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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.
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.
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).
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?
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?
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 empowered as 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.
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.
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.
If you have recently graduated or are nearing the end of your course and wondering what the world has in store, have a read. There are people at Vitsœ in key jobs who joined us directly from education. We prefer to teach you rather than unteach you later on.
Join our London team:
We wish to recruit a friendly, organised and trustworthy person to join our team of installers based at our HQ in Camden, 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.
Join our London team:
workshop assistant required
We are looking for an ordered, diligent and trustworthy person to join our warm workshop team at our HQ in Camden, London.
You will be preparing, assembling and packing orders ready for dispatch worldwide. Your role is one of the most important at Vitsœ as your work will show a quality and exactness that nurtures our customers’ appreciation of outstanding service.
You might have honed your skills (manual dexterity, an ordered and tidy mind, and the ability to use simple engineering tools with care and precision) in a workshop or tinkering in the shed. Computer and software literacy is a must.
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.
Location: London NW1
Start date: as soon as possible
Salary: dependent on experience Job posted: 9 January 2015
Join our London team:
digital designer required
We are looking for a highly collaborative, detail-focused digital designer to create playful and usable user interfaces for Vitsœ’s website and software applications.
As a digital designer at Vitsœ you will be working within Vitsœ’s agile team of designers and developers. You’ll be working iteratively, sketching, prototyping and developing your designs using insights from user research and website analytics.
To succeed, you’ll need to be relentlessly focused on consistency and have a passion for getting things made, not just designed.
We offer you the opportunity to join a collaborative team, delivering solutions driven by quality not deadlines.
Join our London team:
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.