Working at Organic Herb Trading

Organic Herb Trading is a dynamic company with a strong work ethic and the most common reason staff give for staying with us – in some cases for decades - is because they enjoy the supportive working environment. In addition, our benefits package includes an annual profit share, private medical insurance and staff buying co-operative. 

For more than 40 years we have grown, sourced and supplied the UK’s largest range of high-quality botanicals for a diverse range of customers – in the herbal, tea, food, skincare, and medicinal markets. Our customers, based in the UK and worldwide, range from individual practitioners to the most respected global brands including Neal’s Yard Remedies, Riverford Organic and Yeo Valley.


The Miller position is based within our milling rooms at our HQ in Milverton. This is a highly skilled and physically intensive role which will require working closely with our experienced Milling Manager. You will be responsible for processing and milling bulk quantities of herbs and spices according to bespoke customer requirements. A significant part of the role also includes ensuring that the milling room, machinery and equipment are kept clean and Standard Operating Procedures are always followed.

The successful candidate will need to have previous experience of operating machinery with at least a basic working knowledge of tools. Many of our machines are bespoke to us, therefore it is important that you can quickly learn new processes within our ever-evolving industry. The ability to work independently to strict deadlines is crucial, so that we can fulfil our customer orders efficiently and on time.

In addition to this, we are also looking for the following qualities and skills:

  • Excellent attention to detail and organisational skills
  • Ability to keep accurate records relating to batch numbers and processing in a timely fashion
  • IT skills including Microsoft Office and ideally Sage 200
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently
  • ‘Can do’ attitude, responds well to change
  • Good time management with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Proactive and customer-focused team player
  • Commitment to following Health & Safety and certification standards

Why you should consider working for Organic Herb Trading:

  • Purpose led company that has organic and fairtrade principles in its DNA.
  • Independently owned – which means we can invest for the long term, treat our suppliers with respect and don’t have to drive profits for shareholders.
  • Genuine commitment to equal opportunities and ensuring a fair work-life balance. We want you to do a great job and get home on time.
  • Early finish on a Friday.

Miller – package:

  • £12.50-£15.15 per hour (£23,725-£28,754.70 per annum) dependent on experience
  • 36.5-hour week (8.30am-4.10pm Monday-Thursday, 8.30am-3.30pm Friday)
  • Annual profit-share
  • 25 days annual leave entitlement plus Bank Holidays
  • Career development opportunities with support for ongoing learning and development
  • A contributory pension scheme (4% employer contribution)
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Staff buying cooperative, cycle to work scheme and local gym discount

Please click here for the job description. 

To apply for this role, please send us a one-page cover letter alongside your CV and a signed copy of our privacy notice to telling us more about yourself and explaining why you think you would be suitable for the role.

Early applications are encouraged as applications will be reviewed as they come in.