Kitchen Team Leader

Bread Factory

London£28,500 dependent on experienceFull time

About Us

The GAIL’s Bakery story began in 2005, when the first bakery opened in Hampstead to make world-class artisan products more widely available. Our aim is to reinvent the way people think about food (fresh and handmade).

Job Objective

Supervise central kitchen production on a daily basis, delivering the highest quality product through the supervision, motivation and coaching of the teams whilst on duty. In charge of daily delivery of Quality, On Time, In Full (QUOTIF).

What’s in it for you?

· You will have the opportunity to work in a highly supportive and friendly working environment with a strong team ethos.

· Professional growth, learning and development opportunities.

· 28 days Annual leave including Bank Holidays

· Company events and employee discount (50% off at GAIL’s stores).

· Discounts and savings from high-street retailers and restaurants

· Cycle to work scheme

· Excellent transport links

· Free bakery products you can take home every day to share with your friends and family.

At Gails/The Bread Factory, we believe in our people. We encourage and invite applications from all different cultures, backgrounds and experiences, as we pride ourselves in our diverse work culture where people from all walks of life can grow with us and fulfill their potential. Our people is what makes our brand and products exceptional.

Working Hours:

Mon-Sun, any 5 days out of 7. Flexibility is required in relation to working hours.

Person Specification

  • Experience and confidence in managing a shift in a kitchen/food production environment, with teams of up to 15-20 staff members
  • Cooking knowledge: proficient in standard cooking techniques (knife skills, cooking, roasting, seasoning, making sauces/dressings/dips, plating) and able to train others
  • Attention to detail and capability of keeping yourself and your staff responsible for standards
  • Good working knowledge of Food Safety, HACCP, Health & Safety in a kitchen environment
  • Proactive and a problem solver capable of working independently (there will be times when you will be the most senior person on site)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills- can influence and motivate others
  • 'Hands-on' approach
  • Able to work and manage others under pressure


  • Managing staff performance, timekeeping, and absence
  • Organisation of shifts on an ongoing basis, to ensure maximum efficiency and productivity
  • Keeping the standards of quality, cleanliness, paperwork, efficiency and safety of the unit on your shift
  • Establish a good working relationship with other departments (engineers, packing teams, technical and H&S auditors)
  • Daily closing report to management on production challenges/information encountered in your shift
  • Management and development of practical interviews and new starters
  • Manage productivity levels in line with budgeted expectations, including overtime
  • Food Safety, H&S, GMP

This Job Description indicates only the main duties and responsibilities of the role.

It is not intended as an exhaustive list.