We’re recruiting a Baker!



We’re looking for a baker to join our team and help us continue to produce the finest bread in Leeds. Experience of hand moulding, mixing, oven work and producing bread with wild yeast and pre-ferments is preferable and a passion for bread is essential. Experience in product development, stock control and work in a professional kitchen will be an advantage.


We have a commitment to making healthy, hand made, real bread using traditional techniques and high quality ingredients. Our ethics and values are very important to us, and form a solid basis for our decision making. Our aims are to create a sustainable business model that will serve the employees/members as much as our customers. We function as a co-op, with a flat management structure – everyone’s input is valued and all members and employees have the opportunity to influence the business. We love our local community and collaborate with and support other businesses and organisations who care about others and the environment, and do good stuff.


All new recruits join Leeds Bread Co-op as an employee, with application for membership available after 6 months. Membership of the co-op means taking on an active role in the management of the business so an applicant for the role may have an interest in being much more involved in the running of the business beyond the team that they work in. We also have a flat wage structure which means all staff – employees and members – are paid the same. And as the business grows, so will our wages!


The role is full-time for a working week of around 40 hours per week and this includes weekend work. Wages are paid 1 month in arrears and the wage is £8.20 an hour. The role has a holiday entitlement of 28 days holiday pro rata.


How to apply


Please read the job description and person specification, and then complete an application form and send it to us at

Artisan Baker Application Form

Baker Person Specification

Baker Job Description

We are recruiting on a rolling basis – if you meet the person specification, we will invite you in for a trial shift and subsequent interview if appropriate. 

The final deadline for applications is 5th March.

If you have any further questions about the role, please give us a call on 0113 262 5155 or drop us an email at



Volunteer with us!

We have volunteer opportunities for anyone would like to learn more about bread making, improve their sourdough skills or simply fancy helping out in our bakery.

Follow this link to find out more about how the process works and to get it touch



We are always interested in hearing from experienced artisan bakers – there aren’t many out there – so it’s good to make contact. Please look below for guidance about getting in touch.We are always keen to hear from experienced artisan bakers!


If we’re not currently recruiting a baker but you’re interesting in working with us and finding out first about any future opportunities we may have, please send your CV and a brief cover email outlining your interest in Leeds Bread Co-op, and your skills and knowledge of artisan bread making and we will keep your details on file. Please email or give us a call on 0113 2625155.