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Hygiene Team Leader

Kettle Produce Limited is one of the major suppliers of fresh and pre-packed vegetables in the UK. We are a dynamic and customer focused business and these are exactly the kind of qualities we look for in all our employees. Our hygiene department plays a pivotal role in the successful operation of the business.

We currently have an opportunity for a Team Leader to join our Hygiene team at Orkie.





Hygiene Team Leaders are responsible for maintaining high standards of hygiene across all areas within and out-with the factory by leading a team of people to achieve this.  Flexibility to work across both sites is required.

The role includes duties such as:

  • Prioritising hygiene requirements, ensuring that the highest possible standards are achieved in order to exceed customer expectations.
  • Ensuring adequate stock levels of chemicals/equipment used in the cleaning process.
  • Ensuring all equipment is used in accordance with company Health and Safety procedures and that the appropriate PPE is worn for the given tasks.
  • Ensuring all hygiene personnel have the appropriate training required to carry out their duties i.e. chemical training and competency assessments in CIC training.
  • Ensuring appropriate paperwork is completed accurately, timely and is legible.
  • Ensuring that holidays for staff that you are responsible for are managed to ensure the level of service is maintained.
  • Being responsible for Hygiene Controllers and Hygiene Operative’s performance and carrying out formal appraisals at least annually.
  • Acknowledge and take remedial action as deemed necessary by Hygiene Manager in respect of company hygiene audits and 3rd Party audits.
  • Manage the use of overtime and third-party agency staffing and control this in line with company policy.
  • Manage and challenge the use of water during nightshift Hygiene activities.
  • Be responsible for checking that finished hygiene standards comply with target standards.
  • Attend any meetings required for the running of the Hygiene Department.
  • Provide Management cover when required i.e. holidays.

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