Meat & Cleaver is an independent family-run butcher committed to providing the finest quality meats. Meat & Cleaver have become one of Essex’s most respected butchers supplying our loyal customers with the very best of meat rating highly in provenance, welfare, and flavour.

Passionate about meat, Meat & Cleaver is a small business with a big vision, delivering the finest quality meats throughout the UK, as well as serving our local customers at our butchers shop in Dunmow.

Current Available Positions:

Full-Time Butcher

We are looking for a self-motivated, experienced and dedicated butcher to join our growing independent, family-run butchers in Essex!

This is a very exciting role for the right candidate to carve a career as a butcher and develop their butchery skills demonstrating exceptional levels of customer service in a growing and fast-paced team environment.

Please note: Butchery experience is required for this role.

The Candidate

  • Have previous experience in butchery 
  • Have a high standard of cutting and preparation skill – from breaking down whole carcass, boning and preparing joints, portion control, dicing, mincing, sausage-making, and packing
  • Have a keen eye and attention to detail whilst working to deadlines especially when making up catering and retail orders both for local and national dispatch
  • An ability to create enticing counter displays
  • Reliable team player and timekeeper
  • Well-presented with a positive attitude to work including flexibility with regards to working hours
  • Must be currently living in Dunmow area within a commutable distance
  • Be organised and able to work in a clean and safe manner adhering to food safety, ensuring HACCP and CCP’s are maintained and enforced, with good manufacturing practices, reporting any issues where necessary
  • English Spoken

The Hours

45 hours per week

Full-time, Permanent


£10.00-£14.00 per hour depending on experience


If you think you have the passion, skill set and desire to fulfil this demanding yet rewarding role, then please contact Sam Fuller at Meat & Cleaver on 01279 876575 or email us at along with a copy of your C.V.