Hygiene Leaders

Hygiene Leader 


Proud to deliver high quality products and develop high quality careers! 




Pay Rate: £15.16-£16.15 per hour.

Shift: Evenings and Nights

Shift Pattern: 4 on 2 off.               

Shift Hours: 15:00-23:00 and 23:00-06:00

Job Type: Permanent 

Location: Tilmanstone Salads, Millyard Way Pike Road Industrial Estate Eythorne, Dover CT15 4NL 

Transport: Own Transport Required


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 Hygiene 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. 


In our Tilmanstone Salads site we produce first class Salad’s products including leafy salad bags, leafy salad bowls, takeaway salad meals, prepared vegetables & side dishes for one of our most prestigious customers in our state-of-the-art factory.

Working in a factory can be more than just a job if you join the right team. You can have a career with Bakkavor and get a taste for success.


About the role. 


We manufacture a wide range of high-quality fresh prepared food. And, although our production lines are fast-paced and high-pressured, our cleaning schedule means that the lines will always stop completely for you to clean them.   


A typical day of a Hygiene Team Leader involves supervising a small team of Hygiene Operatives within your area of control to ensure all duties are completed in line with Company policies and standard operating procedures, including PPE, Food Safety, Health and Safety, ‘clean as you go’ and ‘Good Manufacturing Practices’. 


You will support the management of the Hygiene team to ensure cleaning methods, standards & documentation is completed to the highest required standard, as well as the managing your team’s breaks. 


In addition to this, you will also oversee the training needs of the team and ensure training requirements are met on time and reviewed and be encouraged to proactively seek improvements to current hygiene practises and procedures. 


Duties may include: 


  • Ensure that team members are wearing correct PPE 
  • Allocation of hygiene tasks based on individual skill sets for direct reports 
  • Complete relevant paperwork 
  • Ensure that team is working safely and in accordance with SOP standards 
  • Report deviations from acceptable standards during shift handovers 
  • Monitor day to day performance and escalate performance concerns to correct individuals  
  • Identify resource requirements and escalate to Hygiene Managers  
  • Communicate hygiene activity progress and results to Hygiene Managers  

Supporting the management of the Hygiene team can be complicated and physically challenging stuff. Especially with audit requirements and customer expectations to exceed as our hygiene team is essential for Bakkavor to maintain expected standards of our products and hit audit scores in line with customer expectations. 



 About you.  


  • Previous experience in Hygiene, within a manufacturing environment, is essential for this role 
  • Previous Team Leading or Supervisory experience is also essential 
  • Be able to pass minimum entry level English requirements 
  • Ability to undertake Food safety qualification 
  • Be able to adhere to Health & Safety Requirements 
  • Flexible approach to work and hours 
  • Good numeracy and literacy skills 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Able to problem solve 
  • Good PC skills 
  • Fit and able to carry out duties in line with OH requirements 


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

Tilmanstone, GB

Date:  11 Jul 2024
Req ID:  1620