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We currently have a number of vacancies listed below.

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Vacancy: Brewer <br> Company: Joule's Brewery<br> Location: Market Drayton, Shropshire

Vacancy: Brewer
Company: Joule's Brewery
Location: Market Drayton, Shropshire

We currently have an exciting opportunity for someone with a keen interest in beer to join our team as a Brewer.

The role will be based at our brewery in Market Drayton, Shropshire and is a full time position that requires someone who will generally work 08.00 - 16.30, but must also be willing to start early and finish late on occasions and work weekends on a rota basis.

About Joule's Brewery
Founded in 2010 by Steve and Chrissie Nuttall, Joule's Brewery remains family owned. The company operates a growing business and supplies cask and keg beers to other brewers, wholesalers, free trade and our estate of 40 pubs, and was the proud winner of The Publican "Best Brewing Pub Company" award in 2015.

About the job
As one of our brewers you will be responsible for driving and maintaining high standards within our brewhouse and ensure that our beers are brewed consistently and well. Duties will include milling, mashing, wort production, fermentation control and monitoring, as well as helping the wider team to meet and exceed our customer's expectations.

About you
You will have worked in a brewery environment for several years and have passed or be working towards your brewing diploma, having attained at least one module. You will be completely comfortable around brewing recipes and their formulation and have one or two innovative ideas of your own. You will have a working knowledge of HACCP and realise the importance of keeping meticulous records.You will be a good team player, but not afraid to challenge current work practices, and always have one eye on the top job.

The package
A salary of £25 - £35,000 is offered, commensurate with skills and experience.

Please email neilbain@joulesbrewery.co.uk attaching a current CV.

Vacancy: Distilling & Operations Manager<br>Company: South Western Distillery<br>Location: Padstow, Cornwall, England<br>Closing date: 31st July 2016

Vacancy: Distilling & Operations Manager
Company: South Western Distillery
Location: Padstow, Cornwall, England
Closing date: 31st July 2016

Experienced distiller and production genius required to run all things booze related at SWD HQ near Padstow, in north Cornwall.

We are looking for a detail-orientated, highly-motivated and practical individual to operate and manage all aspects of production at our internationally-award winning gin and pastis distillery in north Cornwall.
We're a small, fast-growing and ambitious distillery looking to take the world by storm with our Tarquin's Gin & Cornish Pastis.
Since selling our first bottles back in July 2013, we've won gold medals at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2014 and 2016 and the International Wine & Spirits Competition 2014
We now have listings with several hundred accounts across the UK - including 5 star hotels and Michelin starred restaurants - and export to a dozen countries.
With growth at over 100% year on year, we have huge plans for the next few years, and the future is looking bright.
What makes us special?

We like to think we do things a little bit differently. Attention to detail, flair and enthusiasm are at the core of our ethos. Not to mention integrity. That is how and why we create spirits that are truly outstanding.
To get a good idea of what we're about you should probably have a look at our bottles - have a browse on the front page of our website.
You might not know that we are running the first new gin distillery in the South West since Plymouth Gin. And first to make pastis in the UK!
Who are we?

Our distillery was founded by Tarquin, 28. A former City analyst who quit his desk job to do something more creative in life.
Though Marc, Tom, Josh and Joe might say the brains behind the operation is Athene, 32. A Chartered Accountant, diving fanatic and older sister to Tarquin.
We're a relaxed and hard-working team. We like to work creatively and efficiently in our company. There is no boardroom, there aren't any rules. If you have initiative, anything is possible.
Where do you fit in?
We are looking for someone to run distilling and operations in the distillery, based near Padstow in north Cornwall.
At the moment we have one 500 litre Green Engineering copper pot still and three 250 litre alembic pot stills. You will be in charge of all aspects of production of our flagship spirits. And there is room for NPD too.
What are the job requirements?
Our ideal candidate will have a degree (or technical qualification) and 2 years+ experience in/with:
- Distilling/Rectifying (or other Excise Trade).
- Quality Control, SALSA / BRC (or similar) accreditation.
- Excise Warehouse Record Keeping, EMCS, AWTD returns
What does the role involve?

Core responsibilities including but not limited to:

- Rectifying spirits
- Liqueur making
- Quality control
- Bottling & staff management
- Health & safety - HACCP
- Logistics - EMCS
- Stock control
- Record keeping - AWTD
- Excise Warehousekeeping
- Product Research and development
- Supply Chain Management
- Procedure and systems development
- Order dispatch
- Distillery management.

