We're Hiring Full Time Counter Assistant

Posted: 11/6/2021

Full Time Counter Assistant, Permanent Position – 9-day fortnight

McCartney’s of Moira is an Award-Winning Butchery & Delicatessen

Place of work: 56-62 Main Street, Moira, Co. Down, BT67 0LQ

Role: We are looking for someone preferably with a background in food to serve customers at our Butchery & Delicatessen Counters and also on the Checkout.

Hours: We operate a 9-day working fortnight. The only time this does not apply is during two week run up to Christmas each year.

Over time at rate of one and a half times your salaried hourly/daily rate will be payable once 91 hours are worked in a rota’ d fortnight (10 x 9.1hr days). This means a 10th day worked in any rota' d fortnight block will be payable to you at your daily salaried rate in addition to your fixed salaried amount, typically Christmas or when additional cover is requested during the year for any reason.

Monthly Salary

25% Staff Discount.

Please note all staff are required to work the Sunday before Christmas each year. 4 Weeks Holiday per year plus 8 Statutory Days.

Pay day is the last Wednesday of the month.

Any adjustments necessary after the last Saturday before pay day will be worked out in the following month.

No lying month wages paid pro-rata at the end of the month you commence work.

Your contracted working hours will be 08.00 - 18.00 Monday to Saturday.

1 hour for lunch Monday to Friday

30-minute lunch on a Saturday

and a 10-minute paid morning tea break daily.

You will of course be free to leave between 17.30 & 18.00 daily provided all work is finished and everything cleaned to a high standard.

This equates to a 9.1hr average paid working day to allow for the shorter break on a Saturday.

Uniforms, Safety Shoes, Locker Provided. Use of a spacious modern staff room & additional seating area.

Due to Covid-19 we will be holding a socially distanced interview with any successful applicants.


  • Serving customers at our Butchery & Deli counters or checkout providing a high level of customer service while advising customers with any queries
  • Learning on the job and being knowledgeable about our extensive range of produce.
  • Pre-packing of goods for sale, stock control, rotation & keeping yourself aware of what is selling and what is not to eliminate waste - correct stock rotation is a priority, while maintaining attractive product displays.
  • Behind the scenes - rotating stock & keeping stores & walk in fridges clean & tidy, washing dishes as needed.
  • Checking in & rotation of existing stock when bringing in deliveries
  • Completion of cleaning schedules after evening clean down and in-house paperwork throughout the day.
  • Responsible for cash handling
  • Maintaining a high standard of display of produce on our extensive grocery shelving & drinks fridge.
  • Checking in & rotation of existing stock when bringing in grocery deliveries
  • Helping customers with gift hamper building & selection.
  • Completing grocery stock date sheets & keeping yourself aware of what is selling and what is not to eliminate waste - correct stock rotation is a priority.
  • Completing regular stock takes on request to enable the office to complete correct stock ordering.
  • Shared cleaning responsibility of staff room and communal areas.
  • Keeping the shop clean & tidy for customers to enjoy – helping is maintain our high standards and our 5-star hygiene rating.
  • Full training will be given by experienced staff as you work.
  • These Duties are not exhaustive.


  • Flair and passion for food
  • Able to respond to instruction and follow company policy.
  • Team player
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to manage own workload, whilst helping others
  • Flair and passion for food & presentation


  • Level 2 Food Hygiene Preferred but not essential.
  • Previous experience in a food business or similar role

Good Time Keeping Essential

PPE Masks are currently provided for all staff and Perspex screens are installed at all our counters for the safety of staff & customers alike. Daily temperature checks upon starting shift.


To Apply

To be considered for this role or to find out further details, please submit you CV to info@mccartneysofmoira.com

Closing Date 14/07/21 although this vacancy cold close early should the right person be found.

CV's will be held for 6 months after application.

McCartney's of Moira is an equal opportunity employer.









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