27 Apr 2018

Full time wholesale butcher vacancy

A fantastic opportunity has arisen within Etherington’s wholesale butchery department.  The role would suit an enthusiastic individual already in the industry, looking to realise their potential and further a career as a butcher. The successful candidate would benefit from continued training and structured learning.

Working in a close-knit team in our purpose build meat cutting factory, you will have butchery experience, possess good knife skills and be able to demonstrate core butcher techniques, including: boning, jointing and portion control.

Duties will include (but not be limited to): –

  • Butchery of all common types of meat (beef, lamb, pork, chicken) in carcass and part processed form into products for wholesale.
  • Producing processed products (mince, burgers, sausages) using butchery machinery.
  • Hygiene: adhering to strict hygiene procedures to ensure the facility is maintained to the highest standards.
  • Associated butchery tasks including, receiving stock into the facility and boxing & labelling customer orders.

The role is demanding, and the candidate will need to be physically fit. Working a yearly average of 42hrs over 6 days a week paid by the hour enhancements for unsociable hours between 10pm – 6am 4.00am/ 6.00am start finishing at 2.30pm or when work is complete, Saturday 9 am to finish.

The successful candidate must have a strong work ethic, demonstrate care and attention to detail in their work and must be flexible in their approach to the role and hours of work.

Experience & Qualifications


Good secondary education

Food Hygiene Certificates


Proven Track Record of Experience

Experience of a largescale meat cutting operation

Knowledgeable about different meat cuts

Good Interpersonal kills

Good sense of humour

Clean and smart appearance.


Butchery Qualification NVQ or City & Guides

To apply, download an application form here.


This job description is not a complete list of duties. The post holder will be expected to carry out any reasonable tasks that are requested and will be subject to review and amendment in view of changing circumstances. The duties of the post are subject to review in conjunction with the post holder.


Brian Etherington Meats has a No Smoking policy.

Brian Etherington Meats premises are considered as non-smoking zones, other than designated smoking areas


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Brian Etherington Meats is an equal opportunity employer. The aim of the policy is to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, marital status, handicap, religion, creed, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origins or social background, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.


All staff are expected to follow Trust Policies and Procedures relating to the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974.This job entails the manual handling of loads; the post holders attention is drawn to local risk assessments and procedures regarding the correct handling of such loads.