Full time assistant cheesemaker required to join our small multi award-winning artisan goats cheese business based on the Earth Trust farm near Wallingford, Oxfordshire (www.nortonandyarrow.co.uk). We are a friendly, family owned organisation with our own herd of pedigree goats also kept on the site, and you will be joining a small team of other full and part time employees. Full training is provided and we are open minded about what experience may be relevant to the role.
Duties will include:
assisting with all aspects of the cheese making process, including starting makes, ladelling curd, moulding and salting cheeses;
cleaning and preparing equipment;
turning and caring for cheese during ageing;
packing and wrapping;
general cleaning of the cheese making equipment and premises.
Essential qualities in the successful candidate:
keen attention to detail;
ability to both follow instructions carefully and use your own initiative;
meticulous standards of cleanliness and hygiene;
interest in understanding the process of cheese making;
willingness to learn and undertake training;
physical ability to stand throughout shifts and undertake physical work such as lifting and cleaning.
Experience working in an environment such as catering/ food preparation or cleaning (domestic or commercial) would be relevant although not essential. Some regular weekend work will be part of the shift pattern. Salary is £12 per hour (£24950 annual). We welcome any questions from prospective candidates.
Please apply via a CV and covering letter by 25th Jan 2020 (early applications welcomed). All applications and queries to be directed to Fraser and Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org