Quality and Regulatory Manager

Job title Quality and Regulatory Manager

Department Designability

Salary up to £43,000 FTE, dependant on experience

Grade N/A

Placed on Thursday 09 September 2021

Closing date Sunday 03 October 2021

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CF8650

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Location: Regular presence in Bath plus remote working 

Hours: 22.5 - 37.5 hrs/week (open to flexible working)

Contact Type: Permanent

For over 50 years, Designability has designed and provided products that have enabled disabled people to live with greater independence. Our team of talented designers and engineers create innovative new products which have helped hundreds of thousands of people with their day to day challenges. We are best known now for Wizzybug, our powered wheelchair which helps young disabled children move and play independently for often the first time in their lives. Families loan one from us for free thanks to the generous support of our donors. 

We create our innovative products by being experts in user-centred design – put simply, this means that it is disabled people who drive our innovation strategy, and it is their needs and views that make our products unique.

We are seeking a Quality and Regulatory Manager to play a key role in Designability’s future. This role will be a champion for quality in Designability and will work with the leadership team across all departments to ensure processes are implemented effectively, our certification to ISO9001 is maintained and that relevant standards and regulations are complied with. 

Designability manufactures Wizzybug, a class 1 medical device, the Engineering team has recently completed a large project to achieve compliance with the EU MDR. Designability also delivers the Wizzybug loan scheme, a clinical service. The Charity also has plans to develop, manufacture, and provide new products.

This role will be responsible for unifying, improving, and implementing the QMS within the organisation and maintain our excellent track record of product quality, safety and compliance. The post holder will work closely with Engineering colleagues to implement continuous improvement programmes for our existing products.

You will have:

  • Substantial experience of working as a Quality Manager in medical devices 
  • Experience of leading quality management in organisations, managing key stakeholders and driving Quality systems implementation
  • Regulatory affairs experience, including a demonstrable working knowledge of the EU MDD and MDR
  • Experience of being responsible for Quality and the QMS, including leading audits and maintaining ISO certification. 

You will joining an independent, national charity based in Bath. Our creative and inspiring team includes engineers, technicians, product designers, occupational therapists, fundraisers and administrators. We are led by strong values: we are creative, inclusive and practical, with our vision being to create a future where every disabled person has the products they want to live the life they choose.

We are really proud that we were recently awarded second place in the ‘Best Charities to Work For 2020’ list by Third Sector which is a reflection of our team highly rating the fact that we encourage activities that create strong teams and foster good personal relationships. Our staff also stated their confidence in Designability’s leadership and strategic planning.

We have ambitious plans for the future. We are in a strong financial position with healthy reserves, and have a forward plan for a significant new product innovation, and a partnership project which will have impact on the lives of millions of disabled people. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team providing innovative solutions which deliver greater choice for disabled people. 

To find out more about Designability visit designability.org.uk 

The University of Bath provide us with recruitment support and applications are made through the University of Bath jobs website. We choose to follow many of the University of Bath’s human resources policies. However, Designability is a fully independent charity and our staff contracts are not with the University.

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