Quality Assurance Inspector (Beet Intake)

Bury St Edmunds
£120 to £165 per shift
30 May 2019
27 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Quality Assurance Inspector (Beet Intake) 

The National Farmers’ Union is the voice of British farming, and our members are at the heart of what we do. On their behalf we lobby government and other stakeholders, develop policy and provide a range of frontline services. 

Position: Quality Assurance Inspector (Beet Intake) 
Location: Various locations - Bury St Edmunds / Cantley / Newark / Wissington 
Job type: Full Time, Fixed term contract September 2019 – March 2020 
Salary: £120 to £165 per shift dependant on location of the sugar processing factory 

Closing date: 30th June 2019 

About the role: 

The National Farmers’ Union has a number of seasonal Beet Intake Representative roles available at each of our Sugar processing factories. You would work at one of the above locations covering the 2019 – 2020 sugar beet campaign. 

This critical role involves monitoring the intake and sampling activities of British Sugar on behalf of the NFU and the sugar beet growers to ensure compliance with agreed Beet Intake and Sampling procedures. 


As part of the NFU Sugar beet intake team you will be responsible for ensuring that all agreed checks and procedures are correctly followed by British Sugar, reporting any non-conformances. This will require you to be active and observant throughout the day ensuring standards are maintained. You will also be the first point of contact for the beet growers dealing with their enquiries and complaints as they arise, together with some basic documentation and recording of activities. You will also seek continuous improvement opportunities to enhance performance and operations. 

About you: 

- Excellent spoken and written English. 
- Ability to follow rules and procedures and not to be afraid to challenge non-conformances when they arise. 
- Strong communication skills and ability to engage effectively with people across all levels together with tact and discretion. 
- Computer literate and able to input data accurately. 
- Organised and methodical with attention to detail. 
- Punctuality and reliability. 
- Ability to work unsupervised using your own initiative. 
- Previous experience of quality control would be beneficial but full training will be provided. 

These roles will be working shift based patterns over seven days a week on a 28 day rotation covering the beet intake factory from opening to close. 

You will be based at one of the above British Sugar sites and work alongside British Sugar staff as they operate the beet intake for the campaign. 

Please indicate which British Sugar site you would want to work at in your application - Bury / Cantley / Newark / Wissington (PE33 9QG) 

A friendly team environment with lots of support and training. 

You may have experience of the following: QA Technician, Food Technologist, Quality Assurance, Food Manufacturing, Food Production, Quality Controller, QA Inspector, Farming, Agriculture, etc.