Jobs and Investment

Current opportunities in the co-operative sector
This page includes application forms and job specifications for vacancies in the co-operative movement in the South West and beyond (see below - scroll down) and also information about investment opportunties both for mutuals seeking investment and private investors looking for ways to balance a financial return with social impact.


If your society would like to be introduced to social investors, find out more about our Co-op Angels service here  

Somerset Development Workers Co-operative - shares with 4.5% interest and Enterprise Investment Scheme Tax Relief. The offer is open until the end of October, and to request an offer document please email This is normally a PDF document sent by email, but feel free to provide a postal address and request a printed copy.

Coming soon: 

Development Co-operative Limited - shares with 6% interest and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme Tax Relief
East Reach Retail Co-op - shares with Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme Tax Relief
Red Bridge Centre Co-op - shares with Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme Tax Relief
GO-OP - shares with EIS Tax Relief


SCS CIC: working for an innovative and ambitious Co-operative Development Body
You will need to read the files 'Who we are and how we work' and 'Core Responsibilities' (other background documents can be found elsewhere on this website). There is an application form here (ODT format) or here (RTF format). Don't send a CV at this stage, we won't look at it. Also, we would also ask you to include this equal opportunities monitoring form here (ODT format) or here (RTF format), though it will only be read after an invitation to an interview is issued.
There are four positions we are recruiting for (you may apply for up to two), and you must read the job description before applying:
Co-operative Development Worker
Co-operative Fundraiser 
Co-operative Administrator
Trainee social enterprise accountant
Deadline for applications: noon on August 14th

Red Bridge Centre - Manager and Director of a new social enterprise
The Red Bridge Centre is an exciting new co-operative business that is preparing to launch a centre for sustainability in Somerset: one location where new eco-technologies and the very best green lifestyle options can be displayed, experienced, taught and marketed.
The RBC team is looking for people willing to take up key positions in the leadership team with broad responsibilities and highly skilled requirements. Could you be part of an ambitious and high profile venture from its inception, tackling the climate crisis and clean tech opportunities head on?
An initial salary of £28k pro rata (part time or full time) is just the start - this role has the potential to place you in a top managment position in a fast growing and well-capitalised business.
Download the job information pack here.

East Reach Retail 
We're looking for a core team to deliver retail, food preparation and catering services from premises on East Reach, Taunton. Download coming shortly.

GO-OP, various positions - see their website