Quality & Compliance Officer

About Coombes

COOMBES UK plays a key role in 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 is also a leading Arboriculture 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 have seen recent significant growth and we are proud to be a Principal Contractor and Framework Contractor to Network Rail, as well as having 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. We’re passionate about supporting the professional development of our colleagues and providing a working environment where you can truly be yourself.  If this is something you’d like to be part of, please reach out to us – we’d love to hear from you.

About the vacancy

We are looking for an experienced Quality and Compliance Officer to work across the business and ensure our systems and processes are the best they can be. This is a new, full-time role, created to support COOMBES’s growth.


In this role, you will also support the achievement and maintenance of a wide range of external standards and accreditations across several industries. This will involve reviewing company documentation, ensuring our practices align and identifying areas for improvement.  You’ll also take a proactive role in internal and external audits.  Candidates must therefore be process-driven in their approach, highly organised, confident and with excellent attention to detail.


Our Quality and Compliance Officer will create, update and control documents, policies and procedures as well as collating, analysing and reporting data. The successful candidate must therefore be experienced in producing company documents and have excellent IT skills, particularly in MS Excel.

To support your success in this role, you will proactively keep up to date with relevant standards and accreditations, as well as be confident intaking initiative and ownership of your work.


As well as sharing the ethos and values of our Company, candidates should have experience of working with controlled systems and the proven ability to develop excellent working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Salary: circa £28,000

Working Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:00pm

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). As part of our recruitment processes, Coombes collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants. Sending us your CV for a vacancy is your consent for us to process your data for the purpose of recruitment. Your data is not use in any other way and you can withdraw your consent at any point in the recruitment process.


We will keep your CV on our records for 6 months after the closing date, at which point it will be destroyed.

For a full role profile please contact the HR Team on 01730 231761 or email recruitment@coombesuk.com.  


To apply for this opportunity, please forward your CV and a covering letter/email to recruitment@coombesuk.com or to our Recruitment Coordinator at Coombes UK, Unit 6 New Farm Buildings, Winchester Road, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32 3PB.

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