Food Retail

We’re the largest community food retailer in the UK with 3,000 stores. This means lots and lots of fantastic career opportunities at the heart of every community in the country.

Working in retail, you’re the face of Co-op Food. The person our customers recognise and remember. And, whether you’re a Customer Team Member, a Store Manager or a Regional Director, you’ll always deliver the absolute best customer service there is. We want you to share our spirit and pride. To love what you do. And, above all, let that love show.

Retail Team

Working in a Co-op Food store, you’re quite literally at the heart of local life. And, as people come and go at all hours of the day and night, we’ve an equally wide range of work patterns available, so you’ll hopefully find hours that suit you.

Store Manager

As an authentic, engaging and uncompromising leader, you’ll inspire and develop your team and make sure that each and every customer feels welcomed and valued as soon as they walk through the door. As a community pioneer, you’ll also encourage key relationships throughout the local area and support local business. Focused on continuously improving individual, team and business performance, you’ll be commercially aware and keen to make sure that in an ever changing and increasingly competitive market, you find ways to stay ahead of the competition.

Team Manager

Supporting the store manager to lead, inspire and develop the store team, you’ll spend most of your day on the shop floor, identifying opportunities to improve the customer experience, sales and store performance. Caring passionately about local community, you’ll also help to build key relationships throughout the area and support local businesses. Able to run all aspects of the store operation in the absence of the store manager, you’ll make sure the customer is always at the heart of every decision made.

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Team Leader

Helping the store to run smoothly, you’ll organise the work of the Customer Team Members and make sure everyone is clear about what they’re doing and 100% focused on delivering great customer service. Leading and inspiring your team you’ll also be responsible for sales, standards and the availability of products.

Customer Team Member

The key focus for our Customer Team Members is to provide a friendly, knowledgeable and efficient service to customers and colleagues. Taking great pride in being positive and flexible, you’ll work as part of a dedicated team and care passionately about delivering exceptional customer care to the highest possible standards.

Responsibilities include working on the checkout, stock control, replenishment, bakery, news & magazines, and cash handling - all whilst acting as an ambassador for our Co-op membership.

If you’re interested in becoming a Team Leader or Customer Team Member, then you can click on the application form below. Download it, complete it, print it out and take it to your local Co-op store. Please fold the Diversity page in half and staple both ends to ensure your information is kept confidential.

If you don’t have a printer, just pop into your local store and pick up an application form there.

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