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 mostly comprises evening and weekend work. We’re offering 4 shifts per week (approximately 32 hours). 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

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. 

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