29 Aug 2019
26 Sep 2019
Candidate Services
Contract Type

A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd is the 44th largest privately-owned business in the UK. This forward-thinking family-owned business began life in 1917 as a counter-service grocery store, and has grown from these humble beginnings into a company that now employs more than 7,800 people with a turnover of £1.1 billion. 

A.F. Blakemore has always been committed to developing a loyal and dedicated workforce that is focused upon excellent customer service and behaving with honesty and integrity. The company has always strived to build partnerships with suppliers and trade partners while never underestimating the role that it plays within the communities it serves. 

Position: Butcher 
Location: Fresh Foods Hilton Cross, West Midlands, Unit 5 Hilton Cross Business Park, Cannock Road, Featherstone, South Staffordshire, WV10 7QZ 
Job type: Full Time, Permanent 
Hours: 40 hours per week various shift patterns between 5:00 - 13:00 
Salary: £Competitive 
Benefits: Staff Discount, Company Pension Scheme, Company Sick Pay Scheme, Additional Holidays, Long Service Awards, Cycle to Work Scheme, Life Cover, Employee Volunteering opportunities 

Closing date: September 29th, 2019 

About the role: 

We have an exciting opportunity for a Butcher to work as part of the team at Hilton Cross accurately receiving, processing and assembling meat products to customer requirements. 


- Checking and recording of all goods received and the immediate transfer to the correct temperature-controlled storage area 
- Checking all products for quality 
- Ensuring all critical control points are monitored in accordance with the company HACCP plan 
- Adhering to stock rotational procedures at all times 
- The accurate cutting, packing and labelling of all products 
- The accurate assembly of customers’ orders 
- Ensuring that all approved methods and systems with regard to food handling / hygiene are adhered to within the department, in order to prevent contamination / spoilage of product 
- Control of unauthorised personnel within the department 
- Maintaining the highest levels of both general and personal cleanliness 

About you: 

- Basic education (numeracy and literacy) 
- Food Hygiene Certification is preferred 
- Health and Safety qualification is preferred 
- Awareness of BRC standards and audit requirements and a commitment to self-development to ensure compliance 
- Good knowledge and experience of working with meat products 
- Previous demonstrable experience of compliance with relevant practice and regulations/legalities in relation to meat including Health & Safety, temperature controls and HACCP 
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to build strong working relationships, influence, negotiate and persuade 
- Demonstrable presentation skills are a must 

You may have experience of the following: Butcher, Retail, Wholesale, Fresh Meat, Grocer, FMCG, Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Meat, Food Hygiene, Poultry, Butchery, Customer Service, Merchandising, Meat Wholesaler, Catering, Food Safety, etc. 

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