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Murdoch Butchers was established 1916 and more than 100 years on we're still going strong! Our team of butchers, bakers, cooks, shop assistants and support staff maintain the standards and reputation of the award-winning meat products and pies we produce.

At various times we have job and career opportunities for enthusiastic, dependable and hard-working local people to join our team. Find out more about our current job vacancies at Murdoch Butchers in Forres, Moray below. More about the Murdoch Butchers story here. 

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Vacancies Posted: 8 December 2023

Butchery Manufacturing Operative (Full/Part Time)

  • Full Time: Average 35-40 Hours per week

  • Part Time: Up to 20 Hours

  • Between Hours of 7am - 4pm MONDAY TO FRIDAY

Murdoch's is looking to recruit reliable and organised individuals to take on the manufacturing and production roles within our butchery. Working within the shop butchery team your main role will be working on the manufacture of award-winning meat products. Murdoch's makes and supplies award-winning sausages, burgers, bacon and other fresh meat products to our high street butcher shop, convenience stores and supermarkets across Scotland, as well as for online UK distribution. Murdoch Butchers is certified by SALSA, operating to the highest food standards set out for small businesses.

Job Summary

We are looking for someone who can work well within a small production team. You will have good numeracy skills and be capable of following strict recipes, maintaining excellent quality standards and have good attention to detail. You will be motivated and enthusiastic, demonstrating good time-management and organisational skills You will have basic computing skills for printing labels and record-keeping

Attributes

Previous experience of working in a food production environment is desirable but not essential. We are looking for people who can follow procedures and instructions. (Full training will be given). -Some previous butchery/knife skills would be of benefit, but full training will be given to a candidate who displays a keen and enthusiastic attitude. - Current food hygiene certification would be advantageous.

Desirable Experience

As part of the butchery manufacturing team you will be responsible for following recipes and preparing the fresh meat for the production of sausages, burgers, bacon and other meat products. (Full Time) - You'll be involved in the whole production process from preparation to packaging and dispatch. (Part Time) - You would be considered for any aspect of production to dispatch process. Butchery manufacture involves manual/heavy lifting, organising of ingredients, operating and cleaning of machinery and workspaces. You will be working within the butchery team to ensure all daily production tasks are carried out. Once fully trained you will be responsible for organising of ingredients, following strict production processes, maintaining quality standards, stock rotation, packaging and labelling for dispatch together with all necessary documentation and record-keeping.

Role Description

As a Butchery Manufacturing Operative you will be on an hourly rate depending on experience (at or above minimum wage) confirmed following a successful fully paid four week work trial. During the work trial you will be paid at basic rate (again, depending on experience) and given full induction training. - Your rate will be formally reviewed/agreed after successful completion of training. - Statutory 28 days annual holiday (pro-rata based on hours accrued) includes Christmas Day/New Year's Day. - Hours can vary depending on demand (average  Full Time 35 - 40 hours per week over the year) Monday to Friday, between 7am - 4pm. Part Time hours may be regular and flexible.

Salary, Working Hours & Holidays

Career progression opportunities for supervisory and management positions. We can also support keen and enthusiastic applicants to obtain formal qualifications (SVQ Levels 2-7) in Meat and Meat Processing as a member of Scottish Craft Butchers. -

Opportunities

Butchery Manufacturing Operative

Bakery /Kitchen Manufacturing Operative
(Full/Part Time)

Bakery / Kitchen Manufacturig Operative
  • Full Time: Average 35-40 Hours per week

  • Part Time: Up to 20 Hours

  • Between Hours of 7am - 4pm MONDAY TO FRIDAY

Job Summary

Murdoch's is looking to recruit reliable and organised individuals to take on the manufacturing and production roles within our bakery / kitchen. Working within the bakery and ready-to-eat food team your main role will be working on the manufacture of award-winning pies and ready-to-eat products. Murdoch's makes and supplies award-winning pies, pastries, cooked meats, readymeals and coleslaw to our high street butcher shop, convenience stores and supermarkets across Scotland, as well as for online UK distribution. Murdoch Butchers is certified by SALSA, operating to the highest food standards set out for small businesses.

As part of the bakery team you will be responsible for following recipes and preparing ingredients for the production of pies, cooked meats, micro meals and coleslaw. (Full Time) - You'll be involved in the whole production process from preparation to packaging and dispatch. (Part Time) - You would be considered for any aspect of production to dispatch process. Bakery manufacture involves manual/heavy lifting, organising of ingredients, operating and cleaning of machinery, ovens, utensils, equipment and workspaces. You will be working within the bakery team to ensure all daily production tasks are carried out. Once fully trained you will be responsible for organising of ingredients, following strict production processes, maintaining quality standards, stock rotation, packaging and labelling for dispatch, together with all necessary record-keeping.

