Jobs

We’re always looking for passionate and like minded bakers, pastry chefs, baristas and chefs to become part of our crew. Here is what we currently have available…

PASTRY CHEF PT

A great opportunity to join our pastry crew, this junior position would suit someone who has studied patisserie in college or worked in a bakery for a year or two. Eager home bakers who are looking to make a career out of a passion are also welcome to apply. You need to be prepared to step into a professional environment and really scale up your production!

Everything produced in the bakery is made from scratch, no bought in mixes, jams or fillings. We are passionate about working with seasonal fruit and ingredients, changing our range to match the seasons and festivities. We are looking for someone with a desire to continue learning every day, the ability to share their knowledge, ideas and creativity and to be self-motivated to improve.

You will be:

  • detail orientated and a little bit obsessed about refining your techniques, consistency and learning new things
  • an efficient and a clean worker
  • a morning person!
  • able to slot into a team and also motivate yourself for more solo work
  • mindful of ingredient costs and wastage
  • inspired by other parts of the food world and able to bring your inspiration and ideas to work

Duties include:

  • hand shaping all our yeasted buns and viennoiserie (laminated doughs)
  • preparing fillings, custards, jams and ganaches
  • preparing and finishing a wide variety of tarts, slices and cakes
  • baking our daily offering and setting up our shop counter
  • daily and deep cleaning
  • helping with seasonal product development

This role is quite physical, our pastry section is in a small building to the rear of the main bakery so walking and carrying between the two is involved.  You will be on your feet for your 8.5 hour shift (with a break for lunch of course).

Regular shifts start between 6-7am each day, we are open 7 days a week so working days can include part and full weekends.

3-4 days per week. Hourly rate is dependent on age and experience.

SENIOR BAKER FT

We are looking for an experienced baker to steer our small crew alongside our Head Baker. Previous professional experience is essential, we hope to find a baker who has 2 years + experience in similar sourdough or long fermented bakeries.

We need you to have a passion for fermentation, an understanding of levain and the effects of the seasons, a desire to continue learning everyday, the ability to share your knowledge, ideas and creativity and to motivate yourself to improve.

You will be:

  • in love with all things sourdough
  • detail orientated and a little bit obsessed about refining your techniques, consistency and learning new things
  • an efficient and a clean worker
  • a morning person!
  • able to slot into a team and also motivate yourself for more solo work
  • confident to manage a section and it’s staff in the absence of the Head Baker
  • mindful of ingredients costs and wastage
  • inspired by other parts of the world of food and able to bring your inspiration and ideas to work

We will be:

  • open to your ideas and experience
  • happy to teach you as much as we can
  • an employer who is committed to improving themselves and their staff
  • a welcoming and hardworking part of the community

Duties include:

  • Mixing savoury and sweet doughs, sourdough and yeasted
  • Hand scaling and shaping all our doughs
  • Bake shifts and oven work
  • Veg and fruit prep for bread products
  • Teaching new and junior members of staff
  • Managing junior staff in the absence of the Head Baker
  • Daily and deep cleaning
  • Helping with seasonal and product development
  • Occasional markets and pop ups

Regular shifts are 5am-2pm, or 7am-4pm, including weekend days. Starting salary dependent on age and experience, £17,000-19,500pa

Please send applications and a covering letter to info@forgebakehouse.co.uk explaining why you are the person for us!


SENIOR BARISTA

We’re looking for an experienced Front of House person to take on a senior role at Forge. You’ll be working with the Front of House Manager to ensure smooth day to day running of the café and shop, as well as supporting new staff, and participating in the development of Forge Bakehouse’s growth.

Speciality coffee is a key part of our café offering, barista experience and a passion for good coffee is a must. You’ll be working with our Head Barista to maintain high standards of quality, cleanliness and presentation. This means weighing shots in and out, keeping to recipe, and pouring beautiful latte art. You’ll be working on a trusty La Marzocco Linea Classic, paired with an Anfim Caimano and EK43.

You’ll be:

  • Friendly, welcoming, and confident in building a rapport with customers and colleagues.
  • Efficient, working quickly and calmly.
  • Able to take and build upon constructive criticism and feedback, and in turn develop and grow junior members of staff.
  • Responsible for opening/closing the shop and taking additional tasks in the absence of the FoH manager.
  • Able to take pride in your workplace and product, motivated to maintain high standards of cleanliness and presentation.
  • Available 35+ hours a week, including weekends.

We will be:

  • A fun and passionate working environment
  • Happy to teach you as much as we can
  • Looking to use your ideas and talents
  • An employer who is committed to improving themselves and their staff
  • a welcoming and hardworking part of the community

Pay is competitive and dependent on age and experience, with a bonus scheme alongside a sweet staff discount on our bakery produce and café menu.

Please send applications and a covering letter to info@forgebakehouse.co.uk explaining why you are the person for us!