Food Safety & Sanitation Manager

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REPORTS TO: Hotel Director

The Gig:

The Food Safety & Sanitation Manager is responsible for the entire Sanitation Operation within the Hotel Department onboard.

They are responsible for carrying out shipboard hygiene and sanitation inspections in order to help achieve and maintain food and water safety onboard to minimize the risk of any food or water related illness and relevant communicable diseases.

The Food Safety & Sanitation Manager is a critical position to ensure the success of our Hotel Utility department that supports both Galley and Housekeeping operations.

What You’ll be Up to:

  • Responsible for the sanitation operation for all equipment and machinery within the Hotel department including but not limited to Galley outlets, Galley consumables and all work orders in all Galleys, Outlets and Crew dining areas.
  • Oversees the daily cleaning procedures and maintenance of all Galleys, Outlets, Bars and Crew dining areas ensuring compliance with company policies and the latest Health and Sanitation regulations (USPH) at all times.
  • Responsible for the implementation, regulation and monitoring of USPH standards onboard.
  • Provides training to F&B and Housekeeping staff in USPH practices.
  • Interacts with all department heads within Deck, Technical and Hotel onboard in relation to sanitation and hygiene onboard.
  • Reports significant public health issues to the Hotel Director, Executive Chef and nominated Public Officer ashore.
  • Prepares corrective action report following inspections in conjunction with the Food and Beverage Director and Senior Executive Chef.
  • Ensure that all waste produced and handled by the Hotel department complies with rules set by MARPOL and company SMS.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all cleaning supplies and consumables are used economically and wastage is minimized.
  • Ensure culinary team members work according to the standards set out by USPH and HACCP.
  • Responsible for the appearance and cleanliness of all Sanitation team members.
  • Reports to Technical department any defects or repairs that affect the daily operation in the galley and that potentially violate USPH and/or SMS requirements.
  • Implements work schedules for all cleaning team members taking into account ILO Work and Rest hours ensuring guidelines are adhered to.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Prepare appraisals for individuals under their remit in accordance with Virgin Voyages policies.
  • Attends passenger functions as required by Head of Department.
  • Partake in inspections, trainings and meetings as required by Head of Department.
  • Ensures that the set standards are kept and staff members work according to their respective job descriptions.

Super Powers Required:

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as Sanitation Officer onboard a Cruise ship or 4/5* hotel/resort.
  • Excellent organizational skills and able to juggle several operations in one go.
  • Demonstrated experience in motivating, leading and engaging a diverse workforce to increase synergy and improve productivity.
  • Passionate about people and able to handle guest complaints with a smile!
  • All certificates as required by the STCW code for this position.
  • Knowledge of Vessel Sanitation Program and USPH regulations and procedures.
  • Must be up to date in all matters of Environment and Safety related issues and have a knowledge of various public health regulations such as UK, Canada and Brazil.
  • Basic knowledge of HACCP rules and regulations.
  • Good command of the English Language


  • Assistant Food Safety & Sanitation Manager
  • Head Hotel Utility
  • Hotel Utility

What Matters to Us

At Virgin, your personality matters as much as how good you are at what you do. We want you to bring it to our hang out spot and help make the place even better. So, we won’t be surprised to hear that when people talk about you they say you are clever, on top of it, able to think ahead, intuitive, passionate and someone people respect and enjoy working with because you make things happen.

The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Management may, at its discretion, assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.” The duties and responsibilities in this job description may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.


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