Lincolnshire Co-op recruiting more staff to keep up with demand caused by coronavirus

With food production industries and grocery shops under increasing pressure to cope with unprecedented demand due to customers self-isolating and panic-buying, it has resulted in many looking to recruit new staff.

Lincolnshire Co-operative Society. EMN-200320-110037001

Moy Park is recruiting for its Anwick poultry factory near Sleaford and supermarkets are recruiting while restricting opening hours to restock.

Lincolnshire Co-op is also needing more people to help keep its shelves stocked after it temporarily closed its Navenby and Billinghay stores for short periods to restock after shelves were stripped.

The Co-op is launching a recruitment drive in a bid to strengthen its team, citing issues including the heightened demand for services, school closures and colleagues undertaking self-isolation periods that have meant there are fewer team members available to work in front-line outlets.

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The business’s recruitment team are keen to find customer service assistants for food stores and pharmacies. They are also looking for delivery drivers for the bakery Gadsby’s and to help deliver medication to pharmacies and home delivery patients.

Anyone interested can fill out the application form (links below). They will then have a telephone interview to enable them to start as soon as possible. Many of the roles would suit people from retail or hospitality backgrounds.

Head of People and Performance Heather Lee said: “All our colleagues are doing a brilliant job – from those on the front-line to those in support and office roles. We’re redeploying people to help our front-line teams too.

“We’re working really hard to keep all our outlets open and serving our communities – but we do want more people to come forward and help boost our workforce so we can continue to do that through the days and weeks to come.”

Varied fixed-term and casual contracts are currently available, with scope for these to be made into permanent contracts at a later date.