Website Grasmere Gingerbread

Days of work:                                               

4 or 5 days, one of the days will be a weekend day.

Hours of work:                                 

5.00am – 2.00pm (1hour break).

Rate of pay:                                      

 £14 – £16 an hour – dependent on qualifications and experience.


An annual bonus of £1,000* (only payable on successful completion of worked employment to January 1st each year, pro rata from employment date). Plus, an additional Quality Control bonus – see benefits below.

Length of contract:                          


Main purpose of job:

To deliver the ‘best gingerbread in the world’ to the customer by implementing quality methodology and procedures in established bakery operation and production.

Main tasks of the job:

• Open bakery and prepare ovens and other equipment;
• Prepare trays of mixture to specific standard ready for baking;
• Monitor and control ovens, setting timers and responsible for optimum bake;
• Monitor quality and standard of ingredients;
• Quality control throughout process including final product suitability for packaging and sale;
• To deal with special requests and seasonal promotions e.g. chocolate decorating and bespoke shaping of gingerbread and assist in the further development of these areas;
• Cleaning of work areas in preparation for following day;
• Preparation of ingredients prior to mixing process;
• Responsible key holder and ability to work independently for some of the time;
• To contribute towards the development of production processes and quality standards;
• Any other duties relevant to production.

Essential skills:

· Min of 2 years’ experience working in a bakery environment;
· Must have a formal qualification in Baking, Patisserie or Confectionery;
· Presentable for working in a food production environment and adhere to relevant legislation; min of Level 2 Food Safety Certificate;
· Reliable and flexible;
· Can work independently and also as part of a small team in a limited and fast-paced environment;
· Can deliver a first class product through consistent quality performance to meet customer expectations and beyond.

Our Provision/Benefits: We offer you the opportunity to work in the most beautiful part of the UNESCO Lake District National Park, and as part of a 3rd generation friendly family business that prides itself on its social responsibility and commitment to the charitable sector, but we also offer (points 1 and 7 after 3 months probationary, points 3 and 4 after a year’s service):

1. Health policy with the option to add family members which offers a cash back scheme not only for health but everyday essentials and luxuries;
2. Additional annual bonus payment linked to Quality Control performance;
3. A birthday present of a day’s pay on your birthday;
4. £50 worth of goodies of your choice;
5. If not resident in Grasmere, free car parking;
6. Travel allowance of 50p per mile over and above a total daily commute of 40 miles return, to and from work;
7. ‘My Cumbria Card’ offering discounts for regional attractions and facilities;
8. Staff Discount;
9. Uniform, with laundry provision – to be worn to company’s code of practice;
10. Free refreshments and as much Grasmere Gingerbread® as you like while at work.

To note:

· Be able to lift and carry;
· Special confidentially agreement to be undertaken;
· Adhere to the strict company Health & Hygiene policy.

To apply, please visit our website where you will be able to download an application or email Zoe, People & Culture Manager at

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