Cleaning Team Leader

Posted Date 1 week ago(26/09/2023 11:52)
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Hygiene Team Leader 

Kinnerton Confectionery - Sherburn in Elmet


Monday to Friday - 08:30 - 16:30

Salary: £27,300


Here at Kinnerton we are looking for a Hygiene Team Leader who will be responsible for ensuring the site is always cleaned to the highest standards; achieving or exceeding customer expectations.

You will work with a team of Hygiene Operatives to drive a continuous improvement whilst striving for best practice and compliance to retailer Codes of Practice.

The Hygiene Team leader will work closely with the production staff, planning and the QA team.


  • Responsible for the day-to-day coordination of Hygiene activities and reporting all findings.
  • To plan daily/weekly/monthly cleaning schedules and ensure they are completed correctly
  • Managing the development of the Hygiene team by coaching and training them.
  • To work closely with Production and Technical to ensure seamless interaction.
  • To prepare for site Audits (internal and external), ensuring the site conforms to all hygiene aspects.
  • To provide monthly and weekly management reporting information.
  • To ensure that hygiene consumables are controlled, and stocks are managed effectively.
  • To perform COP reviews for all hygiene retailer requirements.
  • To review the hygiene system frequently and update CIC Cards, schedules, and procedures as required.
  • To monitor deep cleaning and ensure all cleans are signed off sufficiently.
  • To always ensure sufficient cover.


  • Good level of English and Maths (GCSE or equivalent) Grade C or above or completion of Advanced Core Competency testing.
  • Hygiene Qualification
  • Level 3 Food Hygiene qualification (or equivalent)
  • Level 3 Health and Safety qualification (or equivalent)
  • An understanding of pest control and completion of a training course in this area
  • Previous Supervisory/team-leading experience in hygiene in a Food Manufacturing environment
  • Good understanding of hygiene best practice
  • Working knowledge of key supplier hygiene standards
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages (word, excel, outlook and PowerPoint)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience in training others/coaching and the ability to confirm understanding when managing staff.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to demonstrate clear leadership with excellent management skills and the ability to motivate and manage a team.

Rewards Benefits

  • Attractive company Pension scheme and life assurance scheme at x4 basic 

  • Company paid Health Care Cash Plan via Paycare plus access to Paycare Perks for high street and retailer discounts  

  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays

  • Holiday purchase scheme – purchase an additional 5 days leave per year 

  • Charity fundraising and team events 

  • One additional day paid leave for charity/community work

  • Discounts via our staff shops

  • Employee values wards

  • Referral bonus vouchers

  • Training and development opportunities 

  • Bespoke training for new factory workers 

  • Free parking at all manufacturing sites/ offices or access to company paid parking permit local to the Fakenham site

  • Excellent facilities, canteen etc

  • Ongoing commitment to our ESG strategy – protecting out people, communities and our planet

  • Access to Grocery Aid charity support  













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