QA Officer – Batch Release PART TIME

QA Officer – Batch Release PART TIME

Job Title: QA Officer – Batch Release PART TIME
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Worthing
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits (pro rata)
Start Date: 2019-06-18
Reference: J16272
Contact Name: Steve Twinley
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 19, 2019 09:06

Job Description

A new Part-Time role has just been created in Worthing, West Sussex for a QA Officer with an innovative Pharmaceutical company. If you have a solid grounding in GMP regulations (or similar) and Quality activities, especially relating to documentation and the processing of batch records, this will be an excellent opening to suit your lifestyle in a part time position.  
This role is offered for 20 hours per week (ideally working 8am-12pm or 9am-1pm, Monday to Friday, though there could be some flexibility around these hours for the right person). This could be ideal for someone who has personal commitments in the afternoons and would like a consistent, fast-paced and highly rewarding office-based Pharmaceutical role. This is a permanent appointment with a competitive salary and benefits package. The company environment is supportive and friendly, and hard work and commitment are appreciated, recognised and rewarded.
The Company
The company is a pioneering, UK-owned Pharmaceutical organisation focused on the treatment and prevention of debilitating medical conditions. They develop and produce vaccinations for a wide range of common and rare conditions their products are progressing rapidly. The company employs around 270 people in Worthing and has an excellent reputation for providing career developing opportunities, challenging and engaging work and a pleasant, vibrant working environment.
The Role
You will join a busy QA department that supports all company activities, with close links to Manufacturing, Packaging, Validation, QC, Product Development and Regulatory Affairs. The Quality Group is split into two teams, with this role being in the group that focuses on QA Documentation and Batch Record processing. Your role will be based around reviewing patient-specific batch records, ensuring that batches of vaccines are able to be released promptly to patients (often young children) across Europe. As well as checking and processing batch documents, you will assist with issuing and processing QA technical agreements, supporting the Document Control function, maintaining systems compliances, and undertaking a range of initiatives relating to continuous improvement.   
This is a broad, challenging role that requires good attention to detail, strong communication skills and the ability to multitask. Full details will be provided on application.

  • 20 hours per week, Monday to Friday (8am to midday or 9am to 1pm)
  • Highly competitive salary
  • 25 days' holiday (reduced pro rata)
  • Stakeholder pension plan
  • Life insurance, long term disability and BUPA medical plan schemes
  • Discretionary, non-contractual annual bonus
  • Commutable by car with free parking, and within walking distance of train station / bus routes
  • Child care voucher scheme

We are inviting candidates with a scientific, technical or engineering background (ideally with a degree), and office-based experience gained in a regulated environment. Knowledge of QA processes and systems, combined with experience of batch record processing, would be a strong advantage. A solid understanding of GMP regulations (Pharmaceutical, Food etc) would be a highly advantageous, though candidates from an ISO environment (Medical Devices etc) would also be welcomed. You will demonstrate the ability to multitask, scrutinise documentation and data, work methodically and handle time pressures. In addition, you will need to be enthusiastic, with excellent communication abilities and attention to detail. We are specifically looking for someone who wishes to have a permanent, part-time role.