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Job listing closed on 13 Apr 2024
4 Apr 2024

Food Safety Manager

🇬🇧 Manchester, UK
Full Time
3+ years exp.

At Manchester United, we want to create a high-performance culture where everyone can be their best and thrive.

We are committed to the continual growth and development of colleagues through access to skills platforms such as LinkedIn Learning. We also offer a range of wellbeing support, including an employee assistance programme, access to health checks, digital GPs & nutritionists through Aviva Digicare+ Workplace, enhanced family leave, plus schemes such as Cycle 2 Work and holiday purchasing, where you can buy up to 10 extra days of additional leave. When working onsite, you’ll have access to a complimentary lunch and parking every day, alongside gym facilities and regular colleague socials.

From a reward perspective, in recognition of high performance, all colleagues are entitled to an annual performance bonus. As a member of our team, you’ll also gain access to an exclusive range of club and partner discounts via our benefits platform, United Rewards.

The Purpose:

The Food Safety Manager will work closely with a team of catering professionals to ensure the seamless delivery of services during conferences, events, and match days and demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of health, safety, and environmental policies.

The Role:

  • Collaborate with the Head of Regulatory Services to ensure compliance across all club departments, particularly focusing on food safety regulations, catering operations, hospitality, retail, and event management.
  • Stay updated on legislative changes and communicate them effectively to relevant personnel.
  • Provide ongoing support to the catering team regarding food safety protocols, including maintaining and updating the company's HACCP system.
  • Conduct surveys, audits, and inspections to ensure adherence to food safety guidelines and legislation.
  • Develop and implement new policies and procedures as needed, overseeing their execution and monitoring their effectiveness.
  • Coordinate with allergen specialists to ensure menu compliance and conduct kitchen inspections before matches and events.
  • Lead by example in maintaining personal hygiene standards in food service areas.
  • Conduct regular audits of kitchen facilities, bars, retail outlets, and other food service areas.
  • Organize food safety training for staff and facilitate audits of suppliers, concessions, and hotel services.
  • Manage pest control measures with a focus on food safety.
  • Compile monthly reports on food safety compliance and assist with environmental health and safety matters.
  • Support initiatives to maintain ISO certifications related to health, safety, and environmental management.
  • Advocate for the importance of food safety in achieving quality and customer service goals.
  • Participate in HACCP committee meetings and collaborate with catering staff on action items.
  • Assist colleagues in maintaining standards and addressing incidents during match days.
  • Undertake additional duties as necessary to support the effective operation of the food safety role in a dynamic environment

The Person:

  • Candidates are to hold a relevant degree or diploma in Food Inspection /Environmental Health / equivalent or be studying for such qualification.
  • Food Safety Level 4 certification and a HAACCP Level 3 qualification are necessary prerequisites.
  • Good knowledge and experience of the practical implementation of food safety & H&S processes and compliance at a fast-paced operational level, ensuring that food safety is managed as part of the ongoing corporate risk programmes rather than in isolation.
  • Demonstrate high standards of forward planning, organisational skills, influencing skills and risk management.
  • Ability to understand and interpret a wide range of analytical and microbiological results and make timely and appropriate judgements based on the information.
  • Ability to manage cross functional “Problem Solving” teams.
  • Ideally a knowledge of regulatory authorities, processes & powers (e.g. Environmental Health & Trading Standards).
  • Competent with IT systems to complete audits, develop systems and generate reports.
  • Strong ability to adapt communication style between colleagues at all levels.
  • Self-motivated and highly organised with a high attention to detail.

Sounds interesting? If you'd like to submit your application, please apply by Thursday 11th April 2024

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