Yard Section Co-ordinator



Proud to be supported to become the best I can be.


We have a number of Yard Section Supervisor roles which we are recruiting for at our Bakkavor Wigan site.


*To be considered for this role, past supervisory experience is essential*



£12.74 per hour – Weekly Paid.


Shift Patterns:


Sunday-Thursday - (Sun & Mon 08:00 - 16:20, Tue - Thur 12:00 - 20:20)

Sunday-Thursday - (Sun & Mon 12.00-20.20 / Tues-Thurs 18.00-02.20)



Dobson Pkwy, Manchester Rd, Ince-in-Makerfield, Wigan, WN2 2DX


Benefits Package:

28 Days Annual Leave including Bank Holidays (20 + 8 BH's)
Life Assurance

Free Hot Drinks

Company Events - Long Service Awards / Christmas Events
Discounted Staff Shop (lots of items 50p or less)
Flexible Benefits Package
Free Parking

Flexible Benefits Package (Purchase extra annual leave, 100's of store discounts, childcare vouchers and more!)

Overtime available at up to double time!!


Proud to influence the pace of change.


Who are we?

Bakkavor Meals, based in Wigan, specialises in making chilled ready meals, food to go salads and vegetable accompaniments and employs over 1,000 people. It is part of the Bakkavor Meals sector which has eight factories in the UK.


We are the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, with an international presence in the US and China. Our 19,000 employees operate from 39 locations, developing and producing innovative food for a wide variety of occasions and budgets. In the UK, we work with leading grocery retailers, focusing on their own label brands.

The Role

We’re proud to offer you a career with real opportunity. To give you responsibility and the chance to play to your strengths as a Yard Section Supervisor. And to provide the support you need to learn, progress, and create a career you can be proud of too.

In this challenging role you will co-ordinate the efficient running of the yard area in order to maximise recycling and minimise waste. 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 Include


  • Prepare and operate Fork Lift Truck (FLT), carrying out safety checks in line with procedure.
  • To remove and segregate waste to achieve maximum recycling and minimise waste disposal.
  • Organise and co-ordinate the allocation of tasks to staff within the area.  Ensure that breaks are co-ordinated effectively.
  • Complete and issue Permit to Work to contractors.  On completion carry out checks to ensure standard has been reached and sign off.
  • Liaise with external suppliers to organise trailer collections
  • Carry out and document risk assessments on equipment and storage areas in line with standard.
  • Compose and update Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for equipment in accordance with standard and submit for approval to relevant department.
  • Carry out active monitoring in line with procedure, ensuring that all safety checks are completed accurately.
  • In the absence of the manager conduct fitness to work interviews in accordance with procedure.
  • Oversee staffing rota, liaising with manager to ensure appropriate staffing levels are maintained.
  • Ensure Key Performance Indicator (KPI) information is accurately updated on a daily basis.
  • Accurately carry out and record daily GMP audits, reporting any corrective actions to manager.
  • Ensure efficient recycling of packaging and waste.  Identify potential improvement opportunities and assist with the implementation of such improvements with guidance from your manager.


To be considered for the role you must have:


  • Previous supervisory experience 
  • The ability to understand and pass, as a minimum, entry level English & Numeracy & data accuracy requirements
  • Ability to understand and undertake food safety qualification
  • Right to work documentation
  • Have a flexible approach to work and hours
  • Ability to understand and adhere to health and safety requirements
  • Able to carry out duties in line with Occupational Health requirements
  • Ability to maintain personal hygiene standards
  • Ability to positively influence others


In return for your hard work and commitment, we’ll give you the training 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 deliver outstanding quality, service, and value to our customers. We’re proud to be the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK. And we’re proud to support our people to be the best they can be.


Join our team and we’ll make you proud too.


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Bakkavor is the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, with a growing international presence in the US and China. We are number one in the UK in the four product categories of meals, salads, desserts and pizza & bread, providing high-quality, fresh, healthy and convenient food. Our customers include every major UK grocery retailer, including Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's and Waitrose, and some of the world’s best-known food brands. We have over 19,000 employees, our headquarters are in London and we have 23 factories in the UK, 5 in the US and 9 in China.


Category:  Manufacturing

Wigan, GB

Date:  21 May 2023
Req ID:  11844