Head Roaster

at Redemption Roasters

Date Posted:
13 Mar
London, GB
Job Type:
Dependent on Experience
Salary Type:

Redemption Roasters is a speciality coffee company with a difference. We are the U.K’s first prison-based coffee company. At our roastery in HMP The Mount, and at nine behind-bars coffee academies, we train offenders in specialty coffee skills with the aim of reducing reoffending in the UK. We roast for over 150 wholesale clients.

Our brand new roastery is:

  • housed in an enormous 500 sq/m industrial unit

  • equipped with a Loring S70 and top-class associated kit

  • collaborating with a forward-thinking education department at the prison committed to outcomes for offenders.

At this very exciting time for the company, we are recruiting a head roaster to help us launch ‘Redemption 2.0’. The ideal candidate will:

  • have a strong background in coffee roasting
  • have an eye for detail and unswerving commitment to quality
  • be eager to innovate and take their career and our coffee to the next level
  • be resilient and able to thrive in a challenging environment
  • show commitment to our social impact goals and prepared to work with offenders

Duties will include:

  • Overall responsibility for coffee and coffee production
  • Coffee roasting
  • Management and development of production schedule
  • Selection of green coffee and curation of tea and coffee range (in conjunction with Head of Wholesale)
  • Sample roasting, cupping and scoring green including preparing and chairing weekly QC meetings
  • Quality control for current core range and any new coffees
  • Accountability for coffee roasting and production budget
  • Maintenance of all roastery equipment
  • Packing for dispatch
  • Educating trainees in roasting skills
  • Logging roasts
  • Training and mentoring of offenders, taking a strong interest in their professional development and wellbeing
  • Supervision and training of more junior members of staff

Please send a brief cover letter and CV to hr@redemptionroasters.com or apply through the coffee jobs board