Head of Standards Policy and Assurance

Are you a great collaborator? Can you lead an experienced team? We’re looking for a Head of Standards Policy and Assurance, who can ensure the credibility of the standards, systems and processes that are critical to the MSC’s success.

About the role

You’ll lead the team responsible for managing the policy development process to ensure that MSC standards and internal and external systems meet the requirements of international norms, are internationally recognised as being best in class, and that the third-party certification and the accreditation system run smoothly and effectively. This is a critical role within the Science and Standards team. It is responsible for maintenance of all MSC standard-related documentation, policy development, training and assurance mechanisms.

About you

The MSC is looking for a highly motivated and dynamic individual who will bring significant proven and relevant experience at a senior level in standard setting, third party assurance systems and policy development within a multi-stakeholder environment. Experience with stakeholder consultation and engagement, standard setting and assurance, knowledge of MSC and its systems, and experience with wild capture fisheries and supply chains will be an advantage. You must also be able to demonstrate your empathy and interest in the MSC’s mission and objectives.

Who we are

The MSC’s vision is for the world’s oceans to be teeming with life, and seafood supplies safeguarded for this and future generations. Through our internationally-recognised certification and ecolabeling programme well-managed sustainable fisheries are recognised and rewarded in the market place, through the leadership of our partners.  Critically, other fisheries are incentivised to improve their performance to meet the growing demand for certified sustainable and traceable seafood choice. Over 400 fisheries around the world, representing 14% of the annual global marine catch, are now engaged in the MSC programme and over 1200 documented improvements to the way our oceans are being fished have been recorded. MSC certified and labelled seafood products are now available in over 100 countries. 

Head of Standards Policy and Assurance job description
Language: English
Date of Issue: 07 August 2019

To apply

Please email the following information to education@TPP.co.uk

  • A cover letter outlining how your skills, experience and knowledge directly address the responsibilities and requirements detailed in the job specification, and include information on your salary expectations and right to work information; and
  • A copy of your current CV.

Please ensure that they are sent as Word or PDF documents with the titles “your name cover letter” and “your name CV”. The subject of your email should read: Ref J71431KP - Head of Standards Policy and Assurance

Closing date

Wednesday 4 September 2019, 09:00 (BST)
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Language: English
Date of Issue: 23 May 2018
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