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Job Vacancies at Artisan Biscuits

Job Type: Full Time

An exciting opportunity for a proven HR Administrator to learn and develop into the role of an HR Officer, with training and full support offered.

We are an Artisan Food manufacturer, exporter, wholesaler, and retailer- offering exceptional products and quality of service to all customers.

Overarching duties

Provide an excellent administration service for the HR/H&S Team, which may include but is not limited to:

  • Updating the internal HRIS; Leavers, Promotions, Role changes etc.

  • Support to monitor absence in line with the company policy

  • Issue and collation of on boarding recruitment documentation

  • Undertake administrative duties to support HR Projects

  • Minute taking during HR meetings

  • Engagement with external stakeholders and agencies for supply of personnel

  • Issuance of H&S PPE- updating logs

  • Assisting with H&S investigations and support to audit

  • Assist the Group Head of HR with ER casework collation- when requested

What you will need to join our team;

  • Previous HR Administrator experience- at least 2 years ESSENTIAL

  • CIPD Level 3, or equivalent qualification

  • Must be professional, diligent with demonstrable record of HR excellence

  • Good knowledge of HR principles

  • High levels of accuracy and good attention to detail

  • Strong PC skills, with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Outlook, MS Word, and MS Excel

  • A flexible and adaptable manner, plus plenty of initiative to drive change and support different projects

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Candidate must have the right to work in the UK at the point of interview and for the engagement of employment with Artisan Biscuits ltd.

Previous applicants need not apply.


Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £18,000.00 to £20,000.00 /year


  • H&S: 1 year (Preferred)

  • HR Administration: 2 years (Required)


  • English (Required)


Job Type: Full Time

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Food Quality Officer to join our Technical Team, within our Head Office in Ashbourne, Derbyshire. As an Artisan and Fine Foods market leader, we are seeking a motivated individual to join our busy team, in our Bakery. The appointed person shall be an established and credible Food Quality Officer with proven experience.


  • Monitoring of food safety, quality and legality within the manufacturing environment

  • Coordination of quality assurance in line with internal and external specifications

  • Assistance with BRC and internal policy compliance

  • Maintain procedures for BRC accreditation

  • Member of the HACCP Team

  • Responsibility for completing CCP verification

  • Manage and constantly improve the quality systems used throughout the bakery and warehousing operations to ensure food safety, quality and legal compliance.

  • Audit the processes that maintain quality systems and ensure compliance in line with Good Manufacturing Procedure (GMP)

  • Assist in the management of customer complaints and trading standards enquiries including product recall, and manage a shelf life library.

  • Work with the Technical Manager to create the technical aspects of all labelling including ingredient lists, translations and nutritional panels, from recipes issued by the NPD Team

  • Provide guidance on legal compliance related to labelling.

  • Create HACCP documents as required and assist in maintaining and monitoring the HACCP system

  • Create TACCP documents as required and assist in maintaining and monitoring the TACCP system

  • Ensure that all aspects of food safety, quality and legal compliance are maintained.

  • Manage an ongoing shelf life library of finished products.

  • Monitor the quality systems used on site, taking appropriate remedial action in the case of non-compliance.

  • Undertake informal supplier auditing, if appropriate, and manage any raw material compliance certificates.

  • Assist in the maintenance of the master product matrix and internal and finished goods specifications.

  • To observe and exercise the responsibilities outlined in the company’s health & safety policy.


  • Level 3 (Intermediate) HACCP (minimum)

  • Level 3 (Intermediate) Food Hygiene (minimum)

  • Internal auditing experience (formal qualification desirable)

  • Experienced in a Quality/Technical role - preferably gained in food industry

  • Experience with BRC standards or similar

  • Team player but can work under own initiative also

  • Ability to work rotating shifts (occasional weekends when running Gluten Free production)

  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Word & Excel

All Candidates must have the right to work in the UK, and have necessary experience to fulfil the responsibilities of the role.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £20,000.00 to £25,000.00 /year


  • BRC compliance: 1 year (Required)

  • Level 3 Intermediate Food Hygiene: 1 year (Required)

  • Quality/Technical role: 1 year (Required)

  • Level 3 Intermediate HACCP: 1 year (Required)


  • English (Required)


  • Evening (Preferred)

  • Morning (Preferred)


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Assistant Buyer who is 'into' quality food to join our team in Ashbourne, Derbyshire. As an Artisan and Fine Foods market leader, we are seeking an Individual to join an established team. You will be involved with our sister company, The Fine Cheese Co. and occasional travel may be necessary to their Head Office at Dyrham, near Bath.


  • Keeping product and pricing information up-to-date on our database

  • Forecasting

  • Placing orders for ingredients, packaging and other items needed by the businesses

  • Managing supplier relationships

  • Providing purchasing information to other departments, e.g. production planning and sales.

You'll need

  • A passion for fine food and have an interest in quality cheese and biscuits

  • Be very organised

  • Thorough, with a keen eye for the finer details

  • Commercially astute

  • A ‘can do’ attitude

  • Strong numerical skills, and Excel-literate

  • Express yourself well in writing

  • Preferably some previous buying experience

Qualifications and Education Requirements

Minimum 1-2 years’ experience within a buying/purchasing department.

  • Educated to A-Level, or equivalent

  • Self-starter who is target-driven and motivated

  • Excellent communication skills (telephone, written and face-to-face)

  • Excellent time management, an individual who thrives on working autonomously

  • The ideal candidate will be determined, outgoing, positive, articulate and diplomatic

All Candidates must have the right to work in the UK, and have necessary experience to fulfil the responsibilities.

We offer excellent development prospects, along with a competitive salary, good benefits and employee discounts at parent company.


Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £24,000.00 to £27,000.00 /year


  • Buying: 2 years (Required)


  • English (Required)