Element Materials Technology

Chain of Custody Auditor

Job Locations UK-Buckinghamshire-High Wycombe


BM Trada, part of the Element Group, has an opportunity for a Chain of Custody Auditor to join our growing team! This is a great opportunity to join one of the fastest growing companies in the Testing, Inspection and Certification sector. BM TRADA exists to help make certain that the materials, products and processes that we test, inspect and certify for our customers are always safe, quality, compliant and fit for purpose.  BM TRADA is proud to be part of Element, the market leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification services. 



  • To develop a deep understanding of the requirements of the Chain of Custody and Supply Chain schemes operated by BM TRADA
  • To undertake technical reviews of Chain of Custody / Supply Chain audit reports
  • To identify opportunities for improvement of technical scheme knowledge and understanding of schemes through the audit report reviews
  • To support the development of in-house training to improve technical scheme knowledge across audit teams in all BM TRADA offices globally
  • To undertake Chain of Custody / Supply Chain audits and associated reporting
  • To provide technical Chain of Custody / Supply Chain support to operational colleagues
  • To provide Chain of Custody and Supply Chain training/mentoring to all parts of the business as required
  • To maintain professional status and CPD requirements in accordance with accreditation and business requirements and to develop new audit and product skills as required and requested
  • To maintain currency of knowledge of the industry sectors that BM TRADA operates in
  • To undertake any other duties as assigned by the Head of Audit Resources
  • To always operate in accordance with Element’s Purpose, Mission, Vision and Values

Skills / Qualifications

  • Educated to at least first degree standard or equivalent preferably in a forest based or related discipline
  • Significant industrial experience in a timber, paper, construction or related industry
  • Successful completion of QMS / EMS and/or OHSAS Lead Auditor course or equivalent or CoC/Supply Chain Lead Auditor course
  • Qualified 3rd party auditor – undertaking Quality, Environment, Health & Safety audits or CoC/Supply Chain audits
  • Health & Safety and/or Environmental qualification (Nebosh or equivalent)
  • Working knowledge of additional schemes, for example NHSS, ISO27001 and/or ISO50001
  • Professional and confident approach
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills – both written and oral
  • Confident, outgoing and diplomatic, yet firm as necessary along with strong influencing skills
  • Customer focused, develop strong working relationships
  • Ability to take ownership of clients and manage issues to a successful conclusion
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines and under pressure
  • Positive and effective team player
  • Prepared to take on additional challenges as and when they are identified
  • Good IT skills and knowledge of systems
  • Competent with MS Office applications: in particular MS Excel – to intermediate level
  • Ability and willingness to travel, occasionally overseas, with overnight stays 

To apply please email jennifer.brown@element.com


Company Overview

We are Element, one of the fastest growing testing, inspection, certification and calibration businesses in the world.


We deliver critical services in Materials Testing, Product Qualification Testing, Certification, Device Calibration and Advisory Services to the Aerospace, Oil and Gas, Transportation, Industrials, Fire and Building product, Infrastructure and other leading sectors, where failure in service is simply not an option.


Everything we do helps our customers to build better products; get their products to market on time; save them time and money; and minimize the risk associated with product development and production.


Our mission is simple: to be the best testing partner in the world and together we strive towards a common vision of becoming the world’s most trusted testing partner.


We have four values that we strive to live by every single day.

  • Safety - We keep our colleagues and visitors safe
  • Integrity - We act honestly and fairly to do the right thing
  • Excellence - We set new standards of excellence in everything we do
  • Partnership - We work together for the benefit of our customers

When combined with our mission and vision, the ethos this creates, enables Element to deliver one thing. CERTAINTY.  We exist to help make certain that the materials and products we test, inspect, certify and calibrate for our customers are safe, quality, compliant and fit for purpose.

Diversity Statement

At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.


All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.


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