Mon 8 Jun 2015 10:06AM

Vacancies & Opportunities

Think of this as a noticeboard rather than a discussion board. And, in the spirit of Principle 6, I'm sure people posting something here will be very pleased if you can spread their info more widely.

Also try: https://forum.workers.coop/c/jobs/12


Martyn Johnston Tue 22 Aug 2023 9:52AM

Shipley-based recycling co-operative (where I work one day per week) is seeking a new member. Check out the ad below and find out more about what we do here: https://www.wastechasers.co.uk/


James Baster Fri 19 May 2023 2:26PM

We are hiring: Python Software Developer @ Open Data Services (UK Remote)

For a full description and more info: https://app.beapplied.com/apply/lpngfv2gag?utm_source=loomioworkerscoop


Tim Coomer Wed 5 Apr 2023 1:19PM

Co-op Finance - Could you be our next Chairperson?

We are recruiting for a new Chairperson – could it be you?

We are looking for a dynamic new Chairperson to lead our board in providing strong strategic support to the small executive team, chair quarterly meetings, promote high standards of governance, encourage positive change and uphold our strong ethical values and co-operative principles.

What we do

ICOF Ltd trading as Co-op and Community Finance or CCF  has been lending to ethical businesses since 1973. We offer fair, supportive, and tailored loan finance to meet the needs of a range of co-operatives and community businesses, across the UK, that are democratically owned controlled by their members. We also provide project and loan management support and consultancy across the social investment sector.

What skills and experience we are looking for

2023 is proudly our 50th Anniversary year, and we are looking for a Chairperson to lead our board of trustee directors, as we move into an exciting new era for the organisation, helping co-ops build a better and fairer future.

We are looking for someone that has strong inter-personal relationship building abilities, experienced working at a senior level and has organisational governance experience. We would prefer candidates to have a broad knowledge and understanding of the co-operative and community business sectors, as well as some knowledge of lending and loan finance. We will consider nominations from members* and anyone with a particular interest in what we do.

For this particular recruitment we are just looking to fill the Chairperson role, or someone that is willing to develop into that role within a fairly short timeframe.

We would very much like to hear from women and individuals of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic heritage or other minoritised  groups, to help us further improve the equality and diversity of our board.

What is the commitment?

The board hold four hybrid four times a year, during the day, we also hold an AGM in June and we typically have a two-day in person business planning/ strategy day. The Chairperson is also required to sit on sub- committees of the board and is a member of the lending credit committee for certain levels of lending. The Chairperson will also be expected to represent the organisation at various events and act as an Ambassador.

This is an unpaid role but all reasonable travel and out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed and it looks great on your CV!

To find out more, please read our Trustee Recruitment Pack containing more information about us and about the role here.

We are also happy to arrange informal one-to-one chats to talk through any questions or queries about the role. Contact us here and please also connect with us on Twitter @coop_finance  Facebook @CoopCommFinance  or Linked In.

To request a nomination/ application form please contact [email protected] directly. We will require you to complete a short application/ nomination form*, provide us with an up-to-date CV, and attend an online interview if shortlisted.  We are also happy to accept video applications addressing the same application questions, if that’s easier for you, but please be advised that videos will be shared widely with ICOF members, if you are successful at interview.

Application deadline is midnight 1st May 2023 (we will contact you asap to tell you if you have been selected for interview)

Interviews will take place via Zoom week commencing 8th May 2023

Thank-you so much for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you.

* Members and Nominations

ICOF Ltd and its associated businesses have open membership and nomination enshrined in their legal make-up and any member can nominate themselves, or others, to be considered for board appointment at the AGM. This year, we are specifically looking to recruit a new Chairperson, and as such will be using a shortlisting and interview process, we are not intending general Trustee recruitment.

Any existing member can apply or nominate an individual, but we ask they do so through the process set out in the information above and in the Trustee Chairperson Recruitment Pack available. Please contact us if you have any questions.  


Abbie Kempson Tue 4 Apr 2023 6:02PM

The Bristol Cable is hiring for two roles - People and Wellbeing Lead and Workplace Lead

Key info for both roles:

Hours: 3 days per week.

Salary: £27,314 pro rata (Note: The Cable is has an equitable pay structure where the pay differential between the lowest and highest paid is no more than 20%. This is band 3 out of 5 – 10% above base.)

Location: Bristol Cable office: The Station, Silver Street, BS1 2AG (with work from home flexibility, but you will need to be able to attend the office several days a week)

Applications closing date: 10:00 am on Thursday 13 April 2023 (People Lead) and 0:00 am Monday 17 April 2023 (Workplace Lead)


Bee Webb Tue 21 Mar 2023 4:41PM

Open Data Services is hiring for another role, a Senior Data Analyst!

  • Applications close 6pm, 4 April 2023

  • £43,120 p.a. + profit share

Joining our team means you’ll contribute to our mission to help people use data to deliver social impact. Since 2015, we’ve worked on projects that have made a difference – like finding out who owns and controls companies, making public procurement more open, and tracking international aid spending.

