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Sourdough Baker

The Wild Bread Bakehouse
The Wild Bread Bakehouse, Selling Road, Faversham ME13 8XF

Posted: 08/02/2019

Deadline: 24/03/2019

Compensation: At least £9 per hour (Real Living Wage as set by the Living Wage Foundation) and will be dependent on experience

Paid Full-time Part-time Permanent

Job description

We are looking to recruit a part-time or full-time 'Sourdough Baker' to take on a dynamic role based at our bakehouse in Faversham, Kent. This is a great opportunity to become a valued and integral part of the Wild Bread team as we expand and move to new premises. The right person for the role will have the opportunity to learn new skills and apply their own creativity and passion to the highly rewarding craft of sourdough bread-making. After an initial training period the aim is to take on increasing levels of responsibility and to be involved in developing the role as the business grows.

The right person for the job will have a strong passion for baking Real bread and will demonstrate the following qualities:


  • Experience in baking Real bread either at home and/or in a professional environment
  • Confidence in handling bread dough and the ability to weigh ingredients, mix, divide and shape dough by hand
  • Knowledge of what sourdough is and how it is made
  • Good physical fitness & personal hygiene
  • Ability to work both alone with a high level of initiative and co-operatively as part of a small team
  • Good communication skills and time management
  • Ability to spontaneously solve problems and come up with solutions
  • Commitment to providing good customer service
  • Good basic numeracy skills


  • Knowledge of baking sourdough using a ‘no-knead stretch & fold’ method
  • Level 2 Food Hygiene and Handling certificate
  • Training and/or qualification in artisan bread baking
  • Clean, valid and up to date UK driving license

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About The Wild Bread Bakehouse

We are a sourdough bakehouse specialising in naturally leavened bread using wild yeasts, organic flour and other natural, organic ingredients. Everything we do is 100% plant based.