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Careers

Do you have a love for all things fashion? A great eye for gifts and a style that makes others take notice?

Do you love meeting people, helping people and are filled with ambition?

Then why not come and join the team at JOY?

Love, Life and Laughter are the three things we embrace so if you thrive for the diversity that working in retail brings, and are passionate about working for a great brand, we'd love to hear from you.

All we ask for are glowing skills, a strong work ethic, a can-do attitude, a lust for life and a willingness to spread the JOY!

We currently have 28 stores and a successful and growing online presence in the form of joythestore.com

The brand combines an eclectic collection of quirky, vintage-inspired womenswear and must-have menswear, with an irreverent and playful selection of gifts and cards.

Joy is the place where you'll find your own style and be able to express it!

Here at JOY, we are looking to continue our growth, further develop our own label, Louche, the standout menswear label HYMN and expand internationally through wholesale, concessions and franchising.

We actively encourage fresh ideas and want to help you fulfil your full potential – as we grow, we want you to grow with us!

If you feel you've got what it takes then take a look at the vacancies below and get in touch – we're waiting to hear from you!

We are currently looking to recruit for the following roles:
(click on a job title below to take you to the job specifications - Last updated 23rd January)

Stores

Brand New Stores

York

We're setting up shop in York! Join JOY, apply now.

Manchester

We're looking for exceptional Managers for a brand new JOY store; opening soon in Manchester!

Brixton

We're setting up shop in Brixton! Join JOY, apply now.

 

Head Office

Louche

Hymn

Hurry on down below to find out more about your dream job!

Store Managers

  • Sheffield
  • Guernsey
  • Paternoster
  • Greenwich
  • Bankside
  • Richmond
  • Bayswater
  • Glasgow
  • Relief Manager

Are you keen to progress and take that next big step up you retail career ladder? Are you enthusiastic, ambitious and dress to impress? Perhaps you are a supervisor or assistant store manager waiting to make that big jump? If so, come get some JOY in your life!

We will offer help, support and guidance in making the transition to become a store manager at JOY but we will also give you the freedom to make the store your own.

Our managers at JOY inspire and challenge their teams every day, it's part of their manager-nomics to motivate and inspire their team of fashionistas. No one day is ever the same so we want someone who is hot on their toes and ready for anything!

We are looking for individuals who have a strong approach to retail management, have excellent people skills and understand the importance of motivating their team to deliver exceptional levels of customer service.

You must have:

  • Proven Management experience in a similar retailer
  • Target driven, with the ability to lead your team to achieve the targets
  • Excellent commercial knowledge
  • A great interest and enthusiasm for all areas of design, across graphics, fashion, lifestyle and brands.
  • A visual flair with proven experience in working with stock to ensure stock presentation is to a high standard
  • Flexible attitude with the ability to work well under pressure.
  • A customer service focused attitude

Supervisors

  • York
  • HYMN - Box Park
  • Paternoster
  • Richmond
  • Brixton
  • Manchester
  • Bankside (PT)
  • Guernsey
  • Islington

We are looking for Supervisors to work within our stores. You need a passion for fashion and customer service. You will possess strong commercial and visual skills and be able to manage a team to deliver results. You will be customer focused and be looking for the opportunity to develop in a growing business.

JOY offers a competitive salary, staff discount on the best clothes in town and a performance-related bonus, as well as a chance to work in a fun, fast moving environment looking after the kindest, sweetest customers around!

If you think this is for you, do not hesitate, send through a c.v and covering letter with a photo of yourself and apply today!

You must have:

  • Great skills in customer service to constantly deliver a high standard at all times.
  • Experience in working alongside the management to drive sales and meet targets
  • A visual flair with proven experience in working with stock to ensure stock presentation is to a high standard
  • A drive to progress into store management
  • A passion for developing people

Style Advisors

  • York
  • Bankside
  • Bankside (Visual Merchandiser)
  • Bath
  • Brick Lane
  • Brixton
  • Clapham
  • Covent Garden
  • Croydon
  • Glasgow (PT)
  • Glasgow (FT)
  • Greenwich
  • Guernsey (housing license holder)
  • HYMN - Box Park
  • Islington
  • Leeds
  • Manchester
  • Paternoster
  • Richmond
  • Soho
  • Waterloo

JOY always needs fresh, enthusiastic and fashion loving sales advisors to help make us sparkle! So if you know your fashion dictionary inside out and can distinguish between style faux pas and the on-trend look then you are the person we want to meet! A love of replenishment, customer service and working to sales targets are all key to the role. We are looking for full-time style advisors so get in touch if you think you have what it takes.

