Cranswick is a leading UK food company supplying all the major retailers, and increasingly active in food service and export.

The company’s growth record is outstanding with annual sales reaching £875 million in the year ending 31st March 2013. In the first half of this year we have just announced sales growth of 15% versus last year.

The growth we have achieved in tough economic conditions is a testament to the quality and commitment of the people who work for us. It is our people who differentiate us and give us the enviable reputation we have amongst our customers.

At the centre of everything we do are our products. We encourage our people to have a real passion for food which helps drive a culture of innovation and an obsession for quality. We operate in the fresh pork, gourmet sausage, air dried bacon, cooked meat, gourmet pastry and sandwich markets. We also specialise in a wide range of continental product categories including charcuterie, fresh olives, fresh pasta, pâté and Italian cheeses.

We pride ourselves in really “knowing our stuff” when talking to customers, suppliers, and each other. This is borne out of our continual pursuit of knowledge and is supported by the considerable qualitative and quantitative research we undertake across the group.

We are now on the hunt for key commercial people to play an active role in the continued growth of our business. We are looking for bright, talented and hungry individuals to thrive in our open, honest and fast moving environment. In return, we reward well and have a track record of developing people to realise their full potential. If you like what you have read so far and believe you can make a real difference, then look at the jobs we have on offer and get in touch.

Fresh Pork

Cranswick Country Foods

1 Vacancy

Preston, East Yorkshire
Cranswick Country Foods

No Vacancies

  Riverside, Hull, East Yorkshire
Cranswick Country Foods - Norfolk

No Vacancies

Watton, Norfolk

Gourmet Sausages


2 Vacancies

Hull, East Yorkshire

Traditional Dry Cured Bacon

Cranswick Gourmet Bacon Company

No Vacancies

Sherburn-In-Elmet. West Yorkshire


Continental Fine Foods

No Vacancies


Cooked Meats (Deli & Pre Pack)

Cranswick Convenience Foods

1 Vacancy

Hull, East Yorkshire
Cranswick Convenience Foods

No Vacancies

Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Cranswick Convenience Foods / Kingston Foods

No Vacancies

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire


The Sandwich Factory

No Vacancies

Atherstone, Warwickshire
North Wales Foods,

No Vacancies

Denbigh, North Wales


The Yorkshire Baker

No Vacancies

  Malton, North Yorkshire

Current Vacancies Available

Cranswick Country Foods - Preston, East Yorkshire

HR Manager

Location: Cranswick Country Foods, Preston, Hull

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified HR professional to join the Preston site in Hull. The role is responsible for the provision of an HR function for the business which collectively employs circa. 2000 staff, split between permanent and temporary workers. Working closely with the senior stakeholders of the site the HR Manager is responsible for the effective implementation of the HR Strategy on site.

Ideal candidates will have a strong and established background working within HR and hold a Level 7 CIPD qualification. The position would suit an HR Manager wanting to move in to a larger and more challenging role and we are looking for a talented candidate who will work with maintaining and reviewing HR policies and procedures that strike a balance between meeting the needs of the business, and fostering employee engagement through achieving an increased sense of value.

The role will involve:
* Developing HR plans for the site
* Working closely with the Senior Management team to identify and deliver key HR projects.
* Leading transformational changes on site
* Analysing KPI’s and identifying trends to provide HR interventions
* Developing HR policies and processes in line with the HR goals
* Providing advice on complex Employee Relations issues
* Responsibility for the recruitment of all personnel on site from taking the initial brief and managing the selection process through to overseeing the start date and probation period.
* Actively working to up skill line managers so they become increasingly confident and consistent through various methods
* Managing generalist HR cases as necessary (e.g. disciplinary hearings, performance management etc).
* Taking responsibility for job evaluation throughout the site, ensuring that all salaried positions have current job descriptions and work towards developing a performance management system for the site.
* Liaison with the Group L&D Manager to ensure that Training needs are implemented in a timely and efficient manner

Candidates will hold;
* Full membership to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
* Strong IT skills
* A methodical and structured approach.
* Will be Degree qualified or the equivalent relevant experience.
* Have experience of providing support to Managers in a coaching capacity, thereby empowering them to be increasingly self-sufficient in the future.

