IACS Seeks New Quality Secretary

The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) is a not-for-profit membership organisation of classification societies that establishes minimum technical standards and requirements that address maritime safety and environmental protection and ensures their consistent application.  It carries out this responsibility through its panels, expert groups and project teams and provides a Quality System Certification Scheme (QSCS) that its Members comply with, as an assurance of professional integrity and maintenance of high professional standards (see www.iacs.org.uk/quality/).   

The IACS’ Quality Secretary is retiring after seventeen successful years, with effect from May 2022.  We are now searching for a successor to start in Q1 of next year, with a view to taking over as the IACS Quality Secretary in May.

The IACS Quality Secretary’s main purpose is to promote the effective operation of the Quality System Certification Scheme (QSCS), ensuring the continued robustness, consistency and integrity of the scheme, with a uniformly high-quality standard within IACS.

The role of the Quality Secretary is vital for the effective monitoring of the Association’s members’, and their Accredited Certification Bodies’ compliance with the QSCS. It requires energy and sustained commitment.  It is a role which requires a positive outlook, the strength of character to communicate clearly with colleagues, peers and senior managers and an ability to make sound judgements in fast-moving and multi-faceted environments.

The role is UK focused and requires frequent travel both internationally and to London.

For a copy of the candidate brief please email IACS in confidence at recruitment@iacs.org.uk.  If you would like a discussion about the role with IACS’ Secretary General, Robert Ashdown, please indicate this when requesting the brief.

Only those candidates selected for interview will receive a response.

The deadline for applications is Friday, 26th November.

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