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Biscuit lovers offered chance to be £40,000 a year taster

Taste test: job for biscuiteer could be yours (pic: Terry Murden)

It could be the dream job for those who love to snack. Border Biscuits is on the hunt for its first ever Master Biscuiteer.

The successful candidate will be handed a £40,000 salary – and a free supply of biscuits – to help the company develop innovative products.

However, the job requires someone who is more than just a sweet-toothed biscuit lover. They will need to be qualified at least to HND level in food science, nutrition or food-related studies.

They will also need experience of managing branded, private label or food service product development, preferably in confectionery or bakery.

It will be necessary to understand biscuit chemistry and manufacturing, the secondary processing of chocolate, and be aware of all relevant UK legislation, technical and industry codes of practice.

The new role has been created as the Lanark-based company, established in 1984, sets its sights on the next phase of growth.

Paul Parkins, managing director of the family-owned firm, said: “This is an incredible opportunity for someone who is passionate about the UK’s food industry and of course, biscuits. 

“We’re searching for a self-proclaimed foodie who knows their crumbles from their ginger crunch to join our passionate team.

“Our new Master Biscuiteer will lead the team in building on from the successful launch of our Dark Chocolate Ginger Bars.”

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