Work for Donald Russell

Excellent quality and exceptional service is what we aim to achieve at Donald Russell by sourcing, preparing and supplying the highest quality food to our valued customers. As a Royal Warrant Holding butcher, we are one of the UKs leading independent food producers, selling direct to private customers through our website, customer service centre and to premium end hotels and restaurants through our food service business.

At Donald Russell we care passionately about our product and our people. We know that it is vital to have the right people in the right job to support the Company in maintaining our ethos of real foods, real flavours, every day.


We support and educate our staff to achieve higher job skills, enhanced job satisfaction and we encourage career development.

You can take advantage of a selection of employee benefits, including:

  • Annual leave allowance
  • Generous staff discount on products
  • Free car parking on site
  • Long service awards
  • Life assurance and pension scheme
  • Child care vouchers
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free flu vaccinations
  • Dress down Friday (office personnel)
  • Active social committee and regular events


We are currently recruiting for staff at our two locations in Aberdeenshire.


Recruitment Fraud

If you are concerned that you have been approached by Donald Russell, or an agency claiming to represent us, but think it may not be genuine, here is some guidance on what to look out for:

  • Donald Russell does not ask candidates for money at ANY stage of the recruitment process.
  • We will not ask you to pay for insurances, training, immigration advice etc.
  • Check the email address and any web addresses – our emails all end with Fraudsters will use something similar, but it cannot be the same.
  • We interview all our people. For office roles, it will always be face to face in one of our offices. For production roles, it may initially be by phone, Skype or similar, but you will always be interviewed by a Manager at Donald Russell face to face.
  • You will always be able to use a landline phone number, not just a mobile. If you have the name of someone you will be able to contact them via the switchboard phone numbers, which you can find on our website or by calling 01467 622601.
  • If you are asked to transfer money via Western Union or other similar money transfer organisations, the request will not be from Donald Russell
  • On our website you will see the logo and name of Donald Russell – if the logo and name look different to this on any documents, it is highly unlikely to be from Donald Russell.
  • Recent fraudulent campaigns have included the names of real employees, these are taken from LinkedIn, so even if the name of the person supposedly contacting you seems real, it may not be.
  • If you are interested in a role at Donald Russell, we recommend you review the current vacancies list via our website.

If you are still concerned you may contact us via for further verification. We will endeavour to reply to you as soon as we can.

Get in Touch

If you are interested in any of these vacancies please forward a covering letter and your current CV by email or post to the address or email address on the relevant job profile.

Alternatively for general enquiries about working for Donald Russell please email