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Baker for Thoughtful Bread Company

The Thoughtful Bread Company is now a well-established award-winning bakery based in the very heart of the World Heritage City of Bath.

We operate our bakery shop, bakery school and bakery all under one premises.

We produce a range of bread, patisserie, cake and desserts as well as offering a breakfast/brunch/lunch menu that is bakery-led.

All of our products are made entirely from scratch on site by our team of skilled bakers and pastry chefs.


Producing our range of breads including sourdough, poolish and straight doughsProducing an additional range of morning goods, buns, bagels, etc.Strong seasonal influence in our product range which varies throughout the yearProduct development and working with the chef to produce breads etc.. for daily specials

This job would suit:

An experienced baker wanting to work somewhere where there is less pressures on volume and more focus on product quality and the chance to get involved in product developmentAn amateur/home baker wanting to start a career in baking and prepared to commit a minimum of 18 months in return for full on the job training

We have a great track record with our past bakers who have gone on to do great things.
Examples of this include
- Co-owner of their own bakery and restauran
- Owner of their own bakery and bakery school
- Head pastry chef and now Head Chef in a fine dining restaurant
- Owner of their own bakery and now working with various social enterprises

Here's what one of our past bakers had to say:
“Working at thoughtful bread was awesome- it is a small, but supportive team which means you are able to gain experience in all aspects of being a baker, whilst being guided and supported along the way.
I had a great time working for Duncan and the team and learnt so much from them. If you want to work at a great, innovative and friendly artisan bakery then this is the place for you!”

Please note: a baker's job is physical, and we work unsociable hours. Whilst there is huge job satisfaction in producing the range of products we make if you are not already a baker please consider the impact of working though the night and whether this would suit your home life.



  • Permanent
Expected hours
  • 45hr a week, 5 days a week to include weekend work
    Working day shifts and night shifts in weekly or two-weekly rotation

Qualifications Required   
  • Experience of sourdough and slow fermentation a bonus although we will offer the successful candidate full training

Personal Qualities

  • Eligible to work in the UK
  • Prepared to work night shifts as well as throughout the day
  • Good physical fitness as the job is quite demanding



  • Dependent on experience


  • All applications to be made via email. Please state your availability to come in for a trial or interview over the next two weeks when applying. Contact E-mail

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