Careers with The Southern Co-operative

Welcome to our careers page which provides an overview of the type of opportunties we have within The Southern Co-operative. For current vacancies please click on the link to our latest vacancies page on the right hand side of this page.

Food Retail :

We have over 185 community stores across the South of England in Berkshire, Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Somerset, Surrey, Sussex, Kent, Wiltshire and Bristol. Visit our store finder to find the nearest one to you.

Our customers rely on our stores for everything from a pint of milk to tonight’s evening meal. The role of our store teams is to make sure they receive excellent customer service at all times.

Opportunities regularly exist for Store Management (Managers and Deputies), Team Leaders and Customer Service Assistants. We also employ dedicated staff for our 50+ in store Post Offices.

If you are interested in becoming a Team Leader or Customer Service Assistant please pop into one of our stores near to you and see if they have any current opportunities. You can pick up an application form from the store and return it back to the Store Manager.

End of Life Services :

Our End of Life Services play an important role in local communities and incorporate our funerals, floristry, limousine and masonry businesses. We have over 50 branches in the region.

The provision of a personalised, meaningful funeral service is supported by the highest standard of customer care, products, dress code, premises and fleet of funeral vehicles. We also take our caring approach one step further by employing dedicated Care Liaison Officers who offer support for those suffering bereavement.

Opportunities do occur for the following roles as we expand our business: funeral co-ordinators, funeral assistants and florists.

Central Support Office :

Our offices at Lakeside, North Harbour, Portsmouh provide support to our businesses including IT, Finance, HR, Category and Trading, Facilities, Operations, Marketing, Community Relations, Business Development, Property, Protection and Auditing.

Opportunities arise from time to time across all these areas.

What we can offer you ….

Working for The Southern Co-operative will give you an opportunity to invigorate you career in a fast paced, award winning and colleague focused organisation with ethics at its core.  The benefits of joining the team at The Southern Co-operative include:

• Competitive salary

• Colleague Member Share of the Profits scheme

• Colleague Discount scheme

• Pension scheme

• Employee Assistance Programme

• Voluntary benefit schemes : childcare vouchers, cycle2work scheme

• Share Incentive Plan

• A comprehensive induction programme for all colleagues

• Learning and development opportunities