Sheppy’s House of Cider and Fine Food
Sheppy’s House of Cider was developed in 2017 as a visitor attraction including farm shop, cafe, restaurant and bar. It is establishing its position as Somerset’s premier cider destination, serving tourists and locals alike with a first class experience in all public areas, based on a high level of customer care and attention to detail.
The facility is open seven days a week including Bank Holidays.
Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day.
This post is for 40 hours per week spread over 5 days on a rota basis, including weekends and Bank Holidays. It is ideal for an experienced butcher with an understanding of traditional breeds and traditional butchery style, who has enthusiasm to build up the department who can work alone with occasional support from shop staff at busy times.
We are looking for:
A cheerful and enthusiastic team player who has the following personal qualities:
Excellent inter-personal skills
High standards of presentation personally and in all areas of work
A delightful manner with customers and colleagues alike
Ideas and enthusiasm
A passion for butchery and building up the butchery department based on home-bred lamb and Longhorn beef
The successful applicant will have:
Considerable (at least 3 years) butchery experience across all standard carcasses
The ability to manage a small butchery single handedly
A flair for counter presentation
To manage his/her time effectively
To liaise with the Head Chef to manage and minimise waste
High standards in everything (cleanliness, records, presentation etc)
Enthusiasm to grow and develop a good loyal customer base
Ability and willingness to exceed customer expectations
To make every effort to find trade accounts
To effectively negotiate prices with suppliers and customers
A full clean driving licence
To meet and manage all legally or internally required procedures
A good understanding of costings and margin calculations
Two good quality references relating to previous employment, attendance, honesty and personality
The post requires you to:
Put customers first and make yourself part of their memorable visit to Sheppy’s Cider
Encourage your colleagues by example to maximise the customer experience and sales
Observe and implement good health and safety and security practices
Work tidily and cleanly behind the scenes and when in public view
Be responsible for complying with COSHH, health and safety and HACCP regulations in the butchery
Ensure the butchery is adequately stocked, while avoiding waste
Ensure counter displays are always attractive and interesting
Be creative with butchery products to maximise seasonal sales opportunities
Liaise with the livestock manager about when a bullock is needed/ready for the butchery
Ensure that good cleanliness and hygiene are maintained in the butchery, with appropriate record keeping
Check in all deliveries, price check them and match them with orders
Be responsible for all ordering, pricing and managing margins
Work co-operatively with the House of Cider Manager, Chef and Farmshop Manager on a daily basis.
Work co-operatively with colleagues across all departments in the management and planning of special events
Carry out any other tasks within your ability as requested by senior staff
Support and training will be given in all areas required.
The post-holder will report to the House of Cider Manager.
You will receive:
On site free parking
20% staff discount on shop products, meals on duty and meals with a family member or friend (no more than one guest).
Enrolment in a pension Scheme with Royal London after a period of three months’ employment.
Terms of Employment:
Employer: Sheppy’s Cider Ltd
Hours of work: The post will be over 5 days a week, which will include weekends and may include occasional evenings for special events
Probation: 5 months
Salary Range: Salary will depend on experience
Holiday: 28 days per annum, including Bank Holidays
Start date: As soon as possible
Staffing – Job Description – Butchery Manager (Amended August 2021)