Join the Cranstons team

Cranstons employ a dedicated team of over 150 people across our head office, retail shops, kitchens and production centre. We are committed to developing each team member and strongly believe in offering our employees opportunities to grow and progress. If you feel you have what it takes to join the Cranstons team please have a look through our current vacancies.

What can you expect as a Cranstons Employee

• Opportunities to progress (many of our current senior managers started in junior positions).
• Quality training for team members at all levels of the business.
• 20% off within any of our shops for you and your household.
• A down-to-earth respectful culture where everyone is given a voice.

 

 

“Fed up of split shifts and evening work in the catering industry I joined Cranstons as a mature apprentice. It’s been a great move for me and for my young family, I’m now a fully trained butcher and manage Cranstons Orton Grange Food Hall. It’s a really supportive friendly company with plenty of opportunities for progression.”

Chris Russell – Cranstons Orton Grange manager

  • Sales Assistant – Full Time and Part Time

    Location:

    Ullswater Road, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7EH

    Hours:

    Up to 40 hours per week

    The Role:

    Cranstons Quality Butchers is a long-established successful family business based throughout Cumbria and we are looking for Sales Assistants to join our team within our Penrith Foodhall.

    Our retail assistants are key to the performance of our business and provide exceptional customer service to our valued customers.

    You will need to be customer-focused, with a friendly, polite, professional and positive attitude.

    You will be able to work on your own initiative as well as part of a team.

    You will be responsible for serving our customers, maintaining appropriate stock levels of our merchandise on the shop floor as well as some till work.

    All employees have the benefit of receiving 20% discount within our shops for you and your household.

    If you are looking for a position within a secure business with a down to earth culture where everyone is given a voice, then this is the ideal role for you.

    Wage dependant on age but exceeds NMW.

    Permanent Full time and Part time

  • Café Assistant – Full Time

    Location:

    Café Oswalds Penrith Foodhall, Ullswater Road, Penrith CA11 7EH

    Hours:

    Full-time (Minimum 35 hours), Permanent

    The Role:

    Cranstons Quality Butchers is a long-established successful family business based throughout Cumbria and we are looking for a Café Assistant to join our Front of House team at Café Oswalds above our Penrith Foodhall.

    A hospitality role with flexibility and convenient hours which doesn’t impact your evenings.

    The role will include:

    Supporting our team with the day-to-day running of the café, serving drinks and food, clearing tables, washing up, cleaning and providing great customer service.

    Wage dependant on age & experience but exceeds NMW.

    Up to £10.34 per hour

  • Production Operative

    Location:

    Ullswater Road, Penrith

    Hours:

    40 hours per week

    The Role:

    Cranstons Quality Butchers is a long-established successful family business in Penrith and we are looking for Production Operatives to work within our production facility on Ullswater Road, Penrith.

    The role is based within a busy environment, working within the well-established production team you will be responsible for producing and packing our own range of products from sausages to pies and much more.

    No previous experience is required as full training and support will be given.

    All employees have the benefit of receiving 20% discount within our shops for you and your household.

    If you are looking for a position within a secure business with a down to earth culture where everyone is given a voice, then this is the ideal role for you.

    Full-time, Permanent

    Hourly rate up to £10.79 per hour

  • Qualified Retail Butcher

    Location:

    Cumbrian Foodhall, Ullswater Road, Penrith, CA11 7EH

    Hours:

    Full time, 40 hours per week

    The Role:

    We are a family business established in Cumbria in 1914 based in Penrith with a reputation for exceptional products and excellent customer service.

    We are now looking for a hands-on butcher with at least 2 years’ experience to join the team in our Cumbrian Foodhall who shares our values and wants to contribute to the successful future of the department. Ideally you will need to have had experience working in a similar environment as well as good technical knife skills and knowledge of full carcass butchery.

    You must have excellent customer service skills as much of the work will be on the shop floor. You should be able to provide recommendations and cooking instructions as well as responding to request for cuts not presented on the counter.

    About you:
    • Ideally you will have previous experience in an environment where you have had to prep, trim and or cut meat e.g. Beef, Pork, Lamb
    • Thrive in a fast-paced environment
    • Have a passion for your craft
    • Flexible in your ability to work on your own or within a team
    • Enjoy working to targets

    Role:
    • Working to a high standard to efficiently complete all duties to minimise waste and downtime to maximise yields
    • Ideally you will have excellent knife skills to enable you to carry out day to day tasks
    • 40hrs 5 days out of 7 shift pattern - weekend work on a rota basis

    Benefits:
    • Staff discount scheme
    • Company pension scheme
    • Uniform provided
    • Free onsite parking
    • Cycle to work scheme
    • Starting pay £10.50-£12.00P/hr depending on skill level

  • Chef

    Location:

    Café Oswalds above our Penrith Foodhall, Ullswater Road, Penrith CA11 7EH

    Hours:

    Full time, Permanent 40-45 hours

    The Role:

    Cranstons Quality Butchers are looking for an enthusiastic, food loving and creative Chef to join our small kitchen team at Café Oswalds above our Penrith Foodhall.

    This is a rare opportunity for a Chefs Position where you can show your love for food and creative flare using quality local products with; sociable, daytime, straight shifts that doesn’t impact your evenings.

    The role will include:

    - Preparing, cooking and presenting food to high standard, using quality ingredients from our onsite Butchers, Deli and Local Suppliers

    - Liaising with the Head Chef and kitchen team to ensure orders are fulfilled and that all stock levels are up to standard

    - Serving food promptly in accordance to company procedures and ensuring consistency in quality and portion size

    - Working independently on food preparation or as part of a small team, maintaining high standards of service and hygiene to ensure a positive experience for customers

    - Following relevant hygiene, health and safety guidelines to a high standard and ensuring allergen procedures are followed

    - Working with quality ingredients from the Food Hall below, it’s a fantastic opportunity to put forward new ideas for the main menu and seasonal specials

    - Communicating with both the kitchen staff and front of house to ensure excellent customer service

    - Carrying out and recording necessary checks and cleaning

    The preferred candidate would be used to working in a fast pace kitchen environment with a great knowledge of food and cookery skills, or a driven, food enthusiastic willing to learn, that is new to a chef’s position, however full training is provided on site.

    Why work here?
    - 20% Employee Discount Across the Company
    - Free On-Site Parking
    - You won’t work every weekend
    - Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day and Easter Sunday with shorter working days on the remaining Bank Holidays

How to apply

If you would like to apply for any of the roles available please send your CV and a brief email explaining why you would like to join the Cranstons team to recruitment@cranstons.net.

If you have any further questions about a role please also direct these to recruitment@cranstons.net or give our recruitment team a ring on 01768 868 680, extension 217

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