Macknade creates spaces and experiences that bring communities together around a shared love of food & drink. Encompassing retail, hospitality, events, food service and farming, the Macknade brand has been synonymous with quality and community since 1847. With strong roots in the garden of England and the island of Ischia in Italy, we are on a mission to bring producers, suppliers and consumers closer together in true community spirit.

Our Butchery sits within our Food Hall. We pride ourselves on our outstanding meat on offer, and we are proud to be certified as a butcher of 100% pasture fed beef in East Kent and work with several farms in the South East that are certified by the PFLA. This role offers you the opportunity to work in a unique setting, surrounded by fine quality food and drinks with a real emphasis on our values of working farm to block as much as possible.



We are seeking a Butcher with a passion and understanding of fresh produce who is looking to enhance their skills and grow within our business. This is a key position, and you will be working closely with the Butchery team. Preferably, you will have first-hand knowledge of whole carcass butchery, or have excellent knife skills gained from previous experience working as a chef.

The role will include all aspects of the day to day running of a successful butchery as detailed below:

  • Prepare meat from the carcass ensuring the finished product is of an excellent standard and meat displays are of the highest quality.
  • Prepare a variety of products, including sausages to the highest standard.
  • Constantly develop and review products, to ensure that the butchery continues to offer exciting choices for customers.
  • Provide a friendly and informative service by educating our customers on our meat, and ensuring an excellent customer journey

This is a full time role and will include weekends and occasional evening work. Salary is negotiable and dependent on experience.

You will receive 28 days holiday per year (pro rata based on hours) and this includes Bank Holidays.



We care hugely about the staff who dedicate their time to work for us here, and we also work hard to make life at Macknade the best it can be for all our team, with great perks including:

  • Free refreshments and lunch when on shift
  • 5 days closure over the Christmas and New Year period
  • 20% discount off all products, increasing to 30% at Christmas
  • Discounts on gym memberships and physio services
  • Regular team social activities throughout the year
  • The opportunity to learn, thrive and grow in your career



Please submit a full CV and covering letter.

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The full job description can be found below.



 Post:                       Butcher      

Responsible To:     Butchery Manager

Summary of post:   To serve our customers with excellent, personable and prompt service.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To provide excellent service to our customers, engaging with them throughout their Macknade experience
  • Prepare meat from the carcass and ensure the finished product is of an excellent standard and meat displays are of the highest quality.
  • Undertaking a variety of duties such as prepare a variety of products, including sausages to the highest standard accurately preparing and serving butchery products, Till operation, counter preparation and cleaning duties within the business.
  • To accurately process customer transactions at the point of sale.
  • To maintain the counter presentation to a high standard including stock replenishment and rotation
  • Maintain the butchery HACCP procedures and ensure these are carried out, monitored and recorded correctly throughout the butchery.
  • To actively participate in stock take and staff meeting
  • To participate in staff meetings and undertake training based on individual and operational needs.
  • To comply with legislative requirements, company policies and guidelines in respect to health & safety and data protection.
  • To ensure the Macknade vision, ethos and values are at the heart of the customer experience at every touchpoint
  • To demonstrate positive personal and professional behaviour as specified in the Staff Code of Conduct
  • To undertake any other duties as reasonably requested.


Person Specification

Post: Butcher 

Skills and ability

Friendly and engaging personality

Previous experience of whole carcass butchery and/or previous experience as a Chef

Excellent knife skills

High quality communication skills

Ability to work accurately under pressure in a fast-paced environment

Ability to deliver outstanding customer service

Genuine interest in high quality food and drink






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