Quality Assurance Officer – Temporary Maternity Cover

Job Title                  
Quality Assurance Officer – Temporary Maternity Cover for approx 9, but up to 1 year
Located at Howell House Bakery, Temple, Carryduff.

Responsible to
Technical Manager
General Manager

Job purpose
To work within the quality assurance department and to ensure that the company’s standards, rules and policies in relation to food hygiene and safety are effectively managed and enforced in all departments on the bakery floor. To ensure customer specification in regard to both manufacturer and wrapping are met so that only the top quality products are produced and dispatched by the Company. To provide a customer service support function, including customer’s specifications.

Main Tasks:
The following reflects typical duties and is not intended to be a comprehensive description of all tasks. Duties may change as a consequence of changes in operational demand. The jobholder must therefore be flexible in his/her approach to work objectives.


  • Responsible for supervising all checks deemed necessary to ensure that the quality and safety standards and customer / EHO/BRC requirements are met constantly and consistently.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all relevant Quality Assurance Control checks are satisfactorily completed by quality assurance team and all related documents are checked and signed off upon completion.
  • Responsible for representing the company as the first point of contact for complaint investigations.
  • Responsible for checking and signing off all production process control records and in conjunction with the production manager and shift managers ensuring that all required checks are completed.
  • Responsible for quality tests such as calibration, temperature control and weights etc and analysing and trending quality data.
  • Responsible for ensuring that corrective action is put into operation via the relevant management level i.e. production management, general manager ad maintenance manager.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all documents used by production and Q.A are up to date. Eg the correct issue number.
  • Ensuring that requirements of the weights and measures department are met and any correspondence with trading standards department are effectively dealt with.

The Role

  • Responsible for day to day Q.A process control paperwork.
  • Responsible for GMP audits
  • Responsible for advising relevant management if personnel are found not adhering to the company hygiene regulations.
  • Preparation and direct involvement in internal and on occasion, external audits.
  • Active member of the HACCP team.
  • Carry out other duties as directed by line manager.

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Educated to at least A– level standard.
  • Possess a food related qualification, preferably in HACCP or Hygiene Legislation.
  • Computer Literacy.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Interpretation and presentation of statistical presentation,
  • Working Knowledge of Food Related Standards i.e. BRC/ Food Safety.

Closing date 19th December 2018 at 5pm
Applicants can apply by emailing for an application pack.