24 Sep

We are hiring

Village Greens Community Co-op

We’re hiring 3 team leaders!

 Come and be part of our community

We’re an independent, vibrant and innovative co-operative grocery store

  • Owned by our community
  • working for our community
  • working with like minded advocates for good food and ethical business

Are you…?

  • An experienced retail manager?
  • Driven to do a great job?
  • Friendly and enjoy working with the public?
  • Passionate about quality, healthy food, sustainability and fair trade?
  • Able to lead and inspire others?
  • Ready to be part of this exciting co-operative business model?
  • Able to shape our future and be part of our continued growth and success?

We need…

Three skilled team leaders to help us shape the future of Village Greens and bring our plans for the next three years to life.

In the spirit of cooperation, each team leader will make an equal contribution to the running and ongoing success of Village Greens. You’ll also be responsible for some of the following areas to be determined by your skills and experience.

Products, buying, marketing, I.T, people processes, finance, communications, strategy and growth.

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you! Deadline: 3rd October

Please see the website for further details http://www.village-greens-coop.co.uk/job-description/

 

10 Sep

Top 4 Organic Food Places in Manchester

 

Eatloveraw have featured us in their top 4 organic food places in Manchester!

If you fancy whipping up your own organic meal at home, Village Greens is the go to supermarket in the North of Manchester.

Their ‘no junk policy’ means their food is free of artificial additives, preservatives or colours, with minimal processing. This ensures their food is of a high quality and maximum nutritional benefits, without compromising on value.

From fruit and veg, to baked goods, wines and house hold products, you can quite easily do your weekly shop here!

 

Go check out their website and the other top 4 organic places to be!

http://eatloveraw.com/blogs/blog/our-top-4-organic-food-stores-in-manchester

10 Sep

(3) Admin/HR/Book keeping Team Leader

Team Leader Job Descriptions:

Administration Team Leader (bookkeeping /HR desirable)

Responsible to:           The Board of Directors

Responsible for:          Collaborating with Senior Leadership Team Colleagues:

Shop Leaders and wider staff team.

Salary:                           £20,000 per anum

Contract hours:         40 per week

 

The purpose of the role: ensure the effective operation of the Shop and its contribution to the overall success of Village Greens Community Co-op Ltd.

 

Accountabilities:

  1. The Leadership Team is individually and jointly responsible to the Board of Village Greens Co-op Ltd, the group elected by members to exercise oversight of their business. The Board meets bi-monthly and the Leadership Team is expected to report to these meetings (arranging attendance between them).
  2. One director supervises the Leadership Team and takes responsibility for organising regular appraisals of performance which are reported to the Board.

 

Shared Leadership Team responsibilities:

Actively collaborate, co-operate and work as member of the Leadership Team to:

  1. Ensure excellent customer service, good financial performance, and a well-managed staff team.
  2. Manage the enterprise to achieve financial and social targets.
  3. Develop, implement and review sales, pricing and profit strategy.
  4. To manage and ensure adherence to the staff budget as set by the Board.
  5. Plan and conduct regular whole staff team meetings.
  6. Plan, implement and review regular stock takes as advised by the Board.

 

Lead responsibilities:

Customer Service:

  1. To support the Shop Leaders to ensure the highest level of customer satisfaction, including supporting Shop Leaders to efficiently run, welcome, clean and attractively configure their area of operation.
  2. To support the Shop Leaders to ensure that the Shop is compliant with all relevant legislation, including Environment Health; Trading Standards; Soil Association as Licensee; Challenge 25 as Alcohol Licensee.
  3. To develop relevant training and skills needed to cover all aspects for Shop Leaders’ roles during the absence of either or both.
  4. To cover the posts of both Shop Leaders to enable them to complete any financial, administrative or other tasks which take them ‘off’ the shop floor.
  5. To deputise for the Shop Leaders in their absence, including ensuring cover during break and holiday times or sickness.

 

Administration/bookkeeping/HR:

  1. To develop, implement and review a training plan for the development of the business.
  2. To ensure that staff policies and procedures are implemented across the business and adhered to.
  3. To organise and/or oversee the recruitment, induction, training and appraisals/reviews of all staff, working with the Shop Leaders to enable and support implementation.
  4. To ensure personnel records are established and maintained and that procedures are followed to include :-

New starter induction

Attendance/lateness

Rotas/task rota and accountability

Volunteer rota

Holiday requests & authorisation

Sickness and any follow up this may involve, including return to

work interviews

Grievances/disciplinaries

Leaving interviews

 

  1. To report to the Board on all matters relating to the staff team & personnel issues as necessary.
  2. To undertake the day to day management of premises including security, fire safety and maintenance, reporting and bringing relevant matters to the attention of the Board.
  3. To oversee admin for new members joining as share holders and the documentation that goes with this.
  4. To ensure the book-keeper has necessary delivery notes/invoices and rotas for payroll and to check payroll is correct and correlates to staff working hour prior to wages being paid.

