Jobs

We’re currently hiring for the following roles:

Warehouse Operative and Delivery Driver

Quality Technician

Brewer

Webshop Team Member

Read the job description and apply below.
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Warehouse Operative and Delivery Driver

Application deadline: 06/08/2021

Reports to: Warehouse Manager, Operations Manager

Location: Leeds

Salary: £18,525

Working hours: 37.5 hours across Monday – Saturday.

 

THE COMPANY

Northern Monk is one of the fastest growing and highly regarded breweries in the UK, regularly topping “UK’s best brewery awards”. In 2020, on the back of our results from an employee survey we were listed as one of the Top 100 Small Companies to Work for in the UK, and Top 75 Companies to Work for in Yorkshire! Born in the North, our mission is to create the best beer experiences in the world, growing in stature as we grow in sales.

JOB PURPOSE

Northern Monk is at an exciting time of growth. We are brewing and delivering more beer than ever! We are dedicated to supplying our customers with the best possible beer that we can. Northern Monk is looking for someone to join the team as a Warehouse Operative / Delivery Driver. We are looking for a hard-working, highly organised and enthusiastic individual with a passion for delivering a quality service in all aspects of their work. This role is a combination of warehousing, building pallets, preparing and delivering beer and helping move goods between our sites in Leeds. The role will be varied depending on business needs.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about beer, knows the importance of attention to detail, well-organised and comfortable working in a fast-paced, ever-evolving environment. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are also important, as you will be working closely with all other teams at Northern Monk, especially the Production and Packaging teams.

We’re extremely proud of our craft and will be looking for applicants that share our enthusiasm and drive for quality. Our Operations Team are at the core of our business and as a result we put their faces on the finished product so everyone knows who made the beer – you could be on there too!

We’re committed to improving the diversity of our Operations Team, so if you don’t have the relevant experience but are part of a group that is underrepresented in the beer industry, we would love to hear from you. We are committed to providing a safe and inclusive workplace.

In return, you will be part of a team of people working together to achieve the same goal. In addition to 29 days holiday, you’ll have two days a year to volunteer with a local charity, a pension with the People’s pension, birthday and anniversary treats, free fruit at work and plenty of beer. Once you’ve been with us a year, you’ll qualify for an annual health check and the Cycle2Work scheme. We offer the opportunity to progress professionally with access to internal and external training and the chance to attend some of the best beer events across the world.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

  • Experience in warehousing and/or delivery driving
  • Full Clean driving licence
  • Forklift truck experience

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The following list outlines the major roles required.

  • Work as part of the Warehouse team on the following tasks;
  • Moving goods between sites
  • Building finished goods pallets to order
  • Loading and unloading pallets
  • Stock counting
  • Dray runs
  • General housekeeping tasks
  • Work to the highest standards of health and safety in all aspects of work including and not limited to – driving, handling heavy goods, moving goods in and out of facilities and company vehicle checks
  • Keep vehicles, warehouse and packaging facilities tidy organised at all times
  • Liase with the Sales to ensure national and international pallets are booked in to be collected throughout the month
  • Build pallets for collection to the correct standard, ensuring orders are fulfilled correctly
  • Be flexible in adapting to the changing needs of the business
  • Excel in time management, looking to support other areas of the business during quiet periods
  • Maintain regular communication with Sales to ensure orders are fulfilled correctly and on time
  • Represent Northern Monk with excellence whilst at work

SUPPLIER CONTACT AND CUSTOMER SERVICE

  • Establish and maintain good customer relations with customers
  • Provide excellent customer service through all forms of communication

REPRESENTATION

  • Attend and contribute to team meetings when required and share best practice with colleagues
  • Represent the company at external events

OTHER

  • Motivate, organise and encourage teamwork
  • Provide consistent and accurate updates to line manager regarding all aspects of work
  • Possess a positive attitude to a busy work environment and a willingness to work long or flexible hours when required
  • Contribute to team effort by completing other tasks as needed

This list is not exhaustive but an indication of the roles and responsibilities of the Driver and Warehouse Operative.

