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Baker/Senior Baker

Baker/ Senior Baker Required

We are looking for a baker/senior baker to work alongside our Head Baker in an exciting new wholesale bakery supplying Tap Social's own venues and existing wholesale customers, and growing rapidly to supply new wholesale customers across the region.

Experience required: at least two years in a commercial bakery

Building on the success of our baking at The White House by Tap Social, we are opening a dedicated bakery in Oxford to meet demand for wholesale baked goods across Oxfordshire as well as in our own venues. Our focus to date has been on doughnuts, cakes and buns, but we are extending this offering in our new space and will be producing bread, pastries, savoury goods and more.

Tap Social works closely with several prisons whose staff and inmates have shaped our direction and ethos. We hire people currently serving and recently released from prison sentences and support them to develop new skills, learn about setting up and running small business and get real work experience in an engaging and fast-growing industry. The right candidate should actively support our ethos and will be responsible for the training and development of the bakery team.

Essential skills:

  • That you share our values and a belief in our mission*
  • Experience working with laminated doughs and fermented breads.
  • Any specialised experience with sourdough/ciabatta/french baguette and other fermented breads ideally in a production environment.
  • Experience with stock control/rotation and ordering.
  • Creative and passionate about baking and excited to develop new products in a supportive environment.
  • Flexible and resilient with determination to consistently make products to a high standard.
  • Experience of running a shift and training others.
  • Enjoys working as part of a team, learning and sharing skills and assisting in developing a positive and exciting environment for the team to work and develop in.

What we offer:

We aim to build a fun, creative and value-driven team working to achieve excellence, be it in the brewery, the bakery or kitchen. In return for your dedication and pastry folding skills you will get a company pension, on-site parking, great working conditions with good tools and equipment and an open and inclusive working environment, not to mention a fridge stocked with our criminally good beer.

If you are interested in this position please email your CV with a covering letter explaining why you would like to become part of our team - to

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis with a start date of June 28, 2022.

Job Type: Full time, permanent

Salary: £25,000-£29,000 per year

We are an equal opportunities employer and are firmly committed to inclusive recruitment. All applications will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, gender orientation or identity or disability status etc. 


​​*Tap Social is an Oxfordshire-based craft brewery and hospitality social enterprise that provides training and employment opportunities to ex-offenders and welcoming, inclusive spaces for the whole community.   Over the first 5 years of our operations and despite the major challenges of COVID for the sector, we have transformed the lives of dozens of ex-offenders by creating meaningful jobs in our own business and by brokering employment opportunities for ex-offenders with our network of partner employers.   We’re a rapidly growing business and this growth supports the creation of more job opportunities for ex-offenders, as well as spreading our message of inclusive recruitment more widely, ultimately scaling our social impact. 



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