Papa John's wants part-time pizza taster for £6,000 salary: how to apply

There are few things in life that are quite as satisfying as tucking into a deliciously cheesy slice of pizza - except perhaps if you are getting paid to do so.

By Claire Schofield
Tuesday, 5th November 2019, 2:25 pm
Updated Tuesday, 5th November 2019, 2:26 pm

Pizza aficionados now have the chance to make that dream a reality, as popular restaurant franchise Papa John's is looking to hire someone to taste-test their new menu part-time.

£6,000 salary

After launching its vegan menu this year, Papa John's is aiming to increase its plant-based offering by hiring a Chief Vegan Officer (CVO) to help expand its vegan selection in 2020.

Does this sound like your dream job?

The CVO will be responsible for helping to develop hard to resist vegan dishes that will satisfy the taste buds of both veggie-lovers and meat-eaters alike.

The successful candidate will be tasked with taste-testing the exciting offerings yet to be released, including the new buffalo cauliflower wings, as well as helping to expand the vegan menu in the new year.

The part-time position is eight to 10 hours per month for six months (January to June 2020), paying £6,000 circa (£100 to £125 per hour).

Giles Codd, Papa John's marketing director, said, "2019 has been a huge year for plant-based food and gone are the days where vegans and veggies are limited to a couple of disappointing side dishes.

"We're looking for someone who's extremely passionate about food with a firm knowledge of veganism. If you think you've got what it takes, we'd love to hear from you."

How to apply

The ideal candidate for the role should be able to meet the following criteria:

Have a background in food technology Hold a genuine passion for vegan food and trends Have a food science degree or similar Be a self-starter, curious and eager to help develop new vegan innovations Have excellent communication skills

Those who believe they have the credential for the role can apply by sending their CV to [email protected], along with a cover letter explaining why they are the perfect candidate.

The closing date for applications is Friday 8 November 2019.