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Forestry Lead Auditor - FSC, PEFC

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Role: Forestry Auditor (PEFC, FSC)

Location: UK
Type: Permanent/temporary
Hours per week: 37.5
Salary: Competitive
Company car provided
Travel required: Yes – 75 % of the time
BENEFITS: 10% bonus, retailer discount scheme, 23 days holiday plus bank holidays (increasing service), private health cover, life cover, and a contributory stakeholder pension scheme.
SGS is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. Trusted all over the world, SGS is a market leader because we put 100% passion, pride and innovation into everything we do. We encourage new ideas. We welcome people who challenge the way we do things. And we will be 100% committed to helping you reach your full potential.
At SGS, we have an open corporate and international culture, we offer a dynamic work environment in a leading global company. Our high professional standards and our sustainability approach guarantee you a future-oriented work environment. We invest in our employees for the long term and we are committed to supporting your development within the company. 
We have an excellent new opportunity for an experienced and qualified FSC/PEFC auditors Auditor to join our global organisation. The successful candidate will be responsible for planning and conducting professional Forestry management system audits in accordance SGS’ procedures to enable delivery of assessment and certification services that meet customer requirements and appropriate accreditation standards 
Key Accountabilities
  • Conduct audits that assess forest management against the PEFC and the FSC standards.
  • Conduct audits, in accordance with FSC and PEFC standards.
  • Maintain a high standard of service delivery that ensures effective customer relationships and ongoing business development
  • Complete all chargeable work within the required budget and timeframes to ensure customer satisfaction and efficiency of the business
  • Ensure completion of all assigned work and relevant documentation in accordance with required procedures and standards to fulfil customer expectations
  • Provide accurate and timely reporting to assist the planning and management of operations.
The successful candidate will hold a minimum of 3 years’ experience in forest based and related industries and will have held positions with significant forestry management system responsibility, and will demonstrate excellent working knowledge of FSC/PEFC standards, compliance and auditing techniques. Experience held within a Forestry Certification Body would be highly beneficial.
The number of years of total work experience may be reduced by one (1) year, if the auditor has completed a tertiary education appropriate and relevant to forest based and related industries.
 You will have relevant workplace experience, and will have conducted audits against FSC and/or PEFC.
The successful candidate will require knowledge corresponding to at least a secondary education that includes or is supplemented with courses related to forest based and related industries where the auditor(s) conducts chain of custody audits, however the ideal candidate will have completed a recognized FSC Lead Auditor training course / qualification, and will be qualified to the latest version of the standard.
This is a national role covering the UK. and will involve a combination of office, client site and home working, therefore the successful candidate must hold a full driving license and will be flexible to travel with the occasional overnight stay.

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