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Director of Compliance, Lifting Equipment Engineers Association, Cambridgeshire/Hybrid, c.£70,000 + benefits

About Lifting Equipment Engineers Association

The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) is a trade association representing a group of members who all “work at height.” The sectors LEEA members operate in are dynamic, broad, and diverse, counting leading businesses in construction, logistics, theatre and the performing arts, oil & gas, utilities and more besides, amongst them. Besides “working at height,” the common thread that unites them is a shared goal to eliminate accidents, injury, and fatalities across their industries. LEEA is here categorically, and almost uniquely, to make their members’ industries safer places in which to operate and it is by that single metric that LEEA is measured; have accidents been avoided, have lives been saved? LEEA’s international membership is at the heart of what it does, and their role is to help their members to thrive. By doing so, they are achieving their aim because LEEA Members are market leading, are third party verified and assure their consumers that they meet the highest standards in the world.

LEEA itself is at something of a pivot point in its own ambitious journey and is now moving from a place of stability to a phase of energetic growth. Growth in membership, growth in the number of learners it can help develop through its training academy and growth in the number of businesses who comply with LEEA Standards.

As part of this strategy, a new executive management team is now being appointed to work with the Chief Executive. The Director of Compliance is one of these three key new appointments.

As the Director of Compliance, you will be responsible for:


  • Ensuring compliance to LEEA Standards throughout the membership. This includes local and international standards and legislation.
  • Leading and managing the compliance work of the association, with responsibility for all aspects of policy, research, and audit quality.
  • Owning the development and implementation of effective knowledge management tools to and on behalf of LEEA Members.
  • Engaging with LEEA technical committees, relevant special interest groups and securing input from the wider membership to improve industry standards and achieve the aim of eliminating accidents, injury and fatalities.
  • Engaging with policymakers and regulators globally, offering advice and counsel through consultation responses, supported by high quality research and evidence.
To qualify as the Director of Compliance, you must have:
  • Experience in a complementary field to Lifting Equipment Engineers and / or a professional body / trade association environment is highly desirable.
  • Experience of working in a standards / policy / technical environment with responsibility of an audit cycle and compliance.
  • Experience of supporting a membership or global business operations to adhere to rules and technical standards.
  • Strong intellect and strategic thinking capability combined with strong attention to detail and written skills and a creative flair in your presentation skills.
  • Articulate and confident, with outstanding communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate complex issues clearly to a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to motivate and manage a small direct team and external advisors whilst managing multiple competing priorities.


How to apply:

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Closing date for applications: 23:59 on 1st January 2024 

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