CODE OF CONDUCT

Northern Monk expects all its members of staff to adhere to standards of processes, procedures and code of conduct. Specifically;

  • Working on multiple streams to a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Demonstrating the company ethos and approach to partners and contacts through professionalism, knowledge and enthusiasm
  • Protecting and promoting the organisation’s values by keeping critical information confidential
  • Being a team player and contributing to the Monk values and ethos

In return, we are committed to respecting and valuing all staff, supporting employees in achieving a good work/life balance, giving staff the space to learn and the opportunity to grow  as the company grows and ensuring all staff play a role in developing our vision and plans.

Quality Technician

Application deadline: 06/08/2021

Reports to: Quality Manager

Location: Leeds

Hours: 37.5 per week, over 5 shifts.

Shift Pattern: 5 Shifts per week mostly Monday to Friday with rotating Saturday & Sunday shifts.

Salary: £21,000 – £26,000

 

JOB PURPOSE:

Northern Monk is focused on delivering the highest level of quality and consistency across the entire business. This crucially starts with the quality of our beer and is a vital element to us achieving our goal – to create the best beer experiences in the world. To be successful in this role you must show a passion and commitment to quality.

This role sits under our Quality Manager at our production facility. In this role, you will have an opportunity to shape the experience for the beer drinker. We are looking for someone who is passionate about beer, knows the importance of attention to detail, well-organised and comfortable working in a fast-paced, ever-evolving environment. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are also important, as you will be working closely with all other teams at Northern Monk, especially the brewery, cellar and packaging teams.

We’re extremely proud of our craft and will be looking for applicants that share our enthusiasm and drive for quality. Our Operations Team are at the core of our business and as a result we put their faces on the finished product so everyone knows who made the beer – you could be on there too!

We offer the opportunity to progress professionally with access to internal and external training and the chance to attend some of the best beer events across the world.

A cover letter is an essential part of the application for this role.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum 1 year experience in brewing
  • Experience in a QA setting including brew science, sensory analysis, fermentation analysis, and yeast microbiology.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft excel & sensory software.
  • Experience in data gathering, analysing data, and making decisions based on stage of fermentation, yeast health & availability, and production schedule.
  • Experience in fault finding and problem solving, great attention to detail and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Experience working in a brewery – including tracking fermentations, brewing, recipe creation, yeast pitching, beer transfers, and/or packaging.
  • Experience in lab work – including using a microscope, cell counting & viability, using gravity and pH meters, micro plating and gram staining.
  • Minimum of degree in food & beverage science, chemistry, or microbiology
  • Exceptional organizational skills and great attention to detail.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Consistently reinforce quality across all brewing, cellaring and packaging processes and products
  • Responsible for completing analytical checks of key beer quality specs in line with our quality programme (e.g. EBC, pH, ABVs, IBU and gravity)
  • Monitoring fermentations and ensuring optimal yeast performance across generations & multiple yeast strains and mixed cultures. Propagating, counting and pitching yeast.
  • Completing checks on packaging specs of regular and mixed fermentation beers in coordination with the brew and packaging teams
  • Assist with the set-up and execution of sensory panels, analyse sensory data, and report results to management.
  • Ensure lab equipment is always maintained and used properly and that safety procedures and maintenance schedules are upheld
  • Demonstrate a high standard of record keeping and data recording
  • Assist with management of stock and ordering of laboratory consumables
  • Provide reports and analysis as required
  • Maintain standards of health and safety, hygiene and security in the work environment.
  • Maintain and update QC stock of packaged beer and perform relevant analysis
  • Research improvements in equipment, processes, recipes, ingredients and packing materials, etc.

IDENTIFYING TRENDS AND OPPORTUNITIES

  • Seek out educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintain personal networks; participate in professional organisations
  • Research improvements in equipment, processes, packing materials, etc and keep up to date on relevant changes to legislation.
  • Commitment to learning outside of work

REPRESENTATION

  • Attend and contribute to team meetings when required and share best practice with colleagues;
  • Represent Northern Monk at exhibitions and events (sometimes during evenings and weekends)

OTHER

  • Motivate, organise and encourage teamwork
  • Provide consistent and accurate updates to line manager regarding all areas of work
  • Possess a positive attitude to a busy work environment and a willingness to work long or flexible hours when required
  • Contribute to team effort by completing other tasks as needed.

