Loaf Pottery Production Manager

Loaf Pottery, 24 Main Street, Crawfordsburn, Bangor, BT19 1JE

Schedule & Rate of Pay

Closing date

21 June 2021, 11:00:00

Job Type

Permanent contract 40 hours per week

Monday to Sunday Evenings and weekends / Salary £22,000 per annum


Job description

Main Function: We are looking for a very special person with an eye for detail who will love Loaf Pottery as much as we do and help us build it into a “must visit” destination with a thriving arts business.  The Pottery Production Manager will support the business as we scale up our amazing range of pottery products sold across the world.  This role is vital from coordinating sales, planning production to have the perfect Loaf Pottery end product.  

1.Ability to be flexible and adaptable as hours of work will include evenings and weekends as appropriate.

2.Two years experience of working in a production role.

3.Previous experience of managing/supervising a team.

4.The candidate will be required to demonstrate experience in the following areas:

• project management skills

• organisation and efficiency

• leadership and interpersonal skills

• problem solving skills

• IT and numerical skills

• communication skills

• teamworking skills



Ability to be flexible and adaptable as hours of work will include evenings and weekends as appropriate.  

Ability to supervise staff and work under pressure.  

At least 2 years paid experience managing in a hospitality / food production.  

Experience of managing GP targets against a budget.   


Cooking / baking experience. 

About us

We're a social enterprise based in Belfast but working across Northern Ireland to support people with learning difficulties and autism into jobs with a future. Loaf Catering is our catering business which delivers outside catering to businesses, functions etc. We run six cafes four are in Belfast - The Bobbin in City Hall, Loaf on Grosvenor Road and the cafes at Ulster Museum and the Folk at Transport Museum at Cultra.

We also have a cafe at the Ulster American Folk Park in Omagh. Loaf Pottery our sixth site is our pottery, pizzeria and coffee shop in Crawfordsburn where we offer wood fired pizzas and our range of beautiful handthrown pottery.

For every £1 invested in NOW Group 2019/20 we generated £20 in social value.

Support people with learning difficulties and autism into jobs with a future.

We challenge convention, ourselves and each other. We have the strength, willingness and determination to initiate, make things happen and to carry them through.

We are all champions of NOW Group. We take personal responsibility for achieving our objectives. We act with openness, integrity and trust. We ask for help, admit to our mistakes and put things right.

We are one company across all services and locations. We work towards a common goal through cooperation and teamwork. We are all NOW Group people and treat each other with respect regardless of status.

Our services change lives. We listen to our participants*, their families and communities and use continuous improvement to deliver results. We are relentless in our pursuit of success and excellence. (*also external and internal customer)

We are a business committed to doing the right thing for our staff, the environment and society. We run a catering business that uses and sells no single use plastic and all our packaging is compostable. We do not use single use plastic in our head office and all our staff have been supplied with either a reusable water bottle or coffee cup. We run wellbeing initiatives which include a health cash plan, stakeholder pension scheme (5% employer contribution), Bike to Work scheme, flexible/agile working. We offer opportunities for our staff to volunteer at the social and other events that we run for our participants. We only want the best, most motivated people in NOW Group. Everything we do is focused on supporting people with learning difficulties and autism into jobs with a future. It’s in our DNA. We are socially focused and expect our staff to be entrepreneurial. We are constantly changing, evolving and innovating so expect change.

Professional & personal development opportunities.