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Co-op recruiting 'member pioneer' for East Sutherland


By Alison Cameron

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As part of its drive to support the communities around its stores in east Sutherland, the Co-op is searching for people to work with local good causes and vulnerable people.

Successful “Member Pioneers” will receive full training and the business’ support as they help groups and individuals in the east Sutherland area during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond. The new position forms part of a drive to recruit 1000 pioneers across the country.

The new position forms part of a drive to recruit 1000 pioneers across the country.
The new position forms part of a drive to recruit 1000 pioneers across the country.

Existing pioneers are currently involved in a wide range of activities including co-ordinating food drives and offering personal support to those unable to leave their homes.

Leading the new nationwide recruitment drive, Russell Gill, head of co-operative and local engagement at Co-op said: “We’re looking for people who have the passion to bring communities together effectively, believe in the power of co-operation, and who hold the wellbeing of their community at the forefront of their mind, to truly make a difference.

“This has never been more important than now.”

Applications will be welcomed from residents in the east Sutherland community – Helmsdale, Brora, Golspie, Dornoch and Rogart areas.

Russell continued: “The Highlands has so many strengths and we want to help communities be as resilient as possible, against the new challenges posed by Covid-19.

“The new pioneers should really spearhead our efforts, support great causes and think up new ideas.”

To apply to be a member pioneer, visit: jobs.coop.co.uk/member-pioneers The role is 16 hours each month.

The Community Wellbeing Index is available to all.

Check your postcode at: communitywellbeing.coop.co.uk

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