Right now we’re looking for people to join our Co-op Members’ Council, to have a say in the way we run the Co-op. It’s a really exciting opportunity as the Council gets involved in all parts of Co-op life and has a responsibility to:
- Work with the Board and senior managers to make sure members’ interests are represented
- Make sure that we’re staying true to our values and principles
- Be a strong advocate for the Co-op in the outside world – shout loudly and proudly about our achievements, work with the local community and make connections
The Council’s been involved in some really big things lately – it helped develop our new membership which returned £70m to members and £20m to good causes, and helped bring the Co-op to communities through 20 events across the country.
There are 100 people on the Council and they come from all walks of life. They include members, colleague members and members from other co-operative societies. Once elected they serve for three years.
Interested in standing as a colleague member?
To stand for election, you need to be a member and have joined before 5 January 2015. You also need to have earned 1,000 membership points between 1 Jan 2017 and 6 Jan 2018 (equivalent to spending just £20 a week in Co-op Food stores).
You have until midday on 16 February to apply for a colleague seat in one of these constituencies:
- North West
- South East
- South West
- Yorkshire and the Humber
- Isle of Man