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

Foreign Exchange Consultant

Salary: £9.70 per hour

Department: Travel

Location: Braintree/Chelmsford


Trainee Travel Consultant

Salary: £9.00 per hour

Department: Travel

Location: Braintree/Chelmsford


Travel Consultant

Salary: £9.81

Department: Travel

Location: Braintree/Chelmsford


Shift Leader

Salary: £11 per hour

Department: Food

Location: Hullbridge


Sales Advisor (Furniture)

Salary: £9.70 p/h plus commission

Department: Furniture

Location: Braintree Quadrant


General Assistant

Salary: £9.70 p/h

Department: Food

Location: Woodford


Driver/Driver’s Mate

Salary: £10 p/h

Department: Department Stores (Furniture)

Location: Braintree Based with deliveries throughout Essex


Delivery Driver (Snappy Shopper)

Salary: £9.70 p/h

Department: Food

Location: Braintree Area


Part Time Baker (Baddow Road, Chelmsford – Petrol Station)

Salary: £9.70 p/h

Department: Food

Location: Baddow Road, Petrol Station (Chelmsford)


Sales Advisor (Furniture)

Salary: £9.70 per hour + Commission

Department: Furniture

Location: Chelmsford Quadrant Department Store


General Assistant

Salary: £9.70 p/h

Department: Food

Location: Church Street, Bocking


Sales Assistant

Salary: £9.70 per hour

Department: Linens (Quadrant Dept Store)

Location: Braintree


Morning Baker (part-time)

Salary: £9.70 p/h

Department: Food (bakery)

Location: Bocking, Braintree


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


Duty Manager

Salary: £10.79 per hour

Department: Food

Location: Please enquire