The British Hallmarking Council is recruiting

Join the British Hallmarking Council for a chance to influence the future of an ancient and fascinating industry.

Hallmarking protects consumers by the assay (testing) of the precious metal content of an item such as jewellery. The jewellery industry in the UK is a vibrant area of the economy that employs 60,000 people with an £8 billion turnover and a strong international reputation.

The British Hallmarking Council has vacancies for 3 new Council members. These are public appointments and whilst they are non-paid roles, there is scope for reimbursement for travel, subsistence and other reasonable expenses. We’re looking for people with a background in consumer protection, the precious metals trade, or someone keen to work in a board environment and/or regulator.

Meetings are held twice a year at the 4 UK Assay Offices: Birmingham, Edinburgh, London, and Sheffield, or by virtual means. You can contribute by monitoring and supporting the work of the UK Assay offices and their sub-offices, including on compliance with the Hallmarking Act.

Members of the British Hallmarking Council participate in promoting good relationships with and between: the Assay Offices; the trade; consumers and the government to ensure that hallmarking supports innovation and protects consumers.

The details of the vacancy, person specification and how to apply are on the UK public appointments website.