Risk and Health & Safety

The Co-op is changing. And it’s changing fast. As owners of one of the UK’s largest commercial property portfolios, we’ve got a big job on our hands transforming the Co-op estate to make it fit for the future. And with various group programmes taking place, to make sure our sites across the UK are safe, secure and fully compliant with regulations, there’s never been a more interesting and challenging time to join us.


This is split into two functions – Field Operations and the Enterprise Risk Engagement Framework (EREF).

EREF are office-based and focus on interpreting government policies and translating them into rules and regulations for the Co-op to follow, forming the Risk Management Framework. You'll be able to work across Business Continuity, Data Protection, MI and Group Transport (looking after the fleet of vehicles that deliver food).

Once the EREF agree these rules and regulations, it’s the Risk Managers in the Field Operations team who then go out into branches to make sure everyone is following them.

Unlike other commercial organisations, Risk roles here are multi-skilled, rather than specialist, and can therefore offer more exciting and varied career challenges. And, this is just one of the many reasons why, when people join us in this area, they like it so much that they tend to stay.

Health & Safety

With an estate as diverse as ours, the Health and Safety function covers many wide and varied roles. From stores and depots to funeral homes and corporate offices – you’ll focus your talents on delivering high standards and consistently safe practices at each and every location. Because when it comes to the wellbeing of our property and our people, we don’t believe in taking any chances – and neither will you.

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