CAREERS AT GLASSWELLS

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CAREERS AT GLASSWELLS

All careers at Glasswells offer the benefit of a company pension and generous staff discounts (after a qualifying period).

Glasswells is the largest independent home furnisher in East Anglia. Established in 1946, Glasswells has become a household name renowned for providing a wide choice of quality furniture, carpets and homewares, offering excellent value and the very best customer service.

We have large destination stores and restaurants in Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, as well as High Street shops in Haverhill and Saffron Walden.

Our diverse business also includes a busy Removals and Home Storage department, Contract Flooring division and a large Warehouse and Distribution operation, as well as our Head Office and Webstore, which are all based in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

Employing 280 people across a range of job roles including sales and estimating, administration, flooring fitting, delivery and removal driving, warehouse operatives and catering, a career at Glasswells offers a competitive salary, company pension and generous staff discount scheme.

Be part of something special and take the first steps towards a rewarding career with a caring, family-run local business. To apply, please complete an online application using one of the links below or contact us for more information.

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Bury St Edmunds

Bury St Edmunds

Graduate Graphic Designer | Full Time 

We are looking for a graduate graphic designer to join our team, working closely with the Sales Director, Marketing and Website departments to ensure brand consistency across all digital and printed media.

Demonstrating an interest in digital design, primarily you will be responsible for the creation of various digital adverts, email shots, web pages and in store printed point of sale. However, the role is varied and you will be required to assist on any other design and marketing projects that may arise.  You will be organised and able to prioritise work and meet deadlines; you will need to be flexible and prepared to handle much busier workloads at peak promotional times.

You will have a keen eye for detail and a good standard of spelling, grammar and punctuation is essential. A flair for creative copy writing or experience in photography and/or videography would be advantageous, but not essential. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone looking to start or continue a career in graphic design at a large family-run interiors retailer.

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Bury St Edmunds

Restaurant Manager | Full Time

As restaurant manager you will be a brand ambassador for Glasswells, so customer satisfaction is the priority.

The role – we are looking for a dedicated, experienced and enthusiastic restaurant manager to coordinate the operation of the restaurant on a daily basis. Taking responsibility for the restaurants performance, recruitment, training, management and motivating the team whilst making certain that there is consistency of high standards in presentation,  quality of the food and service. To ensure the quality of all dishes they are made with fresh local produce onsite daily by the team.

Benefits – Day time working hours, every other weekend off, free parking, staff discount after qualifying period and competitive salary.

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Bury St Edmunds

Deliveries Supervisor | Full Time

We are looking to recruit a Deliveries Supervisor at our busy distribution centre on Suffolk Park, Bury St Edmunds. Reporting to the Warehouse and Distribution Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for our delivery crews and the efficient management of customer deliveries, whilst upholding the highest customer service standards.  Previous supervisory experience is essential, along with a good geographical knowledge of the East Anglian Region.  A history in furniture handling or domestic removals would be advantageous and, as this role involves day to day use of our-in house computer system, a good level of IT understanding, including Microsoft Excel, is required.

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Bury St Edmunds

Commercial Storage Manager | Full Time 

We are looking for an experienced manager to oversee the commercial storage operation at our purpose built warehouse in Bury St Edmunds.  We provide a variety of services for our clients, which include the storage, handling and distribution of palletised stocks, archived documentation and bulky goods.  You will need to build relationships with our current customers and, at the same time, actively seek new opportunities that will grow the business. You will be required to assist in other areas of the warehouse administration, health and safety and deputise for the Warehouse Manager.  Excellent communication, organisation and IT skills, particularly Microsoft Excel, are essential and experience of working in a warehouse environment would be an advantage.

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Bury St Edmunds

Commercial Flooring Manager | Full Time

We are looking for an experienced Commercial Flooring Manager to head up our team of 20 people, including surveyors and flooring fitters, with an annual turnover in excess of £2 million. Working across the East of England, Glasswells supplies and installs contract flooring into new build housing developments, hotels, schools and hospitals.

