Sustainability Auditing Roles

United Kingdom

Control Union UK is seeking experienced professionals across a variety of auditing schemes to join our certification team in the United Kingdom. 

The individuals will join our existing certifications team to help manage and grow our services for clients who are seeking certification against a range of food safety, agricultural practice and social compliance standards.  

Specific areas that experience is currently being sought include; 

  • Agricultural practice: 
  • Specifically experience in management and auditing against the RSPO and Rainforest Alliance programs 
  • Other schemes including Bonsucro, GMP+, GlobalGAP Agri, are also of interest 
  • Food Safety: 
  • Experience in management and auditing against the BRC food safety scheme 
  • Social Compliance: 
  • Experience in the FairTrade and SMETA schemes 

You will be part of an enthusiastic team supporting companies to achieve their sustainability goals. 


  • Manage inbound certification requests, preparing offer letters and scheduling audits, overseeing the certification process and managing the client throughout.  
  • Delivering audits against specific schemes as required.  
  • Develop opportunities with new clients to generate business for the certification schemes you look after through, fostering positive client relationships, attending industry networking events and supporting our external marketing efforts.  
  • Conduct stakeholder meetings and workshops 
  • Support the development of certification programs 


  • 5 years or more experience in sustainability/ethical certifications 
  • Strong understanding of the role of certifications in complex global supply chains 
  • Knowledge of sustainability and ethics issues in the food and agriculture industries 
  • Ideally, current auditing qualifications against the schemes set out above 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences and in a range of formats 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a proactive approach in finding solutions 
  • Strong computer skills in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint 
  • Degree in a relevant field such as international development or agronomy is preferrable 
  • UK driving license 
  • Fluent in English. Other languages are beneficial but not essential.


Control Union is a leading global certification body operating across agriculture, food safety, social compliance, textiles, plastics, biofuels and biomass, timber, and marine industries.  

With a presence in more than 70 countries, Control Union is uniquely placed to manage businesses sustainability challenges with today's global marketplace. 


Please provide a CV and covering letter (outlining your suitability for the role) to quoting reference CUUKSAR. 

All candidates will be required to confirm eligibility to work in the UK before starting employment. 

Rose Riley |
Apply for this job
This website uses cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. By continuing to use this website you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy