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Senior Baker

Better Health Bakery
13 Stean Street, Hackney E8 4ED

Posted: 22/04/2021

Deadline: 21/05/2021

Compensation: £21,000 per annum pro rata


Job description

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 and training the bakery team and, importantly, to work with trainees and volunteers on placement in developing their work skills.

The ideal candidate will 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 and monitoring processes, etc.

Main Duties

  • Working alongside other Senior Bakers to ensure the efficient running of the bakery and creation of a safe space for trainees
  • Supervision of general bread and pastry production responsibilities: mixing, bench, and oven work
  • Management of the daily production schedule
  • Bakery team leadership
  • Management of the bakery space - including COSHH and HACCP compliance
  • Stock management
  • Product development
  • Mentoring and training of bakery trainees, volunteers and staff

Application information

If you would like to apply for this post, please download and complete the application form on our website, detailing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the requirements of this post: Work with us! | (

We particularly encourage applicants from underrepresented groups. We recruit based upon equality of opportunity for all and candidates will be selected for interview based on their skills, knowledge and experience. Please also note that this post is subject to an enhanced DBS Check and is exempt from Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

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About Better Health Bakery

The Centre for Better Health (CBH) is a community charity that supports people in their personal recovery from mental ill health and that promotes wellbeing. We run a successful artisan bakery, The Better Health Bakery, that as a social enterprise provides training placements for individuals to support their employment prospects as part of their recovery.