Summary: Wild Hearth is an award-winning, wholesale artisan bakery situated in the beautiful historic village of Comrie at the southern edge of the Scottish Highlands. With easy access to Edinburgh and Glasgow, and breath-taking wilderness at your doorstep, it is the perfect place for bakers with a keen interest in the outdoors to maintain a healthy work-life balance. We work daytime shifts (predominantly Monday to Friday), have access to incredible fresh produce from the local organic market garden, and are always looking at innovative ways to make our bread more flavoursome, nutritious and accessible. We supply a range of wholesale customers and have stalls at numerous farmers markets and are currently working on projects to host bread classes, pizza nights, and establish a café/retail space of our very own.

It’s a pleasure to supply businesses championing great food for Scotland, and it is this passion for quality that drives us to continually evolve and improve. We think Wild Hearth is a great place to work and we differ from many other bakeries in that we maintain our leavens and proof our doughs at ambient temperature, we use a beautiful wood-fired deck oven, and we are one of the few bakeries in the UK producing viennoiserie that is 100% naturally leavened.

Business Name: Wild Hearth Bakery

Email: em@wildhearthbakery.com

Location: Comrie, Scotland

Closing Date: 01-03-2020

Remuneration: £19,344 p.a. (negotiable)

Job Description: We are looking for up to three bakers: one full time permanent position to start as soon as possible; one full time permanent position to start in March; and one summer contract to commence in April as a nine month position in the first instance, with the potential to extend and/or become permanent should opportunity allow. We encourage all staff to gain breadth of experience by working in both bread and pastry (currently limited to viennoiserie) but are open to applicants keen to focus solely on either bread or pastry production.

As a baker at Wild Hearth you’ll need to be driven and efficient, working both independently and as part of a team. Your duties will include:

* Mixing, scaling and shaping of naturally leavened doughs
* Lamination and finishing of naturally leavened pastries
* Oven work (both rack and wood-fired deck oven)
* Team-based product development and planning
* Keeping up to date with cleaning and safety schedules
* Communicating effectively with other staff to maintain a positive work environment and ensure the smooth running of the bakery

Our typical working week is currently Monday to Friday, with most work done between the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Shifts are 10 hours in length, and a standard working week for full time staff is 4 days (40 hours). Your salary will be based on a 40-hour week, subject to skill level and experience. Staff will occasionally be required to work weekend shifts to cover starter maintenance and the occasional weekend bake, and shift lengths may increase, if necessary, during busy periods.

Contract: Permanent

Expected Hours: 40 hours full time

Personal Qualities: While professional baking experience is preferred, more importantly you will need a passion for sourdough and the desire to work hard, learn continuously, and to contribute ideas for the constant improvement of our products and the way we work. All applicants must have permission to work in the UK and be willing to relocate to the vicinity of the bakery.

Prior experience working in artisan bakeries, with sourdough bread, and with laminated doughs is not essential but will be an advantage.

Applications: This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to expand their skills, so if you want to take your baking to the next level and can see yourself as part of our vibrant and talented team, please contact Emily at em@wildhearthbakery.com

Contact: em@wildhearthbakery.com