Training Officer / Partner (Manufacturing)

Blackpool, Lancashire
04 Sep 2019
04 Oct 2019
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Location: Blackpool

Salary: Competitive Salary plus benefits to include 25 days holiday and company pension

Contract: Full Time, Permanent

Hours: Office hours, Monday-Friday (8am-5pm)

Who Are We?

At Burton’s Biscuits we are the home of Jammie Dodgers, Maryland Cookies and Wagon Wheels to name just a few! We are incredibly lucky to work in the world of making delicious biscuits!

Our Vision is to have a shared Pride and Passion for baking sensational biscuits and snacks that delight our consumers, shoppers and our customers. We’re the only major biscuit manufacturer in the UK to focus solely on biscuits, making us one of the key players in the market. We employ circa 1,600 people around the UK, with the majority of our workforce being based at our three main Bakery facilities in Llantarnam, Edinburgh and Blackpool. Our head office is based in St. Albans, with a subsidiary office located in Blackpool and a smaller but equally important Bakery based in Dorset.

We had an amazing 2018, which has included seeing Wagon Wheels featured on the Great British Bake Off and our Llantarnam site featuring on ITV4, as part of their documentary 'Made in Britain'. Along with having amazing brands, we have secured a long term agreement to allow us to manufacture a number of Mars Biscuit branded products and Cathedral City savoury snacks. We are also forming key strategic partnerships within the Retailer Private Label sector.

In order to ensure we can continue to make fantastic biscuits, and to help us on this amazing journey, we are proud to announce that in early 2019 we completed the acquisition of a premium sweet and savoury biscuit manufacturer Thomas Fudge’s. This will only increase our baking capabilities across a number of brand new sweet and savoury categories.

As the new home of Thomas Fudge’s premium biscuit brand, Burton’s Biscuits envisage Thomas Fudge’s as forming a key branded range across our existing product portfolio.

What are we all about?

Here at Burton’s Biscuit we pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. Our goal is to support our team in achieving their career goals. We do this by providing a working environment that offers opportunity, support, scope and pace of change. Our culture is the foundation of our business. We are fast paced, agile and fun.

We don’t want to bore you with just a Job description - we want to tell you what it’s really like to work for us?

So let’s start with ….…

Why work as part of our SHEQ & Training team?

The SHEQ team are passionate about training, who are committed to the company’s learning culture and ensuring that all operational personnel have the necessary knowledge, skills and competences required to support the sites vision.

What does your typical day look like?

A main focus of your role will be to deliver and contribute to the development of Burtons Biscuits induction program for new starters, injecting enthusiasm and energy into the learner’s experience. Promoting a culture of safety and to ensure all employees are aware of the importance of food hygiene compliance.

You will design, develop, deliver, facilitate and co-ordinate training and development activities, which will include working with the technical departments and subject matter experts, to ensure records of all specifications are updated and delivering against.

As well as delivering the training, a key part of this role will be to identify skills gaps within the business and from this create new training and induction processes, in order to raise the standard of the bakery.

You will drive compliance training (i.e. HACCAP, GMP, Allergens, Physical Hazards) to ensure that the Bakery remains audit compliant.

What are the key ingredients needed for the role?

To be successful in this role it is important you have training experience within a manufacturing environment, hold an IOSH qualification as a minimum, and have experience of designing training material and ensuring it is ‘fit for purpose’.

Experience of delivering risk assessments (i.e. SOP / SSOW), already understand the principles of Food Hygiene, as you will be required to deliver Food Hygiene compliance training.

Final part of the mix.

You will be delivering training in a fast paced environment and as such you will need to be well organised, be a strong communicator and have a proactive approach to problem solving and offering solutions. You will need to be a skilled presenter including the use of PowerPoint and Excel.

Experience in food hygiene or food manufacturing is highly desirable, but is not essential to be successful this role

If you are ready to begin a career with real bite, we would love to hear from you so apply now by clicking the link below.

You may have had previous experience in the following: Training Coordinator, IOSH, NEBOSH, Training Officer, H&S, Health & Safety, Training & Development etc.

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