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SENIOR BAKER (Timsbury, nr Bath)


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: £22,000 per annum (TBC)

Hours: 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday (no weekend work)

Contract Type: Full Time Permanent

Deadline: Sunday 20th December

Background about the business

Wild Flour Cake Co is an award-winning independent wholesale bakery providing high quality traybakes, muffins and rounds to coffee shops. We are on a mission to improve the everyday quality of cake served. Our 4 company values are; quality over everything, we’re obsessed with our customers, we’re innovative and we're ethically minded. 

Job Description 

Senior Baker (Timsbury, nr Bath) 

Full Time, 37.5 hours a week, Salaried

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 help strengthen the team and the production of wholesale cakes across all ranges, from baking to decorating. 

Key Responsibilities   

  • To help ensure that production runs smoothly on a daily basis
  • To ensure all baking is consistent as set out in the specifications procedure, along with accurate weights and measurements at all times
  • To be organised and methodical with how your days are planned and closed 
  • To decorate and finish cakes to the high standards of Wild Flour Cake Co. 
  • To follow all SALSA guidelines, along with Wild Flour Cake Co.’s own Food hygiene standards
  • To follow all Health & Safety guidelines as set out by the business 
  • To ensure correct labelling, stock rotation and traceability is carried out at all times
  • To fill in all records used onsite, daily, weekly and monthly, as set out by our food hygiene procedures
  • To ensure all deliveries are received correctly and stored in the correct manor as set out in Wild Flour Cake Co procedure documents
  • To keep wastage down to an absolute minimum within the production and decoration sections as best as possible
  • To help new members of staff to learn the sections and skills/bakes and/or decoration tasks with the buddy system at Wild Flour Cake Co. 

 (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 5 years pastry experience in basic, intermediate and advanced pastry skills. Ranging from pastry, lamination, sponges, gateaux, celebration cakes, cookies, entremets, glazing, frosting and chocolate work

        

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

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Dynamic, self-motivated and confident in your skills and work

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

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Great teamwork, communication and leadership skills, with the ability to take initiative and direction from management

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Flexible working mindset, with the ability to think quickly and efficiently under pressure and translate this direction into the team

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Strong eye for detail and consistency throughout all production and decoration of wholesale cakes

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Level appropriate certificate in Food Hygiene & Health & Safety

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Basic computer knowledge and skill around traceability systems

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Terms and Conditions 

Salary: £22,000 per annum

Working hours: Full time, 37.5 hours (5 days) per week

Hours: 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday (no weekend work)

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

Contract Type: Full Time 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: On site free parking, No night or weekend work, free Cake!

Training: Full training provided by the Production Manager

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 Jessica at hello@wildflourcakeco.co.uk

Closing Date for applications: Sunday 20th December Midnight

Start Date: Early next year (2021)

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