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Food Safety Compliance Coordinator

Location:  Eastwood
Function:  Manufacturing
Job Reference:  2779
Employment Type:  Permanent / Full Time
Closing Date:  03/06/2022
Date:  06-May-2022

As ‘Britain’s Best Loved Food Brand’ we have been baking bread since 1876.  Today, we are proudly a fifth-generation family company supplying 18,000 retail customers from 12 bakeries and 14 depots, producing a range of over 70 products including gluten and wheat free.  Our family of 4,500 colleagues throughout the UK, have recognised us as a Sunday Times Top 30 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

Are you passionate about compliance or technical and looking for a new challenge in a fast-paced food manufacturing environment?

 Within our Eastwood site, the Compliance Coordinator will provide support to the Compliance Manager in ensuring the delivery of our Unbeatable Quality Strategy.

 You will assist in ensuring that the bakery & depot meet the legal and company food safety, hygiene and quality standards.


Key Accountabilities and Measures

As the compliance coordinator you will complete internal site audits ensuring identified control measures are being adhered to.

 You will assist the compliance manager in the identification and implementation of appropriate hygiene standards along with ensuring the SWORD databases are kept up to date.

 You will be responsible for providing and collating appropriate information and monitoring data to ensure compliance and adherence to all relevant standards in the Quality Management System (QMS).

 You’ll work closely with the site teams to ensure that the bakery meets internal and external food safety audit compliance (e.g. BRC) and all relevant food safety legislation. Taking a lead in identifying areas within the bakery that will benefit from continuous improvement.

Relationship building is key as the compliance coordinator and you’ll be able to establish credibility and develop relationships with internal contacts at all levels.

Technical product quality reviewing the processes, recipes and baking of the product.

Essential Ingredients

  • Appreciation of food microbiology.
  • Awareness of quality systems and external standards implementation.  
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office packages and demonstrates the ability to use a variety of IT systems and applications.
  • Knowledge of HS&E, food safety legislation and continuous improvement techniques.
  • Demonstrates ability to follow complex instructions and procedures with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to accurately capture and interpret complex data to aid good decision making within scope of role.
  • Demonstrates problem solving and decision-making capability within broad scope, knowing when to escalate.
  • Ability to develop new skills and knowledge of varying complexity to work across a multi-skilled Operations.
  • Demonstrates attention for detail and a focus on quality.
  • Can positively adapt to changes in work requirements, undertaking a variety of activities across the Operation to meet business needs.


  • Experience of working within a food/bakery/laboratory/chemical/manufacturing business
  • Level 3 HACCP & Food Safety qualifications
  • Auditor training

Extra Dough

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

  • A slice of the annual profits (discretionary profit share)
  • Family time is important to us and we know it will be to you so you have the opportunity to purchase up to an extra weeks annual leave.
  • Award winning pension scheme with company contributions of 7%
  • Life assurance
  • Products you’ll 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! 


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.