The Role

Hain Daniels are currently recruiting for a Hygiene Manager at our Clitheroe site. In Clitheroe, we manufacture traditional hot puddings under our Farmhouse Fare brand, as well as our own private label puddings.


Reporting into the Site Technical Manager.
  • Creating, implementing and maintaining a cleaning strategy, through cleaning schedules, microbiological swabbing and improvement plans.
  • Creating, maintaining and training of CIC’s.
  • Liaising with Engineering, Operations and Planning Team to agree the weekly hygiene schedule.
  • Overseeing a team of Hygiene Operatives.
  • Ensuring training is completed and the skill level maintained within the team.
  • Management of team’s performance through hygiene KPI’s, with a clear and effective improvement plan.
  • Completing hygiene audits to drive improvement.
  • Involvement in key customer audits.
  • Responsible for managing chemical stocks and spend.
  • Making sure the hygiene team have the relevant tools for the job.
  • Manage hygiene sign offs including periodicals.
  • Communicating hygiene KPIs.

Key Responsibilities

Food Safety Culture
Support site initiatives to drive improvements and monitor the Food Safety Culture.
Health & Safety 
Liaise with the Health & Safety department to create safe working practices.
Follow Good Manufacturing Practice and observe all food hygiene and health & safety policies at all times.
Oversee the site’s COSHH systems and maintain safe working practices.
Managing chemical stock, hygiene equipment and PPE.
Carry out chemical and PPE stock takes.
Order chemicals and PPE as required to ensure chemicals are on site to carry out the cleaning as required.
Control chemical spend in line with the Technical budget.
People management
Lead, train and develop the hygiene team.
As required carry out recruitment of hygienists in line with Hain Daniels procedures.
Carry out Performance Reviews of the Hygiene Team in line with the Review schedule.
Make sure the Hygiene Team have the tools to carry out the job.
Ensure training is completed and the skill level maintained within the team.

What you will need for the role / what it will take

Education Level (i.e. Degree, Prof. Quals., etc)
Educated to HND / HNC or Degree Level desirable.
Years Experience (i.e. Relevant experience, Industry Experience, Management level experience, etc)
Extensive experience (5+ years) of managing and leading a hygiene team in a food manufacturing environment.

Key Capabilities and Characteristics (Interpersonal skills, specific competencies, specific skills, etc)
Awareness of food hygiene and health and safety requirements. 
Basic Food Hygiene qualification.
Chemical handling awareness.
Good at motivating and communicating to a team.
Positive team player.
Passion for hygiene.
Audit ability.
Computer and Systems literate.
Flexibility in working days / hours.

What can we offer you?

  • Competitive salary / rate of pay
  • 25 days annual leave, plus 8 Bank Holiday
  • Option to purchase additional annual leave
  • A day off work to support our charity partners
  • Flexible working options
  • Pension
  • Medical benefit as well as access to a 'Wellbeing' portal
  • And access to a HUB that offers many discounts from a range of suppliers and retailers

About Us

The Hain Daniels Group is one of the UK's leading food companies. We create food and drink products with natural goodness at their core. We're the business behind a host of household brands - Hartley's jams and jellies, Sun-Pat peanut butters, New Covent Garden Soup Co., Linda McCartney's meat free food, and Yorkshire Provender to name a few. Nearly half of our business is private label - we create quality freshly prepared fruit and juices, desserts, soups, sweet spreads and meat free products for our retail partners.
Our Vision
To make it easier for everyone to lead a healthier, balanced lifestyle. Without our great team of people, this vision couldn't be our reality.
Top Talent across the UK
Over our sites up and down the UK, we employ circa 1,200 people in roles within Production, Supply Chain, Product Development, Sales and Marketing, and through to our Finance, HR, IT and beyond. Each of our colleagues is vital to our continued success. That's why we target the best talent, and help to develop them through the ranks. In fact, almost a third of our vacancies were internal promotions and transfers last year.

Our Business behaviours

As a business we strive to promote from within and our underlying business behaviours really enable us to drive this strategic objective. We believe we can provide an opportunity for all individuals to grow and achieve with Hain Daniels through demonstrating core behaviours such as ambition & energy, collaborative working, honest communication, innovation, delivering excellent quality, embracing versatility and equality. 

If Hain Daniels sounds like the company you'd like to contribute your energy and enthusiasm towards, and come on an exciting journey with us, then we can't wait to hear from you!