The Co-op Group has launched a search for Member Pioneers to create relationships between members, colleagues and local causes.
Initially, the retailer is looking for recruits in 70 of its Co-op communities, and by 2020 hopes to have a Member Pioneer in all 1,500.
“We’re looking for special people who share our passion to make great things happen locally,” said Rufus Olins, chief membership officer at the Group.
“Member Pioneers will bring members, colleagues and local causes together. They’ll know how to listen and inspire other members in their communities to get things done.”
The new role involves working closely with members, colleagues, community organisations and local causes supported by the Group. The aim is to “get people talking about what matters most” in local communities and get people working together, with meetings and events to encourage volunteering and co-operation.
According to the Group, a successful Member Pioneer must be able to motivate people to work together, full of great ideas and confident at using social media to share success stories.
They will receive a full induction session and training and will have access to online resources and the Group’s co-op engagement advisors.
“We recognise how important it is to support our communities practically – encouraging people to come together and developing deeper relationships with members, colleagues and local causes to create one Co-op,” added Mr Olins.
““Our new Member Pioneers will be crucial to that.”
- The hours each Member Pioneer works will vary between eight and 32 hours per month depending on the size of the community, and will receive £7.61 an hour. Click here to find out more about about becoming a member pioneer.