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Date: 10-Oct-2020

Location: Nottingham, 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.

Hygiene Manager at Hovis Nottingham 


Are you looking for a fantastic opportunity to manage a hygiene team and deliver the highest standard of hygiene services to a busy manufacturing environment?


The Role


Reporting to the Technical Manager, you will lead a team of 48 Hygiene Operatives across four shifts over a four on/four off shift pattern along with designated Co-ordinators for each team.

You will also be responsible for the leadership, training and mentoring of production colleagues carrying out hygiene deep cleans on plant shutdown days.


You will be the main point of contact for all hygiene related matters across the site, including the management of external contractors where required.

Your key responsibilities will include:


  • Leading the hygiene function to ensure site hygiene levels are maintained to a high standard in compliance with Hovis, BRC and retail customer standards, following the correct procedures in relation to cleaning and hygiene processes.
  • You will be highly visible in manufacturing.
  • You will supervising, monitor and improve standards of working, including the ongoing development and overseeing of the hygiene schedule. 
  • Your day to day interactions with all team members will allow you to  successfully implement procedures, provide training, leadership, coaching and mentoring where required.
  • Supporting all teams throughout all hygiene operations from cleaning to microbiological sampling and testing. 
  • Responding to any audit non conformances in a proactive and timely manner. 
  • Take an active role during customer visits and audits to confidently and proudly articulate the hygiene function.
  • Strengthen and add value to the team through the Performance Evaluation Review process, setting key smart targets with appropriate measures in place.
  • Drive at pace for continuous improvement measures in all aspects of the hygiene function.
  • With a keen eye for detail you will challenge the current hygiene standards and documentation taking proactive improvement measures where gaps are identified.
  • Health & Safety and Food Safety will be key priorities and you will flag any concerns with confidence. Solutions to potential non conformances in these areas will be proposed and implemented at pace.


The Person


We are looking for a hands on dynamic professional individual with experience of working within food manufacturing and a proven track record of maintaining the highest of hygiene standards.


Great people management and communication skills are essential along with the ability to motivate and lead your team to achieve fantastic results.


You’ll have good planning and organisational skills coupled with a sound knowledge or qualification in HACCP, COSHH, cleaning chemicals and current food safety regulations.


Flexibility of working will be required including the requirement to work alternative Saturdays with a day off in the week on a non shutdown cleaning day.


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.