Careers

So, you’d like a job with Chelmsford Star? Good choice!

Chelmsford Star is a co-operative society owned by its members, which means we reinvest our profits back into our communities and follow strict ethical values. There are many different co-ops across the UK, and ours operates independently and within Essex only. We’re always looking for new faces to join our team, of any age and from any background.

We employ approximately 850 colleagues across our 4 trading divisions; Co-op food shops, Quadrant department stores, Co-op travel agents and Co-op funeral directors. Plus our Head Office, based in Chelmsford, covers functions as diverse as administration, human resources, IT, maintenance, finance, marketing and member events.

We have a wide range of job opportunities available, with flexible working patterns to suit our team. We also provide training opportunities for our workforce, and prefer to promote from within. Courses available including bespoke training, both in stores and on-line, and National qualifications in our accredited centre.

Employee benefits

As a Chelmsford Star Co-operative Society employee you are part of a successful team with the following benefits:

  • Weekly pay
  • Society membership
  • Staff discount
  • Career progression
  • A variety of training to suit individual jobs
  • Accredited qualifications
  • Flexible working
  • Self contributory pension scheme
  • Self contributory health plan schemes
  • Death in service
  • Long Service Awards (after completion of 5 years)

Current vacancies

Trainee Retail Store Manager

Salary: £25,740-£28,000 depending on experience

Department: Food

Location: Various stores across Essex


Retail Shift Leaders

Salary: £11 per hour

Department: Food

Location: Various stores across Essex


Sales Assistant – Quiz Clothing (12 hours p/w)

Salary: Salary: £6.83-£9.50 per hour

Department: Quiz Clothing (Concession)

Location: Braintree Quadrant


Family Liaison Officer

Salary: £9.95 per hour

Department: Funerals

Location: Chelmsford


Family Liaison Officer (Part time – 20 hours p/w)

Salary: £9.95 per hour

Department: Funerals

Location: George Yard, Braintree


Shift Leaders (Dagenham Store)

Salary: £11 per hour

Department: Food

Location: Dagenham


General Assistants (Dagenham Store)

Salary: £9.70 p/h

Department: Food

Location: Dagenham


Store Cleaners

Salary: £9.70 p/h

Department: Food

Location: Various stores across Essex


Baker

Salary: £9.70 p/h

Department: Food

Location: Havengore (Springfield)


General Assistants – Havengore

Salary: £9.70 p/h

Department: Food

Location: Havengore (Springfield)


Supervisor

Salary: £10.66 per hour

Department: Food

Location: Thundersley


General Assistants

Salary: £9.70 p/h

Department: Food

Location: Thundersley


Sales Advisor (Furniture)

Salary: £9.70 p/h

Department: Furniture

Location: Braintree Quadrant


Retail Support Administrator (16 hrs per week)

Salary: £10 per hour / 16 hours per week

Department: Department Stores (Admin)

Location: Chelmsford Quadrant


Sales Advisor (Fashions)

Salary: £9.70 p/h

Department: Fashion

Location: Braintree Quadrant


Travel Consultant

Salary: £9.81 per hour plus commission

Department: Travel

Location: Braintree/Chelmsford


Travel Assistant Manager

Salary: £11.00 per hour plus commission

Department: Travel

Location: Braintree/Chelmsford


Pricing & Promotions Administrator

Salary: £25,500

Department: Food - Merchandising

Location: Chelmsford (Head Office)


Food Store Manager

Salary: From £32,000 per annum

Department: Food

Location: Please enquire


General Assistant

Salary: £9.70 per hour

Department: Food

Location: ACROSS ALL STORES