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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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Graduate Academy

Department

Technical & Quality

Location

Foyle Shared Service Office - Omagh

Job type

12 Month - Graduate Programme

Closing date

24/03/24

INFORMATION

The Foyle Food Group is seeking applications of interest for the 2024 / 2025 Graduate Academy specifically for roles within the Technical 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 initially be placed within the Technical 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 the Technical field.

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 24th March 2024 – the Company reserves the right to adjust the criteria to facilitate shortlisting.

Industrial Cleaner

Department

Manufacturing & Operations

Location

Campsie

Job type

Permanent

Closing date

18/03/24

INFORMATION

Foyle Campsie situated at Lisahally require Evening Cleaners. Reporting to the Cleaning Supervisor / Manager the successful candidate will be required to carry out in-depth industrial cleaning of all departments within the factory. Working as part of a Team to ensure that all current hygiene and cleaning standards are adhered to. This is an exciting opportunity to join a well-established food processing Company in the UK / Ireland.
Essential Criteria:
• Good communication skills and ability to learn and take instruction
• Awareness of Health & Safety
• Be able to work in a physically demanding role
• Be able to work with power hoses
• Awareness of chemical usage
• Be flexible and reliable
• Attentive to cleanliness and hygiene
Desired Criteria
• Previous experience in industrial cleaning in a food production environment
• Previous experience working with cleaning chemicals and a knowledge of COSHH

Working Times: shift pattern Monday – Friday 5pm – finish approx. 1am – occasional Saturday deep clean operations
Must be flexible towards shift patterns and willing to work hours outside the shift pattern
(including Weekends and Bank Holidays).
The above criteria may be enhanced to facilitate shortlisting. If you think you have the necessary skills, drive and ambition please forward application in writing, enclosing C.V. and stating job reference Number to:
The monitoring Officer: Foyle Campsie, Temple Road, Lisahally, Campsie, Londonderry
recruitment@foylefoodgroup.com

All offers of employment are dependent on Candidates successfully passing the Company’s
pre-employment medical which includes a drug and alcohol

Dispatch Operative

Department

Manufacturing & Operations

Location

Campsie

Job type

Permanent

Closing date

18/03/24

INFORMATION

Foyle Campsie situated at Lisahally require a Despatch Operative. This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest Red Meat processing Companies in the UK and Ireland.
The successful candidate will be part of a busy despatch team, supporting the day to day running of the Despatch Department, contributing to ensuring that the appropriate documentation is completed and will also assist in ensuring that strict deadlines are met whilst complying with customer specifications, meat quality, hygiene standards and health and safety requirements.

Essential Criteria:
• Ability to cope with manual handling tasks
• A good communicator who takes pride in their work and takes a team-orientated approach to working within a busy environment
• Ability to work on own initiative
• Ability to work within health and safety guidelines
• Flexible approach to working hours

Desirable Criteria:
• Previous experience of using Counterbalance FLT, Reach FLT and Shunter
• Previous experience of working in a despatch environment
• Food hygiene qualification

Hours of work:
Monday to Friday – early shift commencing at 8am to 1630 and a late shift commencing at 10am to 1830 – some additional weekend work and dispatch cover on public holidays completed on a rotational basis.
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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 request an application for or forward your CV with a covering letter to:

Foyle Campsie – Temple Road, Lisahally, Campsie, Londonderry, BT47 6TJ
E.: recruitment@foylefoodgroup.com

Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 18th March 2024. The criteria may be adjusted to facilitate shortlisting.

Slaughter Hall Manager

Department

Manufacturing & Operations

Location

Campsie

Job type

Permanent

Closing date

18/03/24

INFORMATION

Foyle Campsie requires a Slaughter Hall Manager to be based at their Campsie site in Derry/Londonderry. This is an exciting opportunity to join an established food processing group. The successful candidate will manage the day-to-day operations within the department, with responsibility for the training, development, and management of approximately 55 staff.
They will be required to maintain and improve existing practices and operations with regards to animal welfare, hygiene, product integrity, along with health and safety.
Coupled with this good technical awareness, proactive improvement to ensure that customer and legislative requirements are always adhered to. With proven leadership skills, they will be accountable for motivating staff, dealing efficiently and effectively with personnel issues, along with promoting a team ethos throughout their own area of responsibility and across the site.

Essential Criteria:
· Has relevant Management / Supervisory experience within a similar production environment.
· Working knowledge of slaughtering operations, yields and production targets.
· Have proven experience of leading/managing a team of people.
· Be target driven and able to work within set time constraints.
· The ability to make effective and prompt decisions within a pressurised environment.
· Be self-motivated, confident and show drive, enthusiasm, and initiative.
o Have the knowledge and ability to deal with disciplinary and grievance issues effectively.
o Able to demonstrate excellent planning, organisation, communication, and computer skills.
· Committed to continuous improvement.
· Working knowledge of food safety legislation, health and safety policies and procedures.

