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Job Vacancy; Member PIoneer – Co-op

9th August 2022 @ 6:06am – by Deborah Zaher – Coop
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I am the Member Pioneer Co-ordinator for the Co-op. I manage a team of 10 community pioneers (or, we call them, Member Pioneers) across Wirral and Chester. I have a vacancy for a Member Pioneer to cover Tarvin and Kelsall. It is 4 hours a week, working from home and in the community.

There are further details below and here is the link with more information and how to apply:

Please contact me with any questions.
Deborah Zaher
Member Pioneer Co-ordinator
Wirral & Chester
07971250018Job Description

Member Pioneer
£9.68 plus benefits

Home based in Kelsall and Tarvin. You’ll need to live in or very close to this community to be eligible to apply

4 hours per week (16 hours per month). Flexible hours that meet the needs of your community

We’re looking for member pioneers to join Co-op, in communities across the country. In this unique role you’ll be focused on bringing people together to make a difference in your community. That means talking to Co-op members, colleagues in stores and funeral homes, and representatives of the many local causes we support. By building relationships with and connecting these people you’ll be the catalyst for new ideas, initiatives and projects that will make our communities better places to live.

We plan to have a member pioneer dedicated to each of our communities and you’ll be a part of this ambitious plan for a better future. Everything you do will contribute to our community plan, making sure we make the biggest impact possible across the UK by increasing community co-operation. It’s an opportunity to make a visible difference where you live, supported by an organisation with nearly 70,000 colleagues.

What you’ll do:

develop an action plan to improve community wellbeing, aligned to key themes

establish and run a local community forum, or make connections with one that already exists

build a strong group of contacts locally, making use of social media platforms to help with listening to and getting involved in community conversation

get activities off the ground and encourage lots of involvement from members in your community

prioritise your time, making your hours count and focusing on opportunities to make the biggest difference.

This role would suit someone who:

  • has lots of enthusiasm with the ability to get things moving
  • is interested in all things community focussed
  • can inspire and motivate people through their communication style
  • loves working with and connecting people
  • can prioritise their time and remain focussed on a long term goal
  • is confident using social media
  • has good basic IT skills (ideally with experience using collaborative tools like the Google suite or Skype)
  • is both committed and dedicated
  • lives within or very close to the community you’ll support, detailed above

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