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Artisan Baker for Leeds Bread Co-op

Summary: Leeds Bread Co-op is a Leeds based artisan bakery. We are passionate about sourdough and slowly fermented breads. Using organic, locally-sourced ingredients, we bake delicious breads, six times a week, for delivery and for selling at local markets.

We have a commitment to making healthy, hand made, real bread using traditional techniques and high quality ingredients. Our ethics and values are very important to us, and form a solid basis for our decision making. Our aims are to create a sustainable business model that will serve the employees/members as much as our customers. We function as a co-op, with a flat management structure – everyone’s input is valued and all members and employees have the opportunity to influence the business. We love our local community and collaborate with and support other businesses and organisations who care about others and the environment, and do good stuff.

Business Name: Leeds Bread Co-op


Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

Closing Date: 15-09-2018

Remuneration: £8.20p/h

Job Description: We’re looking for a baker to join our team and help us continue to produce the finest bread in Leeds. Experience of hand moulding, mixing, oven work and producing bread with wild yeast and pre-ferments is preferable and a passion for bread is essential. Experience in product development, stock control and work in a professional kitchen will be an advantage.

All new recruits join Leeds Bread Co-op as an employee, with application for membership available after 6 months. Membership of the co-op means taking on an active role in the management of the business, so an applicant for the role may have an interest in being much more involved in the running of the business beyond the team that they work in. We also have a flat wage structure which means all staff – employees and members – are paid the same. And as the business grows, so will our wages!

Contract: Permanent

Expected Hours: 4 days/32 hours per week

Personal Qualities: Ability to work independently and as part of a small team Good communication and listening skills Follow set procedures and formulas Ability to manage time and workload effectively, prioritise tasks, and multi-task Ability to work in a non-hierarchical team Eligible to work in UK

Experience of hand moulding, mixing, oven work and producing bread with wild yeast and pre-ferments is preferable. Kitchen/Catering experience essential.

Applications: Please read the job description and person specification, and then complete an application form - all of which can be found on our website at - and send it to us at

We are recruiting on a rolling basis – if you meet the person specification, we will invite you in for a trial shift and subsequent interview if appropriate.


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