Compliance Manager (Interim)

Department: Technical

Location: Islip – office based

Purpose of role: 

Ensure quality and compliance strategy and framework is implemented across the business and carry out routine monitoring of processes across departments.

Salary expectation: £26,000 - £32,000 annual salary dependent on experience

Key Responsibilities 

  • Manage internal controlled documents system.
  • Compile and complete environment agency and waste packaging submissions and work with Regulatory Affairs Manager to integrate improved sustainability, waste reduction, and recycling programmes.
  • Act as secondary auditor for internal audits.
  • Check and file completed batch sheets and intake forms and removed outdated versions of batch sheets from mills.
  • Perform regularly scheduled site visits and walk throughs to ensure compliance strategies and monitoring systems are in place and utilised day to day.
  • Work with departments across business to ensure compliance monitoring systems are in effect and reviewed with Regulatory Affairs Manager at 3 year intervals.
  •  Carry out waste and surplus collection queries, purchase orders and invoices.
  •  Manage calibration and weight checks system.
  •  Monitor NOPS positive release process management.
  •  Utilise Supplier Questionnaires with Purchasing Team to vet potential new facilities.
  •  Work with Laboratory Manager to monitor data particularly in process extrusion to determine if products need to be put on hold or stop.
  •  Provide cover for Technical Manager.
  •  Perform environmental checks.
  •  Mill tours for customers.
  •  Carry out technical complaint investigations in conjunction with Regulatory Affairs Manager and prepare subsequent reports.
  •  Compile appropriate export documentation.
  •  Assess MSDS (material safety datasheets) and certificates in conjunction with Regulatory Affairs Manager and Purchasing team to ensure all COSHH datasheets are on file and up to date.
  • With relevance to new raw materials and their suitability for use in our mills.

Measures of Success

• Implementation of controlled document system and daily monitoring plan for compliance checks across business.
• Audit scores.
• Successful investigation of quality complaints and adoption of associated improvements.
• Compliance scores kept at or above agreed levels across departments.
• Successful completion of waste, environment, monitoring of testing, export document prep, and calibration tasks.

Job Holder Profile


• A BSc level degree in physical sciences with complementary industry CE and certifications is desirable.


• A number of years quality assurance and/or compliance monitoring experience, particularly in the animal feed industry would be beneficial but not absolutely essential.
• Knowledge of applicable codes and legislation including but not limited to BETA NOPS, DEFRA, Environmental Agency requirements, ISO Standards, Trading Standards, UFAS code, and VMD requirements helpful but not essential.

Job Essentials:

• Strong communications skills, ability to interface confidently internally and externally, at all levels.
• Ability to organise and prioritise workload.
• Demonstrate flexibility, reliability and enthusiasm for the role.
• Take full accountability for all decisions and how they impact the company.
• IT systems knowledge and application to support job role.
• Systematic approach to processes


• 6-month fixed term contract with the opportunity to review and potential to re-sign after 3 months of service.
• 25 days annual holiday pro rata.
• 37.5 hours / not eligible for overtime.

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