Head Roaster

at Square Mile Coffee Roasters

Date Posted:
10 Oct
London, GB
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Square Mile Coffee Roasters is a multi-award-winning coffee roasting company. Focused on wholesale, we choose to work with like-minded businesses wishing to serve our coffee to the best of their ability, with our webshop echoing the discernment and ethos we practice in the rest of our business. On a mission to continually shape and improve our dynamic and expanding business, we pride ourselves on the exceptional quality coffee we source, buy, import, roast, and deliver internationally.

Roasting is integral to our success. Specialised in a fast-paced roast to ship service, our roasting team meticulously develops every coffee’s individual flavour profile and follow rigorous quality control practices to ensure consistency.

We are looking for a passionate roaster to take on a senior position on our roasting team. Invested in our values and goals you will be an accountable candidate who can contribute to our bigger picture.

As Head Roaster, you will apply your enthusiasm, excellence and skillset to the following:

  • Production roasting
  • Profiling coffee for release
  • Lead production days and roasting team
  • Assist in training team members when required
  • Production cupping and espresso quality control
  • Maintaining Daily Roast, Quality Control, and Cupping reports
  • Ensure roasting operates in a timely manner meeting quality standards
  • Work alongside Head of Roasting Department on quality control
  • Responsible for creating an internal roaster training and assessment program
  • Adhere to strict roaster cleaning schedules
  • General roastery cleaning and maintenance
  • Adhere and lead the team on strict health & safety guidelines

Stocktake and inventory:

  • Maintenance and cleaning of roasting equipment
  • Green stock management


  • Proven experience roasting, minimum 3 years
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Self-motivated with energy and enthusiasm
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Experience with diary management
  • High level of customer service and rapport building
  • High attention to detail
  • Proof of the right to work in the UK


  • Travel to origin. Working closely with our head of coffee, green buyer and partners at origin, we encourage our team to build a complete understanding of the coffee process from farm to cup and across origins
  • Contributing towards the planning of origin-specific projects
  • Professional growth

The successful candidate will get:

  • Competitive salary
  • 28 paid holidays plus public/bank holiday
  • Generous pension package
  • Working within a passionate team

To apply, please send your CV and short cover letter explaining what makes you the ideal candidate for this role, and why you would like to work with us. Although we would like to acknowledge all the CVs we receive, we can only respond to those who qualify for an interview. We look forward to hearing from you and wish you the best of luck.

Closing date: 21 October 2019