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Vacancy Introduction

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We are looking for ESEL Deployment Assistants to join our team who wish to take part in working overnight shifts to deliver the instalment of Electronic Self Edge Labels (eSELs) to our food retail estate.

Experience is not essential as we will give you all the training you need, however, you will have to be Over 18, hold a full valid UK driving licence and drive your own vehicle.

Initially your contract will be on a 6-week basis; Each fit out will require us to roll out in different locations across East Anglia, so if you want to stay on, there is always the opportunity.  

Role Responsibility

How does it work?

A team of colleagues will be assigned to a selected store prior to closing time. Once the store has closed and the store colleagues have left, your work will begin. It will be your job to work in your team to deliver the roll out in store working to deliver all changes prior to the store opening.

What are the benefits for me?

  • Collaboration with colleagues to deliver a transformational digital pricing journey for our co-op;
  • Great experience working within a project;
  • Rate of pay £11.50 per hour, rising to £15.30 per hour between the hours of 11pm and 5pm;
  • Paid mileage – 45p per mile for any miles accrued over your journey between your home address and our centralised base of operations.

What will I be working on during the instalment?

  1. Clipping of plastic stripping onto shelf edge
  2. Clip on of Electronic Shelf Edge Labels (eSELs) onto plastic stripping
  3. Pairing of eSEL to product on shelf
  4. Ensuring eSEL matches product just scanned/on shelf across Ambient, Freezer, Fridge, Fresh Produce and Bakery, Stacks & Bins, Dark Sales (Tobacco) – across whole store
  5. Clearing old plastic stripping and paper SELs as go through store, collecting for recycling. 
  6. Use of HHT (Hand-held Terminals) with App to pair product to eSEL. 
  7. Leaving store neat and tidy and ready for opening hours.

The Ideal Candidate

What do I need to be able to do this?

  • Candidates will be working overnight 10pm – 6am.
  • Candidates must be over the age of 18.
  • Hold a valid UK driving licence.
  • Use of your own personal vehicle.

Package Description

What’s in it for you

At the East of England Co-op, we strive to be the best place to work. We invest in our colleagues to help them to progress in their careers and achieve their full potential. How do we do this?  

  • Competitive rates of pay
  • 20% discount in our food stores, along with other discounts across our family of businesses
  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holiday entitlement) which increases with service
  • 5% employer pension contribution
  • Death in service benefit
  • Access to our colleague communications app, The Loop
  • Enhanced* family leave and pay arrangements
  • Opportunities to grow, with award-winning training and apprenticeship programmes
  • Great deals and discounts across 100’s of high street and online retailers
  • Financial wellbeing support, including Wagestream®

Check out the detail of all our colleague benefits here.

* Enhanced on statutory terms, subject to service criteria.

We recognise the challenges people face trying to balance commitments both in and out of the workplace -  perhaps studying, caring commitments, or other employment. We therefore aim to be as flexible as possible, to create shift patterns that work for both our co-op and our colleagues.


About the Company

The East of England Co-op is the largest independent retailer in East Anglia, with over 230 stores and branches across Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire.

Owned by over 260,000 members – including our colleagues – our vision is to be the most valued organisation in our region, by being a better kind of business and using our profit to make a positive impact on our communities.

Our Community Cares Fund provides hundreds of thousands of pounds to support groups and good causes, with a focus on mental health and wellbeing, food justice for all and creating community spaces. 

With a focus on environmental sustainability, we’re proud to have led the way on reducing food waste, being the first major retailer to sell food past its Best Before date for just 10p. 

At the East of England Co-op, we strive to be the best place to work. We invest in our colleagues to help them to progress in their careers and achieve their full potential, whether in food retail, funeral services, property investment, travel, security, stonemasonry, events, or our support functions. 

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Our Recruitment Process

If this is the job for you, simply click ‘apply’. You will be required to register a profile on our careers page. To do this simply click apply. The good news is you’ll only have to register once – after this, it’ll be easier and quicker to apply for any roles in the future too.

Please note that our working patterns are non-contractual. The advertised working pattern represents the normal working pattern for the role at time of advertisement and is subject to change.

East of England Co-op


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