We are recruiting!

We are looking for a hard working, responsible individual to be part of our busy team!
If you are passionate about vegan, organic and ethical living we would love to hear from you! Experience in retail is a must with experience working in an office being a bonus.

35 hours a week, but this could be negotiable but would include alternate Saturdays (closed Sundays) and incorporating either an opening or closing  each day or a combination of both.

After a successful three month probation period, candidate will be invited to become a member of our worker's co-operative and this role could  potentially lead to a director position within the business for the right person.


If you would like to apply for a position, please submit a covering letter and your CV to a member of staff or email to

Deadline for applications: Friday 23rd June



Rate of pay: £7.50 an hour with possibility of a pay rise at a later date.

Benefits: 25% off your shopping; a snack for lunch from our deli counter, opportunity to join our co-operative as a member after a probation period and progress within the co-operative in the future.

How is our co-op structured? Our employees are invited to become members of the co-op after a successful probation period- after this they can attend member meetings and contribute to the running of Rice Up; become involved in decision making processes and enjoy benefits such as the possibility of profit share and becoming a director in the future.  Directors are also members of the co-op but they have more responsibility and play a bigger role in running the business. We also have a number of volunteers.

Job Description:

  • Serving customers and assisting with customer queries
  • Helping to put away deliveries and replenishing stock on shop floor
  • General cleaning and tidying
  • Helping to open and close the shop
  • Refilling and cleaning loose food dispensers – please note, this task involves some heavy lifting.
  • Checking product use by dates and making reductions
  • Carrying out health and safety checks e.g checking fridge temperatures
  • Carrying out other general shop assistant tasks as necessary

Other duties you may be asked to help with:

  • Creating orders and dealing with suppliers
  • Updating the website and social media
  • Prepping food in our kitchen for the deli counter
  • Data entry
  • Updating till system and creating price labels
  • Helping at events outside of the shop premises such as vegan fayres
  • Creating window displays

Person specification:

Skills, Experience and Attributes Essential Desirable
Customer service experience
Some knowledge of vegan/ wholefood based products
Knowledge or experience of working in a co-operative business
Positive attitude, friendly personality and willingness to help
Retail or similar experience
Basic IT skills including Word and Excel
Basic numeracy and literacy skills
Able to use own initiative; prioritise workload and  be self-motivated to get tasks done
Working within a team- behaving in a co-operative and respectful manner to other colleagues
Ability to multitask and switch between jobs
More advanced computer skills e.g web design
Experience of dealing with business finances
Experience of vegan cooking or baking

If you are interested in applying for a position at Rice Up please email or hand into us a copy of your CV and a covering letter. (Our email address is

We would love to know your reasons for wanting to work at Rice Up as well as any experience, knowledge or other information which would make you perfect to join our team.

Good luck! Deadline for applications: Friday 23rd June

Rice Up Wholefoods Ltd is registered under the Industrial and Provident Societies Acts. No. 31407R