Virtual AGM 2021

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Virtual AGM 2021

Our 4th Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held in webinar format on Tuesday 23 November 2021 at 0800 hrs GMT.

The invite and link to book your place at the online event was sent to all members on 11 October 2021.

Please contact if you have any questions.

New UK Branch Chair

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The UK branch chair election was held recently, with Clive Battisby of Drilling Systems elected as the new chairperson.

We would like to welcome Clive onto our board of directors and look forward to working with him in the future.

If you would like to see our full board structure you can download the structure chart here.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

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We have created a dedicated Coronavirus (COVID-19) page where all our updates will be published. You can find this on our home page, menu bar or by clicking here.


As a membership organisation and in line with our core values, the safety and well-being of our members, stakeholders and employees is a priority to us.

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation is fast evolving and we are continuing to monitor the situation globally to ensure we are following the very latest advice.

As we all adjust to the new precautions in place, we recognise that there will be candidates who are unable to attend training courses and assessments. In these circumstances we would like to offer the below guidance about their certification expiry dates.

For IWCF Well Control Certificates expiring between 17 February 2020 and 31 May 2020, IWCF will extend the expiry date of those certificates by 90 days. IWCF will review this decision on 01 May 2020.

Candidates – please click here to complete our short form to submit your certificate extension request.

*Edit* – Additional information on certificate extensions added 18/03/20:

Since announcing the certificate extension procedure on Friday 13th March 2020, we have received a high volume of requests which we are currently processing as quickly as possible.

Candidates will only receive a response from IWCF regarding the extension in the following circumstances:

  • After completing the online form, the candidate emails to request a confirmation letter;
  • The extension request requires further investigation.

Otherwise please trust that a 90-day extension has been automatically applied to the candidate’s certification.


The availability of IWCF Assessor and Instructor Training courses will be reviewed and attendees will be contacted as necessary.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will keep you updated during this time. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and understanding.

If you have any questions, please contact us by emailing



FORUM Maintenance – 26th August 2019

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We are scheduling essential server maintenance on the following date:

  • Monday 26th August 2019 at 11.00 (BST), lasting approximately 3 hours.

During this time there will be no access to the FORUM database for centres or candidates.  Please contact the IWCF head office on +44 (0)1674 678120 if you need urgent assistance during this time.

Project Manager Opportunity

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Are you looking for a new opportunity where you can really make a difference?

We have an exciting opportunity to shape and lead our new project management function. We are looking for an experienced individual who will be responsible for delivering our extensive project management workbook, including projects to deliver the Board’s strategic agenda.

Projects will relate to IT systems, efficiency and quality improvement and a range of operations activities. We are a leading training provider to the oil and gas industry, however technical engineering or sector specific knowledge is not a requirement for this role.

We are looking for an experienced project manager confident to deliver a concurrent and diverse portfolio of projects.

Specific responsibilities for this role include:

  • Leading the implementation of Board projects and initiatives to implement the organisation’s project strategy
  • Defining and implementing project management standards, processes and procedures ensuring they are followed across the organisation
  • Actively project managing approved projects delivering to time and budget
  • Managing and coaching the Project Supervisor, developing their project management skills
  • Introducing project reporting protocols to track progress across multiple platforms and ensure delivery within time and budget
  • Designing and implementing processes for UAT, ensuring all issues are managed, tracked and resolved
  • Creating a suite of project communications for all levels within the organisation including the Board
  • Maintaining the project workbook, ensuring all projects are recorded and maintained
  • Identifying, appointing and managing external project consultants in line with procurement processes
  • Introducing formal project management approaches such as Six Sigma, Agile or Prince and design and deliver training as required
  • Managing budget planning for the year ahead
  • Overseeing project data analysis including extracting data from Report Designer as required
  • Designing and delivering project management training as required.

You will be an experienced project manager ideally with a professional project qualification such as Agile, Prince2, Lean, Six Sigma or similar. You will have proven experience of delivering end to end projects to time and budget. You will have proven leadership skills and have experience of coaching and mentoring others in good project management practices, developing project processes, documentation and systems and designing and delivering training. You will ideally have experience of undertaking project analysis and designing and delivering reports to demonstrate project status and performance.

You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, have exceptional interpersonal skills and a proven track record in people, stakeholder and relationship management. Experience of managing third party contractors would be beneficial. You will be a team player, able to work to high standards and on your own initiative. Experience of project budgeting would also be an advantage.

Whilst we are a leading provider of Industry leading training to the Oil and Gas industry you may have worked in any industry or sector.

You will be located within a reasonable commuting distance of our office in Montrose and be willing to travel if required.

If you are looking for a new challenge and to make a difference we look forward to receiving your application.

How to apply: 

We ask that you submit a cover letter explaining why you are interested in IWCF and this role, along with your CV to by Friday 2nd August 2019.