You must be capable of performing all aspects of the role from day one. You will need to demonstrate strong leadership skills, liaising with clients and contractors on site, and show that you can plan, control and execute projects to completion, on time, in a safe way and to budget.

Surveying and estimating skills for all types of flooring and carpet installations are essential, along with a full driving license. You will be confident using Microsoft Office and full training will be given for our in-house sales, stock and accounting system. We use the Masterpiece estimating system and experience of working with this would be useful, but not essential.

Hours are 8.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday, or the required hours to get the job done, and salary will be based on experience (£35k – £45k OTE). Other benefits include a company car, group pension, staff discount and discretionary bonuses based on company and personal performance.

Glasswells is a family run business which was founded 75 years ago with a strong heritage in the East of England. This is a rare opportunity to join the management team and we welcome enthusiastic, sales driven applicants who are passionate about flooring and providing the very best level of customer service.

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Bury St Edmunds

Window Measurer and Estimator | Full Time

We are looking for someone to join the successful Soft Furnishings team in Bury St Edmunds to undertake home visits and measure up windows for curtains, blinds and track systems. A full driving license is essential. Whilst experience of made-to-measure window treatments would be an advantage, full training will be given to the right candidate. You will need to demonstrate accuracy and a keen eye for detail, as well as excellent mathematical skills in order to create estimates for our complex products and services. As well as home visits, you will have regular shifts in the shop where you will be able to increase your product knowledge through serving customers, organising stock and working closely with other members of the team.

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Bury St Edmunds

Soft Furnishings Sales Adviser | Full Time

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic person to join our successful team within the Soft Furnishings department.  Whilst experience of ‘made-to-measure’ curtains and blinds would be an advantage, full training will be given to the right person.  This demanding and varied position requires the applicant to have great customer service skills and the ability to prioritise workloads to meet deadlines.  This is an ideal opportunity for someone with creative flare, an eye for colour and an interest in interior design.

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Bury St Edmunds

Cook | Part Time

We are looking for a competent person who is passionate about creating a variety of high quality dishes.  Strong organisational skills and a flair for cooking are required in this multi-tasking role where you will be responsible for the quality, presentation and consistency of the orders within the kitchen, ensuring they meet our high standards and are delivered to our customers on time. Hours include some weekends on a rota basis.

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Bury St Edmunds

Homewares Sales Assistant | Part Time | Weekends Only

We are currently looking for a sales adviser to join our Linens, Lighting and Homewares team. This is a permanent position, working weekends. Applicants will be confident, flexible and approachable, with a cheerful and willing attitude to assist our valued customers. You will be required to work weekends only.

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Ipswich

Ipswich

Soft Furnishings Sales Adviser | Full Time

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic person to join our successful team within the Soft Furnishings department.  Whilst experience of ‘made-to-measure’ curtains and blinds would be an advantage, full training will be given to the right person.  This demanding and varied position requires the applicant to have great customer service skills and the ability to prioritise workloads to meet deadlines.  This is an ideal opportunity for someone with creative flare, an eye for colour and an interest in interior design.

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Ipswich

Receptionist | Full Time

We are looking for a confident administrator to work on our customer facing Reception desk.  You will have excellent communication skills, an outgoing personality and the ability to work well as part of a team.  This varied role includes dealing with customer enquiries, both in store and over the telephone, processing orders on our in house computer system, taking payments and handling cash, arranging deliveries, plus general post and filing duties.  A good level of I.T. skills are required.  This job will include weekends, and bank holidays on a rota basis.

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Ipswich

Cook | Full Time

We are looking for a competent cook who is passionate about creating a variety of high quality dishes. Strong organisational skills and a flair for cooking are required in this multi-tasking role where you will be responsible for the quality, presentation and consistency of the orders within the kitchen, ensuring they meet our high standards and are delivered to our customers on time. Hours 8.30 – 4.30 Monday to Saturday and 9.00 – 3.30 Sundays, will include working alternate weekends and bank holidays

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Ipswich

Interior Designer | Full Time

A creative, yet sales focused person is required to work within our design centre as an Interior Designer. Previous experience is essential; you will be expected to liaise with customers to help with their choices of furniture and soft furnishings, advising on everything from colours to materials. Home visits will also be required to provide an entire design service, from initial sketches and mood boards through to sourcing relevant furniture from the Glasswells’ range, the ultimate objective is to ensure the customer’s design aspirations are met. This is not solely an interior designer role and, as part of the Soft Furnishing team, you will be required to work on the department serving our special customers and assisting with the day-to-day activities as necessary. This is a full-time role, working any five out of seven days, with bank holidays on a rota basis.

