Hygiene Section Leader

Hygiene Section Leader – Bourne

We're proud to be Bakkavor  

Salary:                  up to £33,000 depending on experience + £3,294 night shift allowance

Location:              Bakkavor Bourne – PE10 0AT

Shift:                     4 on 4 off

Hours:                  19:00 – 07:00

Contract Type:    Permanent 

Benefits include pension, flexible benefits, on-site canteen and staff shop, Long Service Awards, company wellbeing programme, £250 referral scheme and more. 


Why join us?  

We’re proud of what we do, why we do it and who we do it for. We’re proud to give everyone the opportunity and support to develop and progress their career. To nurture talent, fuel ambition and work with resilience and purpose to achieve the highest possible standards. We’re proud of our caring culture, loyal colleagues and future focus. But, most of all, we’re proud to enable and empower everyone to believe, achieve and succeed. 

What we do.  

This particular role is at our Bakkavor Salads site, based in Bourne and specialises in preparing fruit, leafy salads, and stir fry mixes. It employs over 1,200 people and is only 16 miles from Peterborough and 12 miles from Spalding.


About the role.  

As Hygiene Section Leader, you’ll manage cleaning teams across a shift-based time frame, ensuring that all Hygiene standards are maintained and developed to the required high standard. You’ll report into the Hygiene Manager.




  • Health & Safety: Lead by example by ensuring established standards of hygiene, quality and safety are met. Ensure that team members are wearing correct PPE.
  • Performance Management: Manage performance and attendance of the team including absence management, return to work procedures, disciplinaries, etc.
  • Training: Coaching and training cleaning teams including H&S, food safety standards and Quality Control procedures. 
  • Quality Standards: Ensure shift audits are carried out daily; report deviations from acceptable standards during shift handovers.
  • Responsible for managing a team: Team communication, training, recruitment, coaching and online supervision, including RTWs.
  • KPIs: Ensure delivery of Hygiene KPIs, continually look for ways to improve hygiene working practices and procedures. 
  • Employee Relations: Ensure good employee relations are developed throughout shift through fair and effective people management. 
  • Communication: Liaise with peers and managers to ensure effective support services. Ensure teams are well-informed. 

About you.  

  • To be a positive and motivated team player that possesses strong leadership skills. The role requires you to pay attention to detail. 
  • 2 years' experience working within a hygiene/industrial cleaning team. 
  • Supervisory skills. People management and development skills, with the ability to lead by example with the highest level of attendance and timekeeping.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Ability to prioritise and to work in a fast paced and highly pressurised environment.
  • Good computer skills with app-based performance monitoring systems
  • Familiarity with food manufacturing environments


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:  

  • Life Assurance (1 x salary)
  • Staff Shop with hot food available!
  • Stakeholder Pension Scheme
  • MyBargains Discount Platform
  • Personal Accident Insurance
  • Free Independent Mortgage Advice
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • A Range of voluntary benefits (holiday purchase scheme, additional life assurance, dental & hospital cash plans)
  • Discounted tutoring for children
  • Access to financial learning tools and affordable loans via your salary
  • Private Medical Insurance (after 5 years service)
  • Free Carparking


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!  


Find out more and apply.  





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:  Hygiene

Bourne, GB, PE10 0AT

Date:  17 Jul 2024
Req ID:  20061