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British Approvals Service for Cables (BASEC) is an independent, accredited certification body. Our mark is synonymous with quality and safety. We provide product certification (approval) services globally for all types of cable and wire, for ancillary products, and also provide management systems certification for the cable sector.

Please see our current opportunities below.

If you are interested in applying for any of the positions below please send your C.V. to careers@basec.org.uk

Customer Accounts Executive

Key Contacts/Relationships with Customers, Prospects, Regional Stakeholders, Regional Commercial Managers, Certification Manager, Laboratory Manager and Certification team.

You will manage the day to day customer experience and commercial activities, supporting the regional sales manager.

Your main duties will include:

  • Develop new leads and opportunities to identify prospects for the Regional Commercial Manager
  • Develop a pipeline of new commercial prospects through the regional supply chain.
  • Optimise the use of our CRM, ensuring ever increasing project funnel and information is up to date
  • Managing regional customer communication, including internal communication with the certification and lab teams, point of customer ownership and ensuring the end to end commercial flow is being delivered
  • Exceed customer expectations in managing their issues, be it – commercial, technical, testing and certification in a timely and professional manner
  • Liaising with marketing in supporting matters including departmental administration, mail shots, website updating, PR and marketing material, presentations, conferences, exhibitions and trade shows, travel and client visits, CRM system, etc.
  • Supporting the administration function within the BASEC office when required, including answering telephones, dealing with enquiries, filing, archiving etc.
  • Health & safety responsibilities

The duties will be performed predominantly at the BASEC office in Milton Keynes, but you may be required to visit other UK or overseas locations as necessary to support the job function.

Relevant experience:

  • Previous experience in a similar customer facing business to business role
  • Proven ability to meet and exceed regional targets
  • Customer relationship building
  • Commercial experience to engage potential new leads and drive change
  • Energy, urgency and enthusiasm for the company, brand and role
  • Team player
  • Proactive management of issues
  • Excellent written and oral communication and good arithmetic skills

Desirable experience:

  • Experience of CRM systems
  • Experience of international business
  • Competence in MS Excel & Word


This position is based at BASEC’s Milton Keynes offices

Marketing Communications Executive

This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated Marketing Communications Executive to join a rewarding organisation to help develop successful marketing campaigns and increase BASEC’s global and national presence.

Your main duties will include:

  • Technical copywriting capability
  • Supporting and growing PR activities from writing press releases to helping maintain press contact relationships
  • Writing print and online copy for marketing collateral
  • Contributing towards marketing campaigns creation & execution
  • Creating effective marketing communication campaigns
  • Monitor and provide reports/analytics on campaign outcomes
  • Ownership of key projects
  • Creating and managing social media messaging in-line with corporate branding and campaigns
  • Social media content creation
  • Monitoring campaign effectiveness
  • Supporting a successful social media strategy
  • Occasional client visits and events in the UK and overseas which may from time to time require out of core hours working and travelling
  • Provide support and enabling function to Marketing Manager

Relevant experience:

To be successful in this role you will have excellent copy writing and proof reading skills, and the flexibility to adapt to change and take on board the variety of platforms for communication. You will have a strong marketing background working within a similar role. Knowledge of the cable market isn’t essential but would be advantageous.

You will need to demonstrate understanding and execution of social media platforms both for creating and promoting campaigns as well as optimising outcomes from key touchpoints.

You will have some project management experience and will have the ability to use spreadsheets to manage workload, analyse data and spot trends. A degree or professional qualification in Marketing (CIM or IDM) or Journalism specialism would be advantageous.

Minimum 3 years marketing experience in B2B marketing.


This position is based at BASEC’s Milton Keynes offices

Marketing Executive - Middle East & Africa

This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated Marketing Executive to join a rewarding organisation to help develop successful marketing campaigns and increase BASEC’s global and national presence.

Your main duties will include:

  • Creating and executing effective marketing campaigns, with prescribed messaging and visual direction
  • Liaising with publication and partner contacts to submit campaign creatives to planned activities
  • Monitor and provide reports/analytics on campaign outcomes
  • Supporting PR activities from writing press releases to helping maintain and build press contact relationships
  • Writing print and online copy for marketing collateral
  • Technical copywriting capability
  • Ownership of key projects
  • Creating and managing social media messaging in-line with corporate branding and campaigns
  • Social media content creation
  • Monitoring campaign effectiveness
  • Supporting and implementing a successful social media strategy
  • Working closely with the Marketing Manager to deliver all planned activities and with the wider Commercial team members to support regional activities
  • Supports the Commercial team with planning and delivery of influencer and stakeholder events and exhibitions
  • Drive lead generation with commercial
  • Drive stakeholder influencer engagement through regular dialogue.
  • Occasional customer and event visits, which may from time to time require out of core hours working and travelling

Relevant experience:

To be successful in this role you will have a strong marketing background working within a similar role and experience using the adobe creative suite (Photoshop and InDesign) to create, edit and finalise creatives. Knowledge of the cable market isn’t essential but would be advantageous.

You will need to demonstrate understanding and execution of social media platforms both for creating and promoting campaigns as well as optimising outcomes from key touchpoints.

