Careers


Careers at Sophie Allport

Sophie Allport is an exciting and vibrant place to be, whether you work in our head office in rural Lincolnshire, our shops or warehouse team. We are always interested in discovering and nurturing new talent.

We are a growing family business and are always looking for individuals who are passionate about retail, homewares and our brand. We want people to feel part of the family so that staff are able to grow both personally and professionally - we want people to fulfil their potential. We work in a supportive environment and have a family culture of working together as a team.

Current Vacancies


Shop Assistant

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join our Shop Team on a full-time temporary basis. The contract is expected to cover a 12-month period. This role will be prominently based at our Stamford shop but with flexibility to work at our Bourne Outlet as required. There will also be a requirement to work weekends and Bank holidays. We are looking for someone with high levels of enthusiasm and motivation, who enjoys working in a team environment, with the natural ability to delight our customers. Being customer focused is absolutely essential to this role.

Duties:

  • Providing an exceptional customer experience
  • Support with any social media content
  • Maintaining excellent shop conditions
  • Keeping the shop fully stocked
  • Advising and communicating with our customers
  • Assisting in visual merchandising
  • Phone call handling
  • Processing shop orders and deliveries
  • Keeping up to date with key product information
  • Processing transactions on our till system

What we are looking for:

  • A “can do” attitude
  • Knowledge of various social media platforms
  • Previous retail experience (not essential as full training will be given).
  • Comfortable working with members of the public.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Should have a confident manner.
  • Must be helpful and polite.
  • Basic computer and Microsoft (word, excel) knowledge.

If you are interested in joining a fast-paced family business, we’d love to hear from you. To apply please send a cover letter and your CV to careers@sophieallport.com

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Marketing Manager

We have a fantastic opportunity for someone to join the Sophie Allport Marketing team, based at our Head Office in Bourne, Lincolnshire with the flexibility to work from home.

You will be joining a close-knit, friendly team in a fast-paced environment. As marketing manager, you will be responsible for driving all customer performance KPIs. You will be responsible for marketing campaigns and strategies that drive increased customer retention and sales. There will be a strong focus on email and direct mail catalogue to support the continued growth of Sophie Allport in the UK and internationally. You will report to the Marketing Director.

What we're looking for:

  • A DM expert with at least 5 years experience of working on retention strategies with email and direct mail.
  • You must be performance driven and data analytical – very comfortable with quantitative analytics and have experience translating data into business and consumer insights.
  • Must possess a “can do” attitude
  • Project coordination skills and the ability to multi task
  • Excellent interpersonal, time management and communication skills
  • Must be highly organised and self-motivated

Email and Direct Mail:

  • Develop email and direct mail campaign strategies to drive customer retention and sales.
  • Oversee implementation of all DM campaigns.
  • Develop email strategies including lifecycle emails, personalised triggered flows, and promotional campaigns.
  • Work closely with the creative team on email content. Testing segmentation, messaging, frequency, send day/time, personalisation, etc. to ensure optimum results.
  • Use data to monitor the performance and health of all email and DM campaigns and identify areas for improvement; generating and testing hypotheses to always strive to improve conversions, orderer rates and lifetime value.
  • Develop a deep understanding of the Sophie Allport customer mindset, behaviour, and how best to use it to deliver results.
  • Success in this role will require tight collaboration with creative, content and merchandising teams to ensure all activity delivers on KPIs.

Not essential but advantageous:

  • Experience using Klaviyo
  • Experience in the homewares sector

Working Hours:

  • Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

If you are interested in joining a fast-paced family business, we’d love to hear from you. To apply please send a cover letter and your CV to careers@sophieallport.com

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Customer Fulfilment

As we head into our busiest period, we are looking for additional people on a temporary full-time basis (40 hours per week) to join our Fulfilment Centre in Bourne, picking and packing customer orders. The contract will run from September/October until December/January 2023. Initially you would be working 8:30am – 5pm until we move to our peak shift patterns which are 6am – 2:30pm & 2:30pm – 10pm. There will also be a requirement to work 1 in 4 Saturdays, with the following Monday off in lieu.

This is a great opportunity to experience retail at it’s very busiest whilst giving our customer’s a first-class online shopping experience.

What we're looking for:

    The Fulfilment Centre is our biggest department so you will need to relish working in a supportive and dynamic team. You will thrive in a fast-moving environment and have excellent attention to detail. This is a very varied role and so a “can-do” and helpful attitude is essential. You will be the last person to see our products before the customer receives their order, so you have a real ability to deliver an exceptional service that gives the ”WOW” factor.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Picking orders from our full product range.
  • Confidently using our internal systems to pack and despatch customer orders.
  • Maintaining our packing standards so that orders reach our customers beautifully presented and safely.
  • Accurately processing customer orders for trade & retail customers.
  • Consistently achieving daily packing expectations.
  • Keeping the warehouse clean, tidy and organised.

Experience & Attributes:

  • Fantastic organisation skills
  • Flexible and reliable
  • Basic numeracy & English skills
  • A strong work ethic and self-motivated
  • Customer focused
  • An interest in lifestyle, homewares and interiors is an advantage
  • The successful candidate must have Right to Work in the UK.

If you are interested in joining a fast-paced family business, we’d love to hear from you. To apply please send a cover letter and your CV to careers@sophieallport.com

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