We’re a worker co-op, which means we’re owned and run by the people who work here. Together, we’re committed to building a world-class organisation that delivers benefits to our team, our clients, and the world we live in. We care about creating a good work/life balance, and work to build an environment where everyone’s unique experiences are welcomed, valued, and appreciated.

Head to Applied to read the full job description:


PS. Applications have been extended by a week for the Management Accountant role.


Ross Hodgson Mon 20 Mar 2023 3:54PM

Hi, Suma is recruiting for a Compliance Co-ordinator, info below is from the job advert. https://jobs.suma.coop/?utm_source=corp&utm_medium=int&utm_campaign=sumcoop-foot&utm_term=jobs

Elland, West Yorkshire

Here at Suma we’ve been doing things a bit differently for over 40 years. Not only in our mission to supply everything vegetarian, ethical and sustainable, but also in how we run our successful business.

Suma is a worker co-operative; a business owned and run by nearly 200 members who work here. We’re a group of ordinary people who have built a business on principles of integrity and equality. Suma workers work together collectively to set the direction of the business - there are no shareholders and no traditional ‘bosses’. Everyone at Suma gets paid the same wage, takes personal and equal responsibility and does a range of different jobs each week.

We are currently seeking a Compliance co-ordinator to join us on a permanent, full-time basis working 32-40 hours per week.

The Benefits

- Salary of £16.24 per hour

- Generous holiday entitlement

- Flexible working

- Staff discount

- Free meals whilst on-site

- Overtime can be taken as pay or time off in lieu

- Access to occupational sick pay

This is a fantastic opportunity for a dedicated compliance and risk professional who shares our commitment to fair trade values and ethics to join our co-operative business as we deliver nourishing organic vegetarian food across the UK.

As we set out to create a truly better world, you will have the chance to gain experience in an organisation like no other, enhancing your professional reputation and developing your skill set.

When you join us, you will discover a close-knit team, who share our vision of a fair and environmentally conscious way of doing business, and, with our flat managerial structure, you can be sure that your voice will be heard and respected.

The Role

As a Compliance Co-ordinator, you will ensure that we meet all relevant compliance and legal standards across our operations.

Specifically, you will take responsibility for our compliance with commercial elements around all elements of buying and purchasing food as a wholesaler, also looking at contractual advice, food safety, and providing advice and guidance across our business.

Working closely with risk and compliance colleagues, you will take special care of compliance and regulatory issues that affect our commercial relationships, customers, suppliers and staff.

About You

To be considered as a Compliance Co-ordinator, you will need:

- Experience in a compliance role within a similar business sector

- Experience of providing advice based around compliance

- Knowledge of H&S legislation

- The ability to build professional relationships

- Excellent communication and presentation skills

Other organisations might call this role Risk and Compliance Officer, H&S Compliance Officer, Health and Safety Compliance Officer, Compliance Manager, or Compliance and Regulation Officer.

Suma strongly encourages applications for this role from all potential candidates regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sex, ability or gender identity. We interact with many people each day which is why having diverse talent and being a co-op where colleagues feel included is important to us. Embedding an inclusive mindset in everything we do is a priority at Suma. If you may need any support / personalisation during our application process, we are happy to do so to make this process as accessible as possible. Please contact us to discuss this further.


Bee Webb Mon 6 Mar 2023 6:42PM

Open Data Services Co-operative is hiring!

After eight years of establishing a sustainable worker co-op, we're hiring two roles to support our internal work.

👉 Operations & Administration Officer

You’ll join a key team in an established co-op, developing and supporting the people, processes & systems that help us to make an impact.


👉 Management Accountant

You’ll shape our financial operations, refine how we communicate about finances with our members, & add another layer of insight into our decision making.


Applications close 6pm, 20 March 2023

£43,120 p.a. + profit share

Joining our team means you’ll contribute to our mission to help people use data to deliver social impact. Since 2015, we’ve worked on projects that have made a difference – like finding out who owns and controls companies, making public procurement more open, or tracking international aid spending.

As a worker’s co-operative, we’re owned and run by the people who work here. Together, we’re committed to building a world-class organisation that delivers benefits to our team, our clients, and the world we live in.

We’re a remote team, working all across the UK. We care about creating a good work/life balance, and work to build an environment where everyone’s unique experiences are welcomed, valued and appreciated.


Sion Whellens (Principle Six/Calverts) Mon 6 Mar 2023 4:28PM

Job alert (3 days a week): https://resourcejustice.co.uk/.../resrourcejusticeseniorc...

"Resource Justice is looking for a Coordinator who will be primarily responsible for leading on organisational development, administrative tasks, keeping our volunteer teams on track, and supporting us with member organising and education."


John Atherton Mon 6 Mar 2023 1:59PM

@Sion Whellens (Principle Six/Calverts) that link doesn't work.


Sion Whellens (Principle Six/Calverts) Mon 6 Mar 2023 1:55PM

Organiser role at Resource Justice - part time 3 days


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