Assistant Cheese Maker

Assistant Cheese Maker (no experience necessary!)

Alford, Lincolnshire

£12.00 – £13.00 per hour plus overtime (1.5X)

Do you want a role where you can feel passionate about the product and take pride in what you are producing? Are you a Production Operative, not afraid of a physical role, looking to work in an environment where everyone feels involved and part of a family business and culture. If so, our client, a multi award-winning artisan cheese producer, have an exciting opportunity to join their friendly cheese making team based near Alford in Lincolnshire. Full training will be provided to the successful candidate.

As an Assistant Cheese Maker you’ll assist in the production of one of Lincolnshire’s finest and best loved cheeses under the guidance of seasoned artisans.  You’ll get hands-on experience in every aspect of the cheese-making process.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the cheese-making process from start to finish.
  • Cleaning of machinery and equipment etc ensuring high levels of cleanliness and hygiene at all times
  • Maintain strict quality control standards to ensure that every batch meets our high expectations.
  • Attend farmers markets selling cheese, butter and milk from the farm.
  • This is a physical job that requires manual handling of heavy ingredients and cheeses throughout the manufacturing process.
  • Help in the packing intermittently.

Requirements

Along with a positive “can-do” attitude and a flexible approach you will also need the following:

  • Strong attention to detail and a commitment to excellence.
  • Willingness to learn and adapt in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.
  • Friendly, out-going personality with the ability to engage with customers at farmers markets.


No cheese making experience is required as full training will be provided. An ideal background may be in food production operations such as a Baker, Butcher, Production Operator, caterer or similar, although consideration will be given to a variety of backgrounds. The most important factor is willingness to learn and be passionate about your product.

Routine is typically 4 days per week (roughly 40 hours) with overtime at x1.5. Flexibility will be required as the rota varies and some weekend work will be required (typically 3 days/month).

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Office Manager/Senior Administrator

OFFICE MANAGER/SENIOR ADMINISTRATOR

ALFORD, LINCOLNSHIRE

£28K – £30K  Negotiable (DOE) plus o/t

Mon – Fri, 0830 – 17:00 (30 mins lunch)

Are you an experienced Office Manager seeking a role where your organisational prowess meets the charm of a family business?   Join our team as an Office Manager and immerse yourself in the delightful world of artisan cheesemaking.   Nestled within the heart of our own farm on the edge of the Wolds near Alford, we specialise in crafting exquisite cheeses from our own unpasteurised milk.  As part of our close-knit and inclusive team the Office Manager will play a vital role in ensuring the smooth operation of our office functions, supporting both our administrative needs and the passion-driven spirit that fuels our artisan endeavour ensuring customer satisfaction at all times. The role is very hands on so we are looking for someone who has a ‘can do’ attitude and is willing to turn their hand to anything.

Key Office Manager responsibilities:

  • Manage daily office and organise packing room and butter making  activities 
  • Act as the primary point of contact for customers and suppliers, addressing enquiries, and ensuring excellent service delivery
  • Maintain records, and documentation accurately and confidentially
  • Monitor and input financial transactions, ensuring accuracy 
  • Stock control and resultant liaising with suppliers to source equipment and materials across the business
  • Managing distribution of product via courier and palletised delivery companies
  • Manage website with support from our website provider
  • Assisting with farmers market planning and herd registration

Personal specification – Office Manager:

  • Proven experience in an administrative leadership role.
  • Strong background in business support and customer facing responsibilities
  • Experience of working with accounting systems (Sage) an advantage but not essential
  • Excellent in Microsoft applications especially excel/word
  • Strong organisational and time-management skills with a keen eye for detail
  • Exceptional communication, both written and verbal, and strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritise effectively


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