Becoming one of OFTEC‘s subcontracted regional inspectors – or even joining the OFTEC head office team as Inspection Services Manager – may just be the career opportunity you didn’t realise you were looking for.
As an organisation, OFTEC is committed to ensuring consumers have safe and efficient heating and our inspection team is one of the most important elements of this commitment.
If you’ve worked on the tools and been registered with OFTEC (or another competent person scheme) you’ll be familiar with much of the work carried out by the inspectors.
It’s a highly valued role in the industry and is key for ensuring high standards are met.
To become an inspector, you’ll need plenty of practical heating experience and a good knowledge of building regulations, manufacturing instructions and registration schemes. You’ll be measuring the business processes, installation and servicing work of heating businesses in your local area against recognised industry standards and building regulations and feeding back your findings to our head office.
OFTEC uses the information to support improvements within the industry as well as making decisions about the suitability of businesses to be registered. OFTEC has diversified its registration schemes to include renewables – so experience in these technologies would definitely be an advantage. You will be supported with auditing and processes you are not familiar with.
As well as expanding our team of inspectors, we are also keen to fill the role of Inspection Services Manager.
You’ll be managing a small friendly team of administrators as well as our regional inspectors who are based throughout the UK and Ireland. This role is mainly office based (either from home or from our Ipswich offices) but will also involve some travel to annually audit the inspectors. Ideally, you’ll have practical heating experience in oil and renewable technologies as well as a knowledge of registration schemes (CPS, MCS, Part P, TrustMark and PAS 2030) – although training will be provided for the right candidate.
The Inspection Services Manager manages the team of inspectors to ensure consistency of approach and helps identify ‘trends’ in non-conformities by analysing their findings. This information is then used as part of our continual improvement processes to review training and assessments, produce information bulletins and update technical books.
For further information, please visit www.oftec.org/careers or call Adrian Lightwood on 01473 626 298 for an informal chat about the roles.