Job Details

  • Reference No.SC/1927
  • DepartmentQA & SE Department
  • Hours per Week40
  • LocationSwithenbank Hoddesdon
  • Grade6
  • Reporting toQuality Manager
  • Closing Date30/07/2018 12:00 am
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Quality Assurance Assistant – Hoddesdon

Are you a passionate about food, its safety and quality with a desire to work for a leading food distributor?

A bit about us

Bidfood is a great place to work and we have a permanent opportunity for a Quality Controller to become part of the Quality Assurance & Site Excellence Department in Hoddesdon depot.

Bidfood offer a fantastic range of produce including salads, vegetables, fruit, herbs and extensive choice of meats. As part of our team you’ll help us to improve the value, quality and availability of our products and assure the food is safe for our customers.

A bit about the role

The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the quality and safety of products and that they are handled in accordance with Company operating standards. You’ll be spending a lot of your time in our warehouse so expect to be on your feet for most of the day.

Accountabilities include but not limited to:

  • Ensuring the quality and safety of our products on a day to day basis
  • Rejecting and controlling non-conforming materials in accordance with operating standards
  • Investigating and responding to customer complaints
  • Ensuring equipment calibration is up to date
  • Supporting the preparation of depot audits
  • Adhering to standard procedures, work instructions and Save Systems of Work

A bit about you

  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Must be able to work unsupervised to pre-set time constraints
  • Must be able to maintain a high attention to detail
  • Must have basic knowledge of using a computer/ Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word)
  • Ideally you’ll have food quality experience but this may not be essential as full training will be provided
  • Suitable qualifications such as Food Safety and HACCP will be a distinct advantage.

You must be fit and healthy as the role requires you to be able to lift objects up to 20 kilogrammes and be on your feet for a large proportion of the day.

If this is you, then we look forward to hearing from you.


Pension, 25 days holiday, healthcare cash plan, childcare vouchers, employee discounts


To apply please send your CV with a covering letter, including the reference SC/1927 to Anna Solecka, Site & Customers Excellence Manager: Swithenbank Fresh Ltd, H2 Building, Charlton Mead Lane, Hoddesdon, Herts, EN11 0DJ or email

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