Code of Conduct: Northern Monk expects all its members of staff to adhere to standards of processes, procedures and code of conduct. Specifically:

– Working on multiple work streams to a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail

– Demonstrating the company ethos and approach to partners and contacts through your professionalism, knowledge and enthusiasm

– Protecting and promoting the organisation’s values by keeping critical information confidential;

– Being a team player and contributing to the Monk values and ethos.

In return, we are committed to respecting and valuing all staff, achieving a good work/life balance, giving staff the space to learn and grow alongside the brewery and ensuring all staff play a role in developing and delivering our vision and plans.

Brewer/Senior Brewer

Application deadline: 30/07/2021

Reports to: Shift Lead Brewer

Location: Leeds

Hours: 37.5 per week, over 5 shifts.

Shift Pattern: 5 Shifts per week, Monday to Sunday working.

Salary Band: £21,000 – £26,000 per annum

JOB PURPOSE:

Northern Monk is focused on delivering the highest level of quality and consistency across the entire business. This crucially starts within production of our beer and is a vital element to us achieving our goal – to create the best beer experiences in the world, growing in stature as we grow in scale. To be successful in this role you must show a passion and commitment to quality.

This role sits alongside our Brewers and under a Shift Lead Brewer at our production facility. In this role, you will have an opportunity to shape the experience for the beer drinker, we value thoughtfulness and creativity, and we hope to find someone who is interested in being part of the team at the forefront of our mission. We are looking for someone who is passionate about beer, knows the importance of attention to detail, well-organised and comfortable working in a fast-paced, ever-evolving environment. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are also important, as you will be working closely with all other teams at Northern Monk, especially the packaging and warehouse teams. This is a Brewer position, however we also have the opportunity for more experienced candidates to join us as a Senior Brewer.

We’re extremely proud of our craft and will be looking for applicants that share our enthusiasm and drive for quality. Our Operations Team are at the core of our business and as a result we put their faces on the finished product so everyone knows who made the beer – you could be on there too!

We’re committed to improving the diversity of our Production Team, so if you don’t have the relevant experience but are part of a group that is underrepresented in the beer industry, we would love to hear from you. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace and we’d love to hear from candidates who want to be part of that.

In return, you’ll be part of a team of people working together to achieve the same goal. In addition to 29 days holiday, you’ll have two days a year to volunteer with a local charity, a pension with the People’s pension, birthday and anniversary treats, free fruit at work and plenty of beer. Once you’ve been with us a year, you’ll qualify for an annual health check and the Cycle2Work scheme. We offer the opportunity to progress professionally with access to internal and external training and the chance to attend some of the best beer events across the world.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

The following outlines the roles and responsibilities of the post holder:

  • Production of wort
  • Cellar tasks including dry-hopping, centrifuging, transfers, tank cleans etc
  • Assist the Brew team on achieving production targets including Quality scores, Achievement vs Plan and Monthly Audits
  • Assist the Brew team in delivering on our Quality Program
  • Maintain a high standard of data logging and record keeping
  • Working to a brewery schedule to ensure that the beer can be released in line with the business needs
  • Ensure the cleanliness, efficiency and functionality of brewery equipment
  • Maintain high standards of health and safety
  • Ensure to work in way which minimises wastage and excess cost without compromising product quality
  • Provide a superior customer service at all times in person and via telephone calls and emails.

IDENTIFYING TRENDS AND OPPORTUNITIES

  • Seek out educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintain personal networks; participate in professional organisations
  • Research improvements in equipment, processes, packing materials, etc and keep up to date on relevant changes to legislation.
  • Feed relevant information back to Northern Monk HQ and take ownership for improvements that will make our beer & beer experiences better.

REPRESENTATION

  • Attend and contribute to team meetings when required and share best practice with colleagues;
  • Represent Northern Monk at exhibitions and events (sometimes during evenings and weekends)

OTHER

  • Motivate, organise and encourage teamwork
  • Provide consistent and accurate updates to line manager regarding all areas of work
  • Possess a positive attitude to a busy work environment and a willingness to work long or flexible hours when required
  • Contribute to team effort by completing other tasks as needed.

