Luminary Bakery

Luminary Bakery

Careers at Luminary Bakery


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.

Stats we are proud of

  • 138

    Women supported to date

  • 100%

    of our trainees have experience gender based violence

  • 2770

    Hours of paid work for women created in 2021

  • 30%

    (approx) of our workforce is women we have trained

Behind the scenes

Team makeup

  • 20
  • 100
    % Female


  • Holiday

    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.

  • Flexible working

    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.

  • Learning & development

    We'll contribute towards books, training courses and conferences that help you learn and grow in your role here.

  • Socials

    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

    Pensions, with a 3% employer contribution.

  • Maternity, paternity and adoption leave

    Maternity, paternity and adoption leave

  • Unlimited Barista Coffees!

    Perfectly crafted Luminary coffees to keep you fuelled throughout the day

  • Birthday Cake!

    You're entitled to a free Luminary cake on your birthday!

  • Wellbeing

    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.

  • Press

    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!

  • Discounts

    An ongoing 20% discount on any baked treats from the cafe, plus ongoing 20% discount on cakes, letterbox brownies and merchandise online