 

Financial control:

  1. To manage and report on budgets relevant to the role as delegated by the Board.
  2. Weekly sales reports for Shop Leaders to assist with buying, listing best and worst sellers.
  3. Working with the EPOS system to generate reports that will assist in budgeting, profit/loss or anything else requested by the Board.

 

Marketing:

  1. Support the Shop Leaders to respond to customer feedback and requests.
  2. Working with the Shop Leaders to identify and pursue opportunities to promote the business.
  3. To lead on promoting and marketing the Shop by running regular offers and promotions in liasion with Shop Leaders, ensuring that initiatives are communicated to customers through marketing avenues, eg social media, newsletters, website etc.
  4. Engagement of members and proposed member only nights or discounts.
  5. Work with the Board and external Marketing team to agree and implement a marketing action plan.

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10 Sep

Marketing Team Leader

Job Description: Marketing Team Leader

Responsible to:             The Board of Directors

Responsible for: Collaborating with Senior Management Team Colleagues: Shop Manager, Administration Manager and wider staff team.

Salary:                £20,000 per anum

Contract hours:           40 per week

The purpose of the role: Ensure the effective operation of the Shop and its contribution to the overall success of Village Greens Community Co-op Ltd..

Accountabilities:

  1. The Leadership Team is individually and jointly responsible to the Board of Village Greens Co-op Ltd, the group elected by members to exercise oversight of their business. The Board meets bi-monthly and the Leadership Team is expected to report to these meetings (arranging attendance between them).
  2. One director supervises the Leadership Team and takes responsibility for organising regular appraisals of performance which are reported to the Board.

 

Shared Leadership Team responsibilities:

Actively collaborate, co-operate and work as a member of the Leadership Team to:

  1. Ensure excellent customer service, good financial performance, and a well-managed staff team.
  2. Manage the enterprise to achieve financial and social targets.
  3. Develop, implement and review a sales, pricing and profit strategy.
  4. To manage and ensure adherence to the staff budget as set by the Board.
  5. Plan and conduct regular whole staff team meetings
  6. Plan, implement and review regular stock-takes as advised by the Board.

 

Lead responsibilities:

Customer Service:

  1. To manage the Shop to ensure the highest level of customer satisfaction, including ensuring that the Shop is efficiently run, welcoming, clean and attractively configure their area of operation.
  2. To respond to customer feedback and requests.
  3. To ensure that products are effectively and safely displayed, including strong point of sale and comprehensive price/product information in liaison with Shop Leader A, buyer.
  4. To ensure that the Shop is attractive, clean and compliant with all relevant legislation in all areas of fresh, ambient and deli, including daily date checking for chilled and frozen and instigating a system for BBE on ambient plus temperature control of fridges/chillers.
  5. To ensure that shop shelves are filled every day and that stock is turned, checking all stock storage areas.
  6. To oversee the commodity bagging down area to ensure that stock is bagged, labelled and shelf edged accurately in compliance with SA standards.
  7. To be responsible for the day to day marketing of the shop via social media and in store displays; to liaise with the Marketing Team for ongoing marketing development and advance planning for promotions, community events, festivals etc
  8. To work with Marketing Team on engagement of members and non-members to encourage loyalty and support for VG to ensure its long term sustainability via updates, offers, meetings etc ensuring events are well advertised to all.
  9. To ensure that the Shop is compliant with all relevant legislation, including Environment Health; Trading Standards; Soil Association in accordance with instruction from the Administration Leader.
  10. To develop relevant training and skills needed to cover all aspects for the other Shop Leaders and Administration roles during the absence of either or both, including breaks, holiday times or sickness.
  11. To cover the posts of the other Shop Leader to enable them to complete any financial, administrative or other tasks which take them ‘off’ the shop floor.

 

Staff Management:

  1. Manage and ensure the ongoing training of Assistant staff members working in the shop, ensuring regular staff support meetings.
  2. Work with the Administration Manager to organise the recruitment, induction, training and appraisal of staff.
  3. Work with the Administration Manager to ensure all personnel records are established and maintained.
  4. Report to the Board on all matters relating to the Shop staff team.

 

 

Financial control:

  1. To ensure the profit margins agreed with the Board on all shop sales are

achieved.

  1. To manage all ordering, purchasing and deliveries including dealing with

discrepancies and returns.

