Cooperative Grocers

Unicorn Grocery

Chorlton, Manchester
£11.75/hour (£21,385 pa for 35 hrs)

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Sunday, 3rd June 2018   7 days left

We are looking for new full time co-op members, if interested please fill in an application form and send to Details below. The deadline for applications, Sun 3rd June 2018.

Be part of a vibrant worker-owned grocery that has built retail success on strong principles and honest trading practices. We welcome workers from all walks of life to join our truly democratic workplace and share our commitment to ethical values and collective working.

Unicorn is a dynamic wholefood retailer with a difference. We operate a 10,000sq.ft. site close to the centre of Chorlton, retailing dried foodstuffs, fresh organic produce and other groceries direct to the public, with an annual turnover of over £7 million. We also pack and process foods on site, including an expanding ‘ready-to-go’ range of salads, soups and baked goods. We are proud to serve a hugely diverse customer base, largely from Chorlton and its surrounding areas (e.g. Old Trafford, Stretford, Hulme & Moss Side).

While we work to provide decent, affordable food for our local community, our business has gained a national reputation. In 2017 we won Best Retailer in the BBC Food & Farming Awards, we are pretty proud of that.

As a worker co-operative, Unicorn is owned and managed by its workforce of members. Co-op membership involves working at all levels of the business, and includes significant amounts of shop floor work (serving, cleaning, re-stocking) as well as taking on specialist responsibilities such as storeroom, finance or human resources. Unicorn operates with a flat management structure, and all co-op members are managers of the business, taking on equal responsibility for equal pay – there is no head office or shop manager, we’re all it! Our working days offer plenty of variety, with a mixture of customer-facing, back-office and business development tasks.

We are looking for highly motivated, hardworking individuals to join our team. Hours will involve early and late shifts with alternate weekend working. Applicants need to have an excellent eye for detail and the ability to work efficiently, completing tasks within a given timescale while delivering a superb standard of customer service. You will be expected to work well independently, as part of a group and under instruction. At Unicorn we will make use of your previous training and experience, and also challenge you to develop new skills.

There is a probationary period of 7 months from the start of employment, during which you will earn the co-op member rate of £11.75 per hour (£21,385 p.a. for 35 hrs) and receive a range of benefits including a 25% shop discount and 5% employer pension contribution. Additionally, co-operative members are eligible for healthcare, childcare benefits and profit-related bonuses.

Please read the Co-op Member application pack & application form on the jobs page on our website .

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