Hygiene Operatives

Hygiene Operative


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




Pay Rate: £13.49 per hour.

Shift: Evenings 

Shift Pattern: 4 on 2 off.               

Shift Hours: 15:00-23:00

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 Operatives 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 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. 


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. 


So, from a full deep clean which will involve taking machinery apart and using chemicals, to routine regular cleans, you’ll keep everything spotless, signed off and maintained to the highest standards. 


Always ensuring these 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’. 


Duties may include: 

  • Safe and effective use of cleaning chemicals in accordance with COSHH regulations 
  • Able to safely strip and clean basic equipment and machinery, escalating any issues in a timely fashion to the correct individuals  
  • Cleaning dollies, eurobins and other equipment coming through traywash 
  • Loading and operating the cardboard bailer and/or compactor 


It 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. 


  • Plenty of drive, motivation, and ambition  
  • The desire to learn about Food Safety and Good Manufacturing Practices  
  • Ideally, you will have a good understanding of food safety best practice 
  • The willingness to wear PPE  
  • The ability to be hardworking and a good team player  
  • A keen eye for detail and a basic understanding of English and Maths  
  • 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:  1564