Food Retail

Putting u in Southern Co-op

We're proud to serve local communities in towns and villages across the south of England. We know that our customers rely on us for our convenient locations and great product range but even more important is the customer service we provide, and that's where you can really make a difference. Working in our retail business, you're the face of Southern Co-op. Whether you're a customer service assistant, duty manager, store manager or area manager, every role is important in helping us make a positive impact in the communities we serve.

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Our roles


Customer Service Assistant

Working as a customer service assistant means you'll be at the heart of local life and the person that our customers recognise and remember. You'll be serving customers, re-stocking products and keeping the store looking great. With a wide range of work patterns available, you'll hopefully find the hours that suit.


Duty Manager

Supporting our store manager, our duty managers spend most of the time on the shop floor identifying opportunities to improve the store experience for our customers. You'll help build key community relationships through our Love Your Neighbourhood scheme and be able to run all aspects of the store operation in the absence of the store manager.


Store Manager

As store manager, you'll inspire and develop your team and work to make sure that every one of our customers feels valued as soon as they walk through the door.

You need to be flexible and commercially aware ensuring that your store is always performing at its best for our customers.


Area Manager

As an area manager you'll manage and lead an area team to deliver great results providing the best service to our customers and communities.



Southern Co-op is a franchisee of Starbucks and operates multiple locations.

Baristas are an important part of our customers' day and experts at handcrafting delicious beverages.

Store managers look after daily operations and take responsibility for financial results. The role provides the opportunity to develop your own team.