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Sustainability and Reporting Coordinator (maternity cover - fixed term contract)

Elland, Halifax

Job Ref
00009
Location
Elland, Halifax

About us
Here at Suma we’ve been doing things a bit differently for over 40 years. Not only in our mission to supply everything vegetarian, ethical and sustainable, but also in how we are run.
Suma is a worker co-operative; a business owned and run by the nearly 200 members who work here. We’re a group of ordinary people who have built a business on principles of integrity and equality. Suma’s employees work together to collectively set the direction of the business - there’s no shareholders and no traditional ‘bosses’. Everyone at Suma gets paid the same wage, takes personal responsibility and does a range of jobs each week.
About the job
As a co-op we are more than the sum of our parts, and we are seeking a Sustainability and Reporting Coordinator to be based at our main offices in Elland, West Yorkshire (home-working an option). This is a Fixed Term Contract role, as maternity cover for up to 18 months.

Beyond our financial sustainability, Suma has a Purpose, Values and Vision that extends beyond profit and encompasses sustainability across social, environmental, economic and ethical issues. We want to ensure that Suma’s approach to internal sustainability aligns with our external positions and influencing objectives, and that it is well evidenced, transparent and consistent within and across the organisation and with key external networks and stakeholders.

Using their influence and inter-departmental networking skills, the Sustainability and Reporting Coordinator (cover) will lead the development, communication and implementation of an ambitious Sustainability Strategy across Suma. In order to secure engagement and embed a culture of sustainability across the co-op, they will need to work closely and collaboratively at all levels within Suma.

We are looking for someone with highly developed influencing and communications skills, with the ability to operate, connect, build relationships and inspire at all levels internally and externally and enhance the credibility and influence of the organisation.

There are a number of great benefits which are shared by all Suma employees:

• A competitive, equal pay salary
• Generous holiday entitlement
• Flexible working
• Staff discount
• Free meals whilst on-site
• Overtime can be taken as pay or time off in lieu
• Access to occupational sick pay

We are looking to fill this post on a part-time (3 day week) basis. Suma is committed to principles of diversity and inclusion and encourages applicants from all backgrounds.

About you

• Good organisational skills
• Interest in environmental and sustainability issues
• Interest in research, with an inquisitive character
• Ability to negotiate with and motivate and others
• Ability to network
• Willing and able to delegate
• Ability to prioritise and manage your time


To apply
Visit our website www.suma.coop/about/jobs for full job description and to download an application form. Please note that we only accept applications on our own forms and do not accept CVs. The website is also a great place to find out more about us and what we do.
The closing date for applications is 25th June 2021. We cannot accept applications received after this time. First stage interviews will be conducted w/c 5th July. The exact date will be confirmed nearer the time.


Function
Services
Status
Part Time
Type
Fixed Term Contract
Hours
Flexible


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Trial Member - Distribution

Trial Member - Distribution RDC

Greenford, London

Job Ref
00004 TM Distribution RDC
Location
Greenford, London

Internal Recruitment. You must be currently working at Suma, or have been working at Suma on the 5th May 2021, to be able to make an application.

We are recruiting for new members to join our co-operative from our existing fixed-term workforce. This is to retain people with experience of working in our distribution team in both Elland and Greenford and to strengthen our workers co-operative. Applicants must currently work in the Suma Distribution team and have passed the standard probationary period. You may also apply if you were working at Suma on the 5th May 2021 and your contract has since expired.

Hours: Between 24 - 40-hour contracts.
Equal pay salary: £15.92 per hour, plus benefits
(40 hour week, circa £33,113.60)
Closing date for applications: 5 pm Friday 18th June 2021.

Suma is a leading distributor of vegetarian, fairly traded, natural and organic foods. Suma is also a large and successful workers’ co-operative. Members of our co-operative collectively own Suma, and as well as self-managing their time are responsible for the operation, the management, and the development of our business.

As a trial member, you will be expected to demonstrate your commitment to Suma while working solely in distribution roles and shifts. You will perform these roles whilst also gaining knowledge and experience to become a Suma member, responsible for developing and running the business collectively. You will come to us with existing experience; you will continue to perform essential distribution-related work to a high standard, and when there is business need training will be provided to enable you to take on new roles and projects.

We value diversity; our workforce is made up of people from all walks of life with a shared commitment to ethical values, hard work and cooperation. We offer equal pay and a cooked meal (or equivalent expenses) a day, but in return we expect you to have a high degree of self-management and you must share our cooperative values. For questions or more information, speak to Tim (Distribution People Coordinator) or the Personnel Team on 01422 313 840, or email personnel@suma.coop

Function
Logistics (Distribution/Driving)
Status
Part Time
Type
Permanent


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Trial Member - Distribution Elland

Elland, Halifax

Job Ref
00004 TM Distribution Elland
Location
Elland, Halifax

Internal Recruitment. You must be currently working at Suma, or have been working at Suma on the 5th May 2021, to be able to make an application.

We are recruiting for new members to join our co-operative from our existing fixed-term workforce. This is to retain people with experience of working in our distribution team in both Elland and Greenford and to strengthen our workers co-operative. Applicants must currently work in the Suma Distribution team and have passed the standard probationary period. You may also apply if you were working at Suma on the 5th May 2021 and your contract has since expired.

Hours: Between 24 - 40-hour contracts.
Equal pay salary: £15.92 per hour, plus benefits
(40 hour week, circa £33,113.60)
Closing date for applications: 5 pm Friday 18th June 2021.

Suma is a leading distributor of vegetarian, fairly traded, natural and organic foods. Suma is also a large and successful workers’ co-operative. Members of our co-operative collectively own Suma, and as well as self-managing their time are responsible for the operation, the management, and the development of our business.

As a trial member, you will be expected to demonstrate your commitment to Suma while working solely in distribution roles and shifts. You will perform these roles whilst also gaining knowledge and experience to become a Suma member, responsible for developing and running the business collectively. You will come to us with existing experience; you will continue to perform essential distribution-related work to a high standard, and when there is business need training will be provided to enable you to take on new roles and projects.

We value diversity; our workforce is made up of people from all walks of life with a shared commitment to ethical values, hard work and cooperation. We offer equal pay and a cooked meal (or equivalent expenses) a day, but in return we expect you to have a high degree of self-management and you must share our cooperative values. For questions or more information, speak to Tim (Distribution People Coordinator) or the Personnel Team on 01422 313 840, or email personnel@suma.coop

Function
Logistics (Distribution/Driving)
Status
Part Time
Type
Permanent


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Warehouse Picker - Fixed Term Contract

Warehouse Picker - Temporary Worker

Elland, Halifax

Job Ref
00001 FTW Warehouse
Location
Elland, Halifax
Salary
£15.92 per hour

We recruit temporary workers on an ongoing basis to work at our Elland warehouse or drive our trucks.

We offer up to 18 month contracts for Warehouse Pickers and LGV Drivers. Because Suma is busy it’s hard work, but you’ll be well rewarded with pay at the same rate as everyone else, plenty of options for paid overtime, the kind of open and democratic culture you’d expect from a large worker co-op, and for those based in Elland, a fantastic meal every day.

Function
Logistics (Warehouse)
Status
Part Time
Type
Fixed Term Contract


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