Director of Compliance and Delivery (Responsible Officer)


Director of Compliance and Delivery (Responsible Officer)

Industry Qualifications Ltd

Telford or Bromsgrove
Full time
Competitive with Bonus and Share options

Summary of the role

Key Responsibilities
IQ is seeking a Director of Compliance and Delivery, to function as the Responsible Officer for the organisation. The role is a Board level appointment.  The role will involve ensuring the compliance of the organisation in relation to all regulatory requirements, and overseeing the operation and delivery aspect of the business. It will also include managing investigations activity. 

In addition to Regulatory issues, the Director will have responsibility for the Operations, Qualifications Development and Quality Assurance teams. Business Development, Finance and IT support are provided through group relationships.

The role will include some international exposure, ensuring the compliance of international Joint Venture partners and centres in India, the GCC and Africa.

We are seeking to position IQ as a leader on quality and compliance issues and the individual selected will be given significant freedom in pursuit of this objective.

Person Specification
IQ is seeking an individual who is rigorous in their approach to compliance and quality, has an in depth understanding of risk and is inquisitive with strong investigatory skills. Our objective is to build and maintain the trust and confidence of partners and stakeholders

The person that we are seeking is likely to have:-

  • Held a senior compliance role(s) and is familiar working in a regulatory environment, ideally in the qualifications sector.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Ideally trained and qualified as an IRCA approved auditor (not essential).
  • Some understanding of risk management and ISO31000.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong negotiating skills.
  • A passion for quality and compliance

We are looking for a person willing to challenge established norms and who can inspire confidence in those around them.

How to apply

Please write to Raymond Clarke, Chief Executive IQ Group Investments with your full CV and a covering letter. We are also seeking 750 words on your views on the key challenges in relation to compliance facing awarding organisations and the measures that you would adopt at awarding organisational level if you had the freedom to make those changes. Applications should be submitted by post to IQ, Unit 3 Basepoint, Isidore Road, Bromsgrove Enterprise Park, Bromsgrove B60 3ET, or via email to 

Raymond can be contacted at or phone 01952457452 for a private and confidential conversation

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