Do you want to shape the future of a busy, multi-million pound business - and give back to the community at the same time?

Lincolnshire Co-op is looking for talented and experienced individuals to stand for election to join its Board of Directors, and it couldn’t be easier to start your journey.

As an elected member of the board you’ll help oversee the running of the Society and build strength for the long-term, all to make life better in our local communities.

Lincolnshire Co-op President Reverend Barbara Hutchinson said: “Our hard-working board members bring fresh ideas, energy and enthusiasm to the business, so we’re excited to hear from those who’d like the opportunity to join them.

“We’re looking for passionate people with specialist skills that could add to the expertise we have on the board already, particularly those with a finance or accountancy background. If you think this could be you, then why not get in touch?”

To register your interest and to find out more, simply visit lincolnshire.coop/joinourboard and complete the online form by Wednesday 5th July.

Selected applicants will be invited to an event to find out more about the role of the board of directors. Further shortlisting will then take place, and final candidates who are eligible will have the opportunity to stand for election by the Society’s members next May.

The Society recently welcomed new directors Nicola Berry and Richard Wills to the board following a contested election in May, which saw six candidates vie for five vacancies and over 4,000 votes cast by members.

Lincolnshire Co-op is an independent co-operative with more than 220 outlets including food stores and filling stations, post offices, travel branches, pharmacies, funeral homes and more.

It has 280,000 members in Lincolnshire and the surrounding counties and its elected Board of Directors represent their views. A competency framework for directors has also recently been introduced.