Applications should be made in writing enclosing a covering letter and CV to Miranda Walker, Group HR Manager by Friday 1st August at

Lazenby's - Hull, East Yorkshire

QA Manager (Monday to Friday)

Location: Lazenby's, Hull

The QA Manager is responsible for the efficient management of the Quality Assurance function with regard to the safe, legal production of chilled and frozen gourmet sausage to the quality standards specified by our customers.

The main duties of the role include;
• Effective staff training & working practices
• QAS monitoring of product quality against agreed standards
• Effective monitoring and assessment of incoming raw materials
• Effective identity and traceability of raw materials, WIP & finished product
• Implementation and maintenance of product sampling plans
• Implementation and maintenance of all internal audit systems to confirm compliance with specified standards
• Implementation and assessment of all technical procedures
• Ensuring effective non-conformance reporting and corrective action.
• Liaison with the site pest control contractor
• Maintaining a programme of product taste panels at a specified frequency
• Assist the Technical Manager in dealing with all customer complaints
• Assist the Technical Manager in preparing for, dealing with, and implementing all actions associated with site visits, audits, pre-production and first production activities.

The successful candidate will have previous quality management or supervisory experience in a chilled food environment, have working knowledge of the BRC Global Food Standard and the ability to drive a progressive and fast moving environment that requires a practical ‘hands-on’ approach.

If you are interested in this position, please submit your CV and covering letter to Laura Botham, Human Resources, Lazenby’s Helsinki Road, Sutton Fields Industrial Estate, Hull, HU7 0YW or alternatively Email:

Closing Date: 24th August 2014


Engineer (Monday to Friday, Night Shift)

Location: Lazenby's, Hull

The purpose of the role is to maintain the plant and equipment sufficiently to enable the business to operate within food hygiene and health and safety regulations.

The main duties of the role are;
• Maintain plant and equipment to optimum standards safely with minimum downtime
• Provide a rapid response to urgent and non-urgent maintenance tasks
• Ensure that factory machinery is in working order at all possible opportunities in order to meet the associated production deadlines
• Maintain high standards of housekeeping
• Liaise with all levels of management across all functions relating to engineering activities on the plan or breakdowns

If you are interested in this position, please submit your CV and covering letter to Laura Botham, Human Resources, Lazenby’s Helsinki Road, Sutton Fields Industrial Estate, Hull, HU7 0YW or alternatively Email:

Closing Date: 24th August 2014

Cranswick Convenience Foods - Sutton Fields, Hull

QA Manager

Location: Cranswick Convenience Foods, Sutton Fields, Hull

An opportunity has arisen for a QA Manager to join the Sutton Fields’ Convenience Foods site in Hull. Working within the Technical Department, the role will provide managerial support to the Technical Manager/Site Director with responsibility for a team of 2 QA Supervisors and 10 QA Technicians. The site encompasses Low Risk and High Risk, with a permanent staff of 300 employees.

We are seeking candidates who have a Food science Degree-level qualification or equivalent, are confident in their technical ability and have a strong food background, preferably with both Low and High Risk experience.

The role will involve:

• Management of the QA team
• Implementing and managing the quality and process audit service
• Ensuring the safety, legality and quality of product
• Achievement of agreed KPIs
• Agreement and implementation of corrective action for non-compliance
• Customer complaint investigations

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

• Strong leadership and motivational skills
• Driven by a fast paced multifaceted role
• Professional communication and influencing skills
• Intermediate/advanced level Food Hygiene certification
• Clear understanding of HACCP principles
• Extensive knowledge of food legislation, safety and quality
• Ability to work quickly and accurately in accordance with systems, documentation and procedures

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to Helen Ward, HR Officer by Friday 8 August 2014 to:

Yorkshire Baker - Malton, North Yorkshire

Yorkshire Baker would always like to see good candidates who have an interest in a career in bakery manufacturing. If you have junior to middle management production skills and a desire to work within our business, please submit your CV to