Brewer

Contract Type :
Full-Time, Permanent

Working Hours :
40 hrs Mon-Fri

Salary :
£21,600 to £27,000 dependent on experience

Location :
Llandudno

Business :
Wild Horse Brewing Co

Ref : FSC-JNB-341

Job Description

Wild Horse Brewing Co is a small, independent, growing business based in the seaside town of Llandudno on the North Wales coast. Now in our eighth year, we have an incredibly passionate team who have a focus on producing modern craft beer with balance, drinkability and flavour. We see a big local demand for our two core beers (a Session IPA and a lager) which we brew alongside a range of regular, seasonal and one-off brews. Over the last 12 months, and following expansion early this year, the business has grown by 38% and we plan to continue to grow the business next year and beyond.

Due to an existing Brewer moving on to pursue a new opportunity, we are looking for a person with proven experience of brewing and packaging beer commercially who can hit the ground running. We are looking for someone with a passion for craft beer who is a team player and able to work productively whilst meeting our high quality standards. This role will report to our Head Brewer and will require you to oversee and mentor more junior members of the production team.

Wild Horse Brewing Co is an Equal Opportunities, inclusive employer and we welcome everyone from any background, ethnic or national origin, or gender orientation. Our team is passionate and proud about what we do and works hard to achieve the business’ goals. The welfare and wellbeing of our staff is of utmost importance to us. We work hard as a business to create a positive work-life balance for all our employees.

DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Wort production, with our 16HL DME dual-vessel brew-house
  • Canning, using our Microcan CL5 canning line
  • Kegging
  • Fermentation checks and cellaring – we have 5 x 16HL and 6 x 32HL uni-tanks
  • Yeast management
  • Quality control and lab work
  • Grain handling and milling, operating our Alan Ruddock precision mill
  • Cleaning / sanitation
  • Occasionally representing the brewery at events

 

PERSON SPEC

Must haves:

  • Proven brewing experience working at a commercial brewery
  • Demonstrate proficient knowledge in all aspects of the brewing process
  • Be able to repeat the same process consistently and accurately
  • The desire and skills to grow and develop as fast as the business
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Ability to prioritise and organise your time
  • Strong team player
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work with a broad range of colleagues, customers and suppliers
  • Ability to multi-task and manage challenging circumstances associated with a fast-paced and constantly evolving working environment
  • Positive, proactive attitude towards work
  • The right to live and work in the UK

Nice to haves:

  • Experience of operating a Microcan CL5 canning line (or similar)
  • Holder of a relevant brewing qualification (e.g. IBD etc.)
  • An interest in the creative side of the brewery, including contributing new beer ideas and label artwork concepts
  • Forklift qualified
  • Able to communicate in Welsh

 

SALARY / BENEFITS

  • £21,600 to £27,000 dependent on experience
  • 4 weeks paid holiday plus bank holidays, increasing by 1 day per year after 1 full holiday year is completed (to a maximum of 5 weeks)
  • Company pension contributions (Wild Horse pays 3%, you pay 5% of eligible salary)
  • Wild Horse beer allowance of £125/month (retail value) + 30% staff discount after this
  • Formal training as required (e.g. IBD etc.)
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Staff uniform (t-shirts and hoodies) and all required PPE
  • Staff kitchen and breakout area with locally roasted coffee and tea provided
  • Monthly team lunches and monthly afterwork pint at local micro pub
  • Relocation allowance available if required


Additional Information

  • 40 hours per week
  • Regular work days are Monday to Friday
  • Weekend work is required as part of a ‘cellaring rota’ (no more than 1 weekend in 4)
  • There may be a requirement to travel to brewery events and work outside of regular work days to meet the demands of the business

 

Please submit your CV along with covering letter/email explaining how you match the criteria for the role and why you would be a good fit for the Wild Horse team. Please email your application to jobs@wildhorsebrewing.co.uk. Applications without a covering letter/email are unlikely to be considered.

Closing date for applications :
09/10/2022

Contact for further information :
Dave Faragher

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