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Careers at Foyle Food Group

Foyle Food Group is one of the largest red meat processors in the UK with over 1,350 employees on sites in both Northern Ireland, England and the Republic of Ireland. We have employment opportunities across a wide spectrum of careers.

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HR Assistant – Foyle Gloucester

Department

Human Resources

Location

Gloucester

Job type

Hourly PaidPermanent

Closing date

04/06/2024

INFORMATION

Foyle Gloucester is seeking a HR Assistant (20 Hours per week) to be based at their Cinderford site in the Forest of Dean. The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting in all aspects of the Human Resource function within a challenging multinational high-performing environment.

The successful candidate will be part of a busy HR team. Duties will include recruitment, onboarding, taking and typing minutes of meetings, recording return to work interviews and routine filing/maintenance of personnel files. The candidate will be required to create investigation, disciplinary and grievance letters.

Essential Criteria:

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively within all levels of the business.
• Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail.
• Motivated with the ability to work on own initiative.
• Ability to multitask, with skill to prioritise and manage demanding workload.
• Be technically competent with ability to use / learn new IT systems within the Company.
• Ability to remain calm under pressure and work to tight deadlines.

Desirable Criteria:

• 1 Year HR Administration experience.
• Experience in the food industry.

The above criteria may be adjusted in order to facilitate shortlisting.

How to apply:

If you believe you have the relevant qualifications / experience / passion and drive to make a success of this position, please forward your application in writing, enclosing your C.V. with a covering letter to:

Foyle Gloucester, Forest Vale Road, Forest Vale Industrial Estate, Cinderford, Gloucestershire, GL14 2PH
E.: foylegloucesterrecruitment@foylefoodgroup.com

Closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 4 June 2024 (this vacancy may close early, and interviews undertaken prior to the closing date – this will be dependent on applications received). The criteria may be adjusted to facilitate shortlisting.

Applications from recruitment agencies will not be considered for this role.

Sponsorship is not available for this role.

Agricultural Co-Ordinator

Department

Agriculture

Location

Melton Mowbray

Job type

Permanent

Closing date

03/06/2024

INFORMATION

The Foyle Food Group requires an Agricultural Co-Ordinator to be based at our Foyle Melton Mowbray facility, in Six Hills, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. Reporting to Group Agriculture Management team, the successful candidate will have a full and varied role from to farm visits / audits and presentations to Agri groups / customers, assisting with the delivery of Group Agricultural strategies, assisting with procurement activities when required etc.

This role is aimed at individuals with an in-dept knowledge of Beef Farming, working closely with the Agricultural team you will be suitably informed, equipped and motivated to carrying out the role, working as part of a team to co-ordinate on farm research projects, implement animal welfare standards as per our customers’ requirements.

Key aspects of the role include.

- Promoting efficient and environmentally responsible farming practices,
- Assisting farmers with the collection and submission of data for customer requirements and contracts.
- Attending industry events to further develop knowledge
- Supporting the seamless flow of animal health information back to farmers.
- Assisting with the management of on farm research
- Ensuring farmers have the knowledge of customer requirements and expectations.

The ideal candidate must display the following competencies:

• 3rd level education in an agricultural discipline
• Excellent communication skills
• In-dept knowledge of beef farming activities
• IT literate
• Access to your own transport
• Presentation skills
• A can-do attitude

Closing date for the receipt of CV’s and covering letters is the 3rd June 2024

If you believe you have the skills and aptitude, please forward your CV and covering letter to the monitoring officer Foyle Food Group at recruitment@foylefoodgroup.com

Hygiene Manager

Department

Manufacturing & Operations

Location

Gloucester

Job type

Permanent

Closing date

31/05/24

INFORMATION

Foyle Gloucester requires a Hygiene Manager to be based at their site in Cinderford. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Cleaning/Hygiene Manager to be given the autonomy to use their skills, knowledge and experience to make a real impact on one the most progressive beef processing groups in the UK and Ireland.

