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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org