Co-op Member – Baking Team

To bake bread and other baked goods for customers and events, to become Probationary Member of our workers' co-op, Full time and Part time positions available (Apply Now!)

Are you passionate about baking real bread? Do you dream of being in an empowering workplace, set up to benefit the workers who run it and to support their local community? Would you like to be part of a collective team, where you participate in how your workplace is run? Then we want to hear from you!

We are excited to be recruiting more Co-op Members to join our Baking team within our well-established workers’ co-op, which specialises in handmade artisan sourdough breads.

The main responsibilities of the role will be to bake all the bread and other baked goods we sell. Our baking shifts run through the daytime into the evening (no early mornings and no night shifts!) and shifts run from Monday to Sunday (we currently bake 5 days a week and production is over a 7 day schedule).

Our baking team works closely providing advice and support to one another, but there is some solo working. We are looking for individuals who are self-starters, with strong independent working skills as well as the ability to work effectively within a team.

You will have the opportunity to get involved with development of new and existing products, and we encourage ownership over your work to change, develop and improve it where needed.

Experience of baking or working in a commercial kitchen is preferred, but not essential as we provide full training in professional hand made baking.

We have full time and part time positions available to offer flexibility to potential candidates (please specify preferred working hours on your application form – minimum contracted hours available is 16 hours per week).

We are looking for individuals with a drive and enthusiasm to become part of our workers’ co-op, and a keen interest in pursuing Membership. You will join as a probationary member of Leeds Bread Co-op, working towards membership of the Co-op and participating in the work carried out by other teams too. There is opportunity to be involved in other teams within our co-op giving candidates a chance to follow any other interests you may have, either as part of the role continuously or for one-off projects.

Leeds Bread Co-op has a flat wage structure where everyone is paid the same hourly rate, and this is not dependent on experience or negotiation. We aim to continually increase this, as well as providing generous holiday entitlement and other staff benefits.

Full time salary for the Co-op Member (Baking Team) is £19,344.00 (40 hours/week)

Please complete the Co-op Member – Baking Team Application Form from our website and send to [email protected] with the subject title “Baking Team Member Application”.

We are recruiting for individuals ready and available to start as soon as possible. Don’t hesitate to send your Application form to us!

Interviews and trial baking shifts will be held according to your suitability for the role.

If you have any further queries about the job or require any of the documents in a different format, please feel free to email us at [email protected] or contact us by phone on 0113 2625155 (if one of our HR team is not available over the phone when you call, please be welcome to leave your details and request a call back).

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Leeds Bread Co-op


Leeds, West Yorkshire


££19,344.00 (based on 40 hours/week) - ££19,344.00 (based on 40 hours/week)

Contact Number

0113 262 5155

Closing Date


Email Address

[email protected]

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