Code of Conduct: Northern Monk expects all its members of staff to adhere to standards of processes, procedures and code of conduct. Specifically:

– Working on multiple work streams to a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail

– Demonstrating the company ethos and approach to partners and contacts through your professionalism, knowledge and enthusiasm

– Protecting and promoting the organisation’s values by keeping critical information confidential;

– Being a team player and contributing to the Monk values and ethos.

In return, we are committed to respecting and valuing all staff, achieving a good work/life balance, giving staff the space to learn and grow alongside the brewery and ensuring all staff play a role in developing and delivering our vision and plans.

Webshop Team Member

Application deadline: 30/07/2021

Reports to: Webshop Operations Manager

Location: Leeds

Salary: £18,525 – £19,000

Working hours: 37.5 hours, Monday – Friday with one Saturday per month.

The Northern Monk Webshop started in 2017 and since has become our 2nd largest channel with growth in the last year of over 300%. Despite this incredibly rapid growth, one thing that hasn’t changed is our commitment to delivering the best beer experiences for our customers. The Webshop is such an important channel for us because, from a customer purchase to when they receive and open their order, we have a direct impact on the beer experience they receive; from freshness/storage of the beer packed, to speed of fulfilling the order, and the presentation and contents of the package they receive and open.

We are looking for a Webshop Team Member that is as passionate as we are about making sure each customer receives the best beer experience possible. The role is responsible for ensuring orders are packed on time and accurately, working closely with the Webshop Operations Manager to manage stock and reporting of daily activities, maintaining a clean and safe working area, and bringing ideas on how we improve the customer experience. Once an order is placed, it is the Webshop Team’s responsibility to make sure customer’s expectations are exceeded in receiving their order!

We’re extremely proud of our craft and will be looking for applicants that share our enthusiasm and drive for quality and customer beer experiences!

We’re committed to improving the diversity of our Team, so if you don’t have the relevant experience but are part of a group that is underrepresented in the beer industry, we would love to hear from you. We are committed to providing a safe and inclusive workplace.

In return, you will be part of a team of people working together to achieve the same goal. In addition to 29 days holiday, you will have two days a year to volunteer with a local charity, a pension with the People’s pension, birthday and anniversary treats, free fruit at work and plenty of beer. Once you’ve been with us a year, you’ll qualify for an annual health check and the Cycle2Work scheme.

We offer the opportunity to progress professionally with access to internal and external training and the chance to attend some of the best beer events across the world.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

The following outlines the roles and responsibilities of the post holder:

  • Process daily orders
  • Preparing and packaging online orders for postage
  • Safe and orderly palletising of filled boxes
  • Reporting of daily performance measures
  • Supporting the Webshop Operations Manager to ensure excellent customer experience
  • Maintain a clean and safe Webshop working environment
  • Help manage all Webshop stocks, including beer, merch and packaging materials
  • Willingness to bring ideas to help improve efficiency and customer experience to Webshop customers

IDENTIFYING TRENDS AND OPPORTUNITIES

  • Monitor competition by gathering current marketplace information on products and packaging
  • Seek out educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintain personal networks; participate in professional organisations
  • Feed relevant information back

REPRESENTATION

  • Attend and contribute to team meetings and share best practice with colleagues
  • Represent Northern Monk at trade exhibitions, events and tastings (sometimes during evenings and weekends) where possible

OTHER

  • Motivate, organise and encourage teamwork
  • Provide consistent and accurate updates to line manager regarding all areas of work
  • Possess a positive attitude to a busy work environment and a willingness to work long or flexible hours when required
  • Contribute to team effort by completing other tasks as needed.
  • This list is not exhaustive but an indication of the roles and responsibilities of the Packaging Operative.

Code of Conduct; Northern Monk expects all its members of staff to adhere to standards of processes, procedures and code of conduct. Specifically:

– Working on multiple work streams to a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail;

– Demonstrating the company ethos of community, collaboration and creativity through your professionalism, knowledge and enthusiasm

– Protecting and promoting the organisation’s values and keeping critical information confidential;

– Being a team player and contributing to the Monk values and ethos.

 

In return, we are committed to respecting and valuing all staff, achieving a good work/life balance, giving staff the space to learn and grow alongside the brewery and ensuring all staff play a role in developing and delivering our vision and plans.