Senior Technical Officer - British Woodworking Federation

As the leading representative body for the woodworking and joinery manufacturing sector in the UK, we’re always looking at how we can add value to members and the wider industry. After a recent review we’ve identified the need for a Senior Technical Officer to join the team.

The Senior Technical Officer will work closely with the Technical Director, ensuring Members can gain help and advice covering a number of core key areas such as technical help, health and safety and regulatory requirements. The Senior Technical Officer will also be responsible for the management and operational side of the BWF Code of Conduct. This includes carrying out the audits and working with members to ensure they are compliant. The role is a critical liaison point between new and existing members of the BWF, the BWF team, our stakeholders, our regulators and also in establishing new programmes and services.

There has never been a more exciting time to join the BWF team. We’re committed to our Build It Better with Wood strategy that looks at growing and improving the market, of which membership is at the core.

British oodworking Federation – Job Description 

JOB TITLE: Senior Technical Officer 

REPORTING TO: BWF Technical Director 

 

1.0 Overview 

 

The British Woodworking Federation is the leading representative body for the woodworking and joinery manufacturing industry in the UK. The organisation has grown to represent over 700 members drawn from manufacturers, distributors and installers of timber doors, windows, conservatories, staircases, all forms of architectural joinery, as well as suppliers to the industry. 

Our Build It Better with Wood strategy looks at a growing and improving the market. To deliver the plan we need to engage more effectively with our various audiences and vitally with our own membership community to harness the collective strength of our membership and deliver tangible commercial results. Underpinning the Build It Better with Wood campaign are a variety core themes focusing on being more productive, more profitable and ensuring our members and their employees have a safe and healthy working environment.  

 

The Senior Technical Officer, will work closely with the Technical Director ensuring Members can gain help and advice covering a number of core key areas such as technical help, health and safety and regulatory requirements. The Senior Technical Officer will also be responsible for the management and operational side of the BWF Code of Conduct. This includes carrying out the audits and working with members to ensure they are compliant. The role is a critical liaison point between new and existing members of the BWF, the BWF team, our stakeholders, our regulators and also in establishing new programmes and services.  

 

The is a hands-on role that will require some knowledge of building relationships, account management, excellent written and verbal communication skills, some knowledge of health and safety in a manufacturing environment and some understanding of auditing process and the underlying belief that we can change the world. 

 

It is expected that the role will be field based with travel within the UK expected. 

 

2.0 About the Role 

 

The responsibilities are: 

 

 Day-to-day management, administration of the BWF Code of Conduct Scheme.

 Carrying out Code of Conduct audits and following up with the member to ensure they are compliant.

 To work with the Technical Director and Scheme Manager to ensure technical support and guidance meets the needs of the BWF members.

 To attend BWF Technical Meetings and support the Technical Director in the development of any new BWF technical publications and best practise guides.

 Managing and answering technical enquires in line with BWF procedures.

 Manage the ongoing H&S enquiries and to produce any guidance when required.

 Representing the BWF and the Membership at various industry meetings.

 Carry out new member visits as and when requested to ensure potential members are aware of why they are joining the BWF.

 Working closely with the BWF Communications team to align communications and the performance of the PR and Marketing Agency in support of the BWF Stair Scheme.

 Aligning BWF activity with wider timber promotion.

 Carry out audits and develop new auditing processes.

Miscellaneous: 

 

 Any other tasks which the Technical Director considers falls appropriately within the role of the Senior Technical Officer. 

 

3.0 How to Apply 

Send your CV and a covering letter to Helen Hewitt, CEO – helen.hewitt@bwf.org.uk by 12:30 on 31st January 2019. For an informal chat about the role, please call Helen on 07881 646261.