Hygiene Team Leader

Internal Job Description

Hygiene Section Leader – Evenings

Proud to deliver high quality products and develop a high-quality career


Competitive salary

Based in Tilmanstone 

4 on 2 off, 3.00pm-11.00pm

Highly competitive reward package including life insurance, 25 days holiday, staff shop, MyBargains discount platform.                



Why join us?


We're proud to offer you a career with a global leader in the fresh prepared food industry. We're proud to give everyone the opportunity and support to develop and progress their career. To nurture talent, fuel ambition and work with resilience and purpose to achieve the highest possible standards. 


What we do.


In our Tilmanstone Salads site we produce first class Salad's products including leafy salad bags, leafy salad bowls, takeaway salad meals, prepared vegetables & side dishes for one of our most prestigious customers in our state-of-the-art-factory. 



About the role. 


We are looking for a Hygiene Section Leader to manage a section of the factory, reporting into the Hygiene Manager.


Job Accountabilities

  • Health & Safety: Lead by example by ensuring established standards of hygiene, quality and safety are met. Ensure that team members are wearing correct PPE. 
  • Performance Management: Manage performance and attendance of the team including absence management, return to work procedures, disciplinaries, etc.  
  • Quality Standards: Ensure shift audits are carried out daily; report deviations from acceptable standards during shift handovers.  
  • Continuous Improvement: Ensure delivery of agreed KPIs within the area through the team. Identify resource requirements and escalate to Hygiene Managers.  
  • Responsible for managing a team: Team communication, training, recruitment, coaching and online supervision, including RTWs. 


About you


 To be successful in this role you will need:

  • To be a positive and motivated team player that possesses strong leadership skills. The role requires you to pay attention to detail. Ideally you will have previous experience working within food manufacturing in a leadership role.
  • Strong people management and development skills, with the ability to lead by example with the highest level of attendance and timekeeping.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize and to work in a fast paced and highly pressurized environment.
  • Good computer skills with app-based performance monitoring systems
  • Familiarity with food manufacturing environments


What you'll receive.


As an equal opportunity employer, we're committed to providing a safe and rewarding environment for you to thrive in. This is why we work hard to deliver benefits, rewards and wellbeing offerings that are important to you. 


You'll enjoy:


  • A stakeholder pension scheme 
  • Personal accident Insurance 
  • Free independent mortgage advice 
  • Employee assistance programme 
  • A range of voluntary benefits  
  • Holiday purchase scheme 
  • Additional life assurance 
  • Dental & hospital cash plans 
  • Discounted tutoring for children 
  • Access to financial learning tools 
  • Affordable loans via your salary 
  • Proud to be and loyal service awards 
  • Plus, a commitment to your wellbeing that includes emotional, physical and financial support services delivered by our fantastic team of wellbeing champions 


Proud to be Bakkavor We’re proud to be the market leader in the UK fresh prepared food industry. We’re proud to supply meals, salads, desserts, pizza and bread to leading grocery retailers including Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose. We’re driven by the hard work and passion of our people and are delighted to offer a wide range of careers across our business – come and join our dedicated Bakkavor team! 




We are the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, and our presence in the US and China positions the Group well in these high-growth markets. We leverage our consumer insight and scale to provide innovative food that offers quality, choice, convenience, and freshness. Around 18,000 colleagues operate from 44 sites across our three markets supplying a portfolio of over 3,000 products across meals, pizza & bread, salads and desserts to leading grocery retailers in the UK and US, and international food brands in China.


Category:  Hygiene

Tilmanstone, GB, CT15 4NL

Date:  1 Jul 2024
Req ID:  18831