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Safety Department Manager - Durham

Safety Department Manager - Durham - £26k to £34k

We Work Recruitment are delighted to be assisting our global client in their search for a Safety Department Manager

We are specifically looking for candidates with previous experience of product compliance testing within the medical sector. 

You will be responsible for managing a team of 4/5 in the electrical safety department, ensuring optimum efficiency/utilisation to deliver testing on time and in line with customer requirements. 


• To ensure client testing requirements are delivered within due dates to meet customer expectations.

• To ensure the departments testing activities are monitored to ensure compliance with quality policies and procedures, HSE housekeeping etc.

• To review employees’ performance in conjunction with performance agreements / performance appraisals to meet objectives in line with delivering revenue/utilisation targets for efficiency and financial measure.

• To identify, review and instigate training activities within the department to increase employee’s utilisation.

• To ensure all reports are produced in a timely and accurate manner to meet customer expectations for accessibility to figures.

• To review new or updated standards in order to carry out this testing and obtain UKAS or other accreditation.

• Manage the team to ensure completion of all assigned work and relevant documentation e.g. test reports and certificates in accordance with required procedures and standards to fulfil customer expectations.

• Organise regular operational reviews to allocate testing projects, ensure projects are progressing and all issues are resolved.

• Support the team and Conduct testing (either lab-based or on client’s sites) in accordance with established procedures, maintaining a high standard of service delivery that ensures effective customer relationships.

• To progress/identify any new commercial opportunities that may present so that the department can grow top line revenue.

• Manage the resource within the departments to allow multi skilling across departments.

• Assist in internal/external calibrations on test equipment to ensure compliance with the quality system.

Skills and Experience

• You must be IT literate i.e. competent in the use of MS Office applications and experience of using large and complex databases

• Willing to learn and adapt to change - committed to continuous personal and professional development

• Experience of working under own initiative and in planning and prioritising workloads

• Experience in testing of electrical products


• Working knowledge of product safety standards, for example, EN60335, EN60598, EN60950, EN61010, EN60601

• Use of test and measuring equipment e.g. Multi-Meters, oscilloscopes, etc and Test Procedures

• Basic understanding in the principles of Profit & Loss accounting


• GCSE Mathematics & English Language, or equivalent

• HNC in Engineering or equivalent

As a Safety Department Manager, you’ll receive a competitive salary plus you’ll benefit from a 10% performance bonus, retail discount scheme, private health cover after 1 years’ service, a contributory pension scheme and life cover.

Please get in touch ASAP as immediate interviews are available for a start ASAP!!!


Salary: £26k - £34k

Posted: Friday 22 February 2019

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