Assistant Brewer (aim to be Head Brewer)

at Zak's Kombucha
Location Hastingleigh, Kent, United Kingdom
Date Posted 21/03/2024
Category Business and Marketing
Food and Fresh Produce
Job Type Part-Time Vacancies
Closing Date 04/05/24
Start Date ASAP
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How to Apply

We are looking to recruit an ‘Assistant Brewer’ to take on a dynamic position here at our kombucha brewery, assisting with all brewing and production tasks. With the right individual, as we train you up on the production ins and outs, the aim is that this naturally progresses into a 'Head Brewer/Brewery Manager' type role. If so, the rate at which this happens will be entirely based upon the progression and capabilities of the individual.

Our small business is growing and this is a unique opportunity for someone to become a valued and integral part of the Zak's Kombucha team. It is a fun, small team to be a part of and we have a laugh whilst getting stuff done!

Brewery experience is a bonus, but definitely not essential, as full on-the-job training will be provided.

What is most important to us is finding an individual with the right skills and attitude towards the job, hopefully with a love of kombucha, fermentation, local seasonal produce and sustainable food systems. The right person will have the potential and willingness to learn new skills quickly while displaying their own critical thinking, creativity, passion and commitment to all aspects of kombucha brewing. You will need to be someone who enjoys hands on work and who pays attention to the smallest of details.

After an initial 3-6 month training period the aim is for the Assistant Brewer to take on increasing levels of responsibility and to be involved in developing and shaping their role.


The right person for the role will have a passion for kombucha and fermentation, and demonstrate the following skills and qualities:


  • Be organised, intuitive and focused.
  • Self-motivated and capable of self-managing.
  • Basic technical skills & ability.
  • Ability to identify problems and spontaneously come up with good solutions.
  • Capable of basic handywork and DIY skills.
  • Ability to listen to and follow instructions, recipes and task lists.
  • Excellent attention to fine details.
  • Ability to work both alone with a high level of initiative and co-operatively as part of a small team.
  • Ability to multi task and change between multiple tasks throughout the day.
  • Good communication skills and time management.
  • Good basic numeracy skills.
  • Good physical fitness & personal hygiene.
  • Able to take responsibility and pride in the brewery space, keeping the space clean and tidy as well as innovatively seeking to make improvements as and when necessary.
  • Have own transport or be reliable to get themselves in to work when needed, which is in a rural location.

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