Team Leaders



We rise to challenges together! 


Pay Rate: £14.01 p/h

Shift: Days / Backs

Shift Pattern: Sunday-Thursday, Tuesday-Saturday, Friday-Tuesday

Shift Hours:  06.00-14.00, 14.00-22.00

Job Type:  Permanent

Location: Bakkavor Bo'ness


What you’ll receive. 


As an equal opportunity employer, we’re committed to providing a safe and rewarding environment for you to thrive in. This is why we work hard to deliver benefits, rewards and wellbeing offerings that are important to you.  


You’ll enjoy:


  • Competitive salary & job-related benefits 

  • Stakeholder pension scheme (5% employee contribution & 3% employer contribution)  

  • Free independent mortgage advice 

  • Employee assistance programme 

  • Access to more than 3000 Highstreet & major retailer discounts via ‘MyBargains’ 

  • Life Assurance (1 x salary) should the worst happen 

  • Discounted Staff Shop 

  • First class Training & Development and Career Pathways 

  • A range of voluntary benefits including discounted gym membership, dental, medical care 

  • Overtime payment options from x1.25 to x2.00 (Site variances & Ts & Cs apply) 

  • Discounted tutoring for children 

  • Access to financial education tools to help your financial wellbeing 

  • Affordable loans via your salary 

  • A range of recognition schemes such as Proud to be and loyal service awards 

  • Refer a friend scheme £250 Incentive for each referral (Ts & Cs apply) 

  • Plus, a commitment to your wellbeing that includes emotional, physical and financial support services delivered by our fantastic team of wellbeing champions 

  • Free Car Parking 

  • Free vend hot drinks machines* 

  • Free or Subsidised Bus Service Available (Ts & Cs apply) * 


*Not available at all sites 


Why join us? 


We’re proud to give our Factory Team Leaders the opportunity and support to develop and progress their career within a small and friendly team. We nurture talent, fuel ambition and work with resilience and purpose to achieve the highest possible standards. 


We’re ready for anything. We thrive on challenge and change. The undeniable pressure and pace of our 24/7 operation keeps us on our toes and offers a variety of career pathways and options to explore and pursue. We encourage everyone to work hard, push further and show resilience. And it’s exciting. Because only by mentoring and role modelling our success and innovation, will we continue to diversify, grow as individuals and succeed together. 

We’re proud to offer you a career with real opportunity.   


What we do. 

This particular role is based at our Bakkavor Salads Bo'ness site, which employs over 1,000 people and produces food-to-go salads and salad accompaniments to a number of customers.  It is located 3.5 miles from Linlithgow and 8 miles to Falkirk. 


About the role. 

We manufacture a wide range of high-quality chilled products for our dedicated customers at our Bakkavor sites. Our production lines are non-stop, so you’ll be kept busy creating our products. Working right at the heart of our fast-paced, high-pressured environment, you’ll enjoy plenty of variety, be encouraged to find where your strengths lie and supported to achieve your full potential.   


Factory Team Leader duties may include: 


  • To encourage a safe working environment for all employees in their area by supporting and enforcing standards as set out in the Group Health and Safety policy. 

  • Ensure team are performing to quality standards in terms of GMP, food safety, product quality and presentation and housekeeping. 

  • Manage performance and attendance of the team including first level formal written disciplinary action, performance review, absence management (including return to work procedures) 

  • Ensure that operatives are coached and trained in all aspects of their role, including health and safety and food safety standards and quality procedures. 

  • Manage improvement activities including KPIs, waste management and production control processes and associated administration and record keeping. 

  • Ensure that their team are correctly deployed and are performing to standards in adherence to the plan. Manage breaks and the shift changeover process to ensure it does not disrupt productivity and workflow. 

  • Ensure mechanisms are in place and supported to provide effective communication, upwards, downwards and sideways. 

  • In conjunction with HR participate in staff recruitment processes and induction. 

  • Carry out necessary administrative tasks and produce data / reports as required including DWOR, T&A, holiday management and any other relevant data. 


We’re looking for hardworking people, willing to learn and keen to progress. Familiar with the demands of a fast-paced production environment, you’ll have a good understanding of food safety best practice. 


About you. 


  • Previous manufacturing experience is essential  

  • Previous Team Leader/Supervisory experience is desirable 

  • Plenty of drive, motivation, and ambition 

  • Previous experience in Food Safety and Good Manufacturing Practices 

  • The ability to be hardworking and a good team player 

  • A keen eye for detail and a good understanding of English and Maths 


In return, we’ll give you all the training you need. We’ll also offer you the encouragement, support and opportunity to develop your career and take it as far as you can, or as far as you want to go, within our large multinational company. 


Proud to be Bakkavor. 


We’re proud to be the market leader in the UK fresh prepared food industry. We’re proud to supply meals, salads, desserts, pizza and bread to leading grocery retailers including Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury's and Waitrose. We’re driven by the hard work and passion of our people and are delighted to offer a wide range of careers across our business – come and join our dedicated Bakkavor team! 




We are the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, and our presence in the US and China positions the Group well in these high-growth markets. We leverage our consumer insight and scale to provide innovative food that offers quality, choice, convenience, and freshness. Around 18,000 colleagues operate from 44 sites across our three markets supplying a portfolio of over 3,000 products across meals, pizza & bread, salads and desserts to leading grocery retailers in the UK and US, and international food brands in China.


Category:  Manufacturing

Boness, GB

Date:  6 Jul 2024
Req ID:  9660