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Senior/Quality Assurance Specialist

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About Us

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe’s largest science research organisations. We’re trusted to support, enable and undertake pioneering projects in an amazing diversity of fields. Through world-class facilities and people, we’re driving ground-breaking advances in science and technology.

RAL Space is an integral part of STFC and carries out world-class space research and technology development with involvement in over 210 space missions. RAL Space works alongside the UK Space Agency as well as being involved in projects that support the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA missions.

As part of UK Research and Innovation, STFC offers a benefits package designed to provide an excellent work-/life balance including 30 days’ annual leave, flexible working hours, a workplace nursery, exceptional pension scheme, and social and sporting activities and societies.

About The Role

We are currently looking for a Senior/Quality Assurance Specialist to join us to ensure that the existing ISO9001 certification is maintained and to support our Environmental Test Division with the implementation of European Standards (ECSS). Furthermore, the Quality Assurance Group will be leading the implementation of the QMS and ECSS standards for the National Satellite Testing Facilities (NSTF), an exciting new facility currently under development and which will significantly increase the UK’s testing capability for space hardware.
Your responsibilities will include contributing to the maintenance of our ISO9001 QMS and to the development and implementation of working practices that meet quality and space industry requirements.

Responsibilities will include:
• provide support to the QASG group Leader to ensure that the RAL Space QMS is compliant with ISO9001:2015
• support the preparation, update and review of quality documentation
• ensure facilities non-conformities are reported, documented and progressed in a timely manner
• follow up on change control actions with appropriate action owners and drive for on time closure of actions
• support the delivery of the Quality System Improvement Plan for the implementation of ECSS standards
• lead and participate in internal audits and walkabouts.

In the Senior role you will lead and develop members of the QA team. You will also take a leading role in defining and creating quality documentation as well as developing quality related training plans and materials for the RAL Space Groups.

About You

To be successful in this role. We would like to hear from you if you will be educated to degree level (or equivalent) and have dedicated experience in a system certified to ISO9001 or EN9100, as well experience auditing to those standards. Having previously worked in a technical environment, you will have experience in supporting investigation teams and tracking corrective action as well as budget management.

For the Senior post you should have experience as a Lead auditor and experience producing technical and QMS policy documentation. Previous experience of leading and managing a team is also essential.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role against the requirements. Please also state where you saw this role advertised.

Applications are received by UK SBS; to apply please visit our job board at http://www.topcareer.jobs/Vacancy/irc250311_9640.aspx. Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.

Closing Date Sunday 25th August 2019

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