Where does the job lead?
We're a small company, but are expanding rapidly. You can be very entrepreneurial in this role. There is scope in the future to build and manage a team, and take on more responsibility as the company grows.
Competitive and dependent on experience.

Please send your CV and a cover letter, salary requirements (or history) to work@southwesterndistillery.com


Vacancy: Brewery Worker<br> Company: Hook Norton Brewery<br>

Vacancy: Brewery Worker
Company: Hook Norton Brewery

Job Description: Brewery Worker

Accountable to: Senior Engineer

Chief Aim of Role is to assist in the processes involved in making the beer.

The Main Tasks are:

  • Unloading and storing raw ingredients in the correct way
  • Preparation of plant and equipment
  • Maintaining and testing the temperature and quality of the beer
  • Measuring of ingredients
  • Monitoring various aspects of the brewing process
  • Cleaning the work area and sterilising equipment

You will have to work early mornings and conditions may be hot, steamy, noisy and aromatic. You may have to work outdoors in all weathers and there will be elements of standing and heavy lifting.

You will need to have attention to detail and a practical approach to work. Your level of fitness must be good and a responsible approach to health, safety and hygiene issues is vital.

Above all, commitment to the team that you are a part of and a flexible and reliable attitude to work is what you will need

If this sounds like a job that would suit you, then please send your CV to sharon.kane@hooky.co.uk or call 01608 738041

Vacancy: Assistant Distiller <br> Company: Cotswolds Distillery<br>

Vacancy: Assistant Distiller
Company: Cotswolds Distillery

Assistant Distiller
Stourton, Warwickshire

HOURS: Circa 40 hrs (but must be flexible in order to meet business requirements which will include weekend work, evening work and early starts.

This position offers a fantastic opportunity to join a thriving craft distillery seeking to upscale its production in the coming months, which is quickly establishing itself as one of the finest examples of craft distilling in the UK since opening in 2014. The successful candidate will be working as part of a small team and will be heavily involved in a range of tasks including:

Production of a variety of spirits (whisky, gin, brandy and whisky)

  • Bottling operations
  • Order processing
  • Exhibitions, tours and retail
  • Cleaning and maintenance

The company are seeking someone who is hardworking, confident and has a drive to succeed in the distilling industry. The nature of the position requires a significant amount of hands-on physical work as well as associated tasks such as record keeping which require close attention to detail and accuracy. As our distillery is located in the Cotswolds countryside your own transport would be essential.

Previous employment in a production environment, brewing, distilling or associated industries is desirable.
GCSE grade A-D in maths and science desirable


  • Can-do attitude with an ability to multi-task
  • Hardworking and enthusiastic
  • Reliable
  • Excellent communication skills

Please email jobs@cotswoldsdistillery.com for further information.

Vacancy: Quality Control Team Leader <br> Company: St Austell Brewery<br>

Vacancy: Quality Control Team Leader
Company: St Austell Brewery

We currently have a unique opportunity for someone with a keen interest in beer and related experience to join our dedicated brewing team in the position of Quality Control Team Leader.
This role will be based at our St Austell Head Office and is a full time position that requires someone who will generally work days, but must also be flexible and able to regularly cover for shifts between the hours of 5am and 11pm.

Company benefits and uniforms are provided.

About St Austell Brewery
Founded in 1851 by Cornishman Walter Hicks, today St Austell Brewery remains 100% independent and family owned. St Austell Brewery operates a growing and diverse business, including pubs, hotels and wholesale including export. Our thriving estate spans the South West from Bristol to the Isles of Scilly. We are one of Cornwall's largest employers and we've won many awards both for our beers and for our local positive impact.

About The Job
The Quality Control Team Leader will play a key role in driving improvements in the laboratory and to supervise, support and manage the day-to-day operations of the QC/QA function.
In short, we'd like you to:

  • Support the two laboratory assistants in achieving the routine QC checks in a timely manner, covering for holidays, and to carry out a proportion of the daily routine laboratory analyses.
  • Represent the QC/QA function at regular Quality Review Meetings, involving reporting on quality trends and investigations, and to be the point of contact between the Technical Brewer and the laboratory.-Ensure the accuracy of the laboratory analyses, including overseeing ring tests, standards testing, operator training, calibrations, reproducibility and repeatability studies, etc.
  • Carry out the rolling microbiological sampling schedule.
  • Trial, implement and embed new analyses as required.
  • Oversee stock control of laboratory consumables and manage orders with suppliers.
  • Engage with relevant actions required by the Quality Management System, including internal auditing.
  • Ensure the laboratory is kept in a safe, clean, tidy and hygienic condition.

