Dozens of jobs on offer as Central England Co-op recruit for two brand new stores coming soon to the East of England

Posted by james brindle | Published: 29/09/2020

Jobseekers in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire can now apply to be part of the team at brand new Central England Co-operative Food Stores opening later this year.

The retailer is recruiting for up to 40 positions at both of its stores’ currently in development in Station Road, Reepham in Norfolk and in Ely Road, Sutton in Cambridgeshire.

Both stores are set to open before the end of the year and a recruitment drive has now been launched for new colleagues with both full-time and part-time roles available ranging from Store Managers to Team Leaders and Customer Service Assistants.

The convenience stores will offer shoppers an expansive range of products and will be powered by 100% renewable energy, fitted out with pioneering new energy efficient refrigeration technologies to minimise environmental impact, LED lighting and features such as free water refill stations and customer seating inside and out.

John Nickson, Operations Manager for the area, said: “We are excited about our new stores in

Reepham and Sutton and cannot wait to be part of the local communities in both areas.

“The new sites will feature a vibrant and modern store providing customers and members with all of their essentials and also see us invest in the local economy and create jobs for local people during these uncertain times.

“We are now on the lookout for people to take up these roles and would urge anyone interested to head to our jobs website to find out more about becoming part of Central England Co-operative.”

Anyone interested in applying for one of the roles can find out more information at with the deadline for applications Friday, 9 October.


Notes to editors

About Central England Co-operative

Central England Co-operative is one of the largest independent retail co-operative societies in the UK with interests in food, funeral, floral and property investment.

Co-operatives have always been there for their communities; they were formed to protect them and help them flourish.  

Our 7,900 colleagues who serve Members and customers work hard to ensure that co-operative values, principles and spirit flow through everything we do to help support and improve our local communities.

Owned by hundreds of thousands of Members, we have over 430 trading outlets across 16 counties including West Midlands, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. 

We are proud of our reputation for ethical business practices and corporate responsibility.

We invest a percentage of our trading profit into local communities through our Community Dividend Fund scheme, have donated over £1.3 million to our corporate charity partner Dementia UK and also operate a pioneering food redistribution partnership with FareShare Midlands so unsold food goes to those in need.

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