We're Recruiting - Lead Brewer - Wilde Child Brewing

We’re Recruiting – Lead Brewer

We’re Recruiting – Lead Brewer/Technical Brewer

Wilde Child Brewing was established in a Leeds Garage in 2016 with the aim of producing beers that provoke you into thinking about what you’re drinking and take you on a journey based around extreme flavour. Fast forward just over 8 years and we’re now dealing with 3 Supermarkets and some of the best pubs, bars & wholesalers throughout the Country.

We have a portfolio of over 200 beers that we produce on a rotational basis over the course of the year and we do all our own packaging (cask, keg and can) in-house.

We’re looking to further increase the size of the team in 2024 and bring a Lead/Technical Brewer on-board who can sub-manage the Brewhouse team. Reporting to the owner/head brewer, you will have end-to-end responsibility for the production and packaging of Wilde Child Beers. Besides running day-to-day production, you will mentor junior staff, be instrumental in new recipe design and contribute to product and business strategy.

You will lead and be hands-on with all aspects of production, including wort production on our 10 barrel manual brew-kit, CIP, fermentation management, quality control and packaging. You will ensure that the brewery is kept clean and well-organised, that equipment is kept in good working order – communicating effectively back to the owner/head brewer to ensure the efficient running of the Brewhouse.

Lead Brewer Job Specification

  • Production of wort.
  • Desire to create recipes and be part of the creative process.
  • Helping to implement better working practises.
  • Attention to detail when recording all information so as to help us move towards SALSA accreditation.
  • Working closely with the Head Brewer/Director to ensure ‘we always get it across the line’.
  • CIP of tanks and casks.
  • General cleaning.
  • Packaging beer into keg, cask, and can.
  • Warehouse duties.
  • Supporting other team members.
  • Dealing with relatively heavy loads – physical fitness is a MUST.

Skills / Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a commercial brewing role with a proven track record of Brewhouse operations.
  • A proven track record of managing junior members of staff.
  • Heriot-Watt (or equivalent) qualification / IBD Diploma preferred but not essential.
  • Passionate about beer.
  • Confident working in a brewery environment.
  • Full clean drivers’ licence (preferred but not essential).
  • Punctual and reliable with a good work ethic.
  • Counterbalance forklift licence (preferred but not essential).
  • Honest.
  • Flexible.
  • Great communication skills, and great ability to complete tasks delegated by the Head Brewer.
  • Ability to work on your own as well as part of a team within a small business.


  • 28 days holiday (including Bank Holidays).
  • Pension.
  • Working in a growing business, with plenty of room to implement your ideas and progress within the team.
  • Training opportunities to develop your skills.
  • Free beer shared amongst the team each month including free drinks at our open days.
  • Generous staff discount on canned beers.

Salary: £27,500 – £30,000 per annum dependant on experience.

Working Hours: Working hours between 8.00am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday (40 hours per week over 5 days) – although we would consider a 4 day per week contract (Mon-Thurs) with salary pro-rata’d down.

If you’re interested in applying for this position then please send a Cover Letter and CV for the attention of Keir McAllister-Wilde to

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