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General Butcher Vacancy

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Butcher to become part of the Hollow Trees Team.

Hollow Trees Farm Shop is an award winning farm shop, established for over 30 years. Within the  farm shop is a busy butchery. The farm prides itself on home grown produce and rears livestock to produce beef, pork, lamb and goat, to supply the Butchery. Alongside traditional cuts are a range of “cook in the tin” convenience meals that have been developed by our innovative and forward thinking butchery team. Poultry and game are sourced locally too.  Complementing the butchery is a Deli selling home-grown cooked meats together with pies and savouries all made with meat from the farm.

Hollow Trees Farm won the Farm Shop National Retail Champion award in 2016 and the Butchery is key to the drive to maintain this top spot .Within farm retail the Butchery is respected both locally and nationally. There are plans to expand the Butchery and develop online sales in the coming year.

Currently there are three full time butchers who are renowned for their customer service and quality products. They are part of a wider team of sixty staff throughout the whole farm shop, café and open farm.

Hollow Trees Farm is in the small village of Semer, 3 miles from Hadleigh (Suffolk), 10 miles from Ipswich ,18 miles from Bury St Edmunds and Colchester. The farm is not on any public transport routes so own transport is essential.

The right person will have experience in a public facing butchery and have excellent customer service skills as well as having enthusiasm to build on the current reputation of our Butchery. The role is for approx. 38 hours a week, over 5 days, to include a Saturday. However, as the Butchery is open 7 days a week flexibility is required to cover holidays and absence. Rate of pay will be according to qualification and experience.

If you feel you have the skills and ambition to join our team, please apply in writing with your CV and covering letter to Sally Bendall, Hollow Trees Farm, Semer, Ipswich, IP7 6HX or email