2014 Recruitment
September 23, 2014 – 11:16 am | 11 Comments

We are pleased to announce that we are recruiting new Members for our warehouse teams in our growing workers’ cooperative. If you believe that you have got what it takes to make a positive contribution to our co-operative use the information on this page to submit your application.

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2014 Recruitment
September 23, 2014 – 11:16 am | 11 Comments

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We are pleased to announce that we are recruiting new Members for our warehouse teams in our growing workers’ cooperative. We are also looking for LGV drivers with category C entitlement.
If you believe that you have got what it takes to make a positive contribution to our co-operative you can complete an application form. Please indicate on your application form whether you are applying for Member recruitment – warehouse or LGV, or whether you are making a speculative application for short-term work.

Applications for jobs at Suma will only be considered if submitted on our Suma Job Application Form and speculative applications will be kept on file for a 6-month period.

To download the application form and accompanying documents right click the links below and choose ‘Save Link As’

Suma Job Application Form Oct 2014
Member Job Description 2012
Trial Member Recruitment Advert Sep 2014

Become a Member

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Being a Member of our cooperative means more than just having the right skills to do our day-to-day jobs. We are looking for the right blend of personal strengths. Dedication, stamina, and efficiency are all key elements.. as you’ll need to be able to make your own decisions and stay focussed for hours at a time. But even more important are communication skills, as you’ll always be working with other people for the good of the team. You’ll be responsible not only for our customers’ happiness, but for the vision and future of our cooperative business.

As a trainee member you would be expected to demonstrate your commitment to Suma while working in a variety of roles, starting with the basics of warehouse distribution – picking palletised orders. We move lots of boxes every day – around our warehouse, onto trucks, around the UK and overseas. It’s a skill essential to distribution and one that we all learn to do efficiently in our first 3-months.

Happy to take on challenging roles?

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Suma makes use of people’s existing skills and helps them to develop in new and challenging roles. You could become a forklift truck operator and a stock controller, or a loader and a warehouse coordinator. Alongside your day-to-day jobs you will carry out your role as Member, developing and managing our business. Running a distribution centre with over 7000 products and £4 million pounds of stock requires lots of different skills.

We value diversity. Our workforce is made up of people from all walks of life with a commitment to ethical values and collective working. Membership of Suma doesn’t require financial investment – apart from £1 for a share certificate – what it does require is hard work and dedication to working collectively.

Do you share our values and would you rise to the challenge of joining our cooperative? If so, Suma may be for you. It’s challenging work, but, we believe that 38 years of hard work and dedication has built a strong workers’ cooperative with enviable pay and conditions.

Equal pay and equality are core principles at Suma, whether you’re a student helping out for the summer or have been here from the start. A full time 40-hour member will currently earn circa £30.200 plus benefits – healthy pension contributions, profit related bonus, 35 days holiday, discounted staff shopping, free vegetarian works canteen, flexible working, access to Suma’s free pallet….

How to apply

Emma balances her working week between working in our sales and customer information teams with a mix of manual warehouse work.

Closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 10th October.

All applications must be on our application form – you can hand write it, type it, post it, submit it by email, whatever is best for you – as long as it’s on our own application form downloadable below. CVs will not be accepted. Please specify whether applying for warehouse or LGV Trial Membership.

Our motto is ‘All together better’ – What would you bring to Suma?

Post applications to:

Personnel Department
Suma Wholefoods
Lacy Way
Lowfields Business Park
Elland
West Yorkshire
HX5 9DB

Email applications to:
personnel@suma.coop

To download the application form and accompanying documents right click the links below and choose ‘Save Link As’

Suma Job Application Form Oct 2014
Member Job Description 2012
Trial Member Recruitment Advert Sep 2014

2014 Recruitment
September 23, 2014 – 11:16 am | 11 Comments
2014 Recruitment

We are pleased to announce that we are recruiting new Members for our warehouse teams in our growing workers’ cooperative. If you believe that you have got what it takes to make a positive contribution to our co-operative use the information on this page to submit your application.

