Hygiene Team Leader

Rochester, Kent | Full Time

Reporting To: Hygiene Manager

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Job Purpose:

As a Hygiene Team Leader, you will manage the day-to-day implementation of hygiene services to the site, ensuring cleaning regimes are documented.


  • To work as part of a team to ensure that the highest standards of visual and microbiological hygiene are always maintained across all areas of the site.

  • To identify difficulties as and when they arise and communicate these to your Hygiene Manager.

  • To follow all hygiene, food safety, quality, health & safety procedures, and the company terms.

  • Report any Food Safety/Health & Safety concerns and ensure PARs are filled out appropriately.

  • To achieve a “right first time” clean, following set work instructions and safety protocols.

  • Carry out daily/weekly/monthly/ad hoc cleaning tasks.

  • Take part in daily GMP audits.

  • To manage breaktime to ensure staff is on the shop floor on time.

  • Timely and accurate completion of related documents and records.

  • To ensure hygiene operatives cleaning machines as are cleaning instruction card instructed.

  • To manage and develop hygiene staff on the shift to ensure they are proactive and carry out their job roles in a safe and effective manner.

  • Carry out start-up/inspection checks of cleaning equipment and report any damages.

  • Carry out chemical titration check.

  • To be an effective deputy in the absence of the Hygiene Manager.

  • To organise and control stock issue and generate stock replenishment orders in the absence of Hygiene Manager.

  • Working within a team to cover all factory and associated areas and cover other team members when absent.

  • Find solutions/continuous improvement/problem solve.

  • Any other duties that may reasonably regarded as within the nature of the duties and responsibilities of the post as defined.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Previous hygiene experience within a food manufacturing environment.

  • Previous team leader experience.

  • An understanding of HACCP principles, Health & Safety, COSHH, BRC and hygiene practices.

  • Level 2 Food Safety.

  • Good communication skills.

  • Work well under pressure.

  • Basic IT Skills.

  • Ability to work on own initiative individually as well as part of a team.

Shift Pattern:

  • Monday to Friday, 45 hours per week

If you are interested in this role and working for Veetee, please send your CV to recruitment@veetee.com

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