THE LUMINARY MISSION
To empower the UK’s most disadvantaged women to gain employment and independence through training, support and community, using baking as a tool.
- Providing exceptional training & support programmes that afford women with the tools she needs to change her future. - Offering opportunities into the ‘world of work’ by being an understanding and empowering employer and acting as a bridge for a woman to start her career. - Producing beautiful, artisanal baked goods that make a difference & tell a story. - Creating welcoming, community cafes with excellent quality products that engage the wider community by enabling them to ‘purchase with purpose’.
We are an ambitious and driven team, with a desire to create as many employment opportunities for women as we can. We are committed to building a diverse team, and seek to be representative of those we are supporting, so we would especially like to hear from from applicants who are from racially minoritised groups in the UK.
Women supported to date
of our trainees have experience gender based violence
Hours of paid work for women created in 2021
(approx) of our workforce is women we have trained
28 days’ holiday a year, plus an additional day for every year of service! And we encourage you to use them all up! It's a marathon, not a sprint.
Whether your child's ill, you're waiting for a package, or you have some deep-focussed work to do, all Head Office team work from home (or café) from time to time. We encourage everyone to work from home when you need to.
We'll contribute towards books, training courses and conferences that help you learn and grow in your role here.
Fun team off-sites and parties for special occasions. Previous events have included a deluxe summer picnic in Regents Park, and a special ‘Winter Cabins’ Christmas celebration at The Berkeley Hotel.
Pensions, with a 3% employer contribution.
Maternity, paternity and adoption leave
Perfectly crafted Luminary coffees to keep you fuelled throughout the day
You're entitled to a free Luminary cake on your birthday!
Individual Wellness Action Plans developed to keep you healthy at work, Wellbeing Pack of team resources, access to team chaplains plus LBL staff have access to freephone counselling service. Senior positions and frontline LL staff entitled to 1 reflection day per quarter.
Opportunities to be involved in press features & meet some of your favourite celebs(!): previous articles have included team member recipes in Waitrose & Sainsbury’s magazines & team photos in Vogue!
An ongoing 20% discount on any baked treats from the cafe, plus ongoing 20% discount on cakes, letterbox brownies and merchandise online