Suma Member Recruitment Class C Driver – Greenford UB6
September 18, 2016 – 6:50 am | No Comment

Suma Member Recruitment
Class C Driver – Greenford UB6
We’re pleased to announce that we are recruiting new members to strengthen our Greenford Distribution Hub, and bring new ideas and skills to our growing worker co-operative.
We’re particularly …

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Suma Member Recruitment Class C Driver – Greenford UB6
September 18, 2016 – 6:50 am | No Comment

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Suma Member Recruitment
Class C Driver – Greenford UB6

We’re pleased to announce that we are recruiting new members to strengthen our Greenford Distribution Hub, and bring new ideas and skills to our growing worker co-operative.
We’re particularly keen to hear from people with a passion for co-operative working. We specifically require all applicants for this position to hold a class C LGV licence and full driver CPC , but we’re also looking for people with the right qualities to be members – people who can develop the business and contribute to our management while taking on multiple roles.
We believe we can teach the right person most things that we do.

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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 our distribution business- delivering to our customers. We move lots of boxes every day – around our warehouse, onto trucks, around the UK and increasingly overseas. As a Suma delivery driver you will work hard and be the main point of contact for our customers.

Suma makes use of people’s existing skills but also helps to develop them in new and challenging roles. Our distribution centre is growing and you will learn skills like routing runs, coordinating the office and loading vehicles with a forklift truck. You will also visit our main site in Elland, West Yorkshire to train in all areas of our business.

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We value diversity. Our workforce is made up of people from all walks of life with a 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 dedication to working collectively.
Do you share our values and would you rise to the challenge of joining our co-operative? If so, Suma may be for you. It’s hard work and not all a bed of roses, but, we believe that 39 years of hard work and dedication has built a strong worker co-operative 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 Jim we all earn the same. A full time 40-hour worker will currently earn circa £32k plus benefits; healthy pension contributions, 38 days holiday, discounted staff shopping, free meal provided each day, flexible working…

sumatruck09Closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 28th October.

Interviews will take place from 12th November.
All 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 from our jobs page. CVs will unfortunately not be accepted.

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

Member job description

Trial member recruitment advert Greenford 2016

Suma trial member application form Greenford 2016

Guidelines for completing trial member application form

Post applications to:

Personnel Department,
Suma Wholefoods,
Lacy Way,
Lowfields Business Park,
Elland,
West Yorkshire,
HX5 9DB.

Email applications to:

personnel@suma.coop

Form more information visit our Jobs page.

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Suma Require LGV Drivers and Warehouse Worker
July 28, 2016 – 11:05 am | No Comment

Suma regularly recruit for temporary workers in warehousing and LGV driving

Emma balances her working week between working in our sales and customer information teams with a mix of manual warehouse work.
We regularly require short-term Order Pickers and general warehouse workers as well as LGV drivers at peak sales and holiday periods. We require all these at our main site in Elland, West Yorkshire and LGV divers at our distribution site in Greenford, London. Contracts are generally between 3 and 18 months dependent on our need and your availability.

Our temporary workers play a vital role at Suma, helping us to cover our operational needs over peak sales and high holiday periods. Like our members we expect them to be self managing, willing to learn new skills, adaptable and responsible and to take an active interest in providing a great service for our customers.

Suma operates over 24 hours a day and as such we need people who can work a variety of shift times. Contracts are for a minimum of three shifts – usually eight-hour shifts but we also have vacancies for part time evening work.

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Everyone at Suma is paid the same NET rate per hour (over £11 per hour) with a generous holiday allowance as well as benefits such as free canteen and profit related bonus. Full training will be given so experience is not necessary. Pickers who successfully pass a three month probationary period have opportunities to learn further skills such as fork lift truck driving and team coordination. While temporary work at Suma will not lead to a permanent Member position directly, many of our members are previous temporary workers and temporary work leads to opportunities to learn skills which are valuable to take to other jobs including Suma Membership.

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.

To download the application form and accompanying documents right click the links below and choose ‘Save Link As’

Please read the job descriptions below before applying and when applying please make sure you complete the section about availability.

Warehouse Picker Job Description 2016

LGV Driver Job Description 2016

Temporory Worker Application Form 2016


We are not currently recruiting for new members to join Suma. If you would like to apply speculatively for Suma Membership please complete the application form below and we will keep it on file for six months and contact you if vacancies arise.

Member-Application-Form-Spring-2015/16

Member Job Description


Suma Require LGV Drivers and Warehouse Worker
July 28, 2016 – 11:05 am | No Comment
Suma Require LGV Drivers and Warehouse Worker

We regularly require short-term Order Pickers and general warehouse workers as well as LGV drivers at peak sales and holiday periods. We require all these at our main site in Elland, West Yorkshire and LGV divers at our distribution site in Greenford, London. Contracts are generally between 3 and 18 months dependent on our need and your availability.

Suma Member Recruitment Class C Driver – Greenford UB6
September 18, 2016 – 6:50 am | No Comment
Suma Member Recruitment Class C Driver – Greenford UB6

Suma Member Recruitment
Class C Driver – Greenford UB6
We’re pleased to announce that we are recruiting new members to strengthen our Greenford Distribution Hub, and bring new ideas and skills to our growing worker co-operative.
We’re particularly …

Product recall notice: Suma Organic Sesame seeds and Suma Omega Mix
September 1, 2016 – 2:36 pm | No Comment
Product recall notice: Suma Organic Sesame seeds and Suma Omega Mix

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Suma Christmas Brochure
August 4, 2016 – 12:37 pm | No Comment
Suma Christmas Brochure

Our team have been busy hand picking the best Christmas products to bring to you this year. Please browse through our brochure—we can accept your orders from the 1st September, see page 47 on how to order from us.

Suma’s Japanese Visitors
July 26, 2016 – 9:43 am | No Comment
Suma’s Japanese Visitors

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Suma wins ‘Employer of the Year’ at the annual Grocer Gold awards
June 16, 2016 – 11:26 am | No Comment
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Pearl barley: A hidden storecupboard gem
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Pearl barley pudding with coconut and rapberries
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Pearl barley pudding with coconut and rapberries

When it comes to pearl barley recipes, pudding may not be the first thing that springs to mind. But simmered with coconut milk, rosewater and berries, this humble grain is transformed into a comforting yet exotic pudding, with a zingy fruit flavour and a creamy texture.

Suma is looking for Evening Warehouse Workers
May 2, 2016 – 9:20 am | One Comment
Suma is looking for Evening Warehouse Workers

We are currently recruiting

We are pleased to announce that we are looking to recruit part time workers for evening shifts at our Elland warehouse. Successful candidates will initially be trained in order picking but may …

Japanese Visitors!
April 22, 2016 – 12:01 pm | No Comment
Japanese Visitors!

Here at Suma we are always keen to share information about cooperative working.