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Co-op Member - Operations & Sales Team

Leeds Bread Co-op (Leeds Community Bakery Ltd)
Unit 11 Penraevon Industrial Estate, Meanwood Road LS7 2AW

Posted: 15 Jul 2021

Deadline: 3 Aug 2021

Compensation: £13,540.80 based on 28 hours per week

Paid Part-time Permanent

Job description

Are you organised, friendly and able to multi-task effectively? Do you dream of being in an empowering workplace, set up to benefit the workers who run it and to support their local community? Would you like to be part of a collective team, where you participate in how your workplace is run? Then we want to hear from you!

We are excited to be recruiting a Co-op Member to join our Operations & Sales Team within our well-established workers’ co-op, which specialises in handmade artisan sourdough breads.

The main responsibilities of the role will be to maintain the day-to-day administration and operations of the bakery, and act as a key point of contact for the business. You will help manage all sales and provide excellent customer care for our wholesale, retail and subscription customers, as well as help prepare for and coordinate our deliveries rounds. You will work closely with our Baking team to manage orders and production levels, and oversee and develop our retail and market sales, including helping staffing our Bakery Shop.

Our team works closely together but there is some solo-working involved. We’re looking for individuals who are self starters, with strong independent working skills as well as the ability to work effectively within a team. 

We’re looking for someone with excellent communication and time-management skills, as well as strong attention to detail. The role can be very busy at times, we’re looking for someone who can effectively maintain multiple tasks at once, can work well under pressure and adapt to changing demands and tasks that may be required. 

The role we are offering is 28 hours a week (minimum), with 24 hours of the week working in the Operations & Sales Team. 4 (or more) hours of the week will be placed in one or more of the following teams depending on applicant preference and skills and staffing requirements at time of appointment:

  • Marketing, Education & Community
  • Markets & Bakery Shop
  • Deliveries

Please make clear on your application if you would be interested in more than 28 hours a week and the team(s) in which you would be applying to work (including a preference of the number of hours in these teams). Please email the HR Team at if you would like a copy of the duties and responsibilities for other teams you are interested in working. 

Our Operations & Sales shifts run from Monday – Friday approximately 8.00am – 6.00pm, as well as Saturday mornings. Saturday availability is required for the role, and the weekend shifts are rotated between the team. 

We are looking for individuals with a drive and enthusiasm to become part of our workers’ co-op, and a keen interest in pursuing Membership. You will join as a probationary member of Leeds Bread Co-op, working towards membership of the Co-op and participating in the work carried out by other teams too. There is opportunity to be involved in other teams within our co-op giving the you the chance to follow any other interests you may have, either as part of the role continuously or for one-off projects.

Leeds Bread Co-op has a flat wage structure where everyone is paid the same hourly rate, and this is not dependent on experience or negotiation. We aim to continually increase this, as well as providing generous holiday entitlement and other staff benefits.

We are a Mindful Employer committed to a positive approach to mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. 

Pro-rata salary for the Co-op Member – Operations & Sales Team role is £13,540.80 (based on 28 hours/week).

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About Leeds Bread Co-op (Leeds Community Bakery Ltd)

Leeds Bread Co-op is an independent social enterprise and worker co-op, specialising in slowly fermented, hand-crafted bread. We, along with all our fellow co-operatives around the world, are based on the co-operative values of democracy, self-help, self-responsibility, equality, equity and solidarity. We aim for a non-hierarchical workplace where empowerment of staff, care of the community and collective self-reliance are at the core of how we function.