Lead Baker – Full Time (w/ Job-share potential)

£24 yearly
  • Better Health Bakery
  • 13 Stean Street, London, UK
  • Nov 22, 2019
Full-time Kitchen/BoH: Baker

About us

The Centre for Better Health (CBH) is a charity that supports people in their personal recovery from mental ill health and that promotes well-being. As part of this, our artisan Sourdough Bakery in Hackney produces quality bread using mainly long-fermentation methods while at the same time providing training placements for individuals recovering from mental ill-health.

Role description

This is an interesting and exciting opportunity for someone who is passionate about real bread and supporting good mental health in the local community. It is also a unique opportunity to help lead in the development of the business and to be an active part of this dynamic project.

 

Job Purpose

We are looking for an experienced baker to take on responsibility for our bakery production processes including quality assurance, management of the bakery space, leading the bakery team and, importantly, to work with trainees and volunteers on placement in developing their work skills.

An essential requirement will be for the lead baker to be a flexible individual whose focus will be the success of the project in its vision as well as on a practical day to day level. This requires someone with excellent communication skills and an organised, professional approach to carrying out administrative tasks such as rota planning, production scheduling, writing up recipes, etc.

The lead baker will foster the development of bakers - with a focus on staff learning and development as a way to motivate and continue growth - establishing a high-quality team who can combine strong baking skills with communication and empathy for trainees.

This is a full time post with the potential for job-share for the right individuals; the bakery operates seven days a week on a shift pattern.The role reports to the Bakery Commercial Lead.

 

Responsibilities

Main Duties

  • Supervision of general bread and pastry production responsibilities: mixing, bench, and oven work
  • Management of the daily production schedule
  • Bakery team lead
  • Management of the bakery space - including COSHH and HACCP compliance
  • Stock management
  • Product development
  • Mentoring and training of bakery trainees, volunteers and staff

Ideal candidate

Person specification

Essential (E) and desirable (D) qualities required

 

Job Knowledge & Experience  qualifications and/or practical knowledge and experience

Knowledge of sourdough and long fermentation bread techniques ( E)

Knowledge of pastry making and techniques (D) 

Worked in a commercial bakery (E)

 Experience of working in a community setting (D)

 

Skills

Baking (E)

Leadership (E)

Ability to inspire, support and develop others ( E)

Diligence and attention to detail (E)

Good communication and teamwork skills (E)

Management and delegation skills (E)

Admin & IT skills (D)

 

Attitude and Approach to Work                                       

Flexible and motivated team member with an interest in developing a team of trainees (E)

Proactive in getting the job done and able to take on responsibility (E)

Awareness of diversity issues and works in a positive non-discriminatory way, empathetic to the mental health needs of others (E)

Ability to be discreet and hold confidential information (E)

To be honest, reliable and flexible (E)

 

Desired experience/skills

An essential requirement will be for the lead baker to be a flexible individual whose focus will be the success of the project in its vision as well as on a practical day to day level. This requires someone with excellent communication skills and an organised, professional approach to carrying out administrative tasks such as rota planning, production scheduling, writing up recipes, etc.

The lead baker will foster the development of bakers - with a focus on staff learning and development as a way to motivate and continue growth - establishing a high-quality team who can combine strong baking skills with communication and empathy for trainees.

Perks, incentives or benefits offered

Staff discount (bakery & bike shop)

Access to wellbeing courses, as well as to our low cost therapy & counselling service

Considerate shift patterns/timings

Preferred starting date

Jan 20, 2020