Team Member Bakery

Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Closing date
19 Jun 2023

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Production & Manufacturing
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Team Member Bakery - Wakefield

As ‘the UK’s No. 1 Bakery Brand’ we have been baking bread since 1876. Today, we are proudly a fifth-generation family, with the sixth generation starting to join the company, supplying over 18,000 retail customers from 11 bakeries and 15 depots, producing a range of over 70 products including gluten and wheat free. Our family of 5,000 colleagues throughout the UK, have recognised us as a Sunday Times Top 25 Best Big Companies’ to work for.

Family and values are what makes us different, and we are a proud bunch, join us and you too could be proud to be Warburtons.

The Recipe

Our experienced Team Member role provides the opportunity to work in a multi-skilled team covering a range of activities across our operation taking an active role in identifying and delivering initiatives in health & safety, quality, operating processes and hygiene.   Team Members are an important part of our work family ensuring our quality products are ready to be distributed to our customers. 

This role is an integral part of a multi-skilled shift team within a 24/7 food manufacturing operation who support in enabling Warburtons to produce and deliver unbeatable quality products.  

Our Team Members are multi-skilled and work across various departments within hygiene, production and warehouse, operating bakery machinery and automated plant equipment – at times autonomously - in a food manufacturing environment.  

Health and Safety and Quality are very important to us, and we work to Company standards and statutory hygiene standards, our Team Members will be actively involved in making appropriate decisions to ensure we are working to those standards.

Providing basic support and guidance within the Team, leading by example in work activities.

Key Accountabilities and Measures

  • Takes responsibility for putting safety first and always behaves in a manner to ensure own safety and that of others.
  • Providing basic support and guidance within the team, leading by example
  • Complies with all relevant Health, Safety, Environment and Food Safety standards and working practices.
  • Takes an active role to identify and deliver Health, Safety, Environment and Food Safety improvements (e.g. involvement in audits and document reviews.)
  • Takes responsibility for operating a wide range of equipment across the Operation to deliver site standards.
  • Adheres to site processes and procedures to ensure safe and efficient operation to produce and deliver unbeatable quality products.
  • Delivers all Hygiene and Housekeeping activities to achieve Company standards.
  • Undertakes visual inspection and validation of hygiene activities, ensuring any risks are identified and appropriate actions are taken.
  • Takes an active role to identify and deliver Hygiene and Housekeeping improvements.
  • Takes responsibility for producing and delivering unbeatable quality products to Warburtons standards.
  • Responsible for putting Warburtons quality culture at the heart of their role
  • Makes decisions as appropriate to ensure all product is in line with Company standards.

Essential Ingredients

  • Willing to work a flexible shift pattern which include days, nights, weekends and Bank Holidays
  • Experience in a similar role within FMCG
  • Good written and verbal skills with a good level of numeracy
  • Ability to work in a safe manner and consider the safety of others
  • Demonstrates attention to detail with a focus on Quality and Health & Safety
  • Adapts well to change and can undertake a variety of activities across our operation
  • Have a positive outlook and enjoy working as part of a team, leading by example
  • Demonstrates problem solving and decision-making capability
  • Understands the importance of team-work and communicating effectively developing relationships with team members and other teams across the site
  • Knowledge of IT systems and computers

Extra Dough

At last and by no means yeast you will want to know what your breads worth:

  • A slice of the annual profits (discretionary profit share)
  • Award winning pension scheme with company contributions up to 7%
  • Life assurance
  • Products you will love along with deals and discounts for you and the family through our Extra Dough website
  • Continued investment in your personal development
  • Fully stocked kitchens filled with our delicious products for you to enjoy with your daily brew!
  • Support for your health and wellbeing, including access to free physiotherapy, 24/7 access to a confidential helpline for practical advice and a comprehensive occupational health service

We respect and value difference. We look to create an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. Companies that are diverse in age, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, or any other aspect which makes them unique, are proven to be better companies. More importantly, creating an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work, is the right thing to do.



We are an incredibly successful business with ambitious plans for future growth – a future you could be part of. Our success is built on 130 years of heritage, but our drive ensures we are relevant for the 21st century.

We produce over 2 million bakery products a day, and deliver to over 13,300 customers a week; these impressive figures show that we are definitely a company on the rise.

You could be part of one of Britain’s best loved brands and as your career progresses with us, you will become another of our essential ingredients.

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