Colleague Benefits

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Everyone who works for our Co-op gets to take advantage of a fantastic package of benefits and discounts.

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Colleague discounts

10% on food purchases, more details here

5% pension contribution

5% contribution if you contribute 5%. Statutory amount is currently 3%

Life Cover

If you die whilst employed by our Co-op your next of kin will receive 3 x your basic annual salary.

Enhanced family leave

Enhanced support for families, including 10 weeks maternity or adoption leave at 90% of average pay and one week paternity leave at 90% of average pay (for colleagues with 1 years’+ service), plus paid leave for fathers/partners to attend antenatal appointments. We’re also proud to offer an additional two weeks leave and pay for families supporting a baby in neonatal care.

IVF support

Paid leave for IVF appointments and treatment.

Employee assistance programme

Advice on a range of issues including stress, counselling, family issues.

Low cost loans

Save direct from your salary and get preferential loan rates. Via our partner Eastern Savings and Loans Credit Union.

Free tea and coffee at work


£10 Christmas Party contribution

£10 contribution for every colleague for their team Christmas party

Cycle to work scheme

Excellent savings on a new bike (up to 42%) in partnership with Halfords.

Free Flu jab

Free annual flu jab through Lloyds Pharmacy.

Rewarding long service 

We recognise the effort and contribution our colleagues make each and every day. However, we think reaching particular service milestones is pretty special and something we want to celebrate. Therefore, colleagues will receive a letter from our Leadership team and a small, personal gift recognising every 5 years of service. Colleagues achieving 25 years’ service will be invited to attend an evening event to celebrate their dedication and contribution to our Co-op. They’ll be presented with a certificate to mark the occasion and will have the choice of receiving either £350 of East of England Co-op vouchers or a premium watch (engraving optional).

Paid membership for relevant professional associations

We'll cover the cost of membership of a professional association if its required or relevant for your role.

Rental Deposit Loan Scheme

Colleagues can borrow from us an interest-free contribution towards a rental deposit for their new home.


10% off


10% off at East of England Co-op franchises only

Electrical goods

10% off

HL Perfitt

10% off memorial stonemasonry, stone and slate house signs, and granite kitchen worktops

Wedding venue hire

10% off Hire costs of Wherstead Park

Holiday lettings

10% off Bookings of four nights or more during off-peak season at our Snail Mail and Pigeon Hole apartments in Aldeburgh


5% off some elements of your booking, check with your Travel Advisor

Funeral services

('At Need' Services)

Professional fees capped at £500.

Discount applies to colleague's immediate family only.

Funeral services

(Pre-paid Funeral plans)

10% off pre-paid funeral plans. Discount applies to the qualifying dividend spend element of your chosen plan only.

Colleagues with more than 5 years’ service receive a 12-month extension to this discount beyond their leaving date.

Terms & conditions apply.

Colleague discount is not applicable on the following items: Cigarettes and tobacco products, baby milk, forecourts, fuel, gift vouchers, lottery tickets and scratch cards, PayPoint transactions, postage stamps and savings stamps




The Original Factory Shop

15% off at The Original Factory Shop in our Leiston Supermarket for our colleagues who work in our Leiston Supermarket


10% off at M&Co outlets in our stores for our colleagues who work at any of the following locations; Brightlingsea, Bunrham-on-Crouch, Hadleigh, Felixstowe, Frinton-on-Sea, Stanway and Halstead.

Kerseys Solicitors

15% discount on residential conveyancing, wills and all other legal services.

Ellisons Solicitors

A free half hour consultation with the family department. Discount on Residential Conveyancing and £50 voucher for first time buyers

Ellisons Solicitors

15% off Wills, Probate and LPAs

Anglia Home Furnishings

15% off

Lex Autolease

Lex Autolease have made available a set of special offers and preferential rates on car leases for East of England Co-op colleagues.

Energie Fitness

(only at Energie Fitness, Peartree Road, Stanway)

Preferential rate at an affordable high quality gym offering everything you need to achieve your fitness goals in a fun and friendly environment. Members receive a 50% reduction on the joining fee (saving £10) and a membership fee of £19.99 a month.
Present your membership card at reception or email or call 01206 709999.

Terms & Conditions apply