Job Opportunity's at W. Alderson & Son Butchers


Skilled Retail Butcher 


Are you a passionate Butcher ready for a new Challenge?

This full-time position is perfect for someone who would love to help drive our vision of becoming one of the North Easts finest Traditional Family Butchers, with a passion and emphasis on local produce! Are you a skilled and experienced butcher with a passion for delivering high-quality products and exceptional customer service? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a Skilled Retail Butcher at Alderson Butchers, a bustling and well-established local butcher shop in Cockerton.

If you are…

  • Passionate about food and drink, especially meat (great food experiences excite you),

  • A people-person who loves to create connections, build relationships and be ‘in the conversation’ (your school teacher may have said you talked too much),

  • Hard working, love being on your feet and a busy person (operating at a high pace and going home worn out is just what you do),

  • Results-oriented with a proven sales record (selling comes naturally to you and you love hitting targets),

  • Standards driven, taking great pride in the work you do (You really give a SH*T),

  • Excited to introduce new ideas (you have been inspired by new innovative meat products and want to share your ideas),

  • Keen to learn new processes around the way we work alongside Nigel ( iPads aren't that difficult -surely?)

  • Enjoyable to be around with a positive team attitude (you get our craic and believe the best in people),

And would love to…

  • Inspire our customers to create great food experiences (you get excited at the thought of engaging with them),

  • Help develop our range of products (we have been known to dream about this stuff),

  • Make the odd star performance in our marketing endeavours (the occasional picture and video performance doesn’t daunt you in the slightest),

  • Play a vital role in developing one of the North Easts best independent retail butchers (being the ‘best’ matters a lot to you),

  • Bottom line… If you’re ready for a new challenge and you love roller coaster rides, then this job is for you!

We offer…

  • 40 hours a week and job security (we’ve been around since 1934),

  • A competitive wage & pension scheme working in a beautiful, historic Village,

  • Opportunities for training and continued professional skills (we hire for attitude and train the skills),

  • A small, family owned, entrepreneurial company where your ideas, efforts and inputs are heard and valued (you really make a difference to the success of the company),

  • Potential for growth (There’s an opportunity for career growth within Alderson Butchers as we expand and develop new offerings),

  • The chance to ‘carve’ out a new career (excuse the pun) with one of the North Easts best independent Traditional Family Butchers – we have big plans for our Butchers Shop! 

At Alderson’s, we offer delightful food experiences that are built around the heritage of our family’s butchery business, established in 1934 , putting meat at the heart of everything we do.

We provide the best available local meats along with fresh produce, fine foods and ingredients for home cooks.  We use the ingredients to create exciting and flavoursome oven ready and ready to eat dishes for our busy customers.

Our ingredients are locally sourced wherever possible. We also treat our customers' taste buds to fine food from across Britain, Europe and the rest of the world. 

If you would like to be part of the Alderson’s team, send your CV or resume to us by email, telling us a bit about yourself and why you’re interested in this job. Send your email with the subject line ‘Skilled Retail Butcher’ to