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Advertised Hours
16 hours per week
Salary details:
£11.44 per hour (pay award pending)
Vacancy type:
Fixed Term

About the role:

We’re proud to offer nearly 200 products in our Love Local range which includes tasty treats from our very own Gadsbys Bakery in Southwell. Gadsbys has been kneading, mixing and baking for over 50 years! From bread rolls to Bakewell tarts, all our delicious products are made with passion and pride. Our hardworking team work closely together to ensure that our quality products taste amazing, are made with skill and delivered fresh for our regular customers.

As a Gadsbys Packer you’ll be joining a team at the heart of the bakery, working closely together on a wide range of activities to get our freshly baked products ready for delivery to our local communities and beyond.

This role is a key part of a multi-skilled team covering a range of activities, such as assembling, packing, labelling, and quality checking our fresh breads and cakes. You will be responsible for:

  • Keeping pace with the production line to ensure customers receive fresh, quality products and ensure production targets are met.
  • Preparing packaging and paperwork for deliveries.
  • Using flowrap machinery to seal the products ready for transportation.
  • Ensuring all our products meet the excellent standards of quality that our customers have come to expect and enjoy.
  • To maintain the highest levels of cleanliness in the bakery and assist with any housekeeping as needed.

Please be aware that this role includes operating machinery and working close to very hot bakery ovens, so to apply you must be aged 18 years or over.

We will need candidates to be flexible with their working hours where possible, which may include early morning starts, late night finishes and weekend work. We will discuss working hours in more detail with you at the interview stage. 

About You

We’re not looking for any specific experience or qualifications – we’ll provide you with all the training necessary to rise to the challenge! It’s your personality, skills, motivation, and values that matter the most to us. You’ll need to demonstrate:

  • A passion to work within a food production environment.
  • An understanding and appreciation for safety and quality control.
  • The ability to work in an organised manner, keen to meet deadlines and achieve targets.
  • The ability to work effectively and efficiently as part of a diverse team, communicating well with others.
  • Building relationships with colleagues to add to the friendly team spirit, celebrating success and encouraging development.
  • That you can help us achieve our purpose by being inspiring, helpful, and trustworthy!

The bakery team at Gadsby's are hardworking and efficient, so it’s important to note that this role works in a fast-paced environment which can be demanding at times. Our packers often perform tasks involving lifting and twisting, so you’ll need to be comfortable making these repetitive movements.



In addition to working for a successful co-operative business, we offer our colleagues fantastic benefits, including: 

  • Up to 30 days annual leave (including bank holidays) 
  • Pension scheme offering up to 12% employer contributions 
  • Generous colleague discount rates across our family of businesses 
  • Annual discretionary colleague bonuses to reward you for your hard work
  • Free tea and coffee provisions for all colleagues during rest breaks at work 
  • Wellbeing initiatives and community engagement opportunities 

We are committed to the development of our colleagues and will support you to achieve your career goals. As your confidence grows, you’ll have the opportunity to take on additional responsibilities and further progress your career with us through ongoing training!


About Us

From a single store in 1861 we have grown to be one of the most successful co-operatives in the UK. We’re proud to be able to offer a wide range of services from across our family of businesses. From Food Stores and Pharmacies to Post Offices and Support Services, we’re a growing society made up of over 220 outlets and nearly 3,000 colleagues.

We're owned by our members, the people of Lincolnshire and surrounding counties, and have been for more than 160 years! Communities are at the heart of everything we do and motivates us to deliver more than great customer service. We support them by sharing dividend with our members, investing in new and improved services, raising money for charity through our Community Champion scheme, supporting local schools and so much more! Find out more about us, our purpose and wonderful colleagues here.

We work together as a Society and are committed to ensuring our recruitment process is barrier free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. If you need any adjustments, would like us to do anything differently during the interview or would like to get in touch with us about anything else, please contact our Recruitment team on (01522) 533316, or alternatively you can email [email protected].

We may choose to close our vacancies in the event that we receive a high volume of suitable applications, so we encourage all candidates to apply as soon as possible.

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