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  • Holidays starting from 31 days holiday per year (includes bank holidays)
  • 30% off Co-op branded products in our food stores
  • Pension with up to 10% employer contributions
  • Wagestream – a money management app that gives you access to a percentage of your pay as you earn it
  • Services to support your physical, mental and financial wellbeing
  • YuLife – a wellbeing app that rewards healthy behaviours with vouchers to spend at your favourite brands

Job description

Customer Team Member
Location: Town Street, Upwell, PE14 9AF
Pay: £12.00 per hour
Contract: 12 hours per week + regular overtime, permanent, part time
Working pattern: Varied shifts including early mornings (store opening), afternoons, late evenings (store closing) and weekends, to be discussed at interview. Role will also include working in our in-store bakery

Full, paid training provided
You can apply for this role using your mobile device (no CV needed!)

You must be aged 18 or over to be a customer team member at Co-op, as it requires working before 6am or after 10pm. 

We’re looking for Customer Team Members to join our team at Co-op.

When you join Co-op, you’ll get amazing benefits including 31 days holiday, a pension with up to 10% Co-op contribution, access to virtual healthcare services for you and your family, and a 30% discount on all Co-op products in our stores. 

As a Customer Team Member, you’ll be part of a friendly team that’s dedicated to helping our customers. We’ll look to you to provide them with great service on the tills and the shop floor, while also performing a wide range of other tasks around the store like re-stocking shelves and cleaning up spillages.

At Co-op, we do things a different way. For over 175 years we’ve focused on making things fairer for our members and their communities, and as a colleague we promise to take care of you. You’ll get support for your physical, mental, and financial wellbeing, as well as market leading policies to help you through life events from bereavement and pregnancy loss to fertility treatment and menopause.

What you'll do
  • Friendly and thoughtful service – you’ll put customers first in everything you do: responding to queries, championing Co-op products and Membership, working in our in-store bakery and doing all you can to deliver a great shopping experience 
  • Work together to make everyone's day better – supporting your store colleagues to solve problems for customers and members
  • Make sure the store safe and legal – keep the shelves stocked and make sure prices, dates, and temperatures are all as they should be
  • Help introduce new products and services – make changes feel natural, sharing experiences with your colleagues so everyone learns together
  • Support your local community – get involved in all kinds of activities and events! 
This job would suit people who have
  • A genuine care for the needs of customers and members
  • Great people skills, with the ability to build positive relationships with customers and colleagues
  • A positive approach to change and problem solving
  • The flexibility to work a range of different shifts
Why Co-op?
  • 30% discount on all Co-op products in-store plus 10% discounts on all other brands (increasing to 20% on payday weekends)
  • A pension scheme with up to 10% employer contributions
  • Wagestream– a money management app giving you access to a percentage of your pay as you earn it
  • 31 days of holiday (including bank holidays, pro rata for part time colleagues)
  • Virtual healthcare services for you and your family, including access to GP appointments, eye care, mental health support, and nutrition and fitness consultations 
  • 24/7 employee assistance service
  • YuLife – an app rewarding you for healthy behaviour with discounts and vouchers for your favourite brands
  • Full, paid training and dedicated support for your personal development and career progression
  • Rotas shared three weeks in advance and accessible on your phone
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
Building an inclusive workplace 

We want to build diverse teams and we welcome applications from everyone. We want our stores to be inclusive environments, where our colleagues can reach their full potential. We celebrate our differences and recognise the importance of our teams reflecting the communities they serve. 

If you have a disability, we can make reasonable adjustments to our recruitment process according to your needs. We're also part of the Disability Confident scheme, meaning we'll always offer an interview to disabled candidates who apply through the scheme if they meet the minimum criteria for a job.

We'll ask whether you’d like to be considered under the Disability Confident scheme when you apply. 

If we invite you to take part in the recruitment process for any of our jobs, we’ll ask you if you need any reasonable adjustments to enable you to participate.

You can find out more about our recruitment process at 

You can find out more about the Disability Confident scheme and all our commitments to diversity and inclusion at

As part of the application process for this job, you’ll need to complete two online assessments. It will take around 20 minutes to complete these tests.

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What makes a successful member of our team? Check out the top traits we're looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Forging Relationships
  • Speaking Up
  • Co-operation
  • Inspirational Communication
  • Supporting Change

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What you'll do as a Customer Team Member

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Service with a difference

This isn’t your standard food retail job, and no two days will be the same. But the one thing that won’t change is your dedication to providing great service to our customers and members. Our stores are a strong part of the local community and we’re proud to give back to them. So not only will you be helping customers find what they need, making sure the store looks good, and introducing them to our membership scheme. You’ll be building relationships and getting to know who shops with us every day. Because that’s what being part of a community is all about. That’s the Co-op difference. And you’ll do it all with a smile on your face, just so you can put a smile on theirs.

Our culture

Smiling while you work is easy when you see the difference you make each day. Our past, present and future is all about making a positive impact on our communities – and our store teams have the additional pride of making this possible. The conversations you have with our customers and members help us bring attention to local charities and causes. You may even serve the people directly affected. Which fills us all with a greater sense of purpose.

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    Our past, present and future is all about making a positive impact on our communities.

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    We’re proud our business helps to create new spaces and facilities in local neighbourhoods.

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    There’s a sense of purpose in contributing to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

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    Whatever job you do, you can have a real impact in helping to improve everything from community safety to education.

Choose your career path

Every Co-op store has a dedicated team that you'll be part of from day one, with clear opportunities to progress as your skills and experience grow.

  • Customer Team Member
  • Customer Team Leader
  • Store Manager
  • Operations Manager

Application process

At Co-op, we’re passionate about doing great work for the communities we trade in. That means having the right people, from all walks of life and backgrounds, in our team to serve them. Take a look below how to become one of us.

Applying for a job
Online assessment
Your decision

Applying for a job You can apply for a job with us quickly and easily on your laptop or phone. It doesn’t matter what you’ve done before or if you have little experience — it’s all about matching our values and bringing your passion, motivation and capabilities to your new role.

Before applying, please check for any minimum age requirements to carry out this role. In most cases Customer Team Members can work with us from 16 years of age unless otherwise stated in the advert. Don't have a CV? Our CV builder is here to help. It's a simple form you can complete on your desktop or mobile that lets you create a great CV in minutes.

Online assessment As part of the application process for this job, you’ll need to complete two online assessments. It will take around 20 minutes to complete these tests.

Interview If you pass your online assessment and short phone call, you’ll be asked to come to one of our stores for an interview.

We’ll send you an email for you to choose a date and time for your interview online – but if you can’t make it, don’t worry, you can provide the Hiring Manager times of when’s best for you. Before your interview, we’ll send you a really helpful guide on how best to prepare, so nothing on the day should surprise you, and most importantly what proof you need to bring to prove your right to work in the UK.

Your decision If you’re successful at your interview, you’ll receive a phone call from the hiring manager you met to talk about your job offer. If you accept, we’ll then send your offer online via an email. Before anything can be processed, we'll need you to accept this offer online. This will start your journey into our Co-op.

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