintain highest compliance protocols and prevent or tackle violations of legal guidelines and internal policies.
  • Evaluate the efficiency of controls and strive for continuous improvement.
  • Review and monitor systems, staff and practices to ensure they are up to date and delivering high quality services.
  • Conduct investigations when compliance issues arise and provide and implement robust solutions.
  • Ensure regular risk assessments are carried out and implement remedial actions where required.

Responsibility for development and compliance with FPA management systems, including:

  • FPA Quality management systems
  • Laboratory operations manual
  • Laboratory environmental policies
  • Laboratory 17025 management system


  • Strong background and in-depth knowledge of industry standards and regulations in a high risk environment
  • A leader with good management skills and the ability to motivate and develop a team
  • A strong relationship builder with a personable style and good communication skills
  • Methodical and diligent with strong planning abilities
  • An analytical mind able to see the complexities of procedures and regulations
  •  An ability to negotiate and resolve conflict
  • Good management skills with the ability to influence and engage with direct/indirect reports and peers
  • Good understanding of Compliance regulation
  • Strong attention to detail, who can ensure policy and procedures are followed.
  • A proven administrator with strong organisational skills
  • A good understanding of principles of fire safety


  • IPAF
  • BIFM Level 4 Qualification
  • IOSH Managing Safely
  • NEBOSH Qualification
  • BSI Diploma

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