Hygiene Operative


At The Compleat Food Group we’re on a mission to create tasty food that’s better for people and the planet, we call it ‘Food to Feel Good’.

Our fantastic people are what make this possible. They are passionate about creating delicious products for UK consumers, leading retailers and our exciting, market leading brands.

When you work at The Compleat Food Group you’ll become part of a diverse, friendly team who take pride in the food they produce and have fun doing it. And, when you’re ready to take the next step, we’ll give you all the support you need to build your skills and progress to the next stage of your career.

Job Purpose

This role will be responsible for cleaning specific food manufacturing equipment and food production areas, in line with the company’s standards.

Key Accountabilities

  • Ensure all cleaning tasks are carried out following standard operating procedures in line with the Cleaning Instruction Card (CIC) and cleaning schedule
  • Follow the Health and Safety procedures, including wearing provided PPE and ensure all potential hazards are observed and reported, taking care of own and colleagues safety
  • Follow the company processes and site operating procedures in relation to food safety, hygiene, allergen control and maintain good manufacturing practices (GMP) throughout the shift
  • Follow the clean as you go policy and maintain high standards of personal hygiene 
  • Use and maintain all equipment in a correct manner and report any machine/equipment issues immediately
  • Complete and submit any documentation accurately and in a timely manner to ensure traceability is maintained
  • Minimise the environmental impact by following the company waste disposal procedures
  • Ensure any equipment which is dismantled, is correctly and efficiently re-assembled ready for the next production run
  • Report any anomalies and non – conformance to Supervisor/Manager
  • Assist in day to day operation and provide cover and support to other operatives if necessary
  • You may be assigned to other tasks and you will be expected to perform any reasonable requests as requested


  • Onsite parking available – good transport network for bus and tram users
  • Long service awards
  • 2 Volunteering days a year
  • Company pension
  • Free company products
  • Training & Development


The right candidate will ideally have previous food hygiene experience, or a background from food manufacturing and has the ability and enthusiasm to learn on the job in a fast paced sector of the industry



  • Hygiene and Chemical Awareness (preferable)
  • Level 1/2 HACCP (preferable)
  • ESOL Entry 2 or equivalent (preferable)


Key Skills:

  • Ability to follow safe working practices and instructions
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritise workload 
  • Attention to details and accuracy
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Work well under time pressure