We are Hiring Part Time Creative Wedding Cake Delivery Driver and Cake Decorator! - £17,375pa Pro Rata advertised by GlosJobs.co.uk

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The Vanilla Pod Bakery

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The Vanilla Pod Bakery
Unit i
Churchill Industrial Estate
Churchill Road
GL53 7EG

Mobile: 07828668932

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We are Hiring Part Time Creative Wedding Cake Delivery Driver and Cake Decorator! - £17,375pa Pro Rata


We are a friendly team of cake lovers and cake enthusiasts (we literally live and breathe cake!). Pia launched the Vanilla Pod Bakery back in 2009 and with the help of wonderful team members has grown it to what it is today.  An award winning luxury bakery that creates the most delicious and indulgent cakes for the most amazing customers around!  We operate from our shiny dedicated cake studio in Leckhampton, Cheltenham and we are on the hunt for someone like you!

A Creative Wedding Cake Delivery Driver and Cake Decorator who can help with the creation and delivery of luxurious celebration and wedding cakes. Your main tasks will include the delivering and dressing of our wonderful cakes at our customers' wedding venues and celebration locations across the Cotswolds and beyond. As well as helping to decorate our cakes to the highest standard using buttercreams, ganaches, royal icings and fondants in the studio. 

The pay:

£17,375 Pro Rata based on hours below:

Let’s talk about the hours

We are a growing business and we will need you for between 4 - 24  hours per week depending on the workload.

The days we will need you for are:

Thursday to Sunday - with shifts mostly being between 2- 6 hours.
However, please note this could vary due to workload.

So, what is in it for you:

All the cake you can eat! Any scraps of cake you are welcome to take home and munch on!

Working with a friendly team, who all LOVE cake (though we do have other interests as well, feel free to ask!)

Annual Christmas Team Lunch, and we are looking at adding more fun team events ….mostly around cake!

Lovely light and airy bakery!

28 days holiday (including bank holidays) plus your birthday off

Staff bonus referral scheme

Progression within the business, we are a growing business and Pia has lots of exciting plans up her sleeves!

What about the job requirements?

You need to be a super creative person with a honed attention to detail, we decorate a lot of our wedding cakes and extra special celebration cakes on site at the venue. You will need to be able to creatively add fresh flowers, sugar flowers and models to the cake while staff and guests are talking to you.

You have a love of cakes, you must have a passion for cakes, the type of person who can spend a day just watching how cakes are iced and created on instagram!

You are able to lift heavy cakes, cakes are heavy and our studio is located upstairs! Wherever possible we like to assemble our cakes in the studio however sometimes that is not always possible due to the design or size of the cake. You must be confident in carrying cakes down our stairs and around venues.

You own your own car and be a careful driver, this is crucial for the cake delivery of our luxurious cakes. We currently all use our own cars to deliver the Vanilla Pod Bakery cakes and drive like we are holding a hot cup of coffee between our legs when on deliveries!

You find it exciting to drive to new venues and locations, often we never know where we are going with the cakes, so it is important to trust the satnav but know when to ask for directions when needed.

You are experienced with using fondant, buttercream, ganache & royal icing, understand how important those sharp edges are (if you’re a seasoned cake maker you will know what we mean!)

You are hot on customer service, amazing customer service is vital in our cake business and you must be able to offer the same level of service when out on each and every cake delivery.

Happy to take the initiative, you are happy to take ownership of projects and are happy to figure things out. Though of course we can help guide you as well.

Comfortable working in a team as well as on your own, when you are out delivering you will mostly be by yourself. However, if working in the studio between Wednesday to Saturday you will mostly be surrounded by us!

We will give you lots of autonomy and encourage your intrapreneurial drive. There will be opportunities to share your ideas and boss us around when you need us to get things done! We want you to take charge and be creative to get the results.

You will also need to be able to roll your sleeves up and help where necessary. We are a small team at the Vanilla Pod Bakery and all team members sometimes have to help with all aspects in our world.

We want you to be meticulous in your work. We are looking for a good, fun person, who gets stuff done!

Even though the hours are part-time hours, we want you to feel like this is your full-time home, this is NOT a fit for someone who is looking to build their own cake business.

In short your job is to help Pia and the amazing team at Vanilla Pod Bakery, and of course have fun while doing it (jobs should always be fun!).  Your role as a Creative Wedding Cake Delivery Driver and Cake Decorator is key to ensuring the safe delivery, set up and dressing of the cakes for our wonderful customers.

Our bakery is casual, but we do expect professionalism and punctuality. You can come to work in jeans, leggings or anything you fancy!

We don’t expect you to know every single thing, we can teach you our way, but we do expect intelligence, energy and a ‘get it done’ attitude. We are growing our business using the principles of Adrienne Dorison and Mike Michalowicz’s “Run Like Clockwork” and are constantly trying to improve how we do things. Efficiency is a word Pia loves!

In addition to being a Creative Cake Decorator and Delivery Driver, you must also follow systems and processes. In fact, just to prove that you are detail oriented and can follow procedures, when you apply for this position in the subject line of the email you must include “I can’t wait to start this new job!”. Yep, that’s our little way to sort out the people who blanket send their CVs to anyone and everyone, from the lovely people (that’s you) who are truly interested in this position.

We are looking to bring our new team member on board as soon as possible, but we will spend the necessary time to find the best fit both in abilities and culturally. 

We can’t wait to meet you!

Please click on Apply Now and email your CV and covering letter telling us why you would love to work with us!

Closing date for applications: 30th July 2021

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