Chain of Custody Auditor (FSC)

Full Time Permanent


Company Description

* Job Title: Forestry Auditor

* Job Type: Permanent

* Hours: 37.5 per week

* Job Location: Flexible across UK

* Travel: 75 % of the time

* Remuneration: The Forestry Auditor will receive a competitive salary, plus you’ll benefit from a 10% performance bonus, retail discount scheme, private health cover, a contributory pension scheme and life cover.

SGS is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. Trusted all over the world, SGS is a market leader because we put 100% passion, pride and innovation into everything we do. We encourage new ideas. We welcome people who challenge the way we do things. And we will be 100% committed to helping you reach your full potential.

At SGS, we have an open corporate and international culture, we offer a dynamic work environment in a leading global company. Our high professional standards and our sustainability approach guarantee you a future-oriented work environment. We invest in our employees for the long term and we are committed to supporting your development within the company.

Job Description

As a Forestry Auditor you will be responsible for planning and conducting professional Forestry management system (PEFC and FSC) audits in accordance SGS’ procedures to enable delivery of assessment and certification services that meet customer requirements.

This is a national role covering the UK. and will involve a combination of office, client site and home working, therefore the successful candidate must hold a full driving license and will be flexible to travel with the occasional overnight stay.


The successful candidate will have extensive experience in forest based and related industries and will have held positions with significant forestry management system responsibility and will demonstrate excellent working knowledge of FSC/PEFC standards, compliance and auditing techniques. Experience held within a Forestry Certification Body would be highly beneficial.

The successful candidate will have relevant workplace experience and will have conducted audits against FSC and/or PEFC. You will also require knowledge corresponding to at least a secondary education that includes or is supplemented with courses related to forest based and related industries where the auditor(s) conducts chain of custody audits, however the ideal candidate will have completed a recognized FSC Lead Auditor training course / qualification and will be qualified to the latest version of the standard.

Additional Information

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