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Current Retail Jobs within Birds Bakery:

Mansfield Temporary Assistant Manager
Part Time Assistant Manager at our Mansfield branch. Ideally you will have a background of retail work, customer service and some supervisory skills, together with an enthusiastic and cheerful approach to work. Hours of Work: Monday 700am-5pm,Friday 730am-2pm, Saturday 730am-3pm, Plus flexible working to cover for the Manager, staff holidays and busy periods
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Deputy Manager Intu Expresso
Part Time Assistant Manager at our Intu Expresso branch. Ideally you will have a background of retail work, customer service and some supervisory skills, together with an enthusiastic and cheerful approach to work. Hours of Work: Sunday 10amto 430pm,Monday 730am-6pm,Tuesday 730am-6pm, Wednesday 700am-6pm, Plus flexible working to cover for the Manager, staff holidays and busy periods
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Current Bakery Jobs within Birds Bakery:

Ascot Drive Night Bakers
This is a unique opportunity to join our bakery team at our prestigious Ascot Drive Bakery. We have a number of full-time roles on our night shift. These shifts are fixed and we do not require individuals to rotate their shift patterns

The ideal applicants will have previous bakery experience, possess bread mixing skills and have a good knowledge of the fermentation process. We are also looking for individuals who may have confectionery skills such as creaming, piping & coating. You should be familiar with the operational requirements of a bread plant, provers, mixers and ovens.

You will be able to demonstrate the ability to work to a high standard in an efficient, clean and tidy manner observing the highest food hygiene guidelines.

Apply by sending your CV and a covering letter to:


CLOSING DATE: 29th September 2017
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Stores Manager
Birds (Derby) Limited

Stores Manager

Ascot Drive Bakery, Derby

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Manager to lead our Stores team at our prestigious Ascot Drive Bakery. Reporting to the Assistant Bakery Operations Manager you will have well-rounded stores management experience gained within a quality food production organisation.

You will be responsible for planning, co-ordinating and receipt of ingredients and managing the team that weighs up the ingredients to ensure production plans are achieved.

By using your capacity planning skills and by effective use of mechanical handling equipment, you will maximise the use of the available stores footprint whilst ensuring that the facility is safe, clean, tidy and is organised in a time efficient manner.

You will have excellent communications skills, both verbal and written, that will allow you to integrate into our Bakery management team and also to deal with supplier liaison.

An eye for detail and your well-developed numeracy ability will ensure that stock control is always up to date and all inventories are consistently accurate. We require someone who have strong motivational and understands the benefits of team working to lead and develop a small but experienced team.

You should have a current Reach Truck licence.

If you fulfil our criteria then please:

Apply by sending a comprehensive CV and a covering letter outlining your motivation for applying for the role to:


CLOSING DATE: 15th September 2017
Hours:To be confirmed
Rate:To be confirmed
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We have a rare opportunity to join one of our teams at our prestigious Ascot Drive Bakery for a Butcher.

The ideal candidate will have Butchery experience in either the retail or wholesale environment. The key skills that we require are; the ability to break down a side of Pork into primals, and then to bone out and trim the primals to Birds exacting standards.

Experience of sausage production along with experience of a high care / cooked meat environment will be advantageous. We are looking for an individual with a positive, flexible attitude who will be able to work under time pressure without compromising quality or safety.

This role is a 45 hour per week contract with a very competitive rate of pay.

The selection process will involve a block test.

Apply by sending your CV and a covering letter to:

No agencies please
Hours:45 Hours per week
Rate:To be confirmed
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Current Office Jobs within Birds Bakery:

General Manager
The Company

Birds is a long established, well-known and well-respected East Midlands centric business which has a turnover in excess of £22 million employing over 700 people across 60 retail outlets and one Bakery which is located in Derby.

The business has remained family owned since it was established in 1919.

The Company’s continued success is built upon its ongoing and relentless drive to provide a high quality and fresh product that is sold by well-trained sales staff who provide excellent customer service throughout its retail premises.

The Company’s strong brand has created an extremely loyal customer base that absolutely demands, and receives, high quality breads, savouries and confectionery products that have been freshly produced the same day.

General Manager Role

The Company is expanding in a considered way and the General Manager role has been identified as the key to those plans. This is a new role which reports directly to the MD and will focus upon the Bakery side of the business and therefore requires both a skilled baker and a strategic thinker and planner. We are looking for a person who has energy and drive along with well-honed leadership and people skills.

This role will be the custodian of the Company’s quality and freshness ethos and as such must be able to troubleshoot quality issues, identify the solution and ensure that it is implemented successfully throughout the production process. This person will have a craft bakery background and will ideally also have a sound knowledge of butchery and savoury products and processes. The post holder must be credible to the business’s long standing and skilled workforce having a background utilising quality ingredients to make quality products.

Whilst this person must be comfortable in a “white coat” role they must also possess an astute engineering mind that will identify and develop, in conjunction with the Bakery Operations Manager, an innovative programme of machinery investment which will maximise the utilisation of our footprint, improve production flow and utilise the principles of Lean Manufacturing. Any changes must never jeopardise the quality and freshness of our renowned Birds products.

Along with the MD and the Senior Management Team this role will shape and deliver a short, medium and long term strategic plan that is the key to the Company’s progress whilst also respecting its heritage and core values.

We are looking for someone who is able to demonstrate their experience via the positive impact that they have had upon other businesses that will have the same quality principles as Birds. We want evolution not revolution and a considered approach from someone who will be highly visible at all levels of the business who has both the craft and business leadership skills.

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Current Drivers Jobs within Birds Bakery:

7.5t Drivers
We are looking for experienced 7.5 tonne drivers to join the Transport team based at our Ascot Drive Bakery. You will be delivering Birds freshly made produce to our shops on a daily basis and returning empty racks and cabinets to the Bakery.
This role is Monday to Saturday , 40 hours per week. You will start work at 4am or 4.30am finishing at either 10.30am or 11.00am
You must hold a valid CPC Driver Qualification Card, have a clean driving licence and a Digi-card.
If you have the drive and capability to undertake this role please apply in writing by sending your CV and a covering letter to:

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