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Wild Flour Cake Co is an award winning wholesale bakery, creating cakes for the best coffee shops across the South West and beyond. We are looking for a dynamic and flexible person, with strong pastry and team skills to join our friendly talented team. As a small growing business, you would report to our Bakery Production Manager, ensuring the production and consistency within the bakery is maintained to the highest and most efficient standard at all times. We are looking for someone who is passionate about baking, driven in their career and excited to come on the journey with us from a small artisan bakery to bigger things. 

Salary: Based on experience 

Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours (5 days) per week. Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm

Contract Type: Permanent

Deadline: Sunday 1st August, Midnight (early applications welcomed)

Background about the business

Wild Flour Cake Co is an award-winning independent wholesale bakery situated on a rural farm just south of Bath. Starting from the kitchen table, we are now on a journey to become the UK's no.1 wholesale cake provider. Our mission is to improve the everyday quality of cake and our aim is to make you say; "that's the best cake I've ever eaten!" Our 4 company values are; quality over everything, we’re obsessed with our customers, we’re innovative and we're ethically minded.

Job Description 

Baker / Pastry Chef (Timsbury, nr Bath) 

This is an exciting opportunity to join a friendly and growing team at a local, ethical bakery, which produces a range of high end, quality cakes. Working closely with the Bakery Production Manager you will be an integral part of the production team, creating cakes across all our ranges, with the occasional cake decoration.

Key Responsibilities 
  • To follow and adhered to Wild Flour Cake Co Health and Safety policy and procedures
  • To follow and adhered to Wild Flour Cake Co Food Hygiene policy and procedures
  • Work to achieve the company’s mission and behave in harmony with company culture, environmental and social initiatives 
  • To assist in the production of wholesale cakes to a high standard as set out by Wild Flour Cake Co
  • To decorate and finish all wholesale items as per specs provided and keep this consistent 
  • To ensure that wastage is kept to a minimal & recorded
  • To ensure correct labelling of all wholesale items
  • To keep good stock rotation of wholesale/stock production items
  • Ensure deliveries are put away and checked off each time
  • To fill in all record keeping forms daily/weekly/monthly to stay inline with current procedures and legislation set in place
  • To arrive at work in a ready to work manner and following the Staff personal hygiene guidelines
  • To report any issues or concerns to your manager immediately that may affect the wholesale and production at Wild Flour Cake Co

 

This is not an exhaustive list of tasks and you may be given other tasks which are relevant and suitable for this role to undertake. 

Also, please be aware we may need to adapt or change elements of the job specification and role to ensure we stay in line with any new government guidelines or regulations relating to Covid 19.

 

Person Specification 

Skills, qualifications and experience

Characteristic

Essential

Desirable

Minimum 2 year pastry experience in basic and intermediate pastry skills. Ranging from pastry, lamination, sponges, gateaux, celebration cakes, cookies, entremets, glazing, frosting and chocolate work

        x

 

Demonstrable experience of working in a commercial bakery or kitchen

        x

 

Willingness to learn quickly, innovate and be flexible in a growing small business

        x

Ability to listen and follow instructions carefully

        x

The ability to deliver consistent quality with excellent attention to detail in all work produced

        x

Ability to achieve individual daily goals, whilst working together in an environment with a small production team

        x

 

Experience of baking in large commercial quantities

        

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Experience of decorating in large commercial quantities

x

Happy with repetition of work

        x

 

Experience of working within SALSA food standards

x

Experience of free-from cakes including Gluten Free and Vegan

x

Access to your own vehicle, to get to and from work 

x

 

Terms and Conditions 

Salary: TBC

Working hours: Full time, 37.5 hours (5 days) per week. Monday - Friday, 8am - 5.30pm

Working days: TBC

Place of Work: Your main place of work will be the bakery at Unit 1a Timsbury Workshop Estate, Hayeswood Road, Timsbury, Somerset BA2 0HQ  

Contract: Permanent 

Management: Reporting to the Production Manager 

Probationary Period: 6-months, with reviews at 1 month, 3 months and 6 months (and subject to extension if required)

Annual Leave: Statutory - 28 days including bank holidays

Pension: Government work based pension scheme

Benefits: Full training, Working with a brilliant team, Career development, On site free parking, Free Cake!

Training: One to two months of training provided by the Production Manager where both decoration and baking will be covered.

 

Application Process

If you are interested in this role, please send your CV and covering letter detailing why you think you would be suitable for this post, telling us how you meet the person specification on no more than one side of A4 to Jess at hello@wildflourcakeco.co.uk

Please note - We are looking to fill this post at the earliest opportunity and we will be interviewing as we receive applications therefore we encourage early applicants for this post. 

Closing Date for applications: Sunday 1st August Midnight

Start Date: No later than the Monday 6th September 2021

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