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Grasmere Gingerbread
Grasmere, Ambleside
£14-£16 p/h + bonus + benefits
Closing date
13 May 2024

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.           

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