Certification Manager


Up to £45000.00 per annum + cica £45,000


Posted 1 month ago

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The Responsible Jewellery Council is the standards setting and certification organisation for the jewellery supply chain. With more than 1,000 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 has recently changed CEO & is going through an exciting transitional time. Acre is supporting the search for a Certification Manager. In this role you will be responsible for leading the review of certification audits to ensure best practice is maintained across the organisation's members, enabling continuous improvement across human rights, environmental standards and traceability.

  Key Responsibilities:

  • Leading and managing the organisations certification process and team
  • Reviewing certification recommendation reports submitted by the organisation's accredited audit firms to ensure consistency with assessment criteria
  • 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
  • Managing internal procedures and systems to maintain compliance with the ISEAL assurance code
  • Working with the wider organisation to feed insights from the certification process into the assurance framework
The successful candidate will play a key role in the supporting the RJC's commitment to continuous improvement, providing a common standard for responsible business practices from mine to retail and improving ethical, social, human rights and environmental conditions.

  Experience Required:

  • Experience of assurance and certification systems or auditing
  • A demonstrable track record in environmental or social auditing as a Lead Auditor
  • 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 high-level understanding of sustainability issues such as business ethics, environmental impact, labour and working conditions responsible sourcing and human rights
  • Experience of supply chain initiatives ad chain of custody systems would be desirable
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.

Talk to an Acre consultant about this role:

Dan Bond 02074005855

Job Ref. BBBH8923