Production Assistant

Village Maid Cheese Ltd produce four award-winning artisan cheeses with milk from local, family-owned farms.

We’re looking for a Production Assistant as we approach an exciting time of growth and development within the company. Working in the dairy under the supervision of the Production Manager, you will be involved in the preparation and production of making the cheese. You will monitor the maturation of the cheese and also be involved in processing orders for customer collections. General duties will involve washing up, cleaning, and making sure everything is in order for the cheesemaking process.

The role we are recruiting for will initially be Monday – Thursday, aiming to increase to full-time by October 2019. There will be a 3 month probation period at the start of the employment.

The successful candidate will have a keen interest in cheesemaking & food science as well as a knowledge of compliance with modern food safety & hygiene systems. This person will need to be extremely detail oriented, a self-starter and a motivating team-player with a positive attitude. This role will involve elements of people-management therefore strong communication and leadership skills are necessary. You must be able to drive to work for this role.

Previous experience in a similar environment would be ideal but isn’t necessary as full training will be given, however attention to detail and a willingness to learn is essential.

Cheesemaking is a physical, hands-on job that will suit an individual who enjoys being physically active at work.

If this sounds like an opportunity you’d be interested in, please email through your CV and covering letter to the address below.