Quality & Compliance Manager

COOMBES UK is a leading Arboricultural and Forestry Contractor, with well over a decade of experience and expertise in the forestry sector. We have forged a strong industry reputation and we believe we have an unrivalled skill set and peerless knowledge of forestry work at all levels.

We also play a key role within the Rail industry, providing a whole manner of off-track solutions, and minor civils works, in partnership with Network Rail and other major contractors.

COOMBES has seen recent significant growth and we currently have some exciting projects underway in woodland management, timber harvesting, rail and civils works across the country. We are seeking skilled and experienced colleagues in a range of disciplines to support our growth and help us provide a service that is second to none.

COOMBES is a family-run SME, where we value integrity, a positive ‘can-do’ attitude and working together as one team to give our clients the best possible service. If this sounds like you, please reach out to us – we’d love to hear from you.

About the vacancy:

Quality & Compliance is at the core of everything we do, enabling us to operate effectively and efficiently in accordance the industry standards, accreditation and frameworks essential for our business. To support the implementation and future development of our Q&C strategy, COOMBES is seeking a Quality and Compliance Manager to join us on a full time, permanent basis.

The successful candidate will assist the Senior Quality & Office Manager in the implementation of new processes and procedures, and will support and educate colleagues to maintain consistency in internal processes and external standards, to ensure best practice across the business.

You’ll take a leading role in audit processes including periodic internal audits and the management and coordination of external audits or assessments. We are always looking for ways to improve the way that we do things and through regular review of process, documentation and audits you will help to identify and suggest improvements that can be made to better efficiency, effectiveness and to ensure best practice.

You will take ownership of internal Q&C processes, including control of Quality Management Systems, maintaining job file structures, and chairing internal Periodic meetings. You will collate, analyse and report on key metrics to identify and highlight trends, risks and opportunities. And as part of the Bid team, you will prepare the Q&C elements and responses for external PQQs and tenders.

About you

Working in a similar role, you’ll have significant experience of working with controlled systems and of the compliance required for ISO 9001, 14001 & 45001. You will have good knowledge and understanding of audit processes and may hold Internal Auditor qualifications.

You’ll be process driven, a tenacious problem-solver. Highly organised, you can successfully manage the demands of concurrent projects and audits.

You’ll have excellent IT skills, especially in advanced Excel processes, and MS office packages. You’ll have experience of writing reports and in the manipulation and presentation of data for reporting processes.

As a confident and proactive communicator, you’ll see the benefit of fostering productive and friendly working relationships with colleagues across the business.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £45,000.00-£48,000.00 per year


  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Free parking
  • Referral programme


  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Petersfield: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Work authorisation:

  • United Kingdom (required)

Work Location: In person

To apply for this job please visit www.coombesgroup.com.