Yard 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.

Core Hours: Monday – Friday, 6am-3:15pm (Flexibility required with finish time).

Job requirements of Yard Chargehand/Team Leader:

  • To supervise the yard operations and day to day activities
  • carry out H&S checks on all areas of the yard
  • Arrange the collection and disposal of waste packaging
  • Removal of dirty trays and dolavs onto the internal vehicle trailer
  • Disposal of the drain filter (straw and muck waste)
  • Maintain the flow of waste from the factory exit
  • Carry out and organise the collection, storage and dispatch of customer bulk orders and communicating with the shunter driver for collections and deliveries of trailers
  • Ensure Yard maintenance is up to date, removal of foliage, upkeep of grassed areas and salting of ground during winter months
  • Carry out daily environmental checks
  • Provide cover for Yard operatives during breaks and holiday

What you will need:

To be motivated and use your own initiative in the day to day running of the yard.

To be prepared to work outside in all weather conditions

  • Be flexible with daily working hours with occasional overtime during the week and weekends
  • Great communication and people management skills

Pay and benefits:

Salary – £15.45 per hour. Rate inclusive of £1 per hour weekly attendance bonus.

Overtime – time and a third after core contracted hours

Pension – 3% employer contributions/5% employee contributions

Discounted share scheme after 1 years’ service

Discounted local gym membership

Death in service insurance

Enhanced pension contribution scheme


Email a CV and covering letter, including the role you are applying for to ccfn.humanresources@cranswick.co.uk

Closing Date: 29th February 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.