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Current Retail Jobs within Birds Bakery:

Assistant Manager Spondon
This is a part-time position, working 23 hours per week.

Plus flexible working to cover for the Manager, staff holidays and busy periods.

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:23 per week
Rate:To be confirmed
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Current Bakery Jobs within Birds Bakery:

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.

To apply please submit a comprehensive CV along with a covering letter to
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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:

Current Apprentice Jobs within Birds Bakery:

Apprentice Baker Confectioner Vacancies

I am delighted to announce that the Company will be recruiting four Level 2 Intermediate Apprentices to work in our Ascot Drive bakery.

The Apprentices will be taught in our facility at Ascot Drive where they will learn every process in the bakery and cream room from start to finish. In addition to working in the bakery and cream room they will also undertake secondments to the savoury department, the stores and the weighing-up room.

We are looking for candidates who are capable of achieving a Level 3 Advanced qualification once the initial Intermediate stage is completed. To be considered all applicants must have achieved GSCE Grade A to C in both English and Maths as a minimum.

Full details of the roles can be found at:

To search for our vacancy applicants should then enter our post code - DE24 8GN. This is the only way to apply for these positions

The closing date is 25th August 2017.

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