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Date: 09-Jul-2021

Location: Avonmouth, GB

Company: Hovis

Welcome to Hovis. We are the proud guardians of over 130 years of baking experience that make up our iconic and much-loved brand. We produce bread and bakery products created with Hovis goodness at the heart of each. We deliver around 1.3million loaves, every day of the week throughout the UK and Ireland, where we also make Mothers Pride and Ormo products. 


We are 2,800 people working within 8 bakeries, 1 flour mill, and 2 regional distribution centres across the UK. Our success is a result of the hard work of our people;  they are experts in their field whether it’s baking, manufacturing, logistics, engineering, or the many departments within the central functions team based in our head office in High Wycombe. We are a values-led business and expect our colleagues to live, breathe, and embed Quality, Accountability, and Trust into their ways of working.

Hovis have an exciting opportunity as a Warehouse Operative based at our site in Avonmouth, to carry out duties and instructions so that all products requiring to be despatched are in the correct quantities, the correct quality, and assembled and loaded to the deadlines and standards that are required by our customers.

We are looking for the following candidates:-

  • Attention to detail to ensure products are sent to the correct customer and in line with the customer order
  • Carry out quality and code checks on products as appropriate. To ensure that poor quality items are removed from the order assembly process and replaced with good quality items (thus preventing customer complaints)
  • To actively make and follow through suggestions for improvements, leading to a step change in site performance
  • A work ethnic to constantly improve their performance and in doing so, the performance of the team
  • Decant product as required for the operation
  • Flexibility in a fast moving and changing environment
  • An understanding that Health & Safety is at the heart of everything that we do


Desired Skills and Experience

  • Basic numeracy and literacy essential to the job
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • A good sense of importance of good customer service
  • The ability to operate and understand the Put to Light system
  • A good sense of importance of good customer service
  • Knowledge and experience of short shelf life products and daily delivery operation
  • Ability to prioritise and organise work load in a systematic manner
  • Previous warehouse experience preferred (not essential)


Location:  Based in Avonmouth

Type of role: Full Time, Permanent

Reporting to: Shift FLM

Closing Date:  Monday 2nd August 2021

Shift Work:- Nights (14:00-01:00, 15:00-02:00 and 17:00-04:00 available), 4 on 4 off shift pattern

Salary:- £21,600 per annum 

Why work for us and our benefits:

At Hovis, we understand the importance of looking after our colleagues, so we provide a variety of benefits in addition to their salaries. The benefits we provide at Hovis are as varied as the people who receive them but they are offered with the intention of creating value to them personally over and above their salaries

  • There is a range of colleague benefits available, which individuals can select based on their needs.

  • Our benefits scheme is called Hovis Choice, which offers a variety of savings and cashback offers on day to day living and much more including eyecare vouchers, and a healthcare scheme to suit everyone.  It also includes our Cycle to Work scheme where you can obtain a brand new bike at a significant saving

  • We offer competitive annual leave entitlement and flexibility where possible in order to create a healthy work-life balance

  • We celebrate loyalty with our generous long service and colleague recognition schemes

  • We offer three levels of pensions

Hovis values diversity and is committed to promoting equal opportunities in the workplace. Every job applicant, employee or worker will be treated fairly and equally with dignity and respect regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, social class, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religious belief, union membership, political opinion, sex, sexual orientation or any other protected characteristic.