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Marsden Grocery Community Benefit Society is looking to appoint a new manager for The Village Green, Marsden’s community-owned grocery shop, based at 5 Peel Street, Marsden.
We welcome applications from people with a proven track-record in retail management and business development, a strong interest in sustainable food and a desire to work in a community-owned business.
This is a full-time post and the annual basic salary is £23,712 p.a.
For a copy of the job description and person specification, please contact the Board at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Communications should be marked ‘Shop Manager’.
Closing date: Friday 12th June, midnight
Interviews: Week beginning 15th June
We’ve launched ‘Marsden Help’ to assist with the distribution of essential supplies and support to families affected by COVID-19
As demand has risen, we have taken the decision to move the day to day operation out of the shop.
The Village Green is setting-up a Resilience Fund which will be used to create a food box scheme to help people in the village who are struggling.
We will be working with other local businesses and organisations and with support of Cllr Rob Walker.
We can confirm we made the minimum investment value, with over £50,000 of share funds already cleared. As importantly, we smashed our 300 shareholder target, with 396 different shareholders.
We’re planning an opening date of Friday 15th November.
We can now confirm we also qualify for the share booster scheme, who now only need to invest less than £10,000.
On behalf of the Directors of the Society, we thank you all.
The Village Green is pleased to present the application for our first posts at the shop – Shop Manager and Worker. Full information is available in the pack. The downloads allow you to get the pack as a single zip file or individual files.
The closing date for applications is Saturday 28th September at 12 noon.
Great News! Marsden’s own, fantastic, Cuckoo’s Nest have given us £1,950 towards the refitting of the new cooperative shop.
We’re so grateful. Thank you!
After rigorous application, we’ve just found out that Hive, who provide expert business support for cooperatives, have offered us four days help to refine our business plan and develop the share offer. This is really important in helping make us a more rubust organisation.
Support will come from Mark Simmonds, a coops expert from Hebden Bridge who has just finished helping Kirklees Solidarity Economy Network develop their business plan for a domiciliary care cooperative here in the upper Colne Valley.
Our most exciting news is that we’ve secured premises. We are taking on what was Magic Box, next to the Post Office.
There is lots of internal and external work to do on the shop to accomodate us but we will be opening in early October.
(as stated in our constitution, November 2018)