Become a Council Member

Applications for our 2020 Council Elections have now closed...

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What happens next?

Thanks to everyone who applied or shared their interest in 2020.

Click here to find out more about what happens now and what to expect if you're successful.

If you have any questions about the role or the application process, please email us:

Become a Co-opted Council Member

Our Members' Council has up to seven seats available for co-option each year, helping us to represent our diverse communities. For 2020, we have four co-opted seats available and are particularly welcoming applications from BAME groups and people under 30. To apply, you need to be a Co-op Member but don't need to meet our eligibility criteria of having 500 trading points or a three-year membership term.

Your chance to apply for co-option will end at midday on 12 June, 2020.

Thinking about applying in 2021?

Applications for our Members' Council will open again in January, 2021.

To apply, you'll need to earn at least 500 trading points in 2020 and have been a Co-op Member for three years prior to applying.

The role of our Members' Council

Our Members’ Council gets involved in all parts of Co-op life and has a responsibility to:

? Work with our Board and senior managers to make sure members’ interests are represented and positively influence their thinking.

? Make sure that we’re staying true to our values and principles

? Be a strong advocate for Co-op in the outside world – shout loudly and proudly about our achievements, work with your local community and get Co-op Members involved in shaping the Co-op they own.

How do our Council Members do this? They:

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Does this sound like an opportunity for you? Hear from some of our newest Council Members as they bring the role to life below or read about some of our Council Members' latest work.

Find out more

You can read more about how our Council Elections work in our regulations.