You will have excellent copy writing and proof-reading skills, and the flexibility to adapt to change and take on board the variety of platforms for communication.

You will have some project management experience and will have the ability to use spreadsheets to analyse data and spot trends.

A degree or professional qualification in Marketing (CIM or IDM) would be advantageous.

Minimum 3-5 years demonstrated Marketing experience in B2B marketing.

This position is based at BASEC’s Dubai offices

Regional Commercial Manager - China

This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated self-sufficient manager. As a driven, determined and technically minded individual you will be commercially focused.

Your main duties will include:

  • Develop and implementation of the commercial strategy, aligning to the overall company strategy and direction
  • Achieve the regional stretched sales budget
  • Engaging BASEC market place to acquire, develop and retain an ever-growing customer base
  • Ensure BASEC brand values and strategic vision is maintained within the industry and always evangelise what we stand for
  • Ensure we have regional key account growth plans for strategic customers, strategic partnerships ensuring a customer centric view has been developed
  • Continue to enhance the BASEC business model by making it market relevant, and competitive, based upon commercial acumen, and customer insight
  • Develop regional commercial business plans, to:
    • Increase global reach, via existing and new territory development
    • Increase business model scope and depth of BASEC service offering
    • Deeper penetrations into existing customers and sales conversion
    • Development of new profitable customers
    • Retention programmes for existing business
    • New business funnel management growth to drive pipeline sales
  • Become a market recognised thought leader in your region
  • Make presentations as requested on behalf of the Regional Commercial Manager
  • Any other responsibilities as management requests

Relevant experience:

  • Electrical or engineering degree
  • Minimum 3-5 years demonstrated technical experience
  • Ownership of regional strategy, planning and implementation
Regional Technical Manager

Key Contacts/Relationships with BASEC customers, stakeholders and influencers, management team, business development, customer account executives and regional commercial managers.

The Regional Technical Manager is responsible for the day to day management of all technical activities within their region and ensure we exceed the regional commercial budget as established by the CEO & Board of Directors.

Your main duties will include:

  • Develop and implementation of the regional technical strategy, aligning to the overall company strategy and direction.
  • Manage all technical end user, influencer, stakeholder technical queries
  • Evangelise the technical competence of BASEC in delivering customer based technical solutions
  • Engaging BASEC market place to influence the “pull strategy” of key stakeholder in specifying BASEC products throughout the supply chain
  • Ensure BASEC brand values and strategic vision is maintained within the industry and always evangelise what we stand for.
  • Working in partnership with regional commercial managers (RCM) & customer account executives (CAE) to develop growth plans for strategic customers, strategic partnerships ensuring a customer centric view has been developed.
  • Continue to enhance the BASEC business model by making it market relevant, and competitive, based upon commercial & technical acumen, and customer insight.
  • Become a market recognised thought leader in your region, and across the company as subject matter expert for LV, MV, HV – whilst also a technical expert on Fire & CPR and wider cable technologies
  • Become a sector cable specialist across the BASEC target sectors optimising sector sales growth potential
  • Business development within the region in conjunction with the regional commercial team and ensure continuous focus on revenue growth
  • Creation of market leading content that engages the wider audiences and promotes the value of BASEC within the market place
  • Make presentations as requested on behalf of BASEC.
  • Any other responsibilities as management requests

Relevant experience:

  • Minimum 5 years experience in a similar role
  • Relationship building with stakeholders
  • Commercial & Technical acumen and critical thinking
  • Experience of cable manufacturing
  • Knowledge of cable standards
  • Ability to focus on results
  • Proven ability to meet and exceed targets
  • Energy, urgency and drive to be successful
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to travel, sometimes at short notice, anywhere in the world

This position is based at BASEC’s Milton Keynes offices but will include regional travel.

Test Technician

Your main duties will include - relevant to performing tests:

  • To undertake testing, as assigned, within determined competencies and authorisations
  • To check the performance and calibration status of test equipment, liaising with the Laboratory Manager to ensure equipment in use meets the required specification
  • To contribute towards the maintenance and operation of new and existing laboratory facilities, practices and procedures to enable testing work to be carried out in a way that meets BASEC’s, its clients and accreditation needs
  • To ensure that test procedures are followed correctly to enable accreditation to be maintained
  • To ensure the quality and safety procedures are followed within the designated laboratory areas, to meet policy and legislative requirements
  • To carry out preliminary inspections to ensure submissions are as agreed, initiating any remedial action required by liaising with the Laboratory Manager
  • Personal Health & Safety responsibilities
  • Any other reasonable request of management

Your main duties will include - relevant to the planning of tests and evaluation of results:

  • To manage own workload effectively and liaise with other staff members as appropriate to maximise the utilisation of the laboratory resources
  • To keep the Laboratory Production Planner informed of the progression of test work in the laboratory such that the customer can be informed of any delays, non-compliances, etc

Relevant experience:

  • 2 years’ experience in testing and holding current competency and authorisation of the range of tests carried out within the laboratory
  • To develop technical competence by studying standards and undertaking supervised testing associated with the normal product group within the laboratory
  • GCSE Grade C and above in Maths, English and Science
  • HNC in an Engineering discipline desirable


This position is based at BASEC’s Milton Keynes offices