  1. To ensure systems of budgetary control are followed and report to the Board of Directors on performance against targets.
  2. To ensure full compliance with systems for managing cash including security, banking, tills, weighing points and card reading equipment;
  3. To ensure weekly wastage sheets are recorded ready for reporting.
  4. To undertake cashing up when rota’d to do so.
  5. To ensure good quality opening and closing routines are adhered to when rota’d to do so.
  6. To manage all stock control and rotation, continuity of supply, minimization of waste and dealing with discrepancies and returns.

 

Other Duties

  1. To deal with, record and/or pass on to the Administration Manager premises and Health and Safety issues.
  2. Identify opportunities to promote the Shop.
  3. Work with the Administration Manager to promote the Shop by running regular offers and promotions, ensuring that initiatives are communicated to customers in store and by the Marketing Team.
  4. Deputise for the other Shop Leader and Administrative Leader in their absence

 

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10 Sep

Buying Team Leader Vacancy

Job Description: Buying Team Leader

Responsible to:             The Board of Directors

Responsible for: Collaborating with Senior Management Team Colleagues:Shop Manager, Administration Manager and wider staff team

Salary:                £20,000 per anum

Contract hours:            40 per week

The purpose of the role: ensure the effective operation of the Shop and its contribution to the overall success of Village Greens Community Co-op Ltd..

Accountabilities:

  1. The Leadership Team is individually and jointly responsible to the Board of Village Greens Co-op Ltd, the group elected by members to exercise oversight of their business. The Board meets bi-monthly and the Leadership Team is expected to report to these meetings (arranging attendance between them).
  2. One director supervises the Leadership Team and takes responsibility for organising regular appraisals of performance reported to the Board.

 

Shared Leadership Team responsibilities:

Actively collaborate, co-operate and work as member of the Leadership Team to:

  1. Ensure excellent customer service, good financial performance, and a well-managed staff team.
  2. Manage the enterprise to achieve financial and social targets.
  3. Develop, implement and review a sales, pricing and profit strategy.
  4. To manage and ensure adherence to the staff budget as set by the Board.
  5. Plan and conduct regular whole staff team meetings
  6. Plan, implement and review regular stock-takes as advised by the Board.

 

Lead responsibilities:

Customer Service:

  1. To manage the Shop to ensure the highest level of customer satisfaction, including ensuring that the Shop is efficiently run, welcoming, clean and attractively configure their area of operation.
  2. To respond to customer feedback and requests.
  3. To ensure that all ordering, buying and deliveries are in keeping with budgets, staff rotas and stock control for all departments of the shop, including ambient, chilled/frozen, deli, fresh and alcohol are available to customers.
  4. To liaise with Shop Leader B to ensure that pricing is accurate for shop signage and promotional information communicated.
  5. To ensure that the EPOS system is operated accurately and updated with all new lines, price changes, promotion details and times.
  6. To check the bi-monthly wholesaler catalogues for best deals and order accordingly for shop to promote lines and increase sales and profit.
  7. To ensure that returns, faulty goods, customer complaints are dealt with effectively direct with each supplier.
  8. To ensure that invoices match the delivery notes to pass to book-keeper and alert of any anomolies.
  9. To be responsible for customer special orders and initiate a system for this to run efficiently with appropriate training for all staff.
  10. To ensure that the Shop is compliant with all relevant legislation, including Environment Health; Trading Standards; Soil Association in accordance with instruction from the Administration Leader.
  11. To have all relevant training and skills needed to cover all aspects for the other Shop Leaders and Administration roles during the absence of either or both, including breaks, holiday times or sickness.
  12. To cover the posts of the other Shop Leader to enable them to complete any financial, administrative or other tasks which take them ‘off’ the shop floor.

 

Staff Management:

  1. Manage and ensure the ongoing training of Assistant staff members working in the shop, ensuring regular staff support meetings.
  2. Work with the Administration Manager to organise the recruitment, induction, training and appraisal of staff.
  3. Work with the Administration Manager to ensure all personnel records are established and maintained.
  4. Report to the Board on all matters relating to the Shop staff team.

 

 

Financial control:

  1. To ensure the profit margins agreed with the Board on all shop sales are

achieved.

  1. To manage all ordering, purchasing and deliveries including dealing with

discrepancies and returns.

  1. To ensure systems of budgetary control are followed and report to the Board of Directors on performance against targets.
  2. To ensure full compliance with systems for managing cash including security, banking, tills, weighing points and card reading equipment.
  3. To ensure weekly wastage sheets are recorded ready for reporting.
  4. To undertake cashing up when rota’d to do so.
  5. To ensure good quality opening and closing routines are adhered to when rota’d to do so.
  6. To manage all stock control and rotation, continuity of supply, minimization of waste and dealing with discrepancies and returns.

