Despatch Team Leader

About Cranswick Country Foods:

Cranswick Country Foods in Watton, Norfolk is serious about its quality pork products. Now we’re hungry for talented people to join us. It’s win win; you achieve your potential, we achieve our ambitious growth plans.

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our fast pace Despatch department.

Core hours of work are 6.00am – 4.45pm, 4on/4off shift pattern.

Job requirements of Despatch Chargehand:

  • Must be able to motivate your team to effectively rotate stock and log it as it is selected for despatch from the factory.
  • Be the liaison between production and transport regarding times of completion and collection.
  • Efficiently manage the picking of stock against the collection schedule
  • Manage the stock in despatch by conducting regular stock checks and report any anomalies

The ideal candidates will:

  • Be self-motivated and able to work on your own initiative
  • Possess high standards of work
  • Ideally have experience of working within the food production industry, however this is not necessary as full training will be provided
  • Effective communication and prioritization skills.

Pay and benefits:

  • Rate of Pay –£15.39 per hour
  • Rate inclusive of £1 per hour attendance bonus
  • Overtime – time and a third after contracted hours
  • Pension – 3% employer contributions/5% employee contributions
  • Access to our ‘Feed your Wellbeing’ hub, offering a range of retail, restaurant and entertainment discounts and wellbeing support
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted share scheme
  • Discounted local gym membership
  • Death in service insurance
  • Enhanced holiday after 5 years’ service


Email a CV and covering letter, including the role you are applying for and your salary expectations to

Closing Date: 30th May 2024 (please note that should we receive significant interest, this closing date may be brought forward ). If you are an internal applicant, please ensure you have made your line manager aware before applying.