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Vacancy details

Ref BTR-12
Vacancy Experienced Butcher
Category Full Time
Location East Kilbride
Closing Date Open Vacancy

At Scotbeef Ltd, we are a family-owned business with more than 100 years of experience in supplying high-quality meat products to the UK retail sector, foodservice, and export markets. Our company was founded in 1920 and is now run by the 4th generation of the Galloway family.

We have a fantastic opportunity at our site in East Kilbride for an experienced Butcher to join our expanding team.

The main purpose of this role is to provide factory-ready meat products in accordance with company standards and national law. You will produce meat products to the highest quality standards, whilst complying with all company operating requirements, especially in respect of quality; health & safety; environment & ethics; animal welfare; traceability; product integrity; labelling and company personal & food hygiene rules.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Cut, trim and prepare animal material to specified standards for relevant stage in production process e.g. saw/split/scribe carcasses, and preparing specific meat cuts.
  • Remove bones and cut meat into standard cuts in preparation for market.
  • Follow traceability process and ensure product & labelling integrity at all times.
  • Drive and deliver necessary processing efficiency through consistent and correct equipment operation.
  • Keep and maintain appropriate records as required.
  • Ensure own familiarity and compliance with company policies and procedures, standards of operation and safe operating procedures
  • Ensure consistent and timely attendance at work.
  • Provide flexibility to meet company operating requirements.
  • Provide pro- and re-active support, verbally and via written communication to team members, supervisors and managers.

Skills Required:

  • A minimum of 2 years Butchery experience.
  • Relevant Butchery qualification (desirable).
  • Previous knife skills required preferably on a pace line.
  • Speaking, writing and understanding basic spoken and written English language. (This is an essential health & safety, traceability and quality control requirement which will be tested as part of the recruitment process).
  • Attentive to detail.
  • Understanding of legislative and company meat processing standards.
  • Working in a chilled environment.
  • Flexible, adaptable and keen to learn.
  • Learning and implementing new information quickly.
  • Strong team collaborator.
  • Accreditation Food Hygiene equivalent at minimum level 2 or willing to work towards.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Canteen
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted or free food
  • Free parking
  • Health & wellbeing programme


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday


  • Butchering: 2 years (preferred)

Ability to Commute:

  • East Kilbride (required)

Work Location: In person