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Hygiene Operative

Finsbury Food Group
Manchester, Greater Manchester
Closing date
27 Feb 2019

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Hygiene, Operatives
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

Job Purpose:

Reporting to the Hygiene Manager, the key focus of the role as a hygiene operative is you will work across all of the production areas and be responsible for ensuring that all machines and the actual building meet strict standards of hygiene at all times. You will ensure that the bakery and equipment is cleaned according to the required standards. In addition to the cleaning duties, a Hygiene Operative is also responsible for the accurate completion of all associated paperwork, ensuring that due diligence is followed at all times.

Working Hours:

18 hour contract. Saturday 7am-5pm & 1 6-hour shift on a weekday - for agreement at interview

Key Accountabilities:

  • To complete all required paperwork accurately and on time
  • To clean areas of the factory as schedule dictates.
  • Some high level cleaning is involved – full training will be given
  • Working to tight schedules and deadlines during shutdown days
  • To clean areas of the factory on shutdowns.
  • Dependant on skills and training this may involve strip down of machinery
  • Complete health and safety checks
  • Ensure pest control is maintained
  • Ensure safe systems of work are followed
  • Maintain a high level of personal hygiene in keeping with the company’s Hygiene rules
  • Carry out any other duties that may be required from time to time

Role Requirements:


  • Good literacy and numeracy skills
  • Experienced in food hygiene
  • Good communication skills
  • A conscientious approach with attention to detail
  • Good time management able to work to deadlines
  • Lifting and bending under machinery will be required
  • Good time keeping and attendance
  • Flexible and adaptable to learn new skills
  • Good team worker 


  • Basic food hygiene qualification

What judgements / decisions can you make?

  •  Able to make decisions at right level or escalate if needed

Who do you communicate and work with?


  • Production managers
  • Engineering department
  • Health and safety manager
  • Technical department

Who gives work to you?

  • Hygiene Manager


UK-incorporated company, Finsbury Food Group is a leading speciality bakery manufacturer, producing a diverse range of cakes, bread and bakery snack products for the major UK multiple retailers and the foodservice channel.

Our bakery division serves a UK bread and cake market of over £5 billion and produces for our foodservice channel serving a UK market of a further £1.3 billion.

The out of home foodservice channel is vitally important to us, as it allows us to supply our high quality products to a totally different customer base who operate in a large growing market.

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