Site Compliance Lead

Date: 4 Dec 2023

Location: Winfrith, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Job Title:        Site Compliance Lead
Location:        UK - Maritime Sites - Winfrith and local area with adaptive working arrangements
Package:        Highly Competitive Salary + Benefits Package
Role Type:      Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:          SF15112


Be part of the QinetiQ journey. We are recruiting for a new and exciting opportunity to join us as the Site Compliance Lead covering our Maritime sites in the South of England.


About the role
As the Site Compliance Lead you will co-ordinate and drive the robust and effective delivery of 1st Line Assurance and compliance to corporate operating framework policies and procedures using our extant governance toolset.


  • You will ensure the sites are meeting their compliance standards and we offer further training if required.
  • You will provide site based leadership, ensuring continued accreditation to ISO standards, including wherever applicable 9001, 14001, 17025, 45001 and 50001 standards. This role is responsible for building and maintain a strong working relationship with second and third Line Assurers.


This role will cover a number of sites in the local area with travel required and hybrid working opportunities.


Skills and experience of the Site Compliance Lead

  • Proven track record in similar role.
  • Experience in an operations, technical or engineering subject.
  • Have demonstrable knowledge of compliance standards, processes and tools.
  • Experience in conducting internal compliance activities
  • Experience in managing safety processes
  • Have a wide understanding of Compliance and Assurance.
  • Knowledge with an understanding of relevant standards and processes (e.g. ISO standards 9001, 14001, 17025, 45001 and 50001).- Desired
  • Knowledge of Risk Management Systems- Desired

Qualifications for the Site Compliance Lead

  • Desirable – NEBOSH qualification
  • Desirable – Qualified Lead Risk Assessor
  • Current driving licence


Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance as a minimum: UKSV National Security Vetting Solution: guidance for applicants - GOV.UK (


Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee discount portal: Personal Accident Insurance, Travel Insurance, Restaurants, Cinema Tickets and much more
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows most employees to buy up to 5 days’ additional leave
  • We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant
  • Payroll Giving and Volunteering - helping charities and local community


Why Join QinetiQ?
As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation and having the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.


You’ll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in a diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Visit our website to read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture. 


About QinetiQ
As a company of thousands of dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.


Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants who already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information, which mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may affect the roles that you can be employed in.


Application Guidance
If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please contact your regional recruiting team in strictest confidence. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.