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6th May 2021

New baker wanted!

We are currently looking for an experienced baker to join our small team. Our ideal candidate will have at least three years baking experience in a commercial bakery and be very comfortable with hand-shaping and using long fermentation methods. You’ll be happy to work as part of a team and also on your own. There will be some heavy lifting involved so the role requires a good level of physical fitness.

Bluebird Bakery is a ‘Real Bread’ bakery with shops in Malton, York and Leeds. We currently bake in Malton but will soon be operating from a new production site in Acomb, York.

We bake everything from scratch and have an excellent reputation for the quality of our products; we need someone with enthusiasm for our products and who is eager to contribute ideas.

The position offered is for 40-45 hours per week (Mon-Fri) over 5 nights, with possible overtime and we usually start between 1pm and 5pm depending on the day. We offer a salary of £25 – 28K depending on experience, with bonuses and profit share options. We also offer assistance with a relocation package and training opportunities for the right candidate.

We look forward to welcoming a new baker to our small and friendly team.

Find out more about us here:

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £25,000 to £28,000 /year

9th April 2019

We’re a Living Wage employer

Great news! We’ve very pleased to announce that we have now joined the ranks of the UK’s ‘Living Wage’ employers. It’s been our goal for a while – paying our staff a decent wage has always been very much part of our business ethos.

We believe that investing in people always pays off and now we’re officially accredited for doing so. Happy days.


8th January 2018

Happy New Year!

Happy New year to all our brilliant customers and friends – old and new. We’re really excited about what 2018 will bring.

Thrilling things are already afoot at Bluebird HQ – we’ve got a fantastic new head baker joining us (we’ll tell you more about that soon) and we’ve got loads of new recipes and products to share with you all. We’ll be celebrating Real Bread Week soon too (running from 24th Feb) when we’ll be creating some special one-off loaves and raising some dough for the great work of the Real Bread Campaign.

Stay tuned – 2018, we’re coming to get you.






8th November 2017

Seeking sourdough specialists

We’re always on the hunt for sourdough specialists to join our growing team. If you’re an experienced baker looking for a new role in a Yorkshire ‘real bread’ bakery – drop us a line at [email protected]uk so we can talk all things long-fermentation.

5th November 2017

We’re seeking an eager apprentice!

If you’ve got a passion for sourdough, an appreciation for baking and a little bit of experience in the bag, we’d love to hear from you. We can offer training in all areas of preparation, long-fermentation methods and hand-shaping techniques. In short, a skill for life!

Work is fully paid and will involve night shifts on rotation with our small team of friendly bakers in Malton.

To get in touch, drop us a line at [email protected] with details of your age, location and experience.


25th September 2017

Sourdough September – it’s nearly over!

A big THANK YOU to all the participants of Sourdough September!

We’ve had everyone from perfect pancake-makers and full-family bakers to those who have named their starter ‘Dave’. The month is almost over and we’ve had had the best response to the Real Bread Campaign’s project than ever before.

If you haven’t yet picked your starter kit up, there’s still time. Just drop into one of our shops and chat to our staff. They’ll give you a little pot of starter and some instructions to go with it – or you can view a little animation of our process and download the details here.

Happy baking!

26th July 2017

Sourdough September – it’s nearly here!

Sourdough September is nearly upon us – not that we’re wishing away all that (potential) August sunshine.

For a whole month, we’ll be giving away free pots of starter, instructions for making your own ‘real bread’ and offering a free online loaf clinic. If you want to take part, kindly register interest by dropping us a line or commenting on our Facebook page so we can keep a handle on how many kits to prepare. Excitin’ stuff eh?

Sourdough September is organised by the Real Bread Campaign – you can find our more about the brilliant work they do here.

For details on caring for your starter – click here.

8th May 2017

It’s Real Bread week!

This week we are celebrating REAL BREAD WEEK!

There’s loads going on (read about the floury fiesta of fougasse formation here) and we’ll be providing dough to a local school so all the kids can try sourdough pizza. Did you know we also give out free recipes and instructions for making your own sourdough? To give it a whirl, just drop us a line.

Ps you can buy your own limited edition ‘I Love Gluten’ aprons and Fair Trade, organic cotton t-shirts here and make a doughnation to the Real Bread Campaign for each one you buy.

8th May 2017

Big city, bright lights:
Bluebird lands in Leeds:

Our Leeds shop is over a month old now – and we’ve had a really warm welcome to the city. Enthusiastic customers and supportive traders have made the move to big-city life worth every tricky (read: stressful) moment. We know that people are still discovering our shop daily and our brilliant new staff have been on the receiving end of some great feedback. If there’s anything special you’d like to see – or taste – just get in touch. We love to give our little baking team a challenge.

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