Location: Buckfastleigh
Contract: Permanent - Full Time
Hours: 39 hours per week
Salary: £9.88 per hour

Butchery Operative

Department: Butchery
Closing date: Saturday 23rd October 2021

Work with us at Riverford and join a thriving employee-owned business

  • Be part of a friendly, inclusive butchery team
  • Grow with us – we’re proud to offer a bucketload of training and development opportunities to support your chosen career path
  • We’ll give you an abundance of free organic fruit an veg, an annual tax-free ‘co-owner’ bonus, and a bounty of benefits
  • Realistic 2-3 hours overtime at time and a half each week

More than just a veg box….

Riverford are mad about organic veg. It’s at the core of everything we do. We love to grow it, pack it into boxes, and deliver it to around 90,000 homes across the UK every week.

This takes loads of brilliant people – and working here makes you a ‘co-owner’, since Riverford is employee owned. Success means much more than just profits; we want this to be a place people enjoy coming to work, and a business our co-owners feel proud of!

In 2021, we were delighted to be awarded two-star Best Companies accreditation, recognising Riverford as an ‘outstanding’ place to work.  

What you’ll be doing…

Although better known for our veg, Riverford has its own butchery, and delivers organic meat to homes around the country. Our meat is organic, British, meticulously sourced, properly hung, and carefully butchered, for the very best quality and flavour.

We produce over 25,000 packs of meat a week! You’ll be working in our butchery and packing teams, putting together meat boxes ready to go out to customers. Recycling is really important to us; you will also play a part in checking the packaging returned by our customers, making sure it’s in tip top condition to be used again.

You will need the aptitude and enthusiasm to learn and progress; if you have that, and are willing to work hard, we can offer you the chance to learn about meat production and earn more. You will be working in a cold environment, but we’ll kit you out in some top quality, comfy PPE to make sure you stay warm and toasty!

  • Butchery Team Member £9.88 per hour
  • Skilled Butchery Team Member £10.28 per hour


What are the hours?

6am – 3pm (roughly), Sunday – Thursday

This is a permanent contract, 39 hours a week. Based out of Dean Court, Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 0LT  

Co-owner benefits

Riverford is a beautiful place to work, with lots of great people – and other perks too. Some of our benefits include: 33 days holiday pro rata (including bank holidays), generous company pension scheme, annual profit share (10% of all our profits are split equally between all co-owners), free organic fruit and veg, time and half on bank holidays, and free parking.



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Need help?

help@riverford.co.uk or call reception on 01803 227220 Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm.