Location London
Job-type Permanent
Salary £35,000 - £40,000 Per Annum
Reference 14703

The Responsible Jewellery Council is the standards setting and certification organisation for the jewellery supply chain. With more than 1,400 Member companies and growing rapidly, RJC span the entire jewellery supply chain from mining to retail. The organisation works with businesses of all sizes to instigate step change towards sustainably sourced and produced materials.

The organisation is going through an exciting period as businesses increasingly rely on the RJC to implement improvement in their supply chains, and as such, Acre is supporting the search for an Assistant Certification Officer. In this role you will be supporting the certification process, ensuring the code of practice is consistent and trusted, enabling continuous improvement across human rights, environmental standards and traceability.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Reviewing Audit reports and managing data on the RJC certification system, then undertaking audit reviews and managing queries from members

  • Inputting data from reports and managing the communication and feedback with members

  • Checking, contacting and managing members who need support to stay compliant

  • Liaising with key external stakeholders and accredited audit firms on audit report omissions and clarifications to guarantee the integrity of the organisation's certification process

  • Supporting reporting and trend analysis

The successful candidate will play a key role in the supporting the RJC's commitment to industry improvement, providing a common standard for responsible business practices from mine to retail and improving ethical, social, human rights and environmental conditions.

Experience Required:

  • Proven experience of administrative and time management skills

  • Strong level of understanding of sustainability issues, such as business ethics, environmental impacts, responsible sourcing and human rights

  • A self-motivated and independent working style, able to work collaboratively within a small and dynamic team

  • A detail oriented, methodical approach supported by a good level of understanding of sustainability issues

This position would suit a decisive and confident certification specialist looking to uphold high levels of integrity within global supply chains across one of the most high risk industries in the world. If you are interested, then please apply or contact Lawrence Hallett via lawrence.hallett@acre.com.