Job Purpose

As Butcher you will be responsible for ensuring Finnebrogue supplies all butchery orders on time, in full to the required quality standards.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead, make decisions, organise packers where and when needed, work with your manager with regards to staffing issues.
  • Working closely with management in forecasting, process improvement, identifying cost saving methods and all aspects of quality, health & safety and Food hygiene.
  • Ensure all products conform to food safety legislation and meet customers’ requirements.
  • Order Fulfilment
  • Quality Standards
  • Technical Paperwork
  • Cuts, trims, bones, ties, and grinds meats, using butcher’s cutlery and powered equipment, such as electric grinder and bandsaw, to portion and prepare meat in cooking form: Cuts, trims, and bones carcass sections or prime cuts, using knives, meat saw, cleaver, and bandsaw, to reduce to cooking cuts, such as roasts, steaks, stew cubes, and grinding meat.
  • De-boning and packing
  • Production reporting
  • Yield & Giveaway management

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required


  • A minimum of 1 years’ experience in a butchery or meat carving role
  • Have a strong knowledge of food safety and health and safety requirements
  • A hardworking and flexible approach


  • Formal butchery qualification
  • Health and Safety / First Aid related qualification
  • Understanding of major retailer requirements
  • Experience of management and control of short shelf life foods
  • Experience gained in the use of word processing & spreadsheets