You make good things happen.

You know how to listen.

Let’s work together

We’re recruiting Member Pioneers to help us make a difference to the people and places in communities across the UK. You could be one of them.

We’re recruiting Member Pioneers in over 100 communities. By the end of 2017 we’re aiming for 400 communities across the UK. Register your interest to be alerted when we re-open for applications.

You bring people together.

About the role

As a Member Pioneer, you’ll make connections in the communities around our food stores and funeral homes.

Building relationships and working closely with Co-op Members, Co-op colleagues, the local causes we’re supporting and community organisations, you’ll get people talking about what matters most in your local community. You’ll agree how to tackle it and get people working together to get things done.

You’ll arrange local meetings and events to encourage volunteering and co-operation in your local community. And you’ll spread the word, celebrating what you achieve together, the Co-op way.

Our communities vary in size and we anticipate the hours each Member Pioneer works to vary between 8 and 32 hours per month. We’ll be really flexible around where and when activity happens. You’ll receive an hourly rate of reward of £7.61.

You’re a people person.

About you

To be a successful Member Pioneer you’ll need to be:

  • a good listener
  • highly organised
  • able to motivate people to work together
  • confident using social media to share success stories
  • full of great ideas
  • able to commit a few hours each week

You’re an organiser.

We’ll support you

Although you’ll rely on your own ability to build and develop working relationships with a variety of people, we’ll help and support you throughout.

We’ll give you a full induction session and training, to make sure you’re fully prepared. You’ll have access to our online resources, where you’ll find a range of advice and be able to connect with other Member Pioneers to share ideas and support each other. Our Co-op Engagement Advisors will also be on hand to support you too should you need them.

Discover more about what it takes to be a Member Pioneer.

You’re full of good ideas.

Is it right for me?

Take a look at our short videos and do the quick quiz to help you decide to apply by the 26 April.

You connect people.

Become a Member Pioneer

We’re recruiting Member Pioneers over the next three years. Please register your interest and we’ll keep you updated when we open for applications.

Discover more about what it takes to be a Member Pioneer.

Find out more about our other ways of giving back to local communities.

Great things happen when we work together.