Role Description

We are looking for someone who can work well within a small production team. You will have good numeracy skills and be capable of following strict recipes, maintaining excellent quality standards and have good attention to detail. You will be motivated and enthusiastic, demonstrating good time-management and organisational skills You will have basic computing skills for printing labels and record-keeping

Attributes

Previous experience of working in a busy kitchen, canteen or food production environment is desirable but not essential. We are looking for people who can follow procedures and instructions. (Full training will be given). - Current food hygiene certification would be advantageous.

Desirable Experience

As a Bakery/Kitchen Manufacturing Operative you will be on an hourly rate depending on experience (at or above minimum wage) confirmed following a successful fully paid four week work trial. During the work trial you will be paid at basic rate (again, depending on experience) and given full induction training. - Your rate will be formally reviewed/agreed after successful completion of training. - Statutory 28 days annual holiday (pro-rata based on hours accrued) includes Christmas Day/New Year's Day. - Hours can vary depending on demand (average  Full Time 35 - 40 hours per week over the year) Monday to Friday, between 7am - 4pm. Part Time hours may be regular and flexible.

Salary, Working Hours & Holidays

Career progression opportunities for supervisory and management positions.

Opportunities

Butcher or Butchery Trainee (Full/Part Time)

Butcher or Butchery Trainee
  • Full Time: Average 35-40 Hours per week

  • Part Time: Up to 20 Hours

  • Between Hours of 7am - 4pm MONDAY TO FRIDAY

Job Summary

Murdoch's is looking to recruit either a qualified Butcher or a keen Butchery Trainee to work within the shop butchery team. Your main role will be working on the preparation and manufacture of award-winning meat products. As well as producing traditional butchery meat cuts for our High Street shop Murdoch's makes and supplies award-winning sausages, burgers, bacon and other fresh meat products to convenience stores and supermarkets across Scotland, as well as for online UK distribution. Murdoch Butchers is certified by SALSA, operating to the highest food standards set out for small businesses.

As part of the butchery manufacturing team you will be responsible for butchering meat, the preparation of meat cuts and products, following recipes and preparing the fresh meat for the production of sausages, burgers, bacon and other meat products like haggis and black-pudding. (Full Time) - You could be involved in the whole production process from preparation to packaging and dispatch. (Part Time) - You would be considered for any aspect of fresh meat production from intake to labelling and dispatch. Butchery involves handling of carcass meat on the bone, cutting and knif skills, manual/heavy lifting, organising of ingredients, operating and cleaning of machinery and workspaces. You will be working within the butchery team to ensure all daily production tasks are carried out. Once fully trained you will be responsible for organising of ingredients, following strict production processes, maintaining quality standards, stock rotation, packaging and labelling for dispatch together with all necessary documentation and record-keeping.

Role Description

We are looking for someone who can work well within a small production team. You will have good numeracy skills and be capable of following strict recipes, maintaining excellent quality standards and have good attention to detail. You will be motivated and enthusiastic, demonstrating good time-management and organisational skills You will have basic computing skills for printing labels and record-keeping

Attributes

Desirable Experience

Previous experience of working in food production environment is desirable but not essential. We are looking for people who can follow procedures and instructions. (Full training will be given). Some previous butchery/knife skills would be of benefit, but full training will be given to a candidate who displays a keen and enthusiastic attitude. Current food hygiene certification would be advantageous.

As a Butcher or Butchery Trainee you will be on an hourly rate depending on experience (at or above minimum wage) confirmed following a successful fully paid four week work trial. During the work trial you will be paid at basic rate (again, depending on experience) and given full induction training. - Your rate will be formally reviewed/agreed after successful completion of training. - Statutory 28 days annual holiday (pro-rata based on hours accrued) includes Christmas Day/New Year's Day. - Hours can vary depending on demand (average  Full Time 35 - 40 hours per week over the year) Monday to Friday, between 7am - 4pm. Part Time hours may be regular and flexible.

Salary, Working Hours & Holidays

Career progression oppportunities for supervisory and management positions. We can also support keen and enthusiastic applicants to obtain formal qualifications (SVQ Levels 2-7) in Meat and Meat Processing as a member of Scottish Craft Butchers. -

Opportunities

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