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Part-Time Production Assistant

Block & Bottle is the UK’s first dedicated butchery and craft beer shop located in Gateshead. We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our small team as a production assistant. We are obsessive about good quality meat and beer, and in order to be considered for this role you must share our passion!
All our meat is free range and is sourced as locally as possible, from Durham and North Yorkshire with the majority being rare breeds. We buy in whole carcass and break it down on site as well as making our own sausages, burgers and bacon from scratch. We also have a second company called Meat Salt Smoke where we produce a range of charcuterie, salami and cured produce.
We need someone to join our team to help us on both the beer and meat sides – helping us produce the huge range of products for Block & Bottle and Meat Salt Smoke, serving customers and (if you hold a driving license) helping to deliver orders.

We want someone who is enthusiastic, clean and tidy, doesn’t get flustered under pressure, is able to follow recipes and direction, uses their initiative and who loves great food and drink.
You must be able to demonstrate you have right to work in the UK. Previous experience for this role is not necessarily required and you do not need to be 18. If you are aged 16 to 18 you would not be expected to demonstrate any knowledge or understanding about beer.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of mixes and seasonings

  • Preparation of charcuterie products

  • Making Sausages and Salami

  • Slicing and packing produce

  • Set up of cabinet displays

  • Serving customers

  • Cleaning and maintaining our high standards for the shop and food prep areas.

Skills and competencies required

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Good Maths and English

  • Strong communication

  • Excellent customer service

  • Basic knife skills (desirable)

  • Driving License (desirable)

The successful candidate will report to Steven, Katie and Joel, and will learn butchery under the guidance of Steven and Joel.

This job is for a 22.5-hour a week position to start with. Over the Christmas period you will be required to work more hours and days as needed, and every day the week before Christmas.

The wage for this job is £8.50 per hour with paid holidays and a pension scheme.

How to apply
Please email your CV and a covering letter to Katie and Steven via hello@blocknbottle.com. We are looking to hire someone asap, so don’t miss out - apply today!