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Ipswich

Curtains & Soft Furnishings Sales Adviser | Full Time

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic person to join our already successful team within the soft furnishings department. Experience of ‘made-to-measure’ curtains would be advantageous. This demanding and varied position requires the applicant to have great customer service skills and the ability to prioritise workloads to meet deadlines. This is an ideal opportunity for someone with creative flare, an eye for colour and an interest in interior design.

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Ipswich

Head Cook | Full Time

This position is perfect for a competent person who is passionate about creating a variety of high quality dishes.  Strong organisational skills and a flair for cooking are required in this multi-tasking role where you will be responsible for the quality, presentation and consistency of the orders within the kitchen, ensuring they meet our high standards and are delivered to our customers on time. Hours  8.30 – 4.30 Monday to Saturday and 9.00 – 3.30 Sundays, will include working alternate weekends and bank holidays.

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Ipswich

Homewares Sales Adviser | Part Time

A multi-skilled sales adviser is required for our busy linens and gifts departments. Applicants must be confident, flexible and approachable with a cheerful and willing attitude to help and serve customers. You will be required to work 4 x 5 hour day shifts per week including alternate weekends.

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Ipswich

Catering Assistant | Part Time | Zero Hours Contract

We are looking for a part time Catering Assistant to join our busy Place to Eat Restaurant in our Ipswich store; experience preferred, but not essential. This is a zero hours contract. Working weekdays as well as weekends.

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Haverhill

Haverhill

Flooring Estimator & Sales Adviser | Full Time

We require a sales focused person with excellent customer communication skills to join our flooring department in Haverhill.  You will be responsible for both in-store sales and visiting customers’ homes to take measurements.  You will use our in-house computerised estimating system to create comprehensive and accurate quotations, therefore attention to detail is essential.  Experience in the flooring industry would be advantageous, however full training will be given to the right person.  A full and clean driving license is required.

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Haverhill

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Saffron Walden

Saffron Walden

There are no vacancies at this location at the moment.

APPRENTICESHIPS AT GLASSWELLS

If you are looking to start a rewarding career with a successful family-run independent business, we would love to hear from you. An apprenticeship at Glasswells will allow you to work with some of the finest experts in the industry, learning valuable skills and providing the opportunity for promotion and growth.

Bury St Edmunds

Apprentice HGV Class 2 Drivers (Minimum age 18yrs old) | Full Time

We are looking for apprentices to join the team at our Central Warehouse and Distribution Centre in Bury St Edmunds, working Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week. You will be enrolled onto a 12 month LGV Driving Level 2 course, completion of which gains an industry recognised qualification. The starting salary is £4.50 per hour.

You will receive on the job training with an experienced delivery/removal driver, as well as remote learning, and will be trained in all aspects of furniture deliveries and assemblies, home removals, and general warehouse work. You will be expected to provide the high level of customer service that Glasswells customers have come to expect.

You will need to have a clean and full current driving licence and be aged 18 or over. The job is physically demanding and the successful applicant will need to be punctual, reliable and polite.

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Bury St Edmunds

Apprentice Carpet & Floor layer | Full Time

We are looking for domestic floor laying apprentices to work out of our Bury St Edmunds store, working Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week. You will be enrolled onto a 24 month Floorlayers Level 2 course, through Floortrain GB, completion of which gains an industry recognised qualification. The starting salary is £4.50 per hour.

You will receive on the job training with an experienced floor fitter, as well as remote learning, and will be trained in all aspects of floor laying including carpets, hard floor, subfloor preparation and finishing. You will be expected to provide the high level of customer service that Glasswells customers have come to expect.

