Job title: Carcass Evaluation Unit Team Leaders

Type: Permanent

Salary: £21,208 - £24,681 per annum

Location: Bush Estate, near Edinburgh

REF: CML/CS/024/20

Closing date: 4 March 2021

SRUC is unique in Scotland and one of the largest organisations of its kind in Europe.  Our ambitious and exciting vision is to work at local, national and international levels, leading innovation and sustainable development in agriculture and rural sectors.

We are seeking two Team Leaders to manage staff in our Carcass Evaluation Unit in collaboration with Aviagen, a world leader in poultry breeding. The postholders will manage groups of staff, of up to 18 people at any one time, in our licenced poultry processing plant, where poultry is processed and portioned in order to generate high quality data on carcass and component weight and quality. The postholders will be required to dealing with all aspects of poultry processing and operational issues on a day-to-day basis to ensure agreed service standards are delivered to a high quality.

Applicants should possess a good standard of secondary education. Knowledge and experience of Food Safety Management Systems e.g. HACCP is essential. Experience in all aspects of poultry processing is preferred but not essential as training will be provided.

To be considered for this role, experience of management of staff in a supervisory role is essential as is IT literacy across all Microsoft PC packages.

These are full time roles of 37 hours per week. Two different working patterns are available. One is standard day time hours and the other includes shift work and working in the evenings. The days of work will be Monday – Friday.

Further details on the requirements of this role can be found in the Job Particulars document which you must read before applying for this role.

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To apply for this role, please use the SRUC online application system.

Please note that CVs will not be accepted without a completed application form.

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