Suma - Compliance Co-ordinator, full time, £16.24 per hour

Suma is recruiting for a Compliance Co-ordinator, info below is from the job advert.

Suma is a worker co-operative; a business owned and run by nearly 200 members who work here. We’re a group of ordinary people who have built a business on principles of integrity and equality. Suma workers work together collectively to set the direction of the business - there are no shareholders and no traditional ‘bosses’. Everyone at Suma gets paid the same wage, takes personal and equal responsibility and does a range of different jobs each week.

We are currently seeking a Compliance co-ordinator to join us on a permanent, full-time basis working 32-40 hours per week.

The Benefits

  • Salary of £16.24 per hour
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Flexible working
  • Staff discount
  • Free meals whilst on-site
  • Overtime can be taken as pay or time off in lieu
  • Access to occupational sick pay

This is a fantastic opportunity for a dedicated compliance and risk professional who shares our commitment to fair trade values and ethics to join our co-operative business as we deliver nourishing organic vegetarian food across the UK.

As we set out to create a truly better world, you will have the chance to gain experience in an organisation like no other, enhancing your professional reputation and developing your skill set.

When you join us, you will discover a close-knit team, who share our vision of a fair and environmentally conscious way of doing business, and, with our flat managerial structure, you can be sure that your voice will be heard and respected.

The Role
As a Compliance Co-ordinator, you will ensure that we meet all relevant compliance and legal standards across our operations.

Specifically, you will take responsibility for our compliance with commercial elements around all elements of buying and purchasing food as a wholesaler, also looking at contractual advice, food safety, and providing advice and guidance across our business.

Working closely with risk and compliance colleagues, you will take special care of compliance and regulatory issues that affect our commercial relationships, customers, suppliers and staff.

About You
To be considered as a Compliance Co-ordinator, you will need:

  • Experience in a compliance role within a similar business sector
  • Experience of providing advice based around compliance
  • Knowledge of H&S legislation
  • The ability to build professional relationships
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

Other organisations might call this role Risk and Compliance Officer, H&S Compliance Officer, Health and Safety Compliance Officer, Compliance Manager, or Compliance and Regulation Officer.

Suma strongly encourages applications for this role from all potential candidates regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sex, ability or gender identity. We interact with many people each day which is why having diverse talent and being a co-op where colleagues feel included is important to us. Embedding an inclusive mindset in everything we do is a priority at Suma. If you may need any support / personalisation during our application process, we are happy to do so to make this process as accessible as possible. Please contact us to discuss this further.

The deadline for applications is 14th April’23. If you’d like to know more about the role, you can speak to @rossh or myself ( We’d really like to hear from you!