The job is physically demanding and the successful applicant will need to be punctual, reliable and polite.

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Bury St Edmunds

Apprentice Hospitality Team Member | Full Time

We are looking for a hospitality apprentice to join the team in our in-store Place to Eat restaurant in Bury St Edmunds, working five out of seven days on a rota basis, 37.5 hours per week. You will be enrolled onto a 12 month Hospitality Team Member Level 2 or Level 3 course at West Suffolk College, completion of which gains an industry recognised qualification. The starting salary is £4.50 per hour.

Working primarily front of house, you will receive on the job training, as well as remote learning, and will be trained in all aspects of core restaurant hospitality and catering. You will be expected to provide the high level of customer service that Glasswells customers have come to expect.

You will need to be confident, punctual, reliable and polite.

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Bury St Edmunds

Apprentice Administrator | Full Time

We are looking for an apprentice administrator to join the team at our Bury St Edmunds store, working five out of seven days on a rota basis, 37.5 hours per week. You will be enrolled onto a 18 month Business Administration Level 3 course at West Suffolk College, completion of which gains an industry recognised qualification. The starting salary is £4.50 per hour.

Assisting in various areas of the business as required, from behind the scenes website, accounts and buying departments, to front of house reception and customer service, you will receive on the job training, as well as remote learning, and will be trained in many different aspects of retail administration.

You will need to demonstrate excellent IT and communication skills, accuracy and be punctual and reliable.

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Bury St Edmunds

Apprentice Hospitality Production Chef | Full Time

We are looking for a production chef apprentice to join the team in our in-store Place to Eat restaurant in Bury St Edmunds, working five out of seven days on a rota basis, 37.5 hours per week. You will be enrolled onto a 12 month Production Chef course at West Suffolk College, completion of which gains an industry recognised qualification. The starting salary is £4.50 per hour.

Working primarily back of house, you will receive on the job training, as well as remote learning, and will be trained in all aspects of core restaurant hospitality and catering. You will be expected to provide the high level of customer service that Glasswells customers have come to expect.

You will need to be confident, punctual, reliable and polite.

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Bury St Edmunds

Assistant Restaurant Manager | Full Time

We require an Assistant Restaurant Manager to help with the day to day smooth running of our busy restaurant. You will ensure that the kitchen, service counter and waiting staff are all working as a team. You will be responsible along with the Restaurant Manager to help recruit, train and motivate your team. You will meet and greet customers, organise table allocations and offer advice about menu choice. You will be able to confidently respond to customer queries and complaints, when deputising for the Restaurant Manager.

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Saffron Walden

Flooring Sales Adviser | Full Time

We require a sales focused person with excellent customer communication skills to join our flooring department in Saffron Walden.  You will be responsible for shop sales and visiting customers’ homes to take measurements.  You will use our in-house computerised estimating system to create comprehensive and accurate quotations, therefore attention to detail is essential.  Experience in the flooring industry would be advantageous, however full training will be given to the right person.  A full and clean driving license is required.

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BURY ST EDMUNDS

Warehouse Assistant | Part Time

We have a part time vacancy (12 – 20 hour per week) at our Warehouse & Storage facility based on the Moreton Hall in Bury St Edmunds. We are looking for a practical person who can competently carry out various odd jobs and general maintenance. Regular work will include operating a ride on floor cleaner and pallet repairs. You will be also be required to assist with general warehousing duties as required.

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Bury St Edmunds

Soft Furnishings Sales Adviser | Part Time | Saturdays Only 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and confident assistant to join our Soft Furnishings team. No experience is necessary, full training will be provided on how to sell curtains and blinds and assist our customers with selecting and matching colours and fabrics. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to start working in retail or interior design.

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Bury St Edmunds

Commercial Flooring Surveyor | Full Time

We are looking for an enthusiastic, organised and competent sales representative to join our successful Commercial Interiors division. The majority of our work involves the supply and installation of contract flooring and carpets to businesses, working predominantly with house builders across the county. The role involves on-site visits, measuring and estimating and day-to-day project management and communication with our clients. Experience within the flooring supply industry would be advantageous, however full training will be given to any applicants with a strong background in sales (B2B or retail). This is an exciting opportunity for anyone looking to begin a long and rewarding career at Glasswells.

