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

  • Kitchen Porter

    Location:

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

    Hours:

    Full-time, Part-time, Permanent

    The Role:

    Cranstons Quality Butchers is a long-established successful family business based throughout Cumbria and we are looking for a Kitchen Porter to join our 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:

    · Work independently or as part of a team when required.

    · Communicating with other members of staff to ensure excellent customer service.

    · Follow relevant hygiene, health and safety guidelines.

    · Cleaning of kitchen area and washing up.

    Experience working in a kitchen environment is preferred but full training is provided.

    We’re looking for both full and part time applicants so please clearly state in a covering letter which you’d prefer and why.

    * School hours available with additional leave for holidays if required – please get in touch to find out more.

    Wage dependant on age & experience but exceeds NMW.

    Up to £10.09 per hour

  • Kitchen Assistant

    Location:

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

    Hours:

    Full-time, Part-time, Permanent

    The Role:

    Cranstons Quality Butchers is a long-established successful family business based throughout Cumbria and we are looking for Kitchen Assistants to join our 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:

    · Preparing, cooking and presenting food to a high standard.

    · Ensure that food is served promptly in accordance with company procedures ensuring consistency in quality and portion size.

    · Work independently or as part of a team when required.

    · Communicating with other members of staff to ensure excellent customer service.

    · Follow relevant hygiene, health and safety guidelines.

    · Carrying out and recording necessary checks and cleaning.

    Experience working in a kitchen environment is preferred but full training is provided.

    We’re looking for both full and part time applicants so please clearly state in a covering letter which you’d prefer and why.

    * School hours available with additional leave for holidays if required – please get in touch to find out more.

    Wage dependant on age & experience but exceeds NMW.

    Up to £10.09 per hour

  • Café Assistant – Full Time / Part Time and Students

    Location:

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

    Hours:

    Full-time, Part-time, Permanent

    The Role:

    Cranstons Quality Butchers is a long-established successful family business based throughout Cumbria and we are looking for Café Assistants 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.

    We’re looking for both full and part time applicants so please clearly state in a covering letter which you’d prefer and why.

    Weekend student positions available.

    * School hours available with additional leave for holidays if required – please get in touch to find out more.

    Wage dependant on age & experience but exceeds NMW.

    Up to £10.09 per hour

  • Deli Supervisor

    Location:

    Orton Grange Foodhall, Orton Road, Carlisle, CA5 6LA

    Hours:

    Full time 40 hours per week

    The Role:

    Cranstons Quality Butchers is a long-established successful family business based throughout Cumbria and we are looking for a Deli Supervisor to join our team within our Orton Grange Foodhall.

    The role requires a person who can lead and manage a team by example in a designated work area ensuring sales, profitability and people resources are maximised.

    Ensure that high quality products and an outstanding level of service is consistently provided to customers.

    Ordering goods on a daily and weekly basis to replenish and maintain adequate stock levels.

    Contribute to sales growth through effective sales techniques, offering promotions and merchandising.

    Working as part of a team, to assist team members to ensure that everyone follows all applicable policies, rules and procedures and to set a good personal example through attitude and upholding the company valued behaviours.

    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.

    Hourly rate from £10.64 per hour.

    Requirements:

    Excellent Customer Care and Sales skills
    Good numeracy skills
    Safety & hygiene awareness
    Commercial experience preferred but not essential
    Effective leadership skills
    Experience in a retail environment
    Demonstrates a positive work ethic

  • Sales Assistant

    Location:

    Penrith Foodhall, Ullswater Road, Penrith CA11 7EH
    Orton Grange Foodhall, Orton Road, Carlisle, CA5 6LA

    Hours:

    Full time or hours and shifts to suit part time

    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 or our Orton Grange Foodhall.

    We are recruiting for both sites, please indicate on your application which site you wish to be considered for.

    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.

    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.

    Applicants must be aged 16 years or over.

  • Qualified Butcher

    Location:

    Production Unit, Ullswater Road, Penrith

    Hours:

    40 hours per week over 5 days

    The Role:

    Cranstons are passionate about offering the highest quality local meat and produce and delivering high levels of customer service. We require a person to join our Butchery team cutting and preparing meat for our foodhalls, shops and other outlets

    Requirements:

    The successful applicant will have been trained to at least Apprenticeship level 2 or equivalent or by experience and full training to our standards will be given. They will be able to work on their own initiative as well as part of a team.

  • 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.

    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, however applicants must be 18 years or older to meet current Health & Safety regulations.

    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

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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