Summary: Over the past year we have been piloting a microbakery at our diverse and vibrant community centre. We now have funding to create a dedicated bakery space and step up production and we're looking for an assistant to join the team. The bakery - like our existing community café will support volunteers to learn and develop new skills.

Business Name: The Sidwell Street Bakehouse - St Sidwell's Centre


Location: Exeter

Closing Date: 31-03-2019

Remuneration: £8.75-£10 per hour depending upon experience

Job Description: The bakery assistant will work with the Bakery Project Manager and Café Manager in supporting the smooth operation and development of The Sidwell Street Bakehouse and Sid's Café. The role will also involve supervising and supporting individuals who will be on volunteer placements at St Sidwell's Centre. We are looking for flexible individuals whose focus will be the success of The Sidwell Street Bakehouse and Sid's Café.
Although we are primarily recruiting for a baker - we need the individual to be willing to work in the café when cover is required.

Bakery Responsibilities
• General bread production responsibilities, primarily sourdough: mixing, bench, and oven work
• General cake production responsibilities: mixing, scaling, baking
• Flexible support of bakery functioning including deliveries, retail and market
• Management of the bakery space - including COSHH and HACCP compliance
• Taking and managing wholesale orders
• Supervising market stalls
• Identifying new sales opportunities
• Managing and ordering stock, taking deliveries

Café Responsibilities (when cover required)
• Prepare daily specials and fixed menu items
• Prepare and serve meals to order
• Management of the kitchen and café space - including COSHH and HACCP compliance
• Serve hot and cold drinks including barista coffees
• Use iZettle point of sale system to take orders and process payments
• Managing and ordering stock, taking deliveries

General responsibilities
• Supervision, mentoring and training of bakery volunteers/trainees
• Contribution to team meetings and project development
• Able to work shifts – we currently operate 5 days a week, but this will expand and early shifts are to be expected
• Other duties as required by St Sidwell’s Centre
• Managing and ordering stock, taking deliveries

The job description is not exhaustive and may change depending on the need and development of the project and organisation

The post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure

This is a fixed term position initially for one year, but with potential to extend according to financial viability of the project.

Contract: Temporary

Expected Hours: 3 days/week with possibility for increase

Personal Qualities:
Skills, experience, qualifications etc.
We are looking for someone with as many as possible of the following personal qualities, skills and experiences
• Professional sourdough baking experience or experienced home baker
• Café/catering experience
• Confident and creative cook and/or baker
• Experience working with and supporting volunteers
• Experience supporting individuals facing barriers to participation
• Teaching or training experience or qualifications
• Experience with EPOS systems such as iZettle
• Strong numeracy skills
• Passion for good food
• Interest in sustainable and loca food, and creating better food systems for the community and environment
• Food hygiene qualification

Food hygiene (desirable)

Applications: To apply please send a CV and cover letter describing why you want this role and your suitability.