Reporting to the General Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the management of a busy evening shift, commencing at 7pm, cleaning/hygiene team. Key responsibilities with role include but are not limited to:

• Efficient and effective management of the evening shift cleaning team, ensuring all hygiene functions are completed to the required standard; continuously striving to find new ways to improve efficiency and quality of the cleaning processes
• Ensure the department is adequately resourced at all times, maintaining and developing the appropriate skill base as required.
• Engage, motivate and develop the team to enable the achievement of KPIs and satisfactory completion and sign-off of all cleaning processes.
• Completion of daily cleaning audits, ensuring that corrective actions are recorded and subsequently carried out.
• Any other reasonable tasks as requested by Site Management

Essential Criteria:
• Previous experience working in a hygiene team/department; knowledge of cleaning processes and equipment.
• Confident with H&S and COSHH regulations (in house training is provided).
• Effective communication skills at all levels both internal and external.
• Must be flexible towards shift patterns and willingness to work hours outside the shift pattern (including Saturdays and Bank Holidays).

Desired Criteria:
• Knowledge of first aid practices and procedures,
• Previous experience working in a production environment,
• Team-orientated approach to a busy working environment with a practical hands-on attitude.

Closing date for the receipt of applications – Friday 31 May 2024 at 10:00

The Company reserves the right to extend the selection criteria to facilitate shortlisting. If you believe you have the drive and ambition, please forward your CV for consideration. This vacancy may close early, and interviews undertaken prior to the closing date – this will be dependent on applications received. Applications from recruitment agencies will not be considered for this role.

Please forward CV or application form to: foylegloucesterrecruitment@foylefoodgroup.com

Foyle Gloucester, Forest Vale Road, Forest Vale Industrial Estate, Cinderford, Gloucestershire, GL14 2PH

Graduate Academy – Commercial

Department

Sales – Admin – Finance

Location

Foyle Shared Service Office - Omagh

Job type

Temporary

Closing date

Monday 27th May 2024

INFORMATION

The Foyle Food Group is seeking applications of interest for the 2024 / 2025 Graduate Academy specifically for roles within the Commercial team. We are keen to attract applications from people seeking to develop their skills and knowledge particularly within the Food Processing Industry. This is an exciting opportunity to join one of most progressive red meat processing groups in the UK and Ireland.

Successful applicants will undertake a 12-month on the job development programme, you will be placed within the commercial team based in the Group’s Shared Service Centre in Omagh, working closely with the team and developing your knowledge of red meat processing within the production environment, the programme will develop you to become fully equipped with the right skills needed for an exciting career in Sales.

We know that developing our future leaders is the key to our continued success and is an excellent platform for moving into senior positions offering high degrees of responsibility.

What you will need to demonstrate

• That you are a committed and ambitious person, having excellent communication skills and a real desire to learn
• Excellent organisational, analytical, IT and administrative skills
• A positive attitude, attention to detail and an understanding of how strong management adds value
• A degree / third level qualification in a relevant business, food related or manufacturing discipline
• A current EU driving licence as some travel may be required between our sites / training etc.

If you meet most or all of the above criteria, you are highly motivated and ambitious why not give us a call or forward us your CV for review.

Contact details: recruitment@foylefoodgroup.com

Monitoring Officer
Foyle Food Group
Shared Service Centre
52 Doogary Road
Omagh
BT79 0BQ

Closing date for the receipt of applications is the 27th May 2024 – the Company reserves the right to adjust the criteria to facilitate shortlisting.

Sales Executive UK & Ireland Trade

Department

Sales – Admin – Finance

Location

Foyle Shared Service Office - Omagh

Job type

Permanent

Closing date

Monday 27th May 2024

INFORMATION

The Foyle Food Group requires a Sales Executive to join the UK & Ireland Trade Team, to be based at our Shared Service Centre located on the Foyle Omagh site, on the outskirts of Omagh Co Tyrone Northern Ireland. This is an exciting opportunity to join one of most progressive beef processing groups in the UK and Ireland.

