Senior Head Baker -
London South & East

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ABOUT US:

The Big Bakes is the UKs highest rated baking event. Why? Our People! 

 

We believe great people make great experiences happen! Our venues are happy and wholesome places to work and we want to bake people's day with a team that wants to give everyone a ‘Cherry On Top’ experience!  

We look forward to telling you more about us, but in the meantime grab a slice of cake and watch this video to see what we make happen! Click here

 

THE ROLE:

We are looking for a Senior Head Baker who is people and quality focused, loves the joy baking brings to people, and believes in delivering the very best experience for every guest. 

If you are an experienced baker with a love for making people happy from our guests to our team then we would love to meet you! You’ll set the highest standards for yourself and those around you, and if you are looking for a place to develop your skills and feel at home, then keep reading! 

 

OUR BAKING PROMISE TO YOU:

At The Big Bakes, our teams happiness is the icing on the cake. Here are some of the benefits we offer to make your time with us that much sweeter. 

  • Flexible & Guaranteed Hours

  • Grow your career with In-House Hospitality Training

  • Take part in our apprenticeship training where we fund up to £10,000 towards hospitality or baking training courses. 

  • Work alongside some of the best bakers in the biz

  • Free tea & coffee whilst at work

  • Baking Experience for 4 once you’ve completed your probation

  • 50% off food and drinks at our venues

  • 50% staff discount for up to 6 additional tickets a year

  • Christmas and New Year’s Day off (our Tents close 24th-26th Dec and 31st Dec - 1st Jan)

  • £150 for referring a friend to join our hospitality team and £250 for referring a baking friend.

  • 24/7 Counseling support & legal and financial advice support through our Employee Support Programme

  • 28 days holiday + birthday off 

  • Employee Incentive Scheme

  • Christmas Bonus Scheme

  • Amazing team parties twice a year 

  • And plenty of cake…

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

TEAM

  • Set and maintain the highest site standards and create an environment of excellence amongst our baking team

  • Coach and guide our head baker team through mentorship and training

  • Foster a collaborative and friendly team environment that supports the daily running of the event 

  • Work collaboratively with our central team and your wider team 

  • In the absence of the GM, step up to manage London Operations

CUSTOMER SERVICE

  • Host and manage The Big Bakes events providing a 5 star experience

OPERATIONS:

  • Manage ordering, stock control and supplier management in London

  • Manage daily food safety, health and safety checks and tasks

  • Create and collaborate on new monthly recipes for the venues

 

HOURS OF WORK:

Full time - 30-40 hours per week

Variable work - 5 days per week -  (Weekend availability required)

 

SALARY:

London East and London South -  £15.50 (performance bonus available and annual salary review) 

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

Previous Pastry Chef, cake decorating, home economist, culinary or baking experience 

Evidence of managerial experience

Strong background in customer service