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Carpets

Bury St Edmunds

Warehouse Operative / Forklift Driver | Full Time

A forklift driver is required to work within our busy team at Kempson Way.  Applicants must have an articulated (Aislemaster/Bendi/Flexi) and/or counterbalance forklift license and a full driving license would be advantageous.  Experience in goods in, picking, packing, despatch, computerised location systems and stock control would be useful.

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Bury St Edmunds

DRIVERS | Full Time 

We are looking for HGV class 2 and 7.5 Tonne drivers. The position involves handling valuable possessions and liaising directly with our customers, so experience would be preferred. Working as part of a two-person team, you will need to be physically fit and strong to safely lift heavy household items. A clean driving licence is necessary and you must be up to date with Driver CPC training.

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Ipswich

Cook | Full Time

This position is perfect for a competent person who is passionate about creating a variety of high quality dishes from scratch.  Strong organisational skills and a flair for cooking are required in this multi-tasking role where you will be responsible for the quality, presentation and consistency of the orders within the kitchen, ensuring they meet our high standards and are delivered to our customers on time. Alternate weekends, no evenings.

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Bury St Edmunds

Receptionist | Full Time | Bury St Edmunds

We are looking for a confident administrator to work on our customer facing Reception desk. You will have excellent communication skills, an outgoing personality and the ability to work well as part of a team.  This varied role includes dealing with customer enquiries, both in store and over the telephone, email and live chat, processing orders on our in-house computer system, taking payments and handling cash, arranging deliveries, plus general post and filing duties. A good level of IT skills are required. This job will include working weekends and bank holidays on a rota basis.

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IPSWICH

Apprentice Floor Layer | Full Time

We are looking for a domestic floor laying apprentice to work out of our Ipswich store.

You would be enrolled onto a 24 month Floorlayers Level 2 course through Floortrain GB  which at the end gains an industry recognised qualification.

You will receive on the job training with an experienced floor fitter as well as remote learning and will be trained in all aspects of floor laying including carpets, hard floor, subfloor preparation and finishing. You will be expected to give a high level of customer service to which Glasswells customers have come to expect, working Monday to Friday 40 hours a week. The job is physically demanding and the successful applicant will need to be punctual, reliable and polite.

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Bury St Edmunds

Soft Furnishings Assistant Manager | Full Time

We have an exciting new vacancy for an experienced Retail Assistant Manager to join our successful Soft Furnishings team. Assisting the department Manager and providing support to the team, this is a demanding and varied position, requiring the applicant to have proven management/supervisory experience, including after sales customer care. You will need to demonstrate that you can motivate the team to hit sales targets and prioritise the day-to-day workload within the department. You will be enthusiastic and approachable, with excellent communication skills and a strong sales background. This role involves estimating curtains and blinds, so you will need to have a keen eye for detail, excellent accuracy and a genuine interest in home interiors and design; experience of selling curtains and/or blinds would be preferred, however full training will be given to the right person. This is a full time role, working any five out of seven days, including weekends and bank holidays, on a rota basis.

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Bury St Edmunds

Furniture Sales Adviser | Full Time

We are looking for an experienced and highly enthusiastic person to join our Furniture sales team in our busy Bury St Edmunds store.  Applicants will have an impressive track record within a sales environment, have the ability to maximise the effectiveness of in-store promotions, be motivated by sales targets and show a flair for engaging with customers to ensure they enjoy their entire Glasswells shopping experience.

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Bury St Edmunds

Flooring Sales Adviser | Part Time

We require a confident person to assist within the carpet, flooring and rug department in our Bury St Edmunds store.  The sales advisor role includes helping customers throughout the department, booking home measures and generally assisting and supporting the carpet and flooring team.  Hours of work are:  10.30am – 4.30pm Sunday and 9.30am – 6.00pm one weekday.

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