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Southwell
Hours per week:
24
Salary details:
£9.75 per hour
Vacancy type:
Permanent

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 Bakery Assistant you will be at the heart of the action, working closely with the other teams in the bakery to get the high-quality products you bake ready and delivered to our customers. From preparing the raw ingredients through to adding those final finishing touches, your duties will include:

  • Preparing, baking and presenting a variety of products in our range to the high standard of quality that keeps our customers coming back for more
  • Working safely as part the effective and efficient production team to hit targets and follow schedules
  • Maintaining our high levels of cleanliness and hygiene in the bakery and assist with any housekeeping required 

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

 
We will also need candidates to be flexible with their working hours where possible. Working hours will be discussed with you at the interview, which will include weekends. 

About You

If you have experience in a similar production environment and have a passion for baking, we’d love to hear from you! If you, don’t worry -  we’ll provide you with all the training necessary. It’s your personality, skills, motivation, and values that matter the most to us. We’re looking for someone who:

  • Has a strong motivation and desire to work in the food production industry
  • Has an understanding and appreciation for food safety, hygiene and quality control
  • Thrives under pressure and works in organised manner, keen to meet deadlines and achieve targets
  • Has the skill, creativity, and problem-solving skills to embrace change and potential challenges
  • Can work effectively and efficiently as part of a diverse team, communicating well with others. Someone who is eager to build relationships with colleagues to add to the friendly team spirit in our bakery, celebrating success and encouraging development. 

The production team at Gadsbys 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 Bakery Assistants often perform tasks involving heavy lifting and twisting, you’ll need to be comfortable making these repetitive movements.

 
 

Benefits:

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 
  • Twice yearly 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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