Why choose a career with us?

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At the Heart of England Co-operative Society, we believe in building a thriving community, and our dedicated team is at the core of making this vision a reality. If you're passionate about making a positive impact, contributing to a community-focused organisation, and embracing a culture of teamwork, integrity, and innovation, then we want you to consider a career with us.

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    Commitment to growing talent from within
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    Defined career pathways to Store Manager

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Team Leader
Bedworth
£12.20

We are looking for a Team Leader! Heart of England Cooperative Society are looking for a Team Leader to join our growing team in our Cross Keys Store on a permanent, part-time contract for 20 hours per week.   About You As a Team Leader within the Society, you will step up into a position of responsibility, supporting in the running of the store and an integral part of motivating and driving the team. If you have proven yourself as a leader before and have a passion for convenience retail, this is the role for you. You will work closely with the Store Manager to ensure all areas of the store are taken care of, and act as a role model to the rest of the team in championing the Society’s Mantra and behaviours. Our customers will be the focus of everything you do, and you will support in projects within our local communities.   Life at The Society   Great Place to Work At Heart of England Cooperative Society, we are a family, who want the best for each and every one of our colleagues. We achieve this through promoting wellbeing throughout the Society and encouraging the development of our colleagues through structured Training & Development.   First for Customers We are recognised as the ‘go to’ convenience store within the communities we serve, and we honour this through the delivery of outstanding customer service and the consistent delivery of exceptional store standards.   At the Heart of the Community Our stores are the beating heart of the communities in which we serve. We support local groups, clubs and good causes within our local communities, with the help of our dedicated colleagues and our Community & Membership Team.   Rewards & Benefits At the Society, we offer a competitive salary of £12.20 per hour and you can benefit from our generous staff discount across our Food Stores, Funeral Branches, Fabb Furniture stores & Coop travel. Our holiday entitlement increases with service, and we offer a generous pension contribution. We provide you with a structured training plan, which will give you the tools you need to nurture your career and realise your full potential, whether you are looking to be the best Team Leader you can be, or Store Manager, the opportunities are endless!   INDHP

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Team Leader
Market Bosworth
£12.20

We are looking for a Team Leader! Heart of England Cooperative Society are looking for a Team Leader to join our growing team in our Market Bosworth Store on a permanent, part-time contract for 20 hours per week.   About You As a Team Leader within the Society, you will step up into a position of responsibility, supporting in the running of the store and an integral part of motivating and driving the team. If you have proven yourself as a leader before and have a passion for convenience retail, this is the role for you. You will work closely with the Store Manager to ensure all areas of the store are taken care of, and act as a role model to the rest of the team in championing the Society’s Mantra and behaviours. Our customers will be the focus of everything you do, and you will support in projects within our local communities.   Life at The Society   Great Place to Work At Heart of England Cooperative Society, we are a family, who want the best for each and every one of our colleagues. We achieve this through promoting wellbeing throughout the Society and encouraging the development of our colleagues through structured Training & Development.   First for Customers We are recognised as the ‘go to’ convenience store within the communities we serve, and we honour this through the delivery of outstanding customer service and the consistent delivery of exceptional store standards.   At the Heart of the Community Our stores are the beating heart of the communities in which we serve. We support local groups, clubs and good causes within our local communities, with the help of our dedicated colleagues and our Community & Membership Team.   Rewards & Benefits At the Society, we offer a competitive salary of £12.20 per hour and you can benefit from our generous staff discount across our Food Stores, Funeral Branches, Fabb Furniture stores & Coop travel. Our holiday entitlement increases with service, and we offer a generous pension contribution. We provide you with a structured training plan, which will give you the tools you need to nurture your career and realise your full potential, whether you are looking to be the best Team Leader you can be, or Store Manager, the opportunities are endless!   INDHP