About You
You'll have relevant skills and qualifications, with plenty of experience to back up your application. You'll take pride in your ability to do your job well and you'll thrive in a team, environment. To be successful in this role you will possess the following skills, qualifications and experience:

  • A-level science qualifications, with a relevant degree and brewing qualifications preferable
  • Lab management and QA experience
  • Microbiological experience and expertise
  • Experience in a production environment, preferably a brewery
  • Proven team working and mentoring skills

Working for St Austell Brewery
It's very simple. We provide great service with great hospitality in our pubs and hotels that reaches across the whole customer experience thanks to our dedicated and friendly employees
Every individual who works for St Austell Brewery is important to us. Career development across the organisation is key to our continued success and our Learning and Development team work with both teams and individuals on an ongoing basis delivering leading edge training to ensure the continual development of skills and knowledge.

We are committed to being the South West's Employer of Choice in the drinks and hospitality sector and we work hard to provide an environment that is rewarding and encourages people to make the most of their skills.

We also offer our team members an extensive range of staff benefits which includes things like staff discount, uniforms, flexible working hours and occupational health support.
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from candidates irrespective of gender, age, religion, sexual orientation or disability

Thank you for your interest in working for St Austell Brewery. We're looking forward to hearing from you.
To be considered, candidates must have the right to work in the UK as well have a UK bank account registered in their own name.

To apply please contact Debs Gough: goughd@staustellbrewery.co.uk

Vacancy: Spirit Supply Team Leader <br> Company: Diageo

Vacancy: Spirit Supply Team Leader
Company: Diageo

Diageo currently have team leader opportunities at Leven Spirit Supply. We're a company with some of the most storied & iconic spirits, beer & wine brands in the world

From Johnnie Walker to Smirnoff, Diageo is searching for leaders from different backgrounds who have a voracious appetite for manufacturing culture and supply chain practices. Our leaders not only keep up, but drive the pace at which we deliver initiatives. Whether it is engaging and influencing senior stakeholders or finding fast, creative solutions to issues, we are looking for someone to approach these brilliantly.


As a team leader within Diageo, you will lead and motivate a team, taking responsibility to deliver outstanding performance in all key performance indicators (Safety, Compliance, Quality, Adherence to Plan, Productivity and Maintenance Delivery). You will use continuous improvement tools and techniques to drive and sustain improved performance and prioritise your workload in a fast paced operational environment, always ensuring safety, compliance and quality standards are adhered to. You will have a high level of engagement and leadership in Continuous Improvement methods and tools.


- Be bold in action planning and delivery
- Develop team morale, recognize great performance and take timely action to address underperformance where necessary
- Ensure proper application of Root Cause Problem Solving through role modelling and leadership
- Be a major contributor in driving the Asset Care Strategy for the shift
- Role model the use of problem solving tools eg. DMAIC, 5Why, Fishbone
- Influence support functions to drive operational improvement initiatives
- Manage shift performance following standardised work procedures at team leader and team level
- Develop a 'high performing team' by managing and coaching individuals to deliver sustainable performance improvement
- Commit to grow your own capability and experience to the benefit of yourself, your people and Diageo
- Excellent communication and influencing abilities to develop and sustain robust relationships


- NEBOSH Safety qualification and good working knowledge of this in a production environment
- Technical skills or knowledge within a manufacturing environment
- Further education or training in food/beverage science or equivalent discipline.


- At least 3 years' experience within a Spirits (or other food, drinks, or chemical) manufacturing environment.
- Ability to manage people performance, coaching and development of a multi - disciplined team


- Understanding of commercial implications of production & supply chain management
- Working knowledge/experience from within a bulk spirit transfer environment
- Knowledge of Continuous Improvement, manufacturing/ packaging, lean methodologies, process control and asset management
- Leading and embedding change within teams
- Experience of capex projects


If you join us within one of our fast paced sites, you will be surrounded and supported by amazing talent and leadership and rewarded with a highly competitive salary and benefits which include product allowance, annual salary reviews, annual bonus incentives, flexible benefits such as healthcare cover, a number of investment worthy share options, a highly valuable pension which includes 19% company contribution and 6% employee contribution and other ad hoc benefits including the Cycle to work scheme, Diageo Extras and childcare vouchers.


Please visit our Linkedin page: Diageo Linkedin or our website and apply now and we'll be in touch. If you require further information then please email: globalcareers@diageo.com


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