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Gressingham Foods are a family run business that has been operating for over 40 years. Gressingham is proud to support all of its employees through their own personal development, including a sound training programme and annual appraisals.

As part of the Governments initiative, we have recently released our Gender Pay Gap Report which can be found here:

We offer a Company induction programme, and following a 3 month probationary period can support staff in a career development programme including English language skills.                                                                                                                                                                      

Group Senior Risk Advisor

We are now seeking a Group Senior Risk Advisor to provide robust risk-management direction to all the companies in the Gressingham Group and ensure compliance with relevant legislation. The appointee will implement successful risk management policies and monitor, in particular, health and safety practice across the Gressingham Group. They will be responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of a safe and healthy work environment for Gressingham’s employees and those contracted by the companies.

The Group Senior Risk Advisor will be in charge of advising on risk management for Green Label Holdings, Gressingham Game and J.F. Edwards, to deliver an effective risk management framework covering, for example: - Health & Safety, Environmental, Transport, Animal Welfare, Physical Security and Business Continuity

Main Responsibilities 

  • To plan and deliver a rolling three-year health and safety and risk-management strategy plan
  • To develop and implement a competency assurance framework in all areas of the businesses to minimise non-compliance and accident risk
  • To work closely with the operations and in particular the senior leadership team and department managers to implement systems for best practice
  • To ensure that the company has a fully functioning risk management system with the effect of achieving compliance with all statutory regulatory requirements and keep abreast of new and evolving legislation
  • To monitor, review and audit regulatory and health and safety practice across the businesses and present findings to the board
  • To be responsible for professional standards and systems for risk management across the Gressingham group
  • To promote a positive health and safety culture while clearly communicating safety information and policy to personnel
  • To implement a standardised approach to day-to-day health and safety and highlight areas of inconsistency
  • To set realistic short and long-term objectives for health and safety and regulatory performance across the businesses
  • To arrange risk and health and safety training for all staff as required and arrange maintenance of training records
  • To manage a team of health and safety and environmental officers who will report directly to the appointee
  • To maintain a robust system for reporting and investigating accidents and incidents as well as near misses, liaising with the health and safety officers to ensure this is implemented
  • To develop a tiered approach to investigations of all accidents and near-misses and present learnings and planned action to the board
  • To support operational managers in delivering on their risk responsibilities
  • To present yourself in a professional manner in line with Company guidelines and to comply with regulations regarding confidentiality and security
  • Other duties as the management may reasonably require

The Ideal Candidate 

  • Significant prior experience in risk management and risk management processes
  • Diploma in Risk Management
  • CMIOSH, NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent
  • A degree or equivalent qualification in Engineering/Science/Risk
  • Membership of a relevant professional body (such as IRM or IOSH)
  • Knowledge of health and safety and risk management systems and best practice frameworks
  • Strong IT skills
  • Numerate and able to collate qualitative and quantitative information into reports
  • A positive personality and excellent communication skills – both written and verbal
  • A confident leader with the ability to develop and promote a best practice risk culture among colleagues and maintain positive relationships with operational managers to ensure effective communication
  • Be willing to work in meat production and farming environments
  • An understanding of the Gressingham brand and what we stand for

About The Company 
Green Label Holdings with three operating companies, operating 70 farms across East Anglia, two factory sites and two hatcheries. It employs 600 people throughout the year, rising to 1,000 at Christmas (peak production). The Group Senior Risk Advisor would be in charge of managing risk across all sites.

Gressingham Game operates near Richmond, North Yorkshire and has a team of up to 50 employees.

J.F. Edwards operates four shops in Smithfield Market and a retail butcher in Primrose Hill, North London. It employs 70 people.

Job Type: Full-time    |    Competitive Salary (Dependant on experience)    |     Norfolk


Catch Team Operatives  

Based at Debach (Ducks)  -  alternate weekly early and late shift

2 X full time positions – alternative weekly early and late shift

DUTIES  -  To assist with the catching of ducks.  Working alongside a team to ensure high welfare practices are maintained and strict bio security procedures adhered to.  This role is highly suited to an individual with a calm, good natured temperament who is able to work in a physically demanding role.

If you are interested in this role and would like further details please contact Jacqui Holden on 01473 734259 or by email

General Farm Worker (Ducks)

Full time position (39 hours per week - Mon to Fri) + alternate weekends when required.

Location - Badwell Ash (Bury St Edmunds)

DUTIES  -  To maintain and improve the high level of poultry wefare, and ensure bio-security guidance is followed.  To assist in achieving high level of egg production and fertility as efficiently as possible.  To work to a high health and safety standard, feeding back any ideas for improvement to the site manager.  to work with staff in a positive professional manner.  To carry out other tasks relating to poultry farming as the company may reasonably require.

Previous poultry experience preferred but not necessary as full training will be given supported by the Company induction programme.

If you are interested in this role and would like further details please contact Jacqui Holden on 01473 734259 or by email

Weekend Egg Collectors (Ducks)

We currently have 2 vacancies in Badwell Ash (Bury St Edmunds area)

Hours are 6.00am to 11.00am Saturday and Sunday.  Pay rate £8.34 or £10.44 depending on age.

Duties  -  To assist with the collection of eggs.  No experience is required, as full training will be given including our company induction programme.

If you are interested in this role and would like further details please contact Jacqui Holden on 01473 734259 or by email

Free Range Turkey Farm Manager

We currently have a vacancy for an assistant Farm Manager in the Thetford, Norfolk area.  This is a full time position (39 hours per week) with alternate weekend working.  Salary dependent on experience.  Key responsibilities include:-

Plan and organise staff within your area of the business.

