Like-minded

At Vitsœ we always have an eye open for like-minded, passionate, affable people who might want to work with us. (And, if you are like-minded, you will have read all of the following, and quite a bit of this website, before contacting us.)

The current vacancies are beneath this section. Intentionally.

Who are we?

Long term

In a world where short-term gain, cutting corners, insincerity and depersonalisation have become the norms, we try to build long-term relationships with our customers, suppliers and employees by treating them respectfully, and by demonstrating that we are clearly committed to you/them for the long term.

We will not accept short-term gain at the expense of long-term loss.

Integrity

If you have ever dealt with us, you will hopefully have discovered that we attach as much importance to the integrity of the people who pack your boxes, drive our vans and install your shelves as we do to those who answer the telephones, plan your shelving systems or pay the bills (on time).

Eclectic

As a customer once pointed out to us, Vitsœ is a wonderfully eclectic group of people of all ages that includes everyone from artists to zoologists – and lots inbetween (writers, painters, sculptors, leatherworkers, musicians, weavers, modelmakers, sailors, photographers, road-racers and mountain-bikers). Many of us at Vitsœ can boast of a childhood fascination with Lego. Does this sound familiar?

Diversity

Vitsœ is an international and multi-cultural business with customers, suppliers, employees and locations across the globe. Diversity breeds creativity and, in an environment where employees are encouraged to think for themselves, the better and richer solutions come from the breadth of Vitsœ’s employees. Vitsœ is an employer with a diverse workforce that provides equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their gender, religion or belief, ethnic, cultural or national origins, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, education or age.

Just a job?

We are always delighted to receive interesting CVs so please email yours if you would like to consider joining us. However, be sure to tell us, in writing, why you think that working at Vitsœ might make a difference to both your life and to Vitsœ. We need to know that you want to work with us, not that you just want a job.

Oh, and think twice before sending a CV that lists your interests as “going to cinema, meeting friends”. Is that really all there is to you?

What happens next?

You should be aware that we will want to talk to you on the telephone before we meet you, and that we might ask you to prepare a short presentation on an obscure topic for your interview or to bring something you have made with you.

If you are successful at interview, we will ask you to spend a trial day with us when you will have the opportunity to discover much more about us.

And finally, once you start working with us, there will be an agreed trial period during which both you and we can assess if the chemistry really works.

Time-wasting

If any of the above is not to your liking, then it is best if you do not contact us in the first place. We do not wish to waste your time.

Current vacancies

Our new building in Royal Leamington Spa is nearing completion. We have taken great care and attention in its creation. Unusually for a work-place it will be occupied 364 days per year – and most hours in the day. Activity within the building is wide-ranging: furniture assembly, office work, museum curation and software development sit alongside the overnight accommodation for visiting Vitsœ employees.

We are now recruiting to bring the very best out of the building – and all of us who work in it.

Supply-chain coordinator

We are looking for an organised and meticulous person to join our supply–chain team and take full responsibility for our stock control process.

You will be responsible for ensuring Vitsœ’s promises to its customers can be kept; your decisions will have a direct impact on the business.

You will be committed to ensuring that just enough components of the desired quality are available at the required time.

This is a great opportunity to join Vitsœ’s supply chain and deliver improvements driven by quality and our high level of service.

Download the full job description (PDF file, 38KB)

Start date

As soon as possible

Salary

Dependent on experience

Location

Royal Leamington Spa

Installer

We wish to recruit a friendly, organised and trustworthy person to join our team of installers based in London.

You will be required to travel – a careful driver is essential – to our customers’ homes installing their orders with precision and care. You will need to work as part of a team, and sometimes independently.

You should be practically minded, with good spatial awareness and meticulous attention to detail. Vitsœ prides itself on the high level of service it provides, and our customers will expect you to be tidy, diligent and personable. After all, you are our public face.

You might have honed your skills, for example, in a craft workshop; with a display team; in the theatre; or even baking cakes.

Download the full job description (PDF file, 55KB)

Start date

As soon as possible

Salary

Dependent on experience

Location

London and Royal Leamington Spa

Planner

3–5 Duke Street, London is an unusual retail environment. We not only display our furniture but we seek to provoke, educate and amuse with our series of quirky events and exhibitions.

We wish to recruit a creative, problem-solving, articulate and good-humored person to join our planning team at 3–5 Duke Street, London.

You will be advising our customers and planning their furniture so that they too become convinced of the merits of living better with less that lasts longer.

You will be required to work most Saturdays (our busiest day) and will assist the day-to-day running of the shop. You must be trustworthy and naturally computer literate. Of course, you will be at home in the worlds of art, architecture and design so that you can engage with our knowledgeable and loyal customers. Salary will be according to skills and experience.

Download the full job description (PDF file, 38KB)

Start date

As soon as possible

Salary

Dependent on experience

Location

London W1U

Housekeeper and/or groundsman/woman

The primary purpose of our new building is to create a space in which our business may thrive in a collaborative and convivial atmosphere, for the long term.

To help achieve this we are looking for one or two people to take ownership of both the building (38,000 sq ft) and its landscape (the site covers 3.3 acres). He, she or they will oversee the entire function of the building from security and cleaning via food and drink to facilities management including, say, inductions for everyone using the building (how to open windows; operate blinds; lock doors etc).

Importantly the live-in accommodation will be available to the successful applicant(s) – who may have a background in entertainment, education, the forces or similar.

Start date

As soon as possible

Salary

Dependent on experience

Location

Royal Leamington Spa

Cleaner

Our new building has been designed and built to be robust – and to benefit from the patina of use.

But we want to keep it clean and tidy – and safe – at all times. We are looking for one or two people to take ownership of such a responsibility. We do not want to outsource this important role to an external contractor (so, if you are one, please do not offer your services).

These permanent but part-time roles will suit someone who takes more than usual care and attention when performing what others may regard as daily chores.

Start date

As soon as possible

Salary

Dependent on experience

Location

Royal Leamington Spa

User interface designer

Vitsœ is looking for a talented digital user-interface designer to take the visual lead as we update the design of vitsoe.com. If you’re an experienced user interface designer with a formal visual design background, we’d like to speak to you.

You will be joining Vitsœ’s in-house team, taking an iterative approach to refine designs based on user testing and website analytics.

You will be experienced delivering user interface designs across different devices and platforms and take a rigorous design approach to interactive elements, layout and typography.

This is a great opportunity to join a collaborative team, delivering solutions driven by quality not deadlines.

Download the full job description (PDF file, 33KB)

Start date

As soon as possible

Salary

Dependent on experience

Location

Royal Leamington Spa

Senior web developer

We are looking for a senior software developer to join the team at our office in central London.

You will be helping to develop Vitsœ’s website, to keep up with changes in technology and to constantly seek ways to improve the way in which customers deal with us. You might be making small tweaks to CSS, major changes to server infrastructure, and everything in between.

You will also be working with our staff to help build software that helps them do their jobs. You will be able to sit alongside them and watch as they use the tools you have helped to create.

You will be writing mostly PHP with a dash of JavaScript, CSS and HTML. We like Sass, Composer and AWS.

Download the full job description (PDF file, 52KB)

Start date

As soon as possible

Salary

Dependent on experience

Location

London and Royal Leamington Spa

How to apply

Once you have done your homework, please email your covering letter and your CV.

But please remember to explain why working at Vitsœ might make a difference to both your life and ours. We need to know that you want to work with us, not that you just want a job.

people@vitsoe.com