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Quality Assurance Assistant

The People Co.
March, Cambridgeshire
Up to £30k
Closing date
7 Jul 2024

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Contract Type
Quality Assurance
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

About Role:

Our client is a leading provider in the food manufacturing and packaging industry, dedicated to delivering high-quality products to our clients and ensuring the highest standards of food safety and quality. We are seeking a detail-oriented and dedicated Quality Assurance Assistant to join our team and support our commitment to excellence.

Job Summary:

The Quality Assurance Assistant will support the Quality Assurance Manager in implementing and maintaining quality assurance processes and procedures. This role involves monitoring production processes, conducting quality checks, maintaining documentation, and ensuring compliance with regulatory standards. The ideal candidate is highly organized, detail-oriented, and has a strong understanding of food safety and quality assurance principles.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Quality Monitoring and Inspection:
  • Conduct routine inspections of raw materials, in-process products, and finished goods to ensure compliance with quality standards.
  • Monitor production processes to ensure adherence to standard operating procedures (SOPs) and quality specifications.
  • Identify and report any deviations from quality standards to the Quality Assurance Manager.
  • Documentation and Record-Keeping:
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of quality checks, inspections, and test results.
  • Assist in the preparation and maintenance of quality assurance documentation, including SOPs, quality manuals, and regulatory compliance documents.
  • Assist in the execution of quality control tests, including microbiological, chemical, and physical testing of products.
  • Record and analyse test data, providing reports on findings and recommendations for corrective actions.
  • Compliance and Audits:
  • Support compliance with all relevant food safety and quality regulations, including HACCP, GMP, and other industry standards.
  • Assist in internal and external audits, providing necessary documentation and support to auditors.
  • Continuous Improvement:
  • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives aimed at enhancing product quality and operational efficiency.
  • Suggest and implement improvements to quality assurance processes and procedures.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Biology, Chemistry, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of experience in quality assurance, preferably in the food manufacturing industry.
  • Knowledge of food safety standards and regulations (HACCP, GMP, etc.).
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.



CPA Recruitment rebrands as The People Co.

CPA Recruitment has rebranded as The People Co., putting people directly at the heart of its brand.

Established in 1987, The People Co. is an expert team of people consultants, focusing on permanent and interim roles in food and consumer goods. We build strong connections and trusted, long-term relationships with all our clients and candidates.

Spanning the UK, Europe and North America, the business works with start-ups through to established multinationals, from graduate and supervisory level to senior management and director-level.

The People Co.’s focus, structure, client base, People and locations remain the same as before.

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Our Story

Resourcing solutions. Sounds a bit impersonal, doesn't it? That's just not how we role; at The People Co., we're all about people!

Can we help our clients fill their job vacancies? Absolutely.

Can we help our job candidates find the right job? You bet we can.

We’re an expert team of people consultants, focusing on permanent and interim roles in food and consumer goods. We build strong connections and trusted, long-term relationships with all our clients and candidates.

From our offices in the UK and North America, we work locally and globally with clients from start-ups to established multinationals. And with candidates from graduate and supervisory level to senior management and director-level. All of this is underpinned by our 36 years’ heritage in providing a flexible, bespoke service.

Areas our People cover

From beginning to end, we cover roles across the whole food and consumer goods supply chain. Our team of People - dedicated sector specialists - really know their onions and many have experience of working in the industry themselves.

As well as covering mature areas of the market, we ensure we’re on top of emerging areas, so we can support clients as best we can.


Company info
020 8203 1000
Eclipse House
20 Sandown Road
WD24 7AE

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