Head Roaster

at Square Mile Coffee Roasters

Date Posted:
20 Jan
London, GB
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Square Mile Coffee Roasters is a multi-award-winning coffee roasting company founded by coffee pioneers Anette Moldvaer and James Hoffmann. 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 flavour profile and follows rigorous quality control practices.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and skilled roaster to take a senior position on our roasting team.

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

  • Production roasting
  • Profiling coffee for release
  • Leading production days: creating daily roast schedules, liaising with Production etc.
  • Ensure roasting operates in a timely manner while meeting quality standards
  • Production cupping, espresso and filter quality control
  • Maintaining Daily Roast, Quality Control, and Cupping reports
  • Work alongside the Head of Roasting Department on quality control
  • Responsible for creating an internal roaster training and assessment program
  • Assisting in training team members when required
  • Adhering to strict roastery cleaning schedules
  • Maintenance of roasting equipment
  • Adhere and lead the team on strict health & safety guidelines
  • Assisting with Green stock management
  • Ensure Green storage is clean, organised and ready to receive regular deliveries


  • 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

The successful candidate will receive:

  • A competitive salary
  • 28 days paid holidays plus public/bank holidays
  • 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 by 9am on Monday 6th February 2023. 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.