Hygiene Team Leader

Walkers Deli & Sausage Co

Working pattern: 4 on 4 off 6.30 p.m. - 6.30 a.m.

A Hygiene Team Leader has responsibility for leading a team of hygiene operatives and carrying out a number of manual and non-manual cleaning related tasks in the food production environment as trained and instructed in the Cleaning Instruction Cards (CICs)

The Hygiene Team Leader is  required to work as part of a team and follow company safety rules at all times. The Hygiene Team Leader is accountable for quality, efficiency and the standards of cleans in all tasks or duties required to be carried out.

Key Accountabilities and responsibilities

  • To ensure company Hygiene and Health & Safety procedures, processes and best practice are adhered to by the team at all times
  • To motivate the team and delegate tasks accordingly
  • To plan and organise staffing levels and manage holiday requests
  • To complete all necessary paperwork (e.g. chemical, hygiene cleaning schedules)
  • To manage and develop the hygiene team to ensure they are effective in their role
  • To inspect cleaning that has been carried out by the team to ensure quality standards are maintained
  • To ensure that the site is always audit and customer visit ready
  • Generate hygiene reports for the management team

Qualifications, experience, technical skills/knowledge

  • Experience in a food production environment and hygiene role is essential
  • A good understanding of HACCP, COSHH and food safety
  • Previous experience of managing a team
  • Initiative and key decision making
  • Strong leadership, communication and organising skills
  • Self-motivated and possesses lots of initiative
  • Results-orientated with a positive attitude to drive forward continuous improvement
  • The ability to work flexible hours in line with business needs (there will be an element of overtime, weekend and bank holiday working)


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