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You will be helping to run an independent, vibrant and innovative co-op grocery store which is owned by the community, for the community alongside passionate advocates for good food and good ethics!  


Are you…


Friendly and enthusiastic? 

People person with a dynamic attitude? 

Passionate about good quality food, sustainable ethics and fair trade for all?

Want to be a part of the exciting co-operative business model?


 Location :  1 Long field Centre, Bury New Road, M25 1AY Prestwich, Greater Manchester  


Job Title: Co-worker

Rate of Pay:  £6.80 

Special Conditions 

  • Working weekends and bank holidays if required and by agreement
  • Some early morning starts and late evening finishes 
  • Handling and sale ofpackaged meat and alcohol 
  • Staff meetings outside of hours
  • Heavy and repetitive lifting

Working Hours 

Part time. Minimum of 16 hours p/w

Job Summary 

To assist in the efficient day-to-day running of the business  





Main Duties

  • Working co-operatively as part of the co-operative.
  • To deal with the public and other visitors courteously and helpfully.
  • To operate the till and handle sales transactions quickly and
  • To actively promote Village Greens principles and ethics
  • Stocking replenishing and cleaning the shop to maintain a high standard of presentation.
  • Handling and packing of dry food.
  • Handling and making fresh food stuffs on the deli.
  • To adhere to health and safety and hygiene procedures
  • Following reasonable instruction, guidance and mentoring from key workers.



Co Worker Job Specification


Personal Skills/Abilities  

  1. The ability to work as part of a team in a co-operative and sensitive manner. 
  2. The ability to complete tasks to an agreed timescale with an organised and positive attitude to work and the ability to effectively manage and prioritise a workload when working under pressure. 
  3. The ability to show attention to detail in all aspects of work. 
  4. To be able to work with numbers to the extent of cash handling, checking deliveries and mixing and bagging up quantities of dry foods correctly. 
  5. To have basic computer skills i.e be able to use email.
  6. The ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people both verbally and by creating and following written communication.
  7. The ability to show initiative, versatility and flexibility in all aspects of work. 
  8. Show understanding of and commitment to Village Green’s principles and ethics.
  9. The ability to carry out core and specialist tasks which can include heavy and repetitive lifting of boxes and sacks of foodstuff in thestoreroomand reaching, bending and lifting stock to replenish shelves on the shop floor.  
  10. Commitment to building the business of Village Greens and abiding by co-op principles and governance.
  11. Opportunity to progress to Key Worker.
  12. Some cooking/catering experience preferable but not essential.

 PLEASE SEND COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS TO : info@village-greens-coop.co.uk  or hand in to the store. 


Deadline: Thursday 4th February

Interviews:  Monday 8th February


If you do not hear from us before the deadline date inviting you for an interview, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful at this time. Please do look out for future job vacancies with us.









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