Location: Buckfastleigh
Contract: Permanent - Full Time
Hours: 39 hours a week usually Sunday to Thursday. Typica
Salary: £13-£14 per hour, depending on experience

Butcher - Primal

Department: Butchery
Closing date: Friday 22nd 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.


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 perhaps better known for our veg, Riverford has its own butchery and delivers organic meat to homes across the country. Riverford 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! As our experienced Primal Butcher, you‘ll already have great butchery skills and a genuine interest in food. You will be working with a quality product, as part of a business that takes pride in the skills of its butchers and providing our customers with the outstanding meat. It’s an exciting time to join us; thanks to continued growth and success, we’re in the process of expanding our butchery.

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.

  • Butcher Primal £13 to £14 per hour

What are the hours?

6:30 am – 2:45 pm (roughly) Sunday – Thursday

This is a permanent contract, 39 hours a week. Based out of Wash Barn, Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 0JU  

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.