Who are Central Co-op?

We’re more than a business. We're a co-op.

That means we're owned by our Members, the colleagues who work alongside us; plus, the hundreds of thousands of people who shop in our supermarkets and florists or are helped through our funeral services.

We’re an independent Co-operative Society, made up of lots of smaller societies over our history.

Central Co-op was created by the merger of the Anglia and Midlands Co-operative Societies, making us one of the largest independent retail co-operatives.

That means we’re different from The Co-op Group, but we’re guided by the same co-operative principles.

With our Support Centre based in Lichfield, we trade across 19 counties including East and West Midlands, Yorkshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.

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In a nutshell…

Being a co-operative makes us different. We’re Member-owned and Member-led, and invest our profits back into our local communities, through our community dividend fund, local classes, and events.

Whoever we are, whatever we do, every minute of every day we make a difference for our members, our customers and each other.

We are the difference makers
We work together with purpose

We work together with purpose

We are united in our purpose, working as one team, taking ownership of our work, and supporting each other to achieve our potential as individuals and as a Society.

We’re better every day

We’re better every day

We’re always seeking ways to do things better: encouraging new ideas, and removing complexity. We create opportunities for everyone to grow and develop, and we’re proud to celebrate our progress.

We’re a caring community

We’re a caring community

We’re an inclusive, caring and warm community: we truly appreciate and respect every one of our colleagues, Members and customers. Everyone matters.

We make a difference for our Members and customers

We make a difference for our Members and customers

We’re passionate about giving our Members and customers the products they want, need and love, always looking to make life better for everyone through everything we do.

Our Purpose

Our Society Purpose is: Creating a sustainable Society for all.

Each word has been carefully chosen.

Creating – what we make of the opportunities around us.

Sustainable – in every way. Financially sustainable, to invest in and grow the business, serving the needs of our Members, customers, and local communities. Humanly sustainable, by looking after our colleagues’ health and wellbeing. Environmentally sustainable, by choosing wisely and always looking for the best solution that will protect our planet.

Society – a co-operative Society, owned by our members.

For all – an inclusive, diverse Society, where everyone feels valued, appreciated, and respected.

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Co-operative values

We’re guided by the internationally recognised co-operative values.

Self-help

People working together to help each other and themselves.

Self-responsibility

Members playing their part to make the Society a success.

Democracy

All Members are equal, one Member one vote.

Equality

Each Member has equal rights and benefits.

Equity

Members are treated justly and fairly.

Solidarity

Members support each other and other co-operatives.

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Internal Advertising End Date
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Advertising Salary
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Vacancy Type
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Hours Per Week
8
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Advertising Salary
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Vacancy Type
Fixed Term
Hours Per Week
8
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Contract Dates
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Advertising Salary
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Vacancy Type
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Department
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Advertising Salary
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Vacancy Type
Fixed Term
Hours Per Week
8
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Contract Dates
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Department
Customer Services Assistant
Advertising Salary
£12.00 per hour
Vacancy Type
Fixed Term
Hours Per Week
8
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Contract Dates
4 months
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Department
Customer Services Assistant
Advertising Salary
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Vacancy Type
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Hours Per Week
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Location
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Department
Funeral
Advertising Salary
12
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Hours Per Week
39
Company Name
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Location
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Department
Commercial
Advertising Salary
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Vacancy Type
Permanent
Hours Per Week
39
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Internal Advertising End Date
31 May 2024
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Department
Customer Services Assistant
Advertising Salary
£12.00 per hour
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Hours Per Week
8
Company Name
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