Scottish biscuit company seeking professional taster is offering £40k per year
A Scottish biscuit manufacturer is recruiting for the post of chief biscuit taster, offering one lucky individual the chance to earn £40,000 per year for munching on cookies, oat crumbles and viennese whirls.
The role at Border Biscuits comes with a generous 35 days of holiday in addition, and involves testing new products and flavours. There are also free biscuits on offer, of course.
The job description reads: “With finely-tuned taste buds and a talent for the technical side of baking, the successful candidate will spend their days launching products from the kitchen table to production, enticing new flavours worthy of a place in biscuit tins across the nation, as well as help lead the team in continuing to drive innovation, quality and sustainability throughout the business.”
“Candidates must have an understanding of biscuit chemistry and manufacturing, an understanding of secondary processing of chocolate and an awareness of all relevant UK legislation, technical and industry codes of practice,” it adds.
Suzie Carlaw, head of brand at the family-run firm, said the salary being offered by Border Biscuits is justified because of the amount of responsibility that the job comes with.
“The Master Biscuitier will be key in ensuring we maintain our very high standards, delivering beautifully crafted biscuits people love,” she said.
“The role is a key one within Border Biscuits. There is a lot of skill used to bring all the elements together to bake the perfect biscuit.”
Paul Parkins, the Lanark-based company’s managing director, added: “This is an incredible opportunity for someone to fulfil their dream of creating delicious treats every day and of course, be paid for it.
“The successful candidate will lead our passionate team in creating delicious ideas for new biscuit creations.
“We’re encouraging people from across the country to apply and look forward to interviewing some great talent.”
Founded in 1984, Border Biscuits produces several varieties of shortbreads, sweet oat biscuits and cookies, among other offerings.