Get involved at Bread + Roses

Come and join the team at Bread + Roses!

We are a co-operative of individuals and small businesses united by shared values of support for one another, inclusion, transparency, promoting wellbeing and creating positive change.

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About us

Bread + Roses is an enterprise of The Bradford Co-operative Association Ltd, which aims to build a co-operative platform of opportunities, resources, skills, and services for the benefit of our members and the people of Bradford.

We are proud to be part of a global co-operative movement, towards a fairer, more equal and more rewarding way of working. In August 2018, the co-operative opened Bread + Roses – a vegetarian / vegan cafe, events venue and coworking space.

Guided by a commitment to building stronger, united and resilient communities, our aim is to create a positive and supportive space for the people of Bradford to come together.

Community ownership of the co-operative

As an employee or volunteer at Bread + Roses you will be eligible to become a member of our co-operative, thus giving you ownership and a say over how the business is run.

Our members have a say over how the organisation is run and developed, and also gain other benefits such as discounts on our products and services.

For more information about our co-operative principles and how you can become a member, check out our Join page here. 

Current opportunities

Voluntary Roles 

Board Members and Advisors

Bradford Co-operative Association (BCA) is looking for board members and advisors to help us rebuild post-Covid and develop our plans for the future. We are interested in individuals from all walks of life who believe in our cooperative vision and believe they can bring skills, ideas, and energy to the table.

We are seeking to elect internal board members from our membership and appoint external board members. The approximate commitment asked of board members is 4 hours per month. However, many of those who have previously served on our board have chosen to commit more time through leading or supporting our Working Groups and helping to deliver key projects. We ask board members to serve for a minimum of two years. 

We are interested in hearing from people with skills, knowledge and expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Business leadership, including HR and financial management
  • Cooperatives and membership
  • Funding 
  • The third sector
  • Community development
  • Strategy and planning

If you would be interested in supporting BCA with your professional experience and knowledge but feel this commitment might be too much, we also maintain a roster of advisors that we call on intermittently for expert impartial support or to help us with particularly challenging projects and problems.  

To register your interest please send a short personal overview and CV to


Volunteer General Manager

Bread + Roses is looking for bright and diligent individuals to join our team of General Managers (GMs) who ensure the building is clean, safe, and welcoming for all.

This role is ideal for someone who has their own creative business to run, students who have University work, or anyone else who will benefit from working in our Co-working space for free whilst volunteering.

Find the job description and outline of responsibilities here.

To apply, please email with a cover letter detailing why you would be right for this role.


Voluntary Cafe Assistant

Bread + Roses is looking for confident and friendly people to join our front of house team as cafe assistants. You will be serving customers and providing a warm welcome to all our guests front of house, as well as assisting our management team with day-to-day tasks relevant to your skills and interests such as cleaning, stock management and visual merchandising, daily marketing and promotions on social media.

Time commitment: 1-5 days per week, 1-4 hours per shift

Find the job description and outline of responsibilities here.

To apply, please email with a cover letter detailing why you would be right for this role.


Voluntary Kitchen Assistant

Bread + Roses is looking for a competent kitchen assistant willing to learn and support our chef one day per week. You will be assisting with the preparation of food and working with our chef to supply food for the cafe. You will also be responsible for maintaining our excellent levels of food hygiene, health, and safety with cleaning tasks.

Time commitment: 1 day per week, 1-4hrs flexible working

Find the job description and outline of responsibilities here.

To apply, please email with a cover letter detailing why you would be right for this role.

Exhibiting Artists

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Join our working groups

We are looking for volunteers to help guide our cooperative and its future. We have a number of working groups that individuals can join, which include:


  • Responsible for oversight of all financial matters across Bradford Cooperative Association, Bread + Roses, and Chapel Street Studio


  • Responsible for the delivery and development of governance and rules of the Bradford Cooperative Association in accordance with the Financial Conduct Authority’s Mutuals Register.


  • Responsible for the management and development of Membership process, communications, and policy


  • Responsible for delivering and developing recruitment, training, and policy relating to HR

Each working group organises itself to manage their area of responsibility and develop new ideas.

Volunteering with us in one of our volunteering positions or by being involved in a working group means you will have the opportunity to become a member of the cooperative and have your say in our future. Check out our Join page for more information.

Bread + Roses is a dynamic place and we are constantly trying to include more people to make it a space for everyone. If you have an idea or feel you have something to bring that’s not mentioned above, please get in touch, email;