Compliance Officer | Coryton

Compliance Officer



To set Company Policy for the recognition and adoption of applicable ISO standards and associated statutory regulations and pertaining to the group’s business operations; and to ensure compliance therewith by all personnel, led by the Directors and Senior Management.



  • Maintain the company’s Environmental and Quality Management System (EQMS) framework and ensure on-going compliance with accredited ISO9001, 14001 any other ISO standards as applicable
  • Manage day-to-day operation of the company’s ISO compliance program
  • Develop and maintain company policy in relation to compliance assurance
  • Identify areas of compliance vulnerability and risk for ISO standards through internal and external audits, supplier questionnaires; develop and implement appropriate corrective action plans for resolution of identified or potential issues
  • Collaborate with other functional areas in the investigation and resolution of compliance issues
  • Drive a program of continuous improvement and exercise authority in implementing necessary actions to ensure overall compliance with ISO standards and applicable legislation
  • Maintain an oversight of customer audits and outcomes
  • Overview of business supplier performance, contractor assessments and external audits carried out by Coryton on third parties
  • Oversee and monitor quality investigations to ensure timely identification of root causes and appropriate remedial and preventative actions
  • Develop and carry out internal compliance audit assurance program
  • Review and set policy and scope for internal audits
  • Lead internal audits and compliance assurance reviews with relevant personnel
  • Facilitate and host external audits with assessors acting for the certified accreditor
  • Ensure non-conformances and opportunities for improvement are appropriately actioned and recorded
  • Manage the close out of improvement actions in accordance with the requirements of ISO standards
  • Management of Activ system and document control
  • Manage and maintain the company’s legal register in relation to ISO standards
  • Remain abreast of existing legislation, regulations and recommendations by authorities and governing bodies which impact on the company’s area of business
  • Evaluate the impact of change, ensuring that the company is well placed to meet new requirements in a timely manner
  • Develop and maintain routine performance indicators and updates to the business
  • Communicate outcomes of audits and quality investigations to the wider business as appropriate


Personal Qualities

  • Meticulous planning capability and a proactive approach to managing a compliance program
  • Ability to communicate complicated compliance issues at all levels of the organisation
  • Presents a constructive, positive, and pro-active attitude to matters concerning health, safety, quality, and the environment
  • Ability to build rapport across departmental boundaries to develop a genuine relationship of mutual respect
  • Ability to lead and influence without formal authority to enable effective enforcement of company policies and legislative requirements



  • Proven experience of developing, maintaining, and administering an ISO compliance system
  • COMAH environment experience preferable
  • Advanced IT skills for data management, reporting and system administration
  • Recognised internal auditing training / qualification for ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001
  • Knowledge and experience of applicable legislation


Performance Measurement Criteria

  • Clean external audit outcomes, with no instances of minor or major non-conformances recorded
  • Remedial actions arising from audits satisfied within prescribed timescales
  • Timely and efficient renewal of ISO accreditations


Reports to: HSSEQ Manager


The Manorway, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex, SS17 9LN, United Kingdom