 

Other Duties

  1. To deal with, record and/or pass on to the Administration Manager premises and Health and Safety issues.
  2. Identify opportunities to promote the Shop.
  3. Work with the Administration Manager to promote the Shop by running regular offers and promotions, ensuring that initiatives are         communicated to customers in store and by the   Marketing Team.
  4. Deputise for the other Shop Leader and Administrative Leader in their absence.

 

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10 Sep

We are recruiting for : 3 team leaders!

We’re hiring 3 team leaders!

 Come and be part of our community

 We’re an independent, vibrant and innovative co-operative grocery store

 

  • Owned by our community
  • working for our community
  • working with likeminded advocates for good food and ethical business

 

Are you…?

 

  • An experienced retail manager?
  • Driven to do a great job?
  • Friendly and enjoy working with the public?
  • Passionate about quality, healthy food, sustainability and fair trade?
  • Able to lead and inspire others?
  • Ready to be part of this exciting co-operative business model?
  • Able to shape our future and be part of our continued growth and success?

 

We need…

  Three skilled team leaders to help us shape the future of Village Greens and bring our plans for the next three years to life.

In the spirit of cooperation, each team leader will make an equal contribution to the running and ongoing success of Village Greens. You’ll also be responsible for some of the following areas to be determined by your skills and experience.

 

Products, buying, marketing, I.T, people processes, finance, communications, strategy and growth.

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you.

 Please see the following posts for detailed job descriptions of the individual job descriptions:

 

Please complete your application form and

send your application to: denise@village-greens-coop.co.uk or hand in to the store.

Deadline: 3rd October

application-form-team-leaders

Interview dates: 8th and 9th October 10am- 2.30pm

Interviews will include a group task and a short 3 minute talk on how you see your role in moving Village Greens forward

We receive lots of applications for positions at Village Greens and we aim to contact all applicants where possible. If you are unsuccessful, you can expect an email from a member of the team up to one week after the deadline date. Please remember to include an email address!

 

The details…

 Location:  Unit 1 The Longfield Centre, Prestwich, Manchetser, M25 1AY

Salary:      £20,000 per anum

Hours:      40 per week

 

If you have any questions about your application please get in touch at denise@village-greens-coop.co.uk

 

01 Jun

CO WORKER WANTED

WE ARE HIRING FOR: CO- WORKER

About us..

You will be helping to run and co- own 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!

About you..

* Self motivated, driven and able to self manage aswell as managing others? * Friendly and enthusiastic? * Experience in retail, HR or own business? * Food prep or catering experience? * A people person with a dynamic attitude? * Passionate about good quality and healthy food, sustainable ethics and fair trade for all? * Want to be part of the the exciting co-operative business model and tons of opportunities to network and work with other independent co-ops? * Able to help us move forward as we shape our co-op over the next few years?

Location:
1 Longfield Centre, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Greater Manchester, M25 1AY Job Title: Co worker to progress to Key worker Rate of pay: £7.30/£8.40 Working hours: Typically between 20 – 35 p/w Extras: 20% discount
Special Conditions
> Working weekends and bank holidays if required and by agreement
 > Some early morning starts and late evening finishes
 > Handling and sale of packaged meat and alcohol
 > Heavy and repetitive lifting

Main Duties

Working co-operatively as part of the co-operative.
 To deal with the public and other visitors courteously and helpfully
 To help run the day to day running of the business
To operate the till and handle sales transactions quickly and accurately.
 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 the storeroom and 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.
 12. Opportunity to progress to Key Worker.
 11. Some cooking/catering experience preferable but not essential.
PLEASE SEND COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS TO :

Application form for VG

info@village-greens-coop.co.uk  or hand in to the store. Deadline: Friday 17th June 5pm
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.

 

21 Jan

We are RECRUITING!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WE ARE HIRING FOR:  Co-Worker 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21 Jan

We are RECRUITING!

 WE ARE HIRING FOR: CASUAL WORKERS 

 

You will be working in 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!  

 

Looking for flexible and enjoyable work? 

Friendly and enthusiastic? 

Previous retail or customer service experience? 

People person with a can do attitude? 

Interest in quality food, ethics and co-op business? 

 

 

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

 

Job Title: Casual Worker  

 

Rate of Pay:  NMW 

 

Special Conditions 

  • Working weekends and bank holidays if required and by agreement
  • Some early morning starts and late evening finishes 
  • Handling and sale ofmeat and alcohol 

 

 

Working Hours 

Flexible / Casual 

 

Job Summary 

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

 

 

 

 

Casual Worker Job Specification

 

Personal Skills/Abilities  

  1. The ability to work as part of a team in a cooperative 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. The ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people both verbally and by creating and following written communication. 
  6. To serve customers on the Deli and handling fresh produce.
  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.  

 

 

PLEASE SUBMIT CVS AND COVER LETTERS 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.