Work for Donald Russell

At Donald Russell we care passionately about our product and our people. We know that it is vital to have the right people to build our company and practice our brand values of Honesty, Integrity, Unity, Agility and Passion.

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At Donald Russell we firmly believe that we need to have great people to enable us to be the very best. That’s why how we work together, and how we treat each other, are so important to us.

Donald Russell is a family owned business. We care about each other and look out for one another. Trust and teamwork matter hugely to us. We believe in the quality of our product and we take great pride in what we do.

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Unfortunately there are no current vacancies

On-Call Sales Advisor - Fixed Term


Job Specification

We have immediate vacancies for On-Call Sales Advisor role. These will be fixed term for 3 months to cover our busy Christmas and New Year period and into January 2021 and are temporary posts, with no guarantee of becoming permanent. They are zero hour roles based at either of our Contact Centres located within Inverurie. It is anticipated that full time hours (37.5 per week) may be offered over the opening hours of the Contact Centres which are listed below. The greater the flexibility individuals have of availability, the more chance of hours. However, there is no obligation of hours being offered and no obligation to accept hours offered.

Shifts will be offered where possible during the normal opening hours which currently are:

Monday – Friday 8 am – 8 pm*
Saturday - 9 am – 4 pm *
Sunday – 9 am – 4 pm *

(*there will be extended opening hours in November & December)

Duties & Experience

The role will involve answering calls and placing orders on our bespoke system, as well as offering advice and support to our customers on the range of Donald Russel products.

As the “voice” of Donald Russell, applicants should possess exceptional communication skills, with an ability to display confidence, patience, tact and diplomacy when dealing with difficult situations. Strong MS Office skills are essential, as is the ability to learn a bespoke IT package. Previous experience within a customer service environment would be advantageous, but not essential as full training will be given.

As this role involves processing financial transactions for our customers, all successful applicants will be required to undertake and successfully pass a basic Disclosure Scotland check.

To apply for this post, please send your CV and covering letter to or by post to Donald Russell, Harlaw Road, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 4FR.


General Operative (Picking)


Job Specification

We have permanent vacancies for General Operatives at our premises in Kintore, working a late shift as part of our Picking Team. This is a permanent role working Monday – Friday 2 pm – 10 pm with overtime as and when required (which may include Saturday working).

Working within the Picking Department as part of an established and diverse team, you will be responsible for selecting customer orders to their exact specifications and ensuring that the highest standard of quality and hygiene is maintained. This is a busy department and a high attention to detail and the ability to follow instructions accurately is essential, whilst maintaining a high level of accuracy in the orders picked.

As our product is frozen, you will be working in a freezer environment which is below freezing, however, appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) will be provided as well as additional warming breaks outwith your normal breaks. Full training will be provided on the processes, along with training on any machinery required to be used.

As a food production service, it is vital that we remain open. However, we require to adhere to the social distancing guidance set down by the government. In view of this, applications will ONLY be progressed from individuals who will be able to adhere to the recognised social distancing advice, ie travelling to work by car or motorbike alone, or be able to walk to work at Kintore. We also have additional measure in places at Kintore to ensure that the guidance is adhered to whilst working
To apply please send your CV quoting reference “GO Picking” to


Interested in working with us?

To apply for any of these vacancies please forward a covering letter and your current CV by email or post to the address on the relevant job profile. Alternatively for general enquiries about working for Donald Russell please email

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We value our staff

  • Annual leave allowance - increasing with service
  • Generous staff discount on products
  • Free car parking on site
  • Volunteering Leave – 1 days paid leave each year to volunteer at your favourite charity
  • Access to Kids Pass – discounted nationwide pass for restaurants, cinemas, holidays, theme parks and more
  • Long service awards
  • Life assurance and pension scheme
  • Employees assistance programme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free flu vaccinations
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