With our cafe up and running now alongside the bakery, its great to have so many different bakers, chefs, baristas, pastry chefs and front of house staff all working together in the same space. We are always happy to hear from passionate and enthusiastic food lovers who would like to come and work with us, whether we are advertising a job or not. However here are the roles we are currently looking to fill. Have a read and get in touch...

ARTISAN BAKER - FULL TIME

Starting early May

We are looking for someone to join our small bakery team, working full time on a permanent basis you will ideally have had previous professional experience in a similar artisan bakery. Baking is both a science and an art, you will need a great deal of precision, an eye for detail and plenty of creativity. You will help to develop seasonal specials, products for events and run stalls at local markets.

Previous experience with sourdough and other long fermented breads is definitely preferred as our range is nearly exclusively sourdough. We also produce a large range of viennoiserie and yeasted sweet doughs for which our bakers share prep work with our pastry chefs.

Our bakers start between 5am and 7am most days and work some solo shifts. You must be able to learn fast, ask lots of questions, work independently and manage your own time and tasks well. Stock ordering, cleaning, production planning and heavy lifting are also a part of the role.

Full time (42 hours) including weekends. £17000 - 18500 a year dependent on experience.

Duties:

Mixing
Scaling and shaping
Oven work
Veg and fruit prep for baking
Shaping some sweet doughs
Clean down and set up
Stock ordering
Seasonal planning and product development
Markets and special events
Production planning
Offering advice and information to customers
and other staff about our bread
Take on senior tasks in Head Baker’s absence

Essential qualities and skills:

Efficiency and precision
Creativity
An eye for detail
Passionate about food and working in a small business
Open and honest, happy to work collaboratively with other sections
Great attention to detail with ingredients and
recipe development
Forward planning, able to plan stock well so there is little waste
Mindful of ingredient costs
Organised and tidy
Good knowledge of health and hygiene issues and safety

SENIOR FRONT OF HOUSE - FULL TIME

Starting beginning of June

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.

Full time (42 hours) including weekends. £17000 - 17500 a year dependent on experience.

We’ll be:
• A fun and passionate working environment
• Able to provide training and growth
• Looking to use your ideas and talents
• Offering a salary of £17,000 - £17,500 depending on experience, a bonus scheme alongside a delicious staff discount on our bakery produce and café menu.

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 42 hours a week, including weekends.

CHEF - PART TIME

Starting immediately

Six days a week, 9am to 3pm, Forge Bakehouse serves breakfast, brunch and lunch. This means a lot of prep, cooking, and cleaning – it also means, aside from the occasional event night, you’ll only be working daytime hours.

Previous kitchen experience is desirable, but if you’ve got the skills and the passion, this could be your opportunity to learn. We make everything we sell, you’ll be learning about preserves, chutneys, sausage rolls, pizzas, pies, and the rest.

You'll be:
• Friendly and sociable, able to work alongside our passionate teams: Bakers, Pastry Chefs, and Front of House.
• Able to take pride in your work, maintaining high levels of hygiene, quality, and presentation.
• Prepared to receive constructive feedback, grow, and develop.
• Be available at least 27 hours a week.

We’ll be:
• A fun and passionate working environment.
• Able to provide training and growth
• Looking to use your ideas and talents
• Offering an hourly wage of £7.80 - £8.00 depending on experience, a bonus scheme, alongside a delicious staff discount on our bakery produce and café menu.

CV WRITING ROBOTS NEED NOT APPLY

If we can’t tell whether a computer or a human wrote your letter/email/CV we won’t read it. Put some soul into it folks.

Apply to martha@forgebakehouse.co.uk with a CV and covering letter clearly showing us how you meet our needs and why we should love to work with you.