Join ourFood team

Our food store colleagues are at the centre of our communities and provide a vital service to local people. Based throughout Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Cambridgeshire and the surrounding areas, we’re proud to support local producers with our Love Local range available in every store. We’re committed to ethical standards including Fairtrade, animal welfare, green energy and recycling.

Join us as aCustomer services assistant

As a customer services assistant, you’ll be at the forefront of our business, offering friendly customer service with a smile. You’ll be involved in a range of activities, from keeping the store stocked and tidy, serving our valued customers at the checkout and handling cash, to promoting membership. You can be sure that no two days are the same in our stores.

Become our nextTeam leader

As a team leader, you’ll be leading by example for our colleagues in the store, setting a pace that motivates your team and inspires them to get involved, share ideas and ensure the store remains at its best. You’ll work closely with the store manager to deliver great customer service and the store objectives.

Inspire others as aStore manager

As a store manager, you will be a role model for your team. It will be your responsibility to lead, inspire, and motivate your team to deliver exceptional store standards. You’ll bring out the best in your team through coaching and development. You will have the enthusiasm and vision to move us forward with a commercial awareness to increase sales and improve the store whilst delivering great customer service.

Get to knowHayley

Click to hear what Hayley, team leader has to say about her experiences working in our food business and what she loves most about her role.

Our storiesCareer path

Click below to find out how Tom’s progressed from a customer service assistant to a store manager and how his career has developed with us.

Tom
Food Store Manager

2003 - 2010
I went to school at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School where I achieved 12 GCSE’s and 4 A-Levels.

2010 – 2012
I decided to enrol on the BTEC in Media Production at Lincoln College.

2012
A difficult year for me, I struggled to find a role and had a year unemployed not knowing what to do.

2013
I applied for The Princes Trust and got accepted onto the Lincolnshire Co-op programme where I had two weeks work experience at Coningsby Co-op, I loved it.

2013
I was delighted at the end of the programme when I was successful in applying for a customer services assistant role at Tattershall Food Store.

2013 - 2018
I stayed at Tattershall Food Store and soon progressed to team leader. I continued to develop my skills as a team leader and even took on a brand new store as a team leader at Gibbet Nook Food Store and Filling Station.

2019
I joined the LEAP (Learn Engage Apply Perform) internal programme at Lincolnshire Co-op. The programme is designed to help team leaders progress to store managers. I learnt valuable things about myself and gained a Level 3 qualification in team leading.

2022
I applied for a store manager role at Horncastle and was successful. I love my job and can’t believe how far I have come with Lincolnshire Co-op.

CareersLatest vacancies

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Burgh Le Marsh
Business areas
Food
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Our food stores are at the heart of many local communities. You'll be joining a team at the forefr...
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Grimsby
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Food
Vacancy type:
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Our food stores are at the heart of many local communities. You'll be joining a team at the forefr...
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Boston
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Food
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Our food stores are at the heart of many local communities. You'll be joining a team at the forefr...
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Food Team Leader

Location:
Grantham
Business areas
Food
Vacancy type:
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Our food stores and their teams are at the heart of many local communities, and every great team n...
Location:
Newark
Business areas
Food
Vacancy type:
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Our food stores are at the heart of many local communities. You'll be joining a team at the forefr...
Location:
Riseholme Road, Lincoln
Business areas
Food
Vacancy type:
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Our food stores are at the heart of many local communities. You'll be joining a team at the forefr...
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Food

Food Team Leader

Location:
Carholme Road, Lincoln
Business areas
Food
Vacancy type:
Permanent
Our food stores and their teams are at the heart of many local communities, and every great team n...
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Food Team Leader

Location:
Boultham Park, Lincoln
Business areas
Food
Vacancy type:
Permanent
Our food stores and their teams are at the heart of many local communities, and every great team n...
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Food Team Leader

Location:
Long Bennington
Business areas
Food
Vacancy type:
Permanent
Our food stores and their teams are at the heart of many local communities, and every great team n...
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Food

Food Team Leader

Location:
Long Sutton
Business areas
Food
Vacancy type:
Permanent
Our food stores and their teams are at the heart of many local communities, and every great team n...

Our storiesColleague experiences

We have been named as one of the country's top employers, offering career progression opportunities and valued reward and recognition schemes to our 2,900 colleagues. Click below to read their experiences working for us.

Cameron
Team Leader
Kieran
Team Leader
Emily
Store Manager
Amy
Store manager
Kelly
Team Leader
Daniel
Customer Service Assistant

Apply nowWhat happens

When applying for one of our roles, you’ll go through the recruitment process with our resourcing team. But what happens next?

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First step

Click on careers and start your search. Read about our roles and watch some videos and find one that suits you.

Make an application

Register and complete an application telling us why you're right for the role. We want to hear all about you, your skills and experience that can demonstrate to us who you are and what makes you really stand out. You can either complete our application form or upload a copy of your CV.

The next step

If you’re invited to an interview, you will need to pick a slot. Our interviews can take place by telephone, via Microsoft teams or face-to-face. You may be asked to complete a series of assessments which will help us find out more about you.

Prepare for an interview

You may need your application to hand, any questions and a notepad and pen to jot things down. Think about your career history and have a good read about Lincolnshire Co-op. We’ll be looking to hear examples from different areas of your life, both at work and outside, where you demonstrated problem-solving skills.

During the interview

Listen carefully to your interviewer, but don’t be afraid to ask questions. Remember, we’ve already seen your application and decided that we’re interested, so this is your chance to build on that positive start.

We’ll be in touch

During the interview we’ll let you know when you’ll find out the outcome and what the next steps might be.

Offer accepted

Congratulations and welcome to team Lincolnshire Co-op. We will start to discuss your joining date. You’ll then have access to our onboarding platform with some information to help you start your career with us.

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