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Supervisor
Balsall Common

Purpose   To assist the Store Management team in the effective operation of the coffee store to ensure exceptional customer service and to be the ‘go-to’ coffee store within the community. You will coordinate and develop the team to maintain consistently great customer service and great coffee, working to Bewiched working practices. You will be a positive role model to the team, ensuring high standards are upheld in the Store Management teams absence.   Main Duties Develop the Team’s performance to promote high potential baristas and manage poor performance effectively. Support in the recruitment, training, and onboarding of brand-new baristas. Participate in colleague meetings regarding absence and assist the Store Manager in actively working to reduce instances of sickness. Deliver consistently outstanding customer service following the Bewiched ‘Big 5’ Produce excellent brand standard, handcrafted coffee consistently by following Bewiched working practices Maintain and develop expert knowledge of coffee and other relevant products Open and close the store, conducting all relevant checks on process sheet which includes: Due diligence temperature, food, and hygiene checks, Closing down and cleaning, Completing end of day cashing up and audit procedures Follow all health and safety guidelines Assist the Store Management team in maintaining a clean working environment Regularly conduct stock checks and date checks on products as well as ordering stock Drive sales by upselling and increasing average spend by delivering excellent service Keep your skill set up to date by participating in all mandatory training and eLearning courses Experience and skills required Experience of working in Customer Service in a Supervisor/Team Leader capacity Excellent Customer Service Skills Works well as part of a team Able to use own initiative in a fast-paced environment Attention to detail Ability to delegate and lead when required Organisation skills Great communication skills Available to work flexible hours, this includes early mornings, evenings, and weekends Rewards & Benefits At the Society, we offer generous staff discount across our Food Stores, Funeral Branches, Fabb Furniture stores & Coop travel. Our holiday entitlement increases with service and we offer a generous pension contribution. We provide you with a structured training plan, which will give you the tools you need to nurture your career and realise your full potential, whether you are looking to be the best Barista you can be, or Coffee Shop Manager. The opportunities are endless!   INDLP

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Barista
Balsall Common

Join the fantastic team at Bewiched Coffee in Balsall Common   Are you a coffee enthusiast with a passion for creating the perfect cup? Do you thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment? Bewiched Coffee, Leamington Spa’s premier coffee destination, is on the lookout for energetic and talented Baristas to join our vibrant team on a permanent contract for 8-16 hours per week.   What You'll Do: Craft Exceptional Coffee: Master the art of espresso, cappuccinos, lattes, and more, ensuring every cup meets our high standards. Deliver Outstanding Service: Create a welcoming atmosphere for all customers, providing friendly and efficient service with a smile. Maintain Cleanliness: Ensure the shop is spotless, organized, and fully stocked to provide a seamless customer experience. Be a Team Player: Work collaboratively with a fun, supportive team dedicated to delivering the best coffee experience in town.   What We're Looking For: Passion for Coffee: A genuine love for coffee and a desire to share that passion with others. Customer Focused: Strong communication skills and a positive, can-do attitude. Experience: Previous barista experience is a plus, but we’re willing to train the right person. Adaptability: Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and handle the pressure with grace. Availability: Flexibility to work various shifts, including weekends and holidays.   Why Bewiched? Awesome Perks: Competitive pay and employee discounts Career Growth: Opportunities for development Fun Environment: Join a team that’s more like a family, where work feels like home. Community Focus: Be part of a business that values and supports the local community.   INDLP

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    Society

    ​Our Support Centre located in Coventry has a variety of roles in IT, People and Culture and Finance to name a few!

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    Funeral

    A unique and rewarding career, where you can find a sense of purpose helping families during a difficult time.​

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    Food

    ​Working in convenience retail provides opportunities to help people in the local community, it's fast paced and dynamic, with opportunuties to progress within the Society.

Hear what people say about us

  • ​I started my journey with Heart of England Co-Operative Society in April 2021 as a Business Analyst to work on a number of key projects as the society undertook it's own Retail Business Transformation. I worked closely and collaboratively with various departments at varying levels to support and help deliver the transformation. After being with the society for a year the Head of IT role was vacant and I was only trusted and supported to step into the role. This promotion has not only provided me with the opportunity to lead technological advancements crucial to the society's success but has also highlighted the organization's commitment to nurturing its talent. I am grateful for the support, opportunities, and trust placed in me, and I eagerly anticipate continuing to contribute to the society's success and growth.

    Manjinder Dhaliwal
    Manjinder Dhaliwal Head of IT
  • ​I joined the Society in May of 2022, having spent three years in the industry prior to arriving at Heart of England Co-operative Society. I started working in our Lower Holyhead Road funeral home, before moving to look after our Ansty Road funeral home in April 2023. It’s a fast-paced, challenging environment but I really enjoy the satisfaction you receive at the end of every day, knowing that you’ve managed to make a family’s journey through one of the most difficult times in their life a little easier. The team that I work with daily at Ansty Road all share the same goals and are committed to providing the very best care for the families that we serve in our local community.

    Jack Pestell
    Jack Pestell Community Funeral Director
  • I started at the Co-op in 2021 as an HR Officer and in 2022 I was promoted to HR Business Partner. My role is to support the Food Division by partnering with the Area Managers to ensure delivery of the People Plans and to provide coaching and support to the Store Managers on all areas of HR.​I’m partnered with two of the Area Managers and really enjoy my role as I get to work closely with the operational team and make a difference to the daily operations and support both colleagues and managers. The Society is always striving to do better and improve ways of working so I find it exciting to work for a forward thinking, innovative society and proud to be part of the team.

    Sarah Stallard
    Sarah Stallard HR Business Partner