Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker’s man, find me a job as fast as you can!

The Bakehouse at 124 opened in August 2015 but already feels as though it’s been there forever.  Just over a year since opening & it’s already been nominated for ‘Café of the Year’ in the Kent Life Food & Drink Awards!  It’s beginning to become more than just a bakery: we’ve had pizza nights, pop-up chef nights are planned for later this year and there are other exciting plans ‘in the proving drawer’.    We’re featuring them this week as they have two positions available; the shop manager role could work as a job share with the right applicants. Read on if you knead some dough…(sorry, had to get dough in there somehow!)  More jobs on offer on the Eat Around Tonbridge Jobs’ Board.  Good Luck!

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Trainee Baker

Fancy a change of career? Willing to learn and work hard?  Love food and working in a team? Well why not think about joining the team at The Bakehouse?

The Bakehouse is a supporter of The Real Bread Campaign and as such uses slow bread methods to create fantastic sourdoughs, British sweet doughs and all vennoiserie made in the open-plan on-site Bakehouse for sale and consumption within The Bakehouse but also wholesale. 

With the expansion of wholesale and evening events the Baker will be joining a team to support this exciting expansion of work.  The mixing and preparation work is carried during a day shift with the baking of goods completed prior to the shop opening at 8am; there is a rolling shift pattern, shared with the other bakers in the team.  There will also be scope to support pizza evenings which have proved such a great success and other planned events.

Work to include:

  •  Feeding starters
  •  Mixing and shaping all doughs within the time constraints of a busy bakery
    •  Mixing and producing vennoiserie doughs for pastries, croissants etc, brioche product and    traditional British sweet dough products
  •  Preparing all inclusions for all baked products
  •  Baking all products and finishing to a high, consistent standard
  •  Test baking new products
  •  Being part of a team and with that joining in where necessary other parts of the business
  •  Keeping accurate HSE records
  •     Maintaining a high level of clean working practices

Salary:  POA
Hours:  Rolling shift pattern based on an 8 hour working day, 5 day working week to include Friday and Saturday
Please contact Clare on 01732 360382 or email

Shop Manager

At The Bakehouse we believe that service is key to our customers, whether that is giving a welcoming greeting, helping to seat them with their drinks, ensuring that their dietary requirements are understood or being able to explain all about the bread, food, cakes and pastries that we sell.

Since opening The Bakehouse has become a community meeting place and we wish to encourage this feeling whether it’s a U3A group, young mums, business meetings or just friends chatting.


  • Do you have experience in Hospitality Management?
  • Do you know how to motivate and manage staff to get the very best from them?
  • Do you have experience of a good Health and Safety programme within the food industry?
  • Do you have an appreciation of Speciality Coffee?
  • Do you love food?
  • Are you good with people?

The shop management includes: 

  •  Being the Front of House face of The Bakehouse, welcoming customers and ensuring they have a good experience during their visit
  •  Managing all staff throughout the day to provide sufficient cover whether on the counter, in the shop or helping our teams in the bakery or prep kitchen.
  •  Manage all staffing issues, whether recruitment, holiday or salary issues
  •  Liaising with the Bakery Supervisor with regard to product “sold” from the bakery to the shop.
  •  Ensuring the shop is set up ready for the opening time
  •  Working on incentive schemes for the staff
  •  Helping train our Shop Supervisor
  •  Participate in all shop cashing up procedures
  •  Participating in menu choices for the shop
  •  Ensuring that all opening and closing procedures are adhered to
  •  Ensuring that all Health and Safety Procedures are undertaken and recorded correctly

Salary:  POA
Hours:  Up to 48 hours, 5 day working week to include Saturday
Please contact Clare on 01732 360382 or email

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