We'd love to hear from you.

Even if our current vacancies aren’t right for you, we’re always interested in hearing from you.

Please send your CV to:

We are not a sponsoring employer.
We will hold all CVs for six months.

We like to handle our own recruitment, so no agencies please.

Our team are central to everything we do.  Their passion and relentless pursuit of quality are how and why we produce award-winning artisan products.  We’re an eclectic bunch who love to innovate.  If like us, you believe food that tastes great makes life feel better then we’d love to hear from you.

Full-Time Vacancies

Production Operatives

Full Time Permanent Positions
37.5 hrs per week
Due to the seasonal nature of the business, there may be potential to work additional hours.

Starting rate of pay: £9.75 per hour (age 16+) with six months’ probation.

We offer 28 days holiday inclusive of all Bank Holidays with additional days rewarded for long service.

We are looking to recruit hardworking and quality focused individuals to join and strengthen our highly successful production team.

Based within our Preparation and Production Departments, you will be encouraged through training to become a multi-skilled operator working as part of our team manufacturing award-winning preserves and condiments.

Ideally, candidates should have previous experience working within a food production environment however this is desirable and not essential as we believe some skills can be transferable.

For initial training purposes, you will be required to work a 4 day shift (Mon to Thu) to learn the role before switching to the advertised 5 day shift.  The 4 day shift will still be based on 37.5 hours, so you will be working slightly longer days during your training period.

A Basic Food Hygiene certificate or equivalent would be advantageous but again is not essential, as full training will be provided for the right individuals.

The business is based at Lee Mill, so candidates must have their own transport as public transport is limited.

Why wait?!  Immediate Starts Available.

Don't like formal interviews?
Attending formal interviews can be quite daunting, and we want to see your best side and make you feel at ease when speaking to us.  So if you are interested in more information, please email me to arrange an informal chat face to face over a coffee.  I will ensure I have application forms and job descriptions available on your arrival.

No agencies.

Please contact Vimal Bhagwanji (Director of Operations):

Please note CVs will not be accepted.


Quality Assurance

Full-time permanent position.
37.5 hours per week.


To support the operational teams in ensuring all elements of manufacturing are conducted in accordance with food safety, legality & quality parameters. 
Ensure all company policies, procedures & SOPs are followed by all employees.
Check incoming materials & positive release final products.
On the job training to develop the right person.
To professionally & reliably represent the Technical department. 

Main Purpose of the Job.

Maintenance of components of the company’s positive release system to ensure that all products released meet all quality, food safety and legal compliance set either by the company or external bodies. Assistance in all areas of the Technical Function to ensure continued compliance throughout the factory to procedures and activities to ensure continued compliance and company improvements.

Main Resposibilites and Duties.

  • Assist in the organisation, lead and minute quality meetings to challenge and drive standards and attainment to KPI.
  • To assist in the TACCP procedure, ensure all ingredients are appropriately risk assessed and the necessary outcomes are effectively communicated throughout to ensure claims and agreed controls are actioned.
  • To maintain the supplier approval procedure ensuring all relevant documentation is up to date. 
  • To assist in the completion of hygiene and GMP audits (as required to schedule), raise non-conformances and follow up on agreed actions.
  • To maintain the associated systems for audit production documentation, raising non-conformances and following up on agreed actions until a satisfactory conclusion.
  • To maintain the positive release procedure ensuring all manufactured products meet the required quality standards. 
  • Assist in the collation, production and presentation of weekly and monthly quality performance and analysis reports to management meetings.
  • To ensure due diligence assessments and validations are undertaken on first production runs and product launches.
  • To raise non-conformances, undertake investigation of root causes, and follow up on agreed actions.
  • Collate and enter production data as required to ensure data is available for monthly KPI & technical reports.
  • Ensure all equipment used throughout the factory is controlled, monitored and suitable for use, including calibration schedules are followed.
  • Maintenance of the shelf life & quality assessment samples library.
  • To assist investigations of quality related customer complaints where required, prepare technical reports detailing agreed corrective actions, prepare trending reports and follow up on agreed actions.
  • To undertake any other duties as may be required within the scope of the post including providing support to the Quality Assurance & Technical Co-Ordinators.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience.

It is essential that the post holder:

  • Be educated to at least 5 GCSE’s (or equivalent) at C grade or above including English Language and Mathematics or a minimum of Level 2 qualification in HACCP & Food Safety Management. 
  • Has a minimum of 2 years employment within a similar role.
  • Be proficient in the use of – Microsoft IT packages.  
  • Has excellent written and verbal communication skills in the English language.
  • Has knowledge and understanding of Health & Safety issues particularly with regard to the food industry.
  • Has effective and positive communication skills including strong lone working and team work skills.
  • Be able to maintain high concentration skills. 
  • Be self-motivated, reliable and enthusiastic. 

It is desirable that the post holder:

  • Has experience of working within a similar food manufacturing environment with experience of BRC accreditation. 
  • Has a recognised administrative and/or technical/quality assurance qualification. 
  • Has a minimum of 1 year working in a quality assurance co-ordinating role.

No agencies.

Please email Debra Phipps (Technical Manager) to request an application form and a full job description at:

Please note CVs will not be accepted.


Sales Development Executive

37.5 hours per week – Monday to Friday

Basic wage and bonus scheme.

The award winning Bay Tree Food Co. Limited is recruiting a self-motivated, reliable and enthusiastic individual to join our sales team.

An exciting opportunity to join the Bay Tree Food Co. Limited sales team at our Plymouth Offices has arisen. If you are motivated, professional, love selling fantastic products and delivering a first-class service then we have the perfect job for you. 

You will be looking after our existing customers and developing new business in the UK. As well as manufacturing premium ambient products such as Chutneys, Jams and Sauce we distribute a wide range of other Artisan food brands making this an exciting and rewarding position.

You will have an excellent telephone manner and be able to work effectively both individually as well as within a small team, working closely with our Customer Service team.

Ideally, you will have experience of sales and building relationships via the telephone, plus a working knowledge of Sage 200 and Sage CRM (although training would be provided)..

A genuine interest in food would be great, sense of humour essential!

Please contact Nigel Hodgson to request an application form by emailing or phone 01983 828020

No agencies.

Please email Nigel Hodgson (Sales Director) to request an application form and a full job description at:

Please note CVs will not be accepted.



Part-time Vacancies

No current part-time vacancies, however, feel free to send your CV to stating preferred/suitable hours.