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and managing existing customer accounts to their full potential, identifying new business opportunities through proactive outbound communication, creating, and managing the sales pipeline from initial call to close, and continually updating and developing personal knowledge of the products and the market.

Essential Criteria

• Previous Sales / Commercial experience
• 3rd level education qualification or equivalent in Business / Food related studies
• Proficient I.T. Skills
• Demonstrate excellent communication, problem solving and organisational skills
• Proven ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
• Accuracy in recording information and attention to detail
• Excellent negotiation skills
• Good team player who is flexible and reliable in their approach

Desirable Criteria

• Previous Red Meat Sales experience
• Knowledge of the red meat processing industry
• Supply chain experience

The Company reserve the right to adjust the criteria to facilitate shortlisting. Closing date for the receipt of applications / CV’s is Monday 27th May 2024.

For an application form, please apply to:
The Monitoring Officer
Foyle Food Group
Shared Service Centre, Foyle Omagh, 52 Doogary Road
Omagh, Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland BY79 0BQ
T +44 (0) 2882243201 Email: recruitment@foylefoodgroup.com

Slaughter Hall Operative

Department

Manufacturing & Operations

Location

Melton Mowbray

Job type

Permanent

Closing date

26/05/24

INFORMATION

Foyle Melton Mowbray are seeking Slaughter Hall Operatives to be based at their abattoir in Sixhills near Melton Mowbray. This is an exciting opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to develop a career in one of the UK’s largest meat processing companies.

Essential Criteria:
•Willing to Learn new Skills,
•To work effectively within a team,
•Ability to work in a tidy and safe manner,
•Ability to undertake manual handling tasks,
•Ability to work within health and safety guidelines,
•Flexible approach to working hours,
•All training will be provided.

Desirable Criteria
•Previous experience of working in a Slaughter Hall,
•Experience of working with knifes.

How to apply:
If you believe you have the relevant qualifications / experience / passion and drive to make a success of this position, please do not hesitate to forward your CV with a covering letter to the address below.
The Monitoring Officer, Foyle Melton Mowbray,
Melton Road, Sixhills, Leicestershire, England LE14 3PR
T: +44 (0) 1509 881583
E: recruitmentmeltonmowbray@foylefoodgroup.com
There is no closing date for these vacancies as this is an ongoing recruitment campaign and will close upon fulfilling all vacancies.

Technical Assistant

Department

Technical & Quality

Location

Melton Mowbray

Job type

Permanent

Closing date

26/05/24

INFORMATION

Foyle Food Group, Melton Mowbray requires a Technical Assistant to be based at their Melton site in Leicestershire. This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the most progressive beef processing groups in Ireland and the UK. The successful candidate will be part of a busy Technical team. Duties will include; Conducting quality control checks Microbiological duties, online inspections of products ensuring compliance in accordance with customer specifications, Carrying out GMP / housekeeping / Quality audits to ensure compliance and assisting with preparation for external audits when required. Essential
Criteria:
•Technical or Food Related Qualification OR proven relevant experience
•Understanding of HACCP principles
•Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
•Competent in record keeping
•Motivated with ability to work on own initiative
•Able to solve problems analytically
• Computer literate

Desirable Criteria:
•Foundation certificate in Food Technology
•Previous experience working in the food industry
•Experience of BRC and/or Retailer Audits
•Food hygiene qualification
•Ability to complete quality checks on products throughout the process and ensure that finished product is to customer specification.

How to apply:
If you believe you have the relevant qualifications / experience / passion and drive to make a success of this position, please do not hesitate to forward your CV with a covering letter to the address below.
Closing date for receipt of applications is- Friday 26th May 24
Please apply to:
The Monitoring Officer
Melton Road, Sixhills, Leicestershire, England LE14 3PR.
T: +44 (0) 1509 881583
E: recruitmentmeltonmowbray@foylefoodgroup.com

Food Safety & Quality Technical Supervisor

Department

Technical & Quality

Location

Gloucester

Job type

Permanent

Closing date

31/05/24

INFORMATION

Foyle Gloucester requires a Technical Supervisor who will be focusing on food safety, technical and quality along with managing the QMS, to be based at their site in the Forest of Dean. You should be able to demonstrate diplomatic presence to exert influence with operations and will have the flexibility to work within different functions within the business. You will be responsible for influencing attitudes to adopt and impose good factory practice.