Daily care of our poultry, maintaining flock records and completing welfare checks.

To aim to improve on current health and safety good practices and bio security guidelines at all times.

Improve and maintain welfare standards.

Promote a culture of positivity, motivating your team to develop and build on their individual skills, to enable the business to progress it’s employees.

Key Skills Required

Commercial poultry experience.

Strong knowledge of all standards with regard to welfare and trading practice.

Competitive pay rates are available dependent on experience.  Training will commence with a full induction day, followed by a Gressingham Personal Development Plan.  Hours of work are 39 per week, with alternate weekend working (shorter days at the weekend). 

If you are interested in this role and would like further details please contact Jacqui Holden on 01473 734259 or by email

System Support Administrator - Redgrave

Main Tasks:
• Create New products from start to finish (design label, enter product information into FOPS, add to menu, test label and sign off)
• Learn how to use Menu creator software.
• Understand how printers are setup
• General housekeeping FOPS (keeping transaction file tidy)
• Learn how to create reports and run them.
• Keep FOPS software up to date, transfer data to scales
• Trace production back using FOPS serial numbers
• Basic problem solving (software / hardware)
• Lease with HSL to solve bigger problems
• Point of contact for FOPS users

• Add new products
• Design label using label designer 4 (barcodes & text lines).
• Dump & download formats across our sites
• Sort out any error in the factory (software and Hardware)
• Check stock pallet daily
• Learn how to transfer orders between sites
• Add orders factory / despatch / transfer
• day to day running of fops
• set up printers (intermec)
• Solve bigger issues with our telephone support team (Hellenic & 3it)

• Learn how to create new labels
• Add products
• Copy products
• Learn vdf tables

• Learn Innova software
• Add products
• Understand average weighing

Price weigh machines
• Design label (barcode & text lines)
• Add cook times and servers
• Learn how to set up star commands & WB tables
• Print label & get them sign off from technical
• Download & transfer files

• Lease with technical and customers
• Help with customer traces

• Learn how to set up scanners

 If you are interested in this role and would like further details please contact Isabel Underdown on 01379 897546 or by email

Process Controller - Redgrave Site


About the Role

• To complete paperwork and tasks associated with producing product on line to the correct specification and customer requirements.
• To observe, record, adjust and correct any product or processes in order to maintain adherence to specification, quality and food safety at all times.
• To support Compliance Auditors and Line Leaders in their role to maintain Gressingham standards, behaviours and practices at all times.
• Reporting jointly to the QA Supervisor and Line leader, the Process controller is accountable for maintaining records, following specifications and reporting product and process non- conformances on a daily basis. He/she is also responsible for ensuring the health & safety and welfare of colleagues working on the shop floor within his/hers area.

Main tasks and responsibilities
As Process Controller you will be expected to:
1. Ensure that all documentation is completed correctly and in accordance with site quality procedures.
2. To ensure that any corrective actions are followed up and closed out.
3. To ensure that products meet customer specifications.
4. Report all necessary matters to the Compliance auditor and Line leader ensuring that he/she is fully aware of relevant production, personnel, quality and MHS issues.
5. To undertake such ad hoc duties as may be required in order to benefit the business.
6. Help check critical control parameters within the factory processes.
7. Check quality and adherence to specification of finished products
8. Assist in customer visits and audits in the factory, demonstrating standard practices to the requirements of the customer and Gressingham Foods
9. Ensure all product adheres to specification on product quality, labelling etc.
10. Control CCP consumables such as metal detector pieces, scales, probes etc.
11. To carry out pre-production and hygiene checks.

a) Preferably experience in a production and technical environment or similar
b) Understanding and knowledge of BRC - favourable
c) Knowledge of HACCP - favourable
d) Ability to execute and implement change as necessary to ensure the continued profitability of the department

 If you are interested in this role and would like further details please contact Isabel Underdown on 01379 897546 or by email

Maintenance Engineer - Redgrave


About the Role

To be part of a multi skilled engineering team to ensure the maximum effectiveness and utilisation of plant is maintained at all times.
Mechanical / welding skills preferred
Electrical skills would also be a benefit

Main tasks and responsibilities
As Site Engineer you will be expected to:
1. To undertake planned preventative maintenance activities and reactive maintenance to ensure optimum efficiency of the plant and profitability.
2. To ensure all engineering tasks are undertaken in line with Health & Safety, Quality and Food Safety Standards.
3. Provide full emergency breakdown cover for all plant and services.
4. To carry out repair works to the highest standard.
5. Complete all work sheets and report any follow ups required, including Planned Maintenance work sheets, handover sheets.
6. Observe and report all problem areas on all plant and services
7. Work as a team with all other members of the factory team.
8. Maintain a high standard of work and promote good housekeeping throughout the factory and workshops.
9. To always ensure that Health and Safety issues are treated with the highest priority at all times.
10. Administer, monitor, analyse and update machine history data using the engineering Pirana maintenance management system.
11. Provide first line cover in all machinery problems.
12. Be proactive with ideas for improving the plant and engineering departments.
13. To ensure that all plant is running efficiently and safely.
14. Provide full back-up to all problem areas in a speedy and safe manner.
15. Full use of engineering resource as required.
16. Provide full support across the site in order to carry out all works in an efficient and economical manner.
17. Provide ideas on cost cutting measures.


a) Team Player
b) Customer Focus
c) Attention To Detail
d) Electrical/electronic qualifications and engineering experience preferred.

 If you are interested in this role and would like further details please contact Isabel Underdown on 01379 897546 or by email