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Date: 21-Apr-2021

Location: Edinburgh, GB

Company: Lloyds Register

Job ID:32801
Location:Edinburgh : 6 Redheughs Rigg (LR_L000347) 
Position Category:Administration/Business Support
Position Type:Employee Fixed Term


Certification Officer

12 months Fixed-Term contract - Location flexibility across the UK


Our Business Assurance business is a recognised, world-leading professional assurance services organisation.  We specialise in management systems compliance & expert advice across a broad spectrum of standards, schemes and business improvement services to include customised training & assurance.  In Inspection Services, we certify safety critical industrial equipment according to recognised codes, standards & regulations.  We also partner with companies to provide tailored high-quality inspection services throughout their manufacturing supply chains, making sure equipment is built safely & to their requirements.  With over 30 years’ experience of working across the food supply chain, LR has specialists able to assist dairies, livestock farmers, aquaculture sites, fisheries or crop producers with assurance requirements.  Our wide range of services covers everything from animal welfare to sustainability and environmental responsibility, giving a complete range of assurance services.


Specifically, through our food business LR provides a range of farm assurance services to 25,000+ farmers and growers throughout the UK & Ireland, including assessment and certification for leading brands such as Red Tractor (RT), Scottish Quality Cereals (SQC) and Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) as well as assessing compliance with environmental and high profile retailer schemes. Our certification portfolio covers a wide range of UK farming sectors and LR delivers assessment and certification for the Combinable Crop and Sugar Beet, Fresh Produce, Dairy, Pigs and Beef and Lamb Scheme,  thus providing members with the opportunity to benefit from combined assessments which saves them time and reduces cost and duplication whilst maximising market opportunities and potentially the benefit of reduced regulatory (government) inspections.


Working under the supervision of the Technical Managers, the Certification Officer will be primarily responsible for the technical review and certification decision of the audit for the key Livestock Schemes, namely Dairy, Beef & Lamb, Pigs, Livestock Markets and Livestock Haulage in accordance with the LR Quality Procedures, UKAS accreditation requirements and scheme owner KPIs.


The Certification Officer will have a sound knowledge of the leading UK farm assurance schemes and scheme rules, in particular Red Tractor and QMS Schemes, and first-hand experience of farm assurance, either through their current role, auditing or practical (i.e. being a member of a farm assurance scheme).


The Certification Officer will be required to undergo relevant scheme training and, where relevant, achieve pass rates in any associated exams/on-line tests to allow them to make certification decisions and ultimately deliver assessments to the principle schemes.


The Certification Officer will be required to routinely provide feedback on the viability and accuracy of process, work instructions and quality procedures and where required participate in the UKAS office assessment for the relevant scopes, attend UKAS witnessed assessments.


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