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.

Internal Audit Officer

We are looking to recruit a suitably experienced Internal Audit Officer. The individual will have a proven retail audit experience (especially in food retail), you will understand all of the factors that influence stock loss and shrinkage. You will be familiar with accounting practices, business principles and internal control concepts and have the gravitas and interpersonal skills to build credible relationships at all levels.

The successful candidate should be able to:

  • Communicate, both verbally and in writing, to all levels of the organisation
  • Possess sound organisational skills
  • PC literate in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Adaptable to system and procedural changes in a fast-moving retail environment
  • Have a flexible approach to work
  • Possess a clean driving licence
  • Skilled investigator of losses and potential risks
  • To have an analytical and methodical work practice to ensure all relevant areas of the audit process are covered
  • To be self motivated, requiring little one on one supervision

You will report directly to the Financial Controller & Secretary.

Funeral Assistant – Nuneaton
(39 hours per week)

We are currently looking to recruit a full time Funeral Assistant to work 39 hours per week at our Funeral Home in Nuneaton. In addition to the full time hours the applicant must participate in the out of hours rota covering evenings and weekends on call, as well as weekend funerals.

We are looking for an individual who is able to work well as part of a team, yet can work own their own initiative. The ability to work well under pressure whilst maintaining a sympathetic manner and being sensitive to the needs of others is a prerequisite.

The main duties and responsibilities for the Funeral Assistant will include bringing the deceased into our care from hospitals, nursing homes, private residences and other locations, fitting of the coffins, preparation and cleaning of the vehicles, attendance on the funeral bearing the coffin and other associated tasks.

Candidates must be caring and compassionate with a committed approach to excellent client service. You will also require a mature tactful approach and possess a full driving licence.

Flexibility is essential to this role as you may be required to work at other branches within the Division.

How to apply

If you are interested in any of the above vacancies please apply in writing enclosing your C.V. to: Miss Maureen Emms, Personnel Manager, Heart of England Co-operative Society,
22 Abbey Street, Nuneaton, CV11 5BU
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 22 Abbey Street, Nuneaton, CV11 5BU, advising of the position you are interested in.


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