Suma is recruiting new members in 2015
March 3, 2015 – 2:42 pm | No Comment

Having recently been awarded ‘Green Business of the Year’ at the annual Calderdale Business Awards, we are pleased to announce that we are recruiting new members to join our growing cooperative in 2015 – likeminded …

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Suma is recruiting new members in 2015
March 3, 2015 – 2:42 pm | No Comment

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Having recently been awarded ‘Green Business of the Year’ at the annual Calderdale Business Awards, we are pleased to announce that we are recruiting new members to join our growing cooperative in 2015 – likeminded people who will bring experience and enthusiasm to strengthen and develop our business.

The continued success of Suma requires people with a wide range of skills and abilities. We’re looking to recruit people with a can-do approach who will thrive in a multi-skilled environment – if you’re looking for a new challenge, we can train you to be a part of our team.

As a trainee member you would be expected to demonstrate your commitment to Suma while working in a variety of roles, starting with the basics of warehouse distribution – moving boxes. We move lots of boxes every day – around our warehouse, onto trucks, around the UK and increasingly overseas. It’s a skill essential to distribution and a core skill that we all learn to do efficiently in our initial probationary 3-months.

We make use of peoples existing skills and also develop people in new and challenging roles. You could follow in Claire’s footsteps’ and become an HGV delivery driver and accountant, alternate a role as sales team coordinator with regular warehouse nightshifts like Emma, or become a high reach forklift operator and IT developer like current trainee member Garry…operating a 24 hour distribution centre with over 7000 products and £4 million pounds of stock requires lots of different skills…variety is the spice of our life!

At Suma we value diversity. Our workforce is made up of people from all walks of life with a shared commitment to ethical values, and collective working. Membership of Suma doesn’t require financial investment – apart from £1 for a share certificate – what it does require is hard work and a dedication to working collectively. Do you share our values and would you rise to the challenge of joining our cooperative? If so, Suma may be for you. It’s hard work and is far from a bed of roses, but, we believe that 39 years of hard work and dedication has built a strong workers’ cooperative with enviable pay and conditions.

Equal pay and equality are core principles at Suma. Whether you’re a student helping out for the summer, or have been here from the start like Ric and Jim, we all earn the same. A full time 40-hour member will currently earn circa £30,200 plus benefits – healthy pension contributions, 37 days holiday, discounted staff shopping, free vegetarian works canteen, flexible working, access to Suma’s free pallet….

Closing date for applications is

5pm on Friday 20th of March

Applications must be on our application form – you can hand write it, type it, post it, submit it by email, whatever is best for you – as long as it’s on our own application form downloadable below.

All applicants to our Spring 2015 member recruitment will hear from us in writing the week commencing 6th April. CVs will not be accepted or acknowledged.

Stage 1 interviews will take place the week commencing 20th of April.

Stage 2 interviews the week commencing 27th of April

Member Application Form Spring 2015 (Microsoft Word Version)

Member Application Form Spring 2015 (Other Software Version).odt

Member Job Description 2012

Our motto is ‘All together better’ – What would you bring to Suma?

Additionally we regularly require short-term Order Pickers in our warehouse at peak sales and holiday periods. Contracts are generally between 3 and 18 months dependent on our need and your availability.If you would like to be considered for temporary vacancies at Suma please submit the speculative application form below. Speculative applications will be kept on file for a 6-month period.

Temporary Worker Application Form 2015

Temporary Warehouse Worker Job Description 2015

To download documents ‘right click’ the link below and choose ‘Save Link As’

Post applications to: Personnel Department, Suma Wholefoods, Lacy Way, Lowfields Business Park, Elland, West Yorkshire, HX5 9DB. Email applications to: personnel@suma.coop

Suma is recruiting new members in 2015
March 3, 2015 – 2:42 pm | No Comment
Suma is recruiting new members in 2015

Having recently been awarded ‘Green Business of the Year’ at the annual Calderdale Business Awards, we are pleased to announce that we are recruiting new members to join our growing cooperative in 2015 – likeminded …

Ten ways with Tahini
February 27, 2015 – 8:47 am | No Comment
Ten ways with Tahini

As well as being a versatile storecupboard staple, tahini is a great source of protein, calcium and B vitamins and a useful ingredient in vegan recipes. So dig that half empty jar of tahini from the back of your fridge and use it to create these mouth-watering taste sensations. Who said anything about hummus?

Alternative uses of washing up liquid
February 24, 2015 – 9:25 am | No Comment
Alternative uses of washing up liquid

It’s Spring cleaning time! Take a look at how Suma’s Ecoleaf Washing Up Liquid can perform many cleaning tasks in the home. Natural and effective.

We’re not shy about our coconuts
January 14, 2015 – 1:39 pm | No Comment
We’re not shy about our coconuts

You may already be familiar with our Organic Coconut Oil (GT320 and GT650) which we launched last year, but if not we thought we would let you know more about it, it’s not just any …

Here’s Johnny! – Meet Suma driver extraordinaire
January 13, 2015 – 3:11 pm | 2 Comments
Here’s Johnny! – Meet Suma driver extraordinaire

Find out more about one of our workers. Johnny has been a member at Suma for over 10 years, and loves to take his Suma truck out on deliveries.

Eat Beans- Give Beans (now finished)
December 30, 2014 – 2:46 pm | No Comment
Eat Beans- Give Beans (now finished)

During Jan and Feb, for every case of Suma catering baked beans we sold, we gave a case to one of 4 local organisations who work with donated food and supplies for those in need. …

Suma Potato and Leek Soup (VF181)
December 19, 2014 – 12:46 pm | No Comment
Suma Potato and Leek Soup (VF181)

It takes a lot of love to make a good soup.

Newsflash – Suma Trade Shows
December 18, 2014 – 2:09 pm | No Comment
Newsflash – Suma Trade Shows

Every year Suma attend some of the biggest shows in the industry, find out more about them and why we go.

Zaytoun CIC celebrates its 10th olive harvest in Palestine!
December 11, 2014 – 2:21 pm | No Comment
Zaytoun CIC celebrates its 10th olive harvest in Palestine!

Zaytoun celebrate their 10th harvest and year supporting Palestinian farmers and growers.

Keep your honey warm this winter
December 5, 2014 – 2:27 pm | No Comment
Keep your honey warm this winter

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Suma supports Charity Concert in Manchester
November 21, 2014 – 11:11 am | No Comment
Suma supports Charity Concert in Manchester

Suma donates food to Hope for Christmas gig in Manchester, headlined by Paul Heaton, to help two local foodbanks