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Regional Food Safety Manager

Corporate Services
Work Level:
Work Level 4
Job Type:
Full Time Permanent
About The Role

We’ve got a fantastic job for a Regional Food Safety Manager to join our field based team in the Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire or Nottinghamshire area.


The role will support our stores and logistics sites to uphold all elements of safety and legality.


Applicants should be subject matter experts who will relish in a role where they will have specific responsibility for food safety, and will work to ensure the safety of our customers and colleagues as well as legality of our Brand. This role also supports stores in Trading Standards & Health & Safety matters, knowledge of these areas would be an advantage but full training would be provided.

The working pattern for this role is 5 days per week of 8 hours per day, based from home and traveling to retail stores most days.

Role Responsibilities (this list is not exhaustive);

  • Provide a food safety management service for senior retail and logistics teams, stores and logistics sites, to ensure safety is paramount

  • Proactively attend regional and site meetings to build engagement with the

senior teams, to provide information and trends which identify key concerns

and to offer solutions for improvement

  • Manage/ coordinate activity where serious safety or legality concerns have

been identified and work with stores and sites to demonstrably improve


  • Work with stakeholders to manage Enforcement activity, arrange for any necessary support, disseminate information and liaise with Enforcement Officers to reach a satisfactory conclusion.

  • Provide a reactive service for serious food safety, trading standards and health & safety issues and incidents

  • Support the central teams by providing timely information and advice

  • Use a partnership approach in order to coach Regional Managers, Store/Site

Managers and colleagues in the required safe and legal standards/ general

good practice

  • Work in partnership with the Training Team.

  • Build strong relationships with the retail and logistics management teams in

order to be recognised as the main point of contact for all technical queries

  • Build and manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders to

effectively promote safety and legality

  • Manage the stores improvement processes where risks are identified.

  • Review trends and other data to proactively identify where improvements can

be made and work with Stakeholders to implement

About You

Desirable Skills and Knowledge:

  • Degree in Food Science, Food Technology or a closely related discipline

  • Post-graduate experience in a food safety role

  • Food Safety or Safe & Legal auditing experience

  • Lead Assessor Qualification

  • Recognised HACCP Qualification to at least Intermediate Level

  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of catering, retail or manufacturing and the required food safety controls

  • Knowledge and understanding of food safety legislation and its requirements

  • An appreciation of the microbiological safety and quality aspects of high risk products

  • A good understanding of food safety / quality management systems

  • Knowledge of Retail operations

  • Customer focussed with a positive, ‘can do’ attitude

About The Company
We’re passionate about providing quality, value and freshness from farm to fork.

Putting our customers and colleagues first, our teams champion safety, quality, legality and integrity across every aspect of our business. We keep a close eye on everything to provide products and services our customers, stakeholders and communities can trust.

Caring about our customers and colleagues, we build our brand and put new ideas into action on Market Street. We audit stores and manage any incidents. We consult with government and agencies on new developments. We keep everyone safe and make sure everything is legal and top-notch quality from our logistics and manufacturing sites to our stores, suppliers and own-brand products.