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Trade Association – Membership Body
Home Based with travel to London/International for meetings and events
Basic Salary £40,000-£45,000 depending on experience with excellent benefits including 25 days holiday (plus statutory/public holiday days), home worker contract, so all travel and other work-related expenses will be covered, Pension scheme, The Association pay 10% of gross pay as long as employee enrols and pays 3% min, Private health cover for the employee, Life insurance, Non contractual annual performance bonus which pays up to 10% of gross pay
Permanent, Full Time
Our client a well-respected and reputable trade association – membership body is currently looking for a Technical Officer
The Technical Officer is a key member support resource. The Technical Officer is required to lead work relating to the review, creation, revision and maintenance of industry regulation and standards for domestic appliances.
The role requires working closely with Government departments and industry stakeholders to represent our members’ interests in shaping policy, regulation and standards that meet the future needs of our industry.
Take responsibility for leading on matters relating to UK and EU standards and regulation for Domestic Appliances, both large and small.
Take full ownership of a portfolio of product groups as the association lead contact for specific technical matters relating to conformity and performance.
Ensure actions are taken within the required deadlines.
Ensure that all incoming data of a technical nature is processed and circulated to member companies promptly so that their views can be represented.
Write responses to consultations and calls for input, in collaboration with members. Create content for newsletters, website and publications.
Maintain a close and regular dialogue with member company representatives to ensure their active participation in group activities.
Represent the views of members on technical matters at standards meetings and with government departments and other bodies.
Attend meetings both nationally and internationally to represent members interests relating to the review, creation and updating of standards and regulation for a given set of product categories.
Organise effective meetings of member Panels dealing with specific issues.
Deal with enquiries from Members; government agencies and from other Stakeholders.
Assist in the preparation of meetings in outside bodies where the association holds a secretariat/ chairperson position.
Technical experience and competency in a consumer electrical environment.
An understanding of Standards and Regulation detail and process relating to consumer electrical/domestic appliances
Excellent communication skills (presenting, written & verbal). The ability to extract pertinent information from technical documents and to explain them in clear and concise English to both technical and non-technical people.
Strong organisational, planning and prioritising skills
Good ICT skills (including full Office 365 suite)
Track record of working on detailed proposals with competing demands and responding to tight deadlines.
Ability to research new technology or technical areas.
Ability to work alone,
Knowledge of chemical, waste, safety and circular economy standards and regulatory matters.
Knowledge of environmental standards and regulatory matters relating to consumer electricals.
Knowledge of safety standards and regulation relating to consumer electronics.
A degree or equivalent in an appropriate field such as engineering or science.
Networks within UK and International Standards bodies.
Knowledge of Policy formation processes.
An understanding of the role of Trade Bodies.
A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar role.
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