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The Oswin Project
HMP Northumberland

Posted: 23 May 2023

Deadline: 5 Jun 2023

Compensation: £25,000 per year

Paid Full-time Flexible hours Permanent


Job description

The Oswin project is seeking a Baker to join their team in Café 16 in HMP Northumberland. You will be a qualified baker and be willing to enthuse & teach Prisoners. 

We produce mainly for our own group of enterprises, with a Café inside the Prison, a busy Café at Newcastle Cathedral and our soon to be opened Farm Shop.  We have a small but growing number of wholesale customers in Northumberland, including the visitor centre at HMP Northumberland. 

We make the following in the Bakery:

  • Cakes.
  • Pies, Quiches & Sausage Rolls.
  • A range of Traybakes & Muffins.
  • Artisan Loafs.
  • Bread Rolls & Paninis.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the production of Baked Goods to order.
  • Manage Stock levels.
  • Work alongside serving prisoners and assist in their training.   

What we want from you:

  • Have experience working in Catering.
  • A strong knowledge of artisan breads, pastries & pies is essential.
  • Possess a high-level food safety qualification. (Level 3 and above) and qualifications in Baking.
  • Have experience baking a range of goods.
  • To be able to work in a team and communicate well with others
  • Understand and commit to The Oswin Projects values of offering second chances to people with criminal records.

What we would like to see:

  • Bakery Skills.
  • Willingness to learn new things, and work in different locations to support other parts of the charity.

Salary, hours & how to apply:

  • Salary on application. 
  • Usual working hours are between 6am and  2pm each day however, we are willing to be flexible.
  • Monday to Friday. 

Application information

Please apply by sending your CV & a covering letter briefly describing your experience and why you would like to work with us to: by June 5th at midday. 

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About The Oswin Project

The Oswin Project works to break the cycle of reoffending, changing perceptions and changing lives. We employ, train and mentor prisoners and prison leavers directly, through our Café’s and Gardening and Maintenance initiative, as well as facilitating access to external employment and qualifications. We increase the impact of our work through outreach activities: organising events to challenge perceptions of prison leavers and encourage employers to provide much needed second chances.