The Poppy Factory – Production Operative


Location:  The Poppy Factory, Richmond, Surrey

Salary: £13.15 per hour

Working hours:  37 hours per week, 8 am to 4.30 pm Monday to Thursday, 8 am to 1 pm, Friday.

Contract:  6 months’ temporary contract.

For over 100 years, the Poppy Factory has been empowering veterans with health conditions, helping them to recognise their unique skills and giving them the confidence to move forward in their lives through meaningful employment.

Based at our historic factory in Richmond, you will be part of our production team responsible for assembling the wreaths and symbols for The Royal British Legion poppy appeal, honouring the service and sacrifice of our Armed Forces.

What do we need from you:

  • Good team working skills with the ability to work collaboratively with people from a diverse range of backgrounds
  • The ability to work methodically, with a keen eye for detail and manual dexterity.
  • Commitment to produce a high-quality product.

What do we offer:

  • Meaningful work with a welcoming team in a charity with a proud heritage and strong values.
  • Excellent pay, terms and condition of employment including generous holiday and pension.

For further information, including the full job description for the role, please refer to the candidate pack.

How to apply

To apply for this position please send your CV and a covering statement and submit via the online application process. Please address your covering letter to Mark Young, Production Manager.

For an informal conversation about the role, please email to arrange a phone call.

Click here to apply for the role of Production Operative

This vacancy will close on 2 April 2024.   Please note, we are unable to accept late or incomplete applications.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

We are committed to equality, valuing diversity and promoting inclusion within our workforce.  As an equal opportunities employer our commitment is to take positive measures to recruit people from underrepresented groups, and we actively encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and LGBT+ candidates as these groups are currently under-represented in our organisation.

As a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview for any job applicant with a disability who meets the essential criteria for the role. Please indicate in your covering letter if you wish to be considered under this scheme. We are also happy to discuss reasonable adjustments to the application or interview process to accommodate disabled candidates.

Additionally, we offer a guaranteed interview to veterans of the UK armed forces or members of the Reservist forces who meet the essential role criteria. Please make it clear in your application if you wish to be considered on this basis. Please note, to be eligible for consideration under this scheme your application must demonstrate that you meet the essential role criteria as set out in the person specification.

We are a family friendly employer and happy to discuss flexible working.

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