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Hours per week:
Salary details:
£11.00 per hour
Vacancy type:
Monday - Sunday 7.00am -10.00pm

About the role:

Our food stores and their teams are at the heart of many local communities, and every great team needs dependable leadership. From motivating the team and delegating tasks, to rolling up your sleeves and getting stuck in, our Team Leaders help our stores to deliver great results and maintain high standards every day.

As a Team Leader, you’ll be at the forefront of our business. Leading by example, you’ll help to set a pace that inspires your team to get involved and share ideas that keep your store is at its best for our customers. You’ll be helping the Store Manager with day to day operation, supporting your colleagues to provide excellent customer service, and making sure that the store is ship-shape and presentable for your local community. Wide-ranging and varied, you will carry out tasks such as:

  • Keeping on top of produce freshness, inventory, and stock management, as well as cash processes
  • Date monitoring and price checking activities, keeping stock loss at a minimum and making sure all reductions are visible
  • Maintaining consistent stock control by performing stock takes and gap checks
  • Supporting your colleagues through people management activities (such as managing holiday requests and colleague scheduling), alongside the Store Manager.

As a keyholder, you’ll be responsible for opening and closing the store and we’ll look to you to ensure it is always safe and secure. Therefore, flexibility is key as there will be a requirement to work evenings and weekends.

About You

Due to the fast-paced and energized nature of our stores, our Team Leaders need to work with enthusiasm, pace, and initiative. You’ll be a role model and point of contact for the team, demonstrating the standards and behaviours that you want to see in your colleagues. You’ll need to show us:

  • Previous experience of leading and inspiring a sizable team, although this isn’t essential as full training will be provided.
  • An ability to build relationships with colleagues to create the foundation for getting jobs done by celebrating success.
  • A genuine passion and care for customers and their experience in store, demonstrating excellent customer service in any situation.
  • A reliable and dependable manner alongside being an engaged brand ambassador.
  • That you can help us achieve our purpose by being inspiring, helpful, and trustworthy!

You’ll need to be over 18 years old to be a Team Leader, as you’ll need to authorise age-related sales.



In addition to working for a successful co-operative business, we offer our colleagues fantastic benefits, including:

  • 30 days annual leave (including bank holidays) (pro-rata)
  • Pension scheme (with up to 12% employer contributions)
  • Generous colleague discount rates across our family of businesses
  • Twice yearly discretionary colleague bonuses to reward you for your hard work
  • Working schedules that are available four weeks in advance, giving you time to plan around your shifts
  • Free tea and coffee provisions for all colleagues during rest breaks at work

We are an “Investors in People - Platinum” employer, meaning that we have been recognised as one of the country’s top employers, offering progression opportunities to all our colleagues. As your confidence grows, you’ll have the opportunity to build the skills necessary to further progress your career and help to open up future opportunities. Whether you’re thinking of a future with us or looking to develop your skills with a community-focused business, we’ll work together with you to shape your career for the better.

About Us

From a single store in 1861 we have grown to be one of the most successful co-operatives in the UK. We’re proud to be able to offer a wide range of services from across our family of businesses. From Food Stores and Pharmacies to Post Offices and Support Services, we’re a growing society made up of over 220 outlets and nearly 3,000 colleagues.

We're owned by our members, the people of Lincolnshire and surrounding counties, and have been for more than 160 years! Communities are at the heart of everything we do and motivates us to deliver more than great customer service. We support them by sharing dividend with our members, investing in new and improved services, raising money for charity through our Community Champion scheme, supporting local schools and so much more! Find out more about us, our purpose and wonderful colleagues here.

We work together as a Society and are committed to ensuring our recruitment process is barrier free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. If you need any adjustments, would like us to do anything differently during the interview or would like to get in touch with us about anything else, please contact our Recruitment team on (01522) 533316, or alternatively you can email [email protected]

We may choose to close our vacancies in the event that we receive a high volume of suitable applications, so we encourage all candidates to apply as soon as possible.

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