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Daylesford Organic
Kingham, Oxfordshire

Posted: 21 Jun 2022

Deadline: 5 Aug 2022

Compensation: Salary offering of £11.83 per hour (including a 10% shift allowance)

Paid Full-time


Job description

Daylesford: people who want to make a difference

At the core of Daylesford is our care for the environment, our animals and our people. For over forty years we’ve strived to inspire change and nurture growth, and our teams are made up of people who take pride in what they do every day. We know that together we can make a difference for the future of our planet and the wellbeing of our customers.

Our Daylesford family is growing, and we are looking for a passionate artisan Baker to join our busy bakery team at Daylesford, based at our organic farm in Gloucestershire.

With amazing career progression, we will train and develop you every step of the way to be the best that you can be with the opportunity to build your career with us. 

Full Time contract, based on 40 hours per week, Salary offering of £11.83 per hour. (including a 10% shift allowance)

Shifts are spread between 5 pm to 1 am, OR 6pm - 2am 5 evenings / nights per week (inc. weekends).

We offer:

  • Competitive salary plus service charge
  • Training and development to advance your career
  • 28 days holiday (incl. bank holiday)
  • 50% staff lunch discount
  • 30% company discount
  • Refer a friend scheme – up to £1,000
  • Straight shifts, good work life balance
  • Free organic tea, coffee, artisan bread and fresh fruit on shift
  • Stakeholder pension scheme
  • Subsidised private medical insurance
  • Opportunity to gain industry recognised qualifications (e.g. WSET, SCAE)
  • Free uniform

Full access to our benefits platform including:

  • Lifestyle and cinema discounts
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Health cash plan
  • Information and support on financial and health related wellbeing
  • Cycle to work (coming soon!)

About the role

The ideal candidate will be a strong team-player with a passion for artisan bread, a variety of baking methods/techniques, and great quality organic produce. They should possess a positive ‘can-do’ attitude, an eagerness to learn and develop, should take pride in their work, and should never overlook poor standards. We use a mixture of traditional and industrial baking methods, and previous experience in either is beneficial but not essential.

About the role

As a Baker you will be working towards producing the highest-quality baked goods at our organic farm in rural Gloucestershire and working amongst a team of Bakers who strive to give the best performance in order to work efficiently, safely and appropriately at all times.

You will be working within a fast-paced, varied and extremely rewarding environment, and your duties will include the following: preparation of ingredients, mixing, kneading, shaping, proving, baking, packing and cleaning.

Uniform and safety shoes are provided.

Main responsibilities

  • The execution of all baked products as per company specifications
  • To ensure that all Bakery preparation is completed in a timely and professional manner
  • To adhere to the organic standards as set out by the Soil Association
  • Display a strong eye for detail to ensure accuracy and precisio
  • Carry out all baking duties with care and diligence to guarantee the production of a consistently high standard of product, along with minimal levels of wastage

If you would like to be part of our truly unique business – we would love to hear from you. Please send us your CV today.

We aim to attract, recruit and develop people from a wide range of backgrounds, with different perspectives, ideas and experiences. We seek to create a productive environment, representative of different cultures and groups, where everyone has an equal chance to succeed. If you feel you need any reasonable adjustments to be made in order to apply for a vacancy at Daylesford, please contact the Recruitment Team by visiting our website.

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About Daylesford Organic

We farm, make, package and source our products in a way that leaves the lightest touch on the planet, in harmony with nature – working with the land to regenerate and replenish. We champion an approach that rejects synthetic chemicals and harmful, intensive methods in favour of healthy soil, nurtured livestock, nutritious food and artisan craft.