Key competencies of the candidate to include:
• Excellent organisation and communication skills.
• Have a strong character and be able to stand your ground.
• Having the focus and determination to develop yourself and the team.
• Experience working in a food technical function within a production factory environment.
• Reliable, flexible and punctual.
• Creative approach and a passion for food.
• Ability to work on own initiative - carry out relevant checks thoroughly, instigate investigations where necessary.
• Experience of responding to customers technical demands, KPI’s and trend analysis.
• Computer literate.
• Ability to deputise in the departmental manager’s absence.
• Results driven with a focus on targets and deadlines.
• Driving Licence and the flexibility to travel

Desirable competencies:
• Proven track record of operating as a Technical Supervisor within the food industry within manufacturing environment.
• Ability to complete quality check on products thought the process and ensures that finished product is to customer specification.
• Continuous improvement experience.
• Experience in leading audits.
• Conducting internal audits.
• Knowledge of BRC and retailer audits.
• Good knowledge of UK food legislation
• Managing a small team in the day-to-day implementation of the QMS.
• Third country approvals / requirements including Brexit paperwork.
• 3rd Level education or equivalent in food related subject.
• Either Level 3 or Level 4 in HACCP and Food Safety for Manufacturing.
• Train the Trainer qualification.
• Animal Welfare qualification.

How to apply:
If you believe you have the relevant qualifications / experience / passion and drive to make a success of this position, please forward your CV along with a covering letter to:

Mrs M Munden, Human Resources Manager, Foyle Gloucester
Forest Vale Road, Forest Vale Industrial Estate, Cinderford, Gloucestershire, GL14 2PH
E.: foylegloucesterrecruitment@foylefoodgroup.com

Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 31 May 2024 at 10:00 (this vacancy may close early, and interviews undertaken prior to the closing date – this will be dependent on applications received). The criteria may be adjusted to facilitate shortlisting. Applications from recruitment agencies will not be considered for this role.

Butchers

Department

Manufacturing & Operations

Location

CampsieGloucesterIngredientsMelton MowbrayOmagh

Job type

Hourly Paid

Closing date

31/12/24

INFORMATION

The Foyle Food Group is one of the largest Red Meat Processing Companies in the UK and Ireland, we are activelly seeking applications from individuals keen to take up a career within the food processing industry. This is an exciting opportunity to join a well-established food processing Company in the UK and Ireland.

We are activelly seeking individuals both skilled and semi-skilled in butchery operations to work in the following areas:

Beef Boning Halls Beef Slaughter Halls Further Processing

Successful canidates will be provided with full inforamtion, training, instruction and protective clothing and equipment. We have numerous opportunities at all the different sites within the Group – please identify which site is your preference – the ideal candidate will have working in a fast-paced beef boning hall, beef slaughter hall or further processing facility.

Northern Ireland sites

Foyle Campsie in Londonderry Foyle Omagh in Omagh Foyle Ingredients in Omagh

England sites

Foyle Melton Mowbray in Sixhills Foyle Gloucester in Cinderford

The Foyle Food Group cover all recruitment related costs and provides loans to cover other expenses such as the UK Health Surcharge etc.

Wages - UK National Living Wage + 50p per hour is paid as a base rate with additional skills premiums based on knowledge, ability and skills.

All offers of employment are dependent on successfully passing the Companies pre-employment medical, which includes a drugs and alcohol test.

Closing date for the receipt of completed application is 31st December 2024

Please forward your CV to – recruitment@foylefoodgroup.com

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We are one of the largest red meat processors in the UK with over 1,350 employees on sites in both Northern Ireland, England and the Republic of Ireland. We have employment opportunities across a wide spectrum of careers.