National Cupcake Week – Day 5 – Vegan Fairy Cakes
September 19, 2014 – 11:29 am | 2 Comments
National Cupcake Week – Day 5 – Vegan Fairy Cakes

A budding chef, Lily, aged 10 sent us this recipe for the cutest fairy cakes we’ve ever seen – watch out professional bakers!
220g Margarine,
220g Caster sugar,
300g Self raising flour,
200g Soft tofu,
3tsp baking powder
2tsp Vanilla essence.
Heat …

National Cupcake Week – Day 4 – Lemon Meringue Cupcakes
September 18, 2014 – 11:25 am | No Comment
National Cupcake Week – Day 4 – Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

Another keen baking member, Andy Reynolds sent us this in – a cupcake with a zesty difference!
Ingredients:

200g caster sugar
100g softened butter
2 eggs, plus 2 egg whites
zest 2 lemons, plus 2-3 tbsp lemon juice
100g self-raising flour
4 …

National Cupcake Week – Day 3 – Elvis Cupcakes
September 17, 2014 – 11:17 am | No Comment
National Cupcake Week – Day 3 – Elvis Cupcakes

This lovely recipe was donated kindly by our of our customers – Aardvark Wholefoods. Carmarthen - have a look at their foodie blog here!
 
Elvis cupcakes.

2 ripe bananas, mashed

125g raw cane sugar

3 tbsp demarera sugar

125g plain flour

1 …

National Cupcake Week – Day 2 – Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes
September 16, 2014 – 11:13 am | No Comment
National Cupcake Week – Day 2 – Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes

This recipe was kindly donated by Sheree Hatton – one of our lovely members!
250g Butter, At room temperature,
250g Caster Sugar
250g Gluten-Free Self-Rasing Flour
4 Eggs
1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
3 tbsp Cocoa Powder
For the Icing: 200g Icing sugar, …

National Cupcake Week 2014 – Day 1 – Mocha Cupcakes
September 15, 2014 – 11:07 am | One Comment
National Cupcake Week 2014 – Day 1 – Mocha Cupcakes

 
To celebrate the ever-popular ‘cupcake’, to encourage baking at home, with family, sharing skills or to support your local bakery, we’ve been asking our readers to offer a delightful recipe for you to try at home. Here’s …

Suma Soaps Handmade and Exclusive
September 12, 2014 – 11:20 am | No Comment
Suma Soaps Handmade and Exclusive

Owners and Willy Wonkas of the soap world are two ex Suma co-op members. They used to work with us here, until they swapped the people’s republic of Suma for soap making, and they haven’t looked back.

Winter Brochure 2014
September 4, 2014 – 7:29 am | No Comment
Winter Brochure 2014

This Winter Suma are offering lots of great new products, these are included in our new Winter brochure, so here’s a taster from us, Suma, the workers cooperative where things are altogether better.

Plunkett Foundation Partnership
September 3, 2014 – 1:26 pm | No Comment
Plunkett Foundation Partnership

Suma and Plunkett support small community groups
Plunkett Foundation and Suma Wholefoods are delighted to have agreed a supply deal exclusively for community co-operatives across the UK launching from the 1st September.
Aimed at community co-operative members …

New Suma essential oil soap range, Available from the 1st September..
August 28, 2014 – 5:09 am | No Comment
New Suma essential oil soap range, Available from the 1st September..

Every one of these twelve new and beautiful soaps has been carefully hand crafted using a blend of olive oil, coconut oil, and shea butter. We’ve used an age-old traditional method that means each bar retains all of the soap’s naturally released glycerine. It’s a method which helps produce a wonderfully natural moisturising soap, with a rich creamy lather which is kind and nourishing to even the most sensitive of skins.

New Suma organic hamper
August 28, 2014 – 3:59 am | No Comment
New Suma organic hamper

The gift that keeps on giving.
Suma Product Code: BT351
To celebrate a little slice of Suma, we’ve very carefully selected a mix of our favourite vegan, organic Suma products, and presented them in a beautiful hamper, …