Element Materials Technology

Chain of Custody Reviewer/Auditor

Job Locations UK-Buckinghamshire-High Wycombe


BM Trada, part of the Element Group, has an opportunity for a Chain of Custody Reviewer/Auditor to join our growing team. This is a great opportunity to work with one of the fastest growing organisations within the Testing, Inspection & 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.  Warringtonfire is proud to be part of Element, the market leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification services.



  • To undertake audit activities (at client’s premises or desk-based) and other related services in accordance with BM TRADA Certification procedures
  • To ensure the audit schedules for defined clients are delivered to plan and in line with target objectives
  • To achieve planned personal utilisation levels in line with annual defined targets and objectives
  • To produce accurate and timely client reporting and timesheets in line with operational target objectives
  • To provide technical support and staff training/mentoring to all parts of the business as required
  • To maintain a high standard of service delivery ensuring effective customer relationships are maintained
  • 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
  • Conduct single and multi-discipline audits, staying away from home as necessary, with high level of detail and information gathering essential
  • Complete all audit reports and administration to plan and submit to BM TRADA office as required
  • Take responsibility for customer communication and relationships to ensure completion of audits
  • Maintain regular reporting and communication with the client to ensure milestones are met on time and budget and advise of any additional opportunities for cross-selling of services and products
  • To undertake any other duties as assigned by Head of Audit Resources
  • To always operate in accordance with Element’s Purpose, Mission, Vision and Values
  • To work in accordance with all Element’s policies procedures and standards as all times

Skills / Qualifications

  • Educated to 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
  • Good IT skills and knowledge of systems
  • Competent with MS Office applications: in particular MS Excel – to intermediate level
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills – both written and oral
  • Confident, outgoing and diplomatic, yet firm as necessary along with strong influencing skills
  • Ability to take ownership of clients and manage issues to a successful conclusion
  • Customer focused, develop strong working relationships
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines and under pressure, positive and effective team player
  • Ability and willingness to travel with frequent overnight stays – possibility of overseas work in longer term

To apply please email jennifer.brown@element.com


Company Overview

Element is one of the fastest growing testing, inspection and certification businesses in the world. Globally we have more than 6,500 brilliant minds operating from 200 sites across 30 countries. Together we share an ambitious purpose to ‘Make tomorrow safer than today’.


When failure in use is not an option, we help customers make certain that their products, materials, processes and services are safe, compliant and fit for purpose. From early R&D, through complex regulatory approvals and into production, our global laboratory network of scientists, engineers, and technologists support customers to achieve assurance over product quality, sustainable outcomes, and market access.


While we are proud of our global reach, working at Element feels like being part of a smaller company. We empower you to take charge of your career, and reward excellence and integrity with growth and development.


Industries across the world depend on our care, attention to detail and the absolute accuracy of our work. The role we have to play in creating a safer world is much bigger than our organization.

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.

TIC Council Statement

Element is proud to be a full member of the Testing, Inspection & Certification Council (the “TIC Council”), an international association representing independent testing, inspection and certification companies. 


Members of the TIC Council must implement and abide by the TIC Council Compliance Code. Element has therefore issued an overarching Code of Conduct which is supported by our Compliance Programme. A copy of the Code of Conduct and more information about our Compliance Programme can be found in the Governance and Integrity section of www.element.com


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