Published: 19 May 2021

Following the recent review of sponsored standards activity, we’re looking for CQI and IRCA members to form a new Standards Coordination Committee, together with members of the CQI’s Executive team. 

Role of the committee 

The committee will contribute to the CQI’s strategic and operational objectives by:  

  • Providing insight, advice and guidance standards 

  • Coordinating the CQI’s standards strategy, operations and communications 

  • Overseeing the activity of working groups involved in developing standards  

  • Advising the CQI on new and existing products, services and assets related to international standards 

Standards in quality management 

Standards play an important role in organisational governance, assurance and improvement and are therefore very relevant to the CQI, our members, corporate partners and other parties.   

The CQI | IRCA has an excellent track record of representing the knowledge, skills and experience of its members. We also contribute to the development of a range of standards on quality management, management systems and auditing. 

The CQI Standards Coordination Committee will enhance the part we play in standards issues. As a strategic group it will identify standards that are most relevant to the CQI and our members, tackle specific needs and expectations, and coordinate activity across the organisation and our membership.

Committee members – knowledge, skills and experience 

If you’re a CQI or IRCA member and you’re interested in applying to join the committee, you must: 

  • Be a Chartered Quality Professionals (Members or Fellows of the CQI) and/or an IRCA Certificated Lead/Principal Auditors, committed to supporting our aims and objectives and bound by the CQI’s code of conduct 

  • Be an experienced leader who can guide and influence the working groups that drive consultations with members and standards development activity 

  • Have excellent knowledge and experience of the processes for developing national, international and/or industry specific standards (management, product, industry and/or regulatory standards) 

  • Have the ability to think strategically and interrogate information to help us develop our standards engagement strategy

How to apply

To find out more about the criteria for applying, please see the committee member requirements. If you feel you meet the specification and would like to express your interest in joining the committee, email policy@quality.org by Wednesday 9 June with: 

  • A covering letter of no more than one side of A4 explaining your interest and suitability referring to the competence requirements

  • A CV describing your relevant knowledge, skills, experience and behaviours