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Technical Assistant (Food)

Technical Assistant (Food)

Job Title: Technical Assistant (Food)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Industry:
Salary: Not Specified
Reference: WRT-2021-11-28-BA8FAA0BC960
Job Published: December 08, 2021 11:53

Job Description

Job Description

Our story Inspired by his travels and love of cooking, Charlie Bigham set up shop in 1996 with the sole aim of creating really delicious dishes for foodies – putting in all the care and attention that you would if you were to cook them yourself at home. Now approaching our 25th anniversary, Charlie Bigham’s is the number one brand in the chilled prepared meal category. With over 50 recipes available in major supermarkets, our distinctive wooden trays and illustrated packaging make us instantly recognisable on-shelf. Bigham’s has achieved impressive YOY growth since launch and we continue to grow in a sustainable way. We now employ over 550 people across two thriving kitchens in London and Somerset. We're a certified Great Place to Work and have achieved B-Corp status because it’s the right thing to do for our business, for our consumers and for the planet. And our award-winning company is still expanding, which is why we’re searching for like-minded individuals who share our passion for the extraordinary, to help us deliver our food philosophy - Only Delicious Will Do. Who we’re looking for We’re currently recruiting for a Technical Assistant to join our London kitchen on a permanent basis, to support the Technologist and Technical Supervisor in maintaining and enhancing quality management standards across all areas of production on a day-to-day basis; and to audit and check production systems and to ensure that the highest technical standards are achieved for all foods produced at Bighams. The shift pattern is rota dependent Monday-Saturday, and the shifts are 06:00-15:00, 07:00-16:00, 08:00-17:00, and 14:00-23:00. What you’d be doing Reporting to the Technical Supervisor, your main responsibilities will be to: Gather and prepare microbiological samples as per schedules, cook samples where necessary, complete swabs, water samples. Re-test where necessary Support completion of taste panels Follow up on reports on problematic raw materials/WIP ingredients/finished goods to ensure decisions are made and communicate timely Carry out internal audits including GMP and fabrication audits Audit and file production paperwork. Score and communicate the quality of the paperwork to the production team Aid with customer complaint investigations Carry out equipment and calibration checks CCP verification and validation Complete and update data logging system Complete traceability audits when required What you’ll bring to the table We’re looking for someone who has good written and verbal communication skills and is comfortable putting ideas forward to improve processes and procedures. You’ll be motivated, keen to work with others as well as being able to work independently. You’ll also be able to prioritise key tasks and work under pressure. Requisite experience and skills for this role are: Food Safety and HACCP qualifications Computer literacy Resilience Time management skills Excellent communication skills – dealing with team members in the production kitchen Flexibility and ability to work in a fast changing company environment. What we can offer you First and foremost, we’re offering a fellow foodie the chance to join an innovative and fast-growing company that values and rewards the great people in its teams. You’ll receive a 360° Charlie Bigham’s induction, to understand how every department contributes to the business, access to the Bigham’s Academy to progress your career, plus a competitive salary depending on experience. We also offer a truly fantastic work space in Park Royal. Our London Kitchen is in an easily accessible location with modern on-site facilities, with subsidised parking, season ticket loans and a cycle-to-work scheme available to commuters. Other benefits include: Monthly team incentives Career progression via the Bigham’s Academy and individual PDPs Pension scheme Discounted gym membership Bigham’s discounts for hundreds of popular retail and dining outlets 10% bonus based on company and personal performance Given our passion for food, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that we have a fantastic team cafeteria, serving fresh subsidised meals daily. And you’ll even have the chance to take home lots of Charlie Bigham’s dishes to enjoy with family and friends. We also organise team outings, sporting tournaments and take part in community and charity events in London.

Candidate Description

to ensure decisions are made and communicate timely Carry out internal audits including GMP and fabrication audits Audit and file production paperwork. Score and communicate the quality of the paperwork to the production team Aid with customer complaint investigations Carry out equipment and calibration checks CCP verification and validation Complete and update data logging system Complete traceability audits when required What you'll bring to the table We're looking for someone who has good written and verbal communication skills and is comfortable putting ideas forward to improve processes and procedures. You'll be motivated, keen to work with others as well as being able to work independently. You'll also be able to prioritise key tasks and work under pressure. Requisite experience and skills for this role are: Food Safety and HACCP qualifications Computer literacy Resilience Time management skills Excellent communication skills - dealing with team members in the production kitchen Flexibility and ability to work in a fast changing company environment. What we can offer you First and foremost, we're offering a fellow foodie the chance to join an innovative and fast-growing company that values and rewards the great people in its teams. You'll receive a 360° Charlie Bigham's induction, to understand how every department contributes to the business, access to the Bigham's Academy to progress your career, plus a competitive salary depending on experience. We also offer a truly fantastic work space in Park Royal. Our London Kitchen is in an easily accessible location with modern on-site facilities, with subsidised parking, season ticket loans and a cycle-to-work scheme available to commuters. Other benefits include: Monthly team incentives Career progression via the Bigham's Academy and individual PDPs Pension scheme Discounted gym membership Bigham's discounts for hundreds of popular retail and dining outlets 10% bonus based on company and personal performance Given our passion for food, it shouldn't come as a surprise that we have a fantastic team cafeteria, serving fresh subsidised meals daily. And you'll even have the chance to take home lots of Charlie Bigham's dishes to enjoy with family and friends. We also organise team outings, sporting tournaments and take part in community and charity events in London.

Employer Description

Our story Inspired by his travels and love of cooking, Charlie Bigham set up shop in 1996 with the sole aim of creating really delicious dishes for foodies - putting in all the care and attention that you would if you were to cook them yourself at home. Now approaching our 25th anniversary, Charlie Bigham's is the number one brand in the chilled prepared meal category. With over 50 recipes available in major supermarkets, our distinctive wooden trays and illustrated packaging make us instantly recognisable on-shelf. Bigham's has achieved impressive YOY growth since launch and we continue to grow in a sustainable way. We now employ over 550 people across two thriving kitchens in London and Somerset. We're a certified Great Place to Work and have achieved B-Corp status because it's the right thing to do for our business, for our consumers and for the planet. And our award-winning company is still expanding, which is why we're searching for like-minded individuals who share our passion for