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Site Hygiene Manager

Bo’ness, Falkirk
£48,000-£58,000 depending on experience
Closing date
24 Jun 2024

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Contract Type
Development, Health & Safety, Hygiene
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Location: Bo’ness, Falkirk
Contract Type: Perm
Business Area: Meals
Shift: Monday to Friday – 8.5hrs normally dayshift, however will need to be flexible with early starts / finishes once per week.
Salary: £48,000-£58,000 depending on experience

Benefits Package:       
Bonus: Up to 10% (depending on the company’s annual performance)
34 Days Annual Leave p/a
Private Medical 
Life Insurance
Flexible benefits package 

Excellent career progression prospects across the Bakkavor group

Who are we?

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 43 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.

What do we do?

Our Bakkavor business in Bo’ness, based near Falkirk, specialises in the production of fresh, high-quality salad and pasta products working primarily with premium retailers. To give you a sense for the scale of manufacturing in Bo’ness we produce over 70million salad based meals and side dishes from our 2 manufacturing facilities employing over 1200 people.

We are recruiting for a dynamic and hands on Hygiene Manager to take full accountability for Hygiene departments across two factories to ensure Hygiene, Microbiological and H&S standards are met across the Bo’ness site. You will be an established Hygiene Manager with knowledge of Health & Safety and COSHH in the food industry with the ability to enhance the team’s abilities with fresh ideas brought into the business.  
Key Responsibilities

  • Driving and implementing significant change and improvement in cleaning efficiency and effectiveness, which is at a high standard.
  • Responsible for the Hygiene management team to deliver hygiene sustainability through effective coaching of the team.
  • Coordinating the hygiene strategy across the site with regards to people development, engagement and cost control.
  • Supporting, preparing and hosting customer visits and vendor liaison.
  • Enhancing the health and safety culture across the site.
  • Management and achievement of KPI’s across the site.
  • Lead and initiate robust investigations in respect of microbiological improvement.
  • Accountability for staff Training, Development and Wellbeing in the department of circa (110 employees).
  • Employing effective root cause analysis to drive SMART actions, leading to improved overall results.
  • Communication of Hygiene Performance and Plans with other supporting functions e.g. Engineering – to drive best performance and outcomes. 
  • Managing the labour and cleaning/chemicals budget as well as forecasting future.
  • Site lead for setting the GMP cleaning standards.

 Experience and Skills:

  • Previous experience leading a Hygiene team.
  • Health & Safety qualifications.
  • Significant leadership experience.
  • Structured and logical approach.
  • Analytical skills / Problem solving skills / change management.
  • Ability to challenge, identify and deliver Continuous Improvement.
  • Drive and energy / able to work under pressure.
  • Excellent Communicator, able to concisely convey complex information in addition to being able to communicate with all levels within the business.


  • HACCP level 3 or knowledge of Site HACCP teams
  • Microbiological knowledge.
  • Design and build labour plans.
  • Leading small-scale projects.

What you can expect from us:

When joining us you can expect a highly competitive rewards package, including group pension, onsite staff shop and other flexible benefits - alongside excellent career progression prospects across within the Bo’ness site and across the Bakkavor group.

Proud to be Bakkavor

We’re proud to be the leading UK provider of innovative, high-quality, fresh prepared food. We’re proud to be driven by the hard work and passion of our people. And we’re proud to offer a wide range of careers full of support and opportunity. Join our team and we’ll make you proud too.


We’re the biggest name you’ve never heard of. You’ve probably eaten our food. You just didn’t realise it. Because as global leaders in the fresh prepared food industry, we create innovative products, including meals, soups, dips, salads, desserts, pizzas and breads for Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose in the UK. In the US our customers include Harris Teeter and Home Chef and in China, we make food for Starbucks, Yum! and Pret.

We’re ambitious. We’re full of ideas and we’re ready for more people to join us who share our passion for quality.


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