Site Assurance Lead - Shoeburyness

Date: 13 Sep 2023

Location: Shoeburyness, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Job Title: Site Compliance Lead

Location: MOD Shoeburyness, Southend-on-sea

Company: QinetiQ



About the role


Here at QinetiQ we are recruiting for a new and exciting opportunity to join us as the Site Compliance Lead at our Shoeburyness site.


QinetiQ operates MOD Shoeburyness Range on behalf of MOD under what is known as the Long Term Partnering Agreement (LTPA).  It provides defence Test & Evaluation and training support services which helps ensure the safety and effectiveness of munitions and skills used by UK Armed Services.


The range covers a land area of 7,500 acres with 35,000 acres of tidal sands and has 21 operational firing areas. Its unique terrain enables the over-water recovery of munitions up to a range of 22km, ground-to-ground firings of up to 27km and long-range direct fire up to 3.5km. MOD Shoeburyness is also a centre of excellence for environmental testing of ordnance, munitions and explosives.


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.


What will I be doing?


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.


Key Accountabilities


1.    Responsible to the Head of Site for ensuring all site data is maintained within the corporate governance systems (eg CAT, Predict and Security Systems) to demonstrate and evidence compliance with regulatory requirements, Operating Framework policies and procedures and ISO standards as applicable. 
2.    Responsible for stakeholder engagement to ensure that internal and external evaluations are planned and delivered within scope. 
3.    Drive a culture of continuous improvement, supporting activities for the site, by empowering individuals to evaluate, propose and implement improvements. 
4.    Liaise with Subject Matter Experts to ensure ongoing compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements.
5.    Provision of support to CAT action owners to enable correct and timely completion of those actions
6.    Organise and lead Management Action Planning meetings to promote effective closure of nonconformities identified during audits and investigations.
7.    Monitor and support the site in the maintenance of local documentation to ensure compliance and review at the required frequency.


What do I need?


Key Capabilities/Knowledge


•    Have a wide understanding of Compliance and Assurance.
•    Knowledge with a understanding of relevant standards and processes (e.g. ISO standards 9001, 14001, 17025, 45001 and 50001)
•    Strong diplomacy and negotiation skills and ability to influence without authority.
•    An analytical mind-set with excellent organizational skills and time management.
•    Ability to develop plans and measure performance to drive a high performing continuous improvement culture.
•    Current driving licence.
•    Knowledge of Risk Management Systems
•    Knowledge of how to use CAT to capture and manage evaluations and actions
•    Knowledge of the Predict! risk management tool and risk management processes
•    Knowledge of QinetiQ safety and governance processes


Experience & Qualifications


•    Proven track record in similar role.
•    Experience in an operations, technical or engineering subject.
•    Ability to encourage collaboration between groups and individual team members.
•    Have demonstrable knowledge of compliance standards, processes and tools.
•    Experience of interacting with a range of external and internal stakeholders 
•    Experience in employment using analytical, conceptual and organisational skills.
•    Demonstrable evidence of leading teams and running simultaneous programmes or work streams.
•    Demonstrable high level of IT competency including the ability to learn new systems and packages as required
•    Experience in conducting internal compliance activities
•    Experience in managing safety processes
•    Desirable – NEBOSH qualification
•    Desirable – Qualified Lead Risk Assessor


Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance as a minimum.

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