For an application form, please apply to: The Monitoring Officer
Foyle Food Group
Lisahally, Campsie, County Londonderry,
Northern Ireland, BT47 6TJ
T +44 (0) 2871860691 Email: campsierecruitment@foylefoodgroup.com
Criteria may be amended to facilitate shortlisting.

Lairage Operative

Department

Manufacturing & Operations

Location

Donegal

Job type

Permanent

Closing date

08/03/24

INFORMATION

The successful candidate will be responsible for storing cattle in accordance with animal welfare best practice guidelines.

Responsibilities:

The Role

• Reading ear tags and allocating kill numbers.
• Checking passports.
• Ensuring passports and information is put on to the system correctly.
• Assist with the daily cleaning schedule in Lairage.
• Maintaining Health, Safety and Hygiene Standards in accordance with company rules and regulations.

Qualifications:

• Previous experience in cattle handling is essential.
• Knowledge of animal welfare best practice.
• Must have the ability to work on their own initiative whilst also working as part of a team.
• IT Skills essential.
• Good communication skills

To apply for this vacancy please forward your CV to the Christina Winning, HR Manager at Foyle Donegal : Christinaw@foylefoodgroup.com

Closing date is 08/03/2024 at 4.30pm.

General Operatives

Department

Manufacturing & Operations

Location

Ingredients

Job type

Permanent

Closing date

Friday 8th March 2024

INFORMATION

The Foyle Food Group requires General Operatives for our Foyle Ingredients Retail packing plant, located on the Foyle Omagh site, 52 Doogary Road, Omagh Co. Tyrone. This is an exciting opportunity to join a well-established food processing Company in the UK and Ireland.

The successful candidates will be part of a busy production team. Key responsibilities for the role include, but are not limited to:
• Maintain the effective and efficient running of the production line.
• Ensuring quality standards are met at all times.
• Providing assistance to other members of the team when available.
• Any other reasonable tasks as requested by Senior Management.

We currently operate on a Day Shift basis, Monday to Friday with occasional Saturday work. Totalling 40 hours per week, with overtime opportunities. We pay operators, off all ages £10.92 per hour (UK National Living Wage £10.42 plus additional premium of £0.50).

Essential Criteria:
• Effective team operator
• Able to work in a temperature controlled food processing environment
• Good communication skills
• A can-do attitude
• Flexible approach to working hours

No experience necessary, full training and protective equipment will be provided. Subsidised Canteen on site, Cycle to Work Scheme, Group Health & Wellbeing Programme and free Life Assurance for all staff after probation.

The Company reserve the right to expand the shortlisting criteria to facilitate the shortlisting process.

Closing date for the receipt of completed applications and covering letters is Friday 8th March 2024.

For an application form, please apply to:
The Monitoring Officer
Foyle Ingredients
52 Doogary Road, Omagh, Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland, BT79 0BQ
T +44 (0) 02882243201
Email: alexgi@foylefoodgroup.com

Quality Controller

Department

Manufacturing & Operations

Location

Ingredients

Job type

Permanent

Closing date

Friday 8th March 2024

INFORMATION

The Foyle Food Group is looking to employ a Quality Controller within our Retail Packing Facility at the Foyle Ingredients site based in Omagh, Co. Tyrone. This is an exciting opportunity to join a well-established food processing Company in the UK and Ireland.

The Quality Control Operative will report directly to the Technical Manager and is responsible for ensuring all developed product meets Customer and Company standards for conformance and food safety standards.

Duties will include but are not restricted to:
• Monitoring product from intake to finished product and reporting any food safety or quality issues e.g., temperature control, fat analysis, weight checks and label verification.
• Record and take corrective actions re: non-conformance reporting to suppliers.
• Complete sensory analysis of products in the test kitchen.
• Participate in NPD trials and new product launches.

Hours of operation for the role are currently Monday to Friday, totalling 40 hours per week between 0600 > 1800 during standard operations, with opportunities to undertake additional hours and occasional Saturday work. Starting rate regardless of age is £10.92 per hour with opportunity to increase to £11.42 per hour after completion of probationary period (6 months).

Essential Criteria:
• Working knowledge of what is involved in Quality Control Checks
• Strong command of the English Language both verbal and written
• IT Literate
• Good organisation and communication skills
• Ability to work on own initiative with an eye for detail
• Ability to work in a pressurised environment, with a can-do attitude and commitment to safety
• Flexibility towards working hours

Desirable Criteria:
• GCSE Maths & English at Grade C and above or equivalent
• Current Level 2 Food Safety for Manufacturing Certificate
• Previous experience working in a quality / assurance role
• Previous experience or working knowledge of red meat products

The Company reserve the right to expand the shortlisting criteria to facilitate the shortlisting process.
Closing date for the receipt of completed applications and covering letters is Friday 8th March 2024.

For an application form, please apply to:
The Monitoring Officer
Foyle Ingredients
52 Doogary Road, Omagh, Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland, BT79 0BQ
T +44 (0) 02882243201
Email: alexgi@foylefoodgroup.com

Technical Supervisor

Department

Technical & Quality

Location

Gloucester

Job type

Permanent

Closing date

11/03/2024

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 11 March 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.