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Hygiene Manager

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Food and Agriculture, Supply Chain

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £45000 - £52000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Eleanor Lowes

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    01284 765700

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  • Published:

    17 days ago

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  • Start date:


  • Consultant:

    Eleanor Lowes

We are looking for an exceptional Hygiene Manager who is passionate about delivering the highest standards of hygiene, ensuring compliance to legislation, microbiological and visual hygiene & food safety standards.

You'll lead your hygiene team with clear communication, structured planning and disciplined supervision whilst engaging and influencing key stakeholders and teams across the site.

This full-time role is nightshifts: Monday to Friday 10pm-6am, but may require flexibility on days/evenings/nights or weekends to carry out the deep cleaning.

Key ownership areas

Reporting into the Technical Manager, your responsibilities will include:
Recruiting, managing, motivating and training the Hygiene team
Creating, reviewing and training out hygiene and cleaning Standard Operating
Procedures (SOPs) to drive hygiene awareness and improvements across the site
Agreeing, setting and working towards KPI's and targets, ensuring all cleaning is done to the highest standard.
Provide management reports as and when required
Managing and controling the Hygiene departmental budgets
Supervising post cleaning checks to ensure all cleaning is carried out to the highest quality, consistency and food safety standards appropriate for a high care chilled/ frozen meat food manufacturing site
Conduct, analyse and report back on ATP swabbing as part of post cleaning checks, including monitoring of team performance against the results
Maintaining and developing the company's hygiene documentation to meet customer and auditing bodies' requirements to ensure the site is audit ready at all time
Ensuring compliance to hygiene standards and review relevant documentation with the auditors during customer, regulatory and site internal hygiene audits
Ensuring hygiene and waste removal is completed to the required standard in all areas of site
Ordering and monitoring the use and concentration of cleaning chemicals on site
Ordering and monitoring the use and quality of our cleaning equipment on site
Delivering the highest standards in pest control and ongoing improvements with our external contractor

Who you are
Minimum of 3 years experience in a high care chilled/ frozen meat food hygiene management role
Proven track record of maintaining and improving high standards of hygiene
Good working knowledge of health and safety/food safety systems & legislation (e.g. Advanced Food Hygiene, COSHH & IOSH)
Relevant hygiene qualifications and training:
Food Safety and Hygiene Level 3 minimum
HACCP Level 3 minimum
COSHH Level 3 minimum
Listeria, Micro awareness knowledge
Have a good understanding of cleaning chemicals, including their storage and usage
Worked cross functionally with a range of teams (Technical,
Production,Engineering, and Quality)
Have a strong organised way of working and are a strong communicator

What my client offers:
25 days of holiday every year plus your birthday off excluding bank holidays
Enhanced Paternity/Maternity leave
Discount on company products
Comprehensive AXA health insurance including optical and dental
Yearly personal development budget
Newly built facilities
Free on-site parking

To apply, please submit an updated CV! Or, contact Eleanor on 01284 765700 at Compass Point Recruitment to discuss further.