Head of Quality Job at FFE Limited – in Hitchin

How many lives have you saved today?

FFE Ltd is a specialist fire detector manufacturer and is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of optical beam smoke detectors and flame detectors. FFE is part of the Halma plc group, a UK based global FTSE 100 company.

Fireray® beam detectors offer a cost-effective method of protecting wide areas against fire. Examples include warehouses, palaces, atria, sports stadiums, gyms, theatres, etc. Talentum flame detectors detect across a wide spectrum making it an obvious choice for most flame detection applications. FFE aviation extinguishers are present on over half the world’s commercial flights.

Furthermore, here at FFE we value our employees giving them the freedom to be creative and innovative. Having a great team spirt and people that are proud to work for a company that saves lives, our teams see the direct impact of their efforts in the daily operations.

Are you passionate about quality? Do you believe quality can address complex and business critical issues before they become a problem? Can you influence and energise those around you? If so, this role is for you. As our Head of Quality, you will need to be hands-on to build, lead and transform our quality culture. We have a global reach but are very much at the beginning of our transformation and growth journey. This means the right candidate can help to define and shape the quality culture and processes for the business.

Position: Head of Quality

Functional Area: All areas of the business, reporting to the Managing Director

Location: Hitchin, Hertfordshire or Cambridge, UK (flexible work policy applies)

Closing date: n/a

Salary: Negotiable


Quality is an integral part of FFE and we now seek a Head of Quality on a permanent basis, to manage and lead the quality function across all areas of the business. As Head of Quality , you will be responsible for developing, communicating, revising and implementing quality standards and policies within the company. To be successful, you will have proven experience as a Quality professional with excellent stakeholder management skills within a highly technical manufacturing environment.


Work with key stakeholders to define and refine the quality vision, strategy and plan.

Lead our Quality Council and Chair their sessions.

Evangelise and enthuse people across the business to understand the value of a quality culture

Communicate on quality matters to the Board.

Ensure coordination and drive collaboration across customer, supplier, engineering, test, manufacturing and compliance aspects of quality.

Recognise and embrace the increasing significance of a digital and connected workplace.

Set, measure and respond to quality Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).


Confident in driving change in culture, tools and methods, and challenging the status quo.

Strong leadership, management, collaboration and influencing skills.

Provide positive approach and outlook.

Strategic with a sound, data-driven approach to problem solving.

Honest, open, and clear in your interactions with others.

Willing to be accountable as well as holding others to account.

Clear evidence of an engineering/manufacturing background, including technical project management.

A proven track record in the achievement of results relating to quality through engagement of people and application of recognised tools/methods (e.g. SPC, CMM, 8D).

Ideally, experience in safety or other highly regulated industries.

About the Company

Company: FFE Limited –

Company Location:  Hitchin

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About FFE Limited -