Hygiene Officer -. People Performance Group

People Performance Group


uganda - Busunju full-time Closing date - 29/11/2019

Job Summary

Minimum qualification: Bachelors degree

Minimum years of experience: 5

Required languages: English,Luganda

Required IT skills: ,MS Office

Job Description

Our client, a company in the dairy industry is looking to recruit.

Immediate Supervisor: Plant Manager

1. Context :

Maintain factory hygiene standards to meet requirements all applicable food safety and hygiene legislation;

  • Food Hygiene (Wales) Regulation
  • The General Food Regulations

Comply with external certification standards

Meet requirements of all relevant Health & Safety and Environmental Legislation, including, but not limited to:

  • Health & Safet at Work Act 1974
  • The management of Health & Safety at Work Regulation 1999
  • COSHH Regulations 2002
  • Environmental Protection Act 1990
  • Waste management Regulations
  • Hazardous Waste

2. Main assignments


  • To ensure all aspects of the hygiene service are carried out and maintained to the required standard
  • To manage the hygiene budget and ensure all expenditure is authorised and recorded
  • To manage the ordering and stock control of hygiene consumables and chemicals
  • To maintain detailed cleaning instructions and schedules for every hygiene activity that meet the requirement s of BRC food safety standard
  • To be responsible for the effective delivery of site laundry service - to include the contracted external service and in-house laundry operations
  • Management of the pest control contract and overseeing the completion of all pest prevention actions to the required standards
  • Responsible for the cleaning of air handling, evaporators and high-risk air socks
  • To oversee the day to day running of the staff facilities including vending services, maintenance of stocks
  • To oversee the day to day running of the staff facilities including vending services, maintenace of stocks/consumables in staff canteen, staff washroom facilities and all associated equipment
  • To conduct compliance audits/inspections of internal hygiene standards and documentation
  • To manage the provision of hygiene chemicals, and dosing equipment on site - to include regular reviews with chemical supplier, periodic chemical dosing checks, maintenance of equipment and to oversee the safe storage, decant, transport and use of chemicals on site
  • To work with suppliers to obtain the most suitable and cost-effective equipment and consumbles and to effectively manage supplier non-conformance in a timely manner
  • To support the technical & QA team in obtaining water samples for testing and participating in microbiological investigations or projects to drive improvements in the site hygiene standards
  • To provide training and awareness for all hygiene and waste handling staff in all procedures relevantto their role

Waste/ Environment

  • To manage the segregation, storage and timely removal of all waste - recyclates, landfill, hazardous and confidential waste streams
  • To manage the waste budget
  • To manage the external waste contractors and ensure they operate in a legally compliant and safe manner at all times including retaining copies of all appropriate waste license and Duty of Care documentation
  • To ensure the external yard waste area is mainatained in a safe, controlled and hygienic manner at all times
  • To ensure all the waste operatives are appropriately trained and comply with all legal obligations associated with their role
  • To provide support in waste management compliance to the three remote transport depots

Health & Safety

  • Conduct  COSHH assessment, risk assessments and document safety systems of work for ll hygiene 
  • Ensure all hygiene and waste staff are trained and competent in all procedures relevant to their role
  • Maintain authorised persons lists for each piece of equipment as required
  • Conduct emergency response spill training for all relevant staff
  • Ensure all tasks are conducted in accordance with all legislative, company and site health & safety policies and ensure that all hazards, accidents/ incidents are reported and investigated in a timely manner
  • To ensure material safety data sheets for all chemicals used on site are maintained, updated reguraly and are accessible to all staff
  • To be an active member of the site Health & Safety Committee


  • To recruit, induct and develop competent emploees
  • Ensure all disciplinary incidents and staff absence are dealt with in a professional and timely manner and in accordance with the company human resource policies
  • To effectively communicate with all team members on a regular basis and provide opportunities for feedback and 2-way communication
  • To participate in projects as requested in order to drive continuous improvement
  • To provide key performance indicator data as required and comply with all internal and external audit requirements
  • Develop strong working relationships in order to drive continuous improvement in site standards
  • To actively comply with and enforce all relevant statutory, company and site policies and proceedures
  • To conduct employee Performance Development Reviews on a regular basis and establish training and development plans
  • To carry out any reasonable request of your line manager in order to meet the needs of the business

3. Accountabilities 

  • Planning the work of the on-site hygiene stff to drive continual improvements in hygiene standards 
  • Develop and audit hygiene schedules and work instructions to ensure all regulatory inspections and certification audits are passed
  • Develop and maintain robust waste segregation processes to drive a reduction in landfill waste 
  • Drive cost savings in hygiene and waste overheads to ensure annyal forecasts are achieved
  • Embed safety measures across all hygiene and waste handling activities to reduce accidents and lost time incident rate (LTIR)

Person Specification 

  • Acompetent professional with proven experience of managing and leading a hygiene team within a food manufacturing environment
  • Flexible approach to working and committed to occasional night shifts and weekend working 
  • Experience of working within a compliance/ standard driven environment 
  • Proven experience of driving improvements in site standards
  • Industry acumen and knowledge of cleaning systems and methodology
  • Experience of budget management and reporting
  • Experience of managing waste segregation and recycling services
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to engage and motivate staff and colleagues
  • Experience of conducting trainingnon a 1:1 basis or to small groups
  • PC literate 

5. Competencies

Growth, Client & Customer Satisfaction/ Quality of Services provided

Rigous management of results

Innovation and change

Leadership & People Management - leading for excellence

Brand Notoriety

How to Apply

Please send your CV and cover letter with 3 work related referees to the address and e-mail below. Applications may not exceed 2MBs. Email: application@ppg.co.ug

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