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Hygiene Operative

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Date: 14-May-2022

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.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Deliver best possible cleaning standards, consistent with both our own and customer expectations.

  • To comply with all health & safety requirements and to inspire through best personal practice, excellent Health & Safety around him/herself.

  • Comply with essential training and personal development (e.g completion of work instructions and other relevant documentation).

  • Ensure proper housekeeping is maintained throughout all areas.

  • To make a commitment to achieving the Company’s corporate goals.

  • To work as a multi skilled hygiene operative within an effective and efficient hygiene team, delivering high standards of cleaning throughout the site in accordance with company, customer and legal requirements

  • To consistently meet and exceed cleaning standards across the site in line with company, customer and legal requirements to include;

  • To carry out general cleaning, high and low level, to site, plant and fabrication, both Internally and externally in accordance with site requirements, this includes but is not restricted to any critical cleaning such as ‘Cleaning in place’ (CIP) systems, for example yeast and holding vessels, for example Flour service bins and water tanks.

  • To supply a first class service from delivery to issue of clean garments to all other departments on site.

  • To maintain consistent supplies of clean baskets to production/Warehouse through unloading, transportation.

  • To supply a first class service to production by cleaning utensils and equipment to a very high standard and to complete any associated documentation in line with such cleaning.

  • remove all waste receptacles and empty via the appropriate waste streams and wash receptacles at the specified frequency

  • To carry out critical checks, for example CCP’s in line with requirements.

Any other duties as and when requested to help meet the needs of the business

Desirable experience

  • Good Verbal and Numeracy skills

  • Experience of cleaning within the food manufacturing industry 

  • Experience of being a team player

  • Flexibility within the department regarding hours of work and duties.

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.