Career Opportunities

Heart of England Co-operative is a locally owned, major regional employer and a key member of the local community. We aim to offer our employees a working culture that positively encourages development through training and educational opportunities.

We also offer management and supervisory training for staff to be able to develop their skills and their careers with us. Please scroll down to see the positions we are currently seeking personnel for.

Positions Currently Available:


Deputy Store Managers
(Food Division)

Salary between £22,000-£24,000

We are looking to recruit Deputy Store Managers for our Co-operative food convenience stores located in Coventry, Rugby and Nuneaton area.

Your role will be to assist the Store Manager in managing the store. You will inject your own personality and fresh thinking into a business that is recognised for its honesty and integrity.

Successful applicants will be committed, enthusiastic, organised and be able to work as part of a team to deliver the highest standards of customer service.You should have relevant management experience preferably with knowledge of existing food convenience store practices and systems however full training will be provided.

Applicants must be available to work five out of seven days with fully flexibility contracted to 39 hours but also to cover additional hours as the business requires.

You should be fully mobile as you may be required to travel to any store within the trading area.

Part-Time Food Store Supervisors – Coventry

We are currently looking to recruit Part Time Supervisors to work in our Food Stores in the Coventry area.

Previous retail experience is essential and previous supervisory experience is desirable but not essential as full training will be provided.

The successful candidate will need to have excellent customer service skills, be able to work within a team and on their own initiative. They will have supervisory responsibilities which will include being responsible for cash and the opening and closing of the Store.

The positions are Part Time and will be worked over a seven day trading period so flexibility in working hours is essential.


Funeral Assistant


39 hours per week

£19,185 per annum plus overtime and on-call payments

We are looking for a Funeral Assistant who will provide an exceptional level of care when bringing the deceased into our care and whilst out on the day of the funeral. These colleagues need to have superb driving skills to transport our client families in comfort and safety in our ceremonial Hearses and Limousines.

This role (39 hours per week plus On Call) is based at our care centre in Rugby. The successful candidate will ideally have some experience in the Funeral Industry however this is not a requirement as full training will be provided once in post.

What will you get in return?

In return for their hard work, we offer our staff a comprehensive range of benefits such as:

  • Staff discount in our 33 Food Stores and 14 Funeral branches.
  • Discounts for Co-operative Travel and AHF Furniture stores.
  • Enhanced annual leave (rising with service).
  • Eye care – we offer contributions to glasses for working at a screen as well as free eye tests.
  • A competitive pension with up to 10% employer contributions.

Interested applicants should apply in writing to:

Personnel Department

Heart of England Co-operative Society Limited

Whittle House

Courtaulds Way

Foleshill Enterprise Park



Or E-mail:

Head Office

How to apply

If you are interested in any of the above vacancies please apply in writing enclosing your C.V. to: Amanda Gibbons, Personnel Manager, Heart of England Co-operative Society,
Whittle House, Foleshill Enterprise Park,Courtaulds Way, Coventry, CV6 5NX
Alternatively please email:

If you are interested in any positions within the Society that are not listed on our website please complete our Application Form which is available from the download link below or from any of our Food Stores or Funeral Homes and return to either the relevant Food Store, Funeral Home or to our Personnel Department Whittle House, Foleshill Enterprise Park, Courtaulds Way, Coventry, CV6 5NX, advising of the position you are interested in.


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