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Working at The Hummingbird Bakery

Our mission at The Hummingbird Bakery is to bring the authentic taste of American cakes and desserts to the world.

The name for the bakery itself comes from the image of a hummingbird drawn to sweet treats. With our welcoming bakeries laden with freshly made cupcakes, brownies, cakes and desserts, we want to be the number one destination in the world for indulgent, irresistible American baking.

We believe in inclusivity, in developing individuals and in fostering talent within the baking industry. Hard work and loyalty are rewarded across the company and we seek to promote internally where possible to invest in the careers and future of those in our team.

Our brand is warm, welcoming, fun, family-friendly and, above all, genuine. We strive to make The Hummingbird Bakery a wonderful place to work and to share in the delights of wholesome American baking made fresh onsite from the finest ingredients.

Why us?

Aside from great career progression opportunities and competitive salaries we offer all staff;

  • Free cake every day
  • A free 8” cake on your birthday
  • 50% staff discount
  • Summer and Christmas parties as well as an annual meal out with your branch team
  • Halloween and Valentine’s Day event treats
  • Subscription to the Perkbox Scheme offering lots of popular retailer, food, fitness and entertainment discounts
  • Pension scheme with NEST
  • Access to free private medical insurance scheme from your first day with Vitality, including 50% gym membership discount and various retailer discounts
  • Loyalty bonus rewards for being Team Hummingbird
  • Monthly bonus rewards for being awesome
  • Monthly Mystery Shopper bonus for being *secretly* awesome
  • Refer a Friend bonus for recommending new members of staff to the company
  • The chance to receive training with our Product Development team and experienced Branch Managers, along with various training courses
  • Excellent progression opportunities with a growing luxury food brand at the forefront of the baking industry

Hours:

  • Flexible hours – working 5 days out of 7 including weekends, early mornings and evenings
  • 28 days annual holiday (including Bank Holidays).

 

Current Vacancies

Contact details: email jobs@hummingbirdbakery.com

Please attach a CV, cover letter, job code (if requested below) and any pictures featuring examples of your work (if a baker)

 

     

    Front of House Team Member

    Do you have what it takes to make The Hummingbird Bakery buzz? The first thing to greet our customers, aside from a tempting array cakes, is our friendly Front of House team. We want every visitor to our branches to leave wanting a second taste of what The Hummingbird Bakery has to offer and this requires the dedication of outstanding individuals with a passion for our products.

    Aside from being a people person and having a passion for fresh baking, you’ll have:

    • Customer service skills to wow
    • Exceptional communication skills with excellent spoken and written English
    • Bundles of enthusiasm and a desire to give every task your all
    • Creativity and a personality that is reflected in your work
    • An ability to make customers smile with delicious desserts If we’re being really choosy, you’ll also have:
    • Experience in a similar bakery business or transferable skills from a similar industry role
    • Worked in a team in a similar business
    • Completed basic Health and Safety and Food Hygiene (Level 2 is ideal)

    Main responsibilities:

    • To deliver exceptional customer service, greeting customers with a passion for our products, professionalism and providing an exceptional purchasing experience
    • To ensure impeccable standards of cleanliness in the branch
    • To handle cash and serve customers at the till point
    • To work efficiently as part of a team in a busy environment
    • To undertake duties allocated by the Management
    • To maintain the product displays, sell the product range and contribute to target sales
    • To adhere to a cleaning rota and ensure completion and sign off

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    Kitchen Team Member

    Where would a bakery be without its bakers? Kitchen Team Members are the baking maestros behind the sweet goodies that fill our counters and cake stands. Baking and decorating treats in our on-site kitchens, they keep our customers in delicious American cupcakes, cakes and desserts made to the highest quality standards. If you love cake as much as we do and can keep up with the demands of our busy bakeries, we might just have an apron with your name on it!

    Aside from terrific people skills and a passion for fresh baking, you’ll have:

    • A talent for baking and decorating cakes
    • Exceptional communication skills with excellent spoken and written English
    • Bundles of enthusiasm and a desire to give every task your all
    • Experience working with different recipes
    • Creativity and a personality that is reflected in your work
    • An ability to make customers smile with delicious desserts If we’re being really choosy, you’ll also have:
    • Experience in a similar bakery business or transferable skills from a similar industry role
    • Worked in a team in a similar business
    • Completed basic Health and Safety and Food Hygiene (Level2 is ideal)
    • A portfolio with examples of previous work

    Main responsibilities:

    • To prepare and present The Hummingbird Bakery product range to the highest standards, product briefs and schedules
    • To maintain the highest standards of personal presentation and hygiene in accordance with kitchen Food Hygiene rules
    • To work as part of a busy Kitchen Team
    • To undertake duties and tasks as directed by the Management
    • To maintain the highest levels of cleanliness in the kitchen and assist with any housekeeping required of the kitchen areas

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    Other Positions 

     

    Front of House Team Leader

    For those with more experience of Front of House, the additional responsibilities of becoming a Front of House Team Leader can be an excellent step up the ladder.

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    Kitchen Team Leader

    If you’re an organised sort who loves helping a busy kitchen to keep on track with its baking, the responsibilities of being a Kitchen Team Leader might just be the perfect role for you. Front of House Team Leader For those with more experience of Front of House, the additional responsibilities of becoming a Front of House Team Leader can be an excellent step up the ladder.

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    Kitchen Manager

    If you can handle the rigours of a busy working commercial kitchen and motivate your team of bakers to achieve great things, we’d love to make you our Kitchen Manager.

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    Assistant Manager

    Our bakeries don’t run without the support of a complete team behind them from bakers through to managers. The Assistant Manager is available to support and work alongside the Branch Manager to help run the store.

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    Branch Manager

    Becoming a Branch Manager at The Hummingbird Bakery takes not only the ability to lead but also to inspire. Running a busy bakery as Branch Manager will require someone with a head for figures and a heart for service. You will set high standards not only at branch-level but also across the company, uniting and spurring on your kitchen, Front of House and delivery teams to create and serve beautiful fresh baked American cakes and desserts as an ambassador for The Hummingbird Bakery.

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