The job title

Quality Assurance Auditor

Contract Type
Full time
Blackpool, North West England
Job Type
Start Date
Dec 15 2023 12:00AM

Pay Rate: £15.48 per hour (breaks are paid)

Working pattern: 4 days in, 4 days off (Consists of 2x12 Hour days 06.00 – 18.00 and 2x 12 hour nights 18.00 – 06.00)

Who are we ?

We are FBC UK, Fox's Burton's Companies! ……And we bake the UK's most incredible biscuits (we might be slightly biased, but we will leave that for you to judge). 


FBC UK was a match made in heaven, with two of the top UK biscuits manufacturers (Burton's Biscuits and Fox's Biscuits) coming together to create one unique, integrated company. 

We are home to famous iconic brands, including Maryland, Fox's, Jammie Dodger & Rocky, to name just a few. We are proud manufacturing partners to some of the biggest UK retailers and household names. We bake our incredible biscuits at eight bakeries across the UK, located at Isle of Arran, Livingston, Blackpool, Llantarnam, Edinburgh, Kirkham, Batley & Dorset and our HQ in St Albans. Together, we employ circa 4,000 amazing colleagues across all our locations.  

We are currently the second biscuit manufacturer in the UK market with a strong ambition of becoming UK Market Leader.


Whilst we know that we have delicious products we also know that that the key ingredient to our success is our people, and the passion we have for our brands. You could be the jammy to our dodger, party ring to our Fox’s or the choc-chip to our Maryland?!  We knead people with innovative ideas, an entrepreneurial spirit, and the commitment to drive FBC UK to success.


We are committed to building an inclusive workforce that feels empowered to build a fulfilling and successful career. By embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) we create a supportive environment for people to thrive and strive to have more positive impact. 


We understand that having formal and on-the-job learning opportunities is key to our colleagues’ professional and personal growth. We are committed to providing an environment where everyone can learn from each other and grow through a variety of learning experiences. 


Our colleagues make our business special. With strong community values, we believe FBC UK is a more prosperous and fun place to work when people feel free to be themselves. We believe in the power of being authentic, entrepreneurial and supporting each other whilst meeting our business goals. 


What does your typical day look like?  

To ensure compliance to customer specifications, drive quality standards throughout the factory and provide advice and support to all operational functions within the business.

Other key actions will be but not limited to:

  • To ensure finished product and WIP product comply with the specifications and customer specific QAS
  • To conduct manual weight checks where required
  • To prepare test packs as required
  • To attend QAS panels and record results
  • To manage and review retained samples
  • To sample, log and collect microbiological and nutritional samples 
  • To carry out GMP and compliance audits. This includes weight control, CCP/sPP, GMP, glass and plastic, factory paperwork, plaster checks and locker audits
  • Complete sieve tailing inspections
  • Report supplier complaints for raw materials
  • To raise non-conformances and fully execute the hold and disposition procedure. This includes raw material, intermediate and finished product inspections 
  • To carry out traceability and mass balance exercises including “out of hours” traceability where the business requires
  • To report, record and support investigation of foreign matter incidents
  • Complete calibration checks according to schedule
  • Support the raw material intake process ensuring full compliance to specification
  • To support and attend first production runs and collate samples as required
  • To support the site in preparation for audits and visits
  • To file and archive paperwork
  • To complete any other reasonable task as required by the business

What are the key ingredients needed for the role? 

  • Be able to work well with others as part of a team and independently 
  • Able to make quick decisions
  • Have a positive attitude 
  • Ability to adapt to change 
  • Show flexibility where required
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Able to effectively manage workload 
  • Effective communicator

If you are ready to begin a career with real bite, we would love to hear from you so apply now by clicking the link below.