JOY offers a competitive salary, staff discount on the best clothes in town and a chance to work in a fun environment, with the best customers in the UK! Please make sure to include a photo of yourself looking joyful!

If any of the above store positions tickle your fancy, don't hesitate, apply today with an updated CV to careers@joythestore.com

Please note due to the high volume of applications we receive only suitable candidates will be contacted.

Receptionist

We are looking for someone who will:

  • Deliver friendly, efficient customer service and create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all of our visitors
  • Organise post and ensure all staff members receive their deliveries in a timely manner
  • Proactively manage the security of the office including working with the office manager in setting procedures
  • Proactively manage the office so that they are fully stocked with supplies, are clean, safe and enjoyable to work in whilst still being cost-effective. Look for opportunities to improve working conditions
  • Filter all calls that come to the office
  • Proactively manage Health and Safety procedures, identifying our needs and requirements, ensuring staff comply with these
  • Deal with all enquiries in a professional and courteous manner, in person, on the telephone or via e-mail
  • Maintain an organised and tidy work area and meeting room area
  • Support Management as and when required

We would like you to be:

  • Educated to A' Level standard
  • Proven reception experience
  • Good administrative experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with good attention to detail and strong grammar
  • Highly presentable and polished
  • Strong skills in MS Office

Pay Rate £6.50 per hour

If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit your latest CV and covering letter to careers@joythestore.com

Garment Technologist

JOY currently has an exciting opportunity for a Part Time Garment Technologist. We are looking for employees who have the personality to match our brand. We want fashion forward, vivacious candidates who possess a can-do attitude and a great sense of humour to join our close-knit team.

  • We at Joy looking for an experienced Garment Technologist with a strong multi-product background; Have experience of working with every category from wovens to knitwear.
  • Have the confidence to deal with any and all production issues, be able to find solutions to any problems that might arise.
  • You should have experience of Liaising with offshore factories and suppliers
  • You would be working closely with Buying and Design teams to ensure that samples arriving are correct and dealing with any changes which need to be made.
  • Updating relevant paperwork with new or updated information.
  • You will be involved with conducting spot checks on production
  • Strong communication skills are essential for this role both written and verbal.

Initially the role is part time ideally 3 days a week , however due to our rapid expansion this role could easily prove to be full time.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit your latest CV and covering letter to careers@joythestore.com

Digital Marketing Intern

JOY currently has an exciting opportunity for a Digital Marketing Intern.

Job Role:

  • Support overall delivery of all on-site marketing and communication activities
  • Support the day-to-day delivery of PPC campaigns
  • Support and grow relationships with affiliates
  • Liaise with external agencies to ensure projects are managed effectively
  • Review and report on effectiveness of digital campaigns
  • Support coordination of marketing assets
  • Assisting the ecommerce team with ad-hoc duties and administration

Key skills:

  • Keen interest in fashion
  • Flexible and enjoy working in a high paced, fast moving and changing environment.
  • Excellent organization and project management skills with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and to be a team player
  • Relevant experience is desirable but not necessary

If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit your latest CV and covering letter to careers@joythestore.com

Please note due to the high volume of applications we receive only suitable candidates will be contacted.

Field VM Assistant

As a Field VM you will be based in on the field, working with multiple internal teams and the VM Manager to deliver forward thinking, fashion focused in-store and window VM designs.. We are looking for employees who have the personality to match our brand. We want fashion forward, vivacious candidates who possess a can-do attitude and a great sense of humor to join our close-knit team.

The Role:

  • Generate visual standards across all tiers helping to gain commercial creative Visual merchandising solutions.
  • Deliver a VM strategy in 30 stores
  • Support Visual Manager
  • Work with the support team to report back on store visits
  • Influence the Visual merchandising strategy monthly through supporting the setup of All directives
  • Identify training needs with the Visual Manager and pull together action plan to rollout training sessions 
  • Where appropriate support Store Manager with recruitment of Instore Visual Merchandiser role
  • Action coaching & training with the instore teams
  • Review stores that have areas of development needed
  • Attend Weekly trade meetings
  • Support openings in any new stores

You:

  • will have experience working as a Visual Merchandiser from a fashion background.
  • Will deliver excellent in store visuals and have a great eye for detail with the ability to develop creative ideas & solutions
  • will have excellent training & coaching skills and the ability to influence & communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Need the ability to build strong working relationships
  • Be Motivated, committed and driven
  • Will be able to perform under pressure and operate in a fast paced environment meeting deadlines
  • Have a strong awareness of commerciality
Have strong organisational, leadership and time management skills

If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit your latest CV and covering letter to careers@joythestore.com

Operations Admin Assistant

The Operations Admin Assistant will be assisting the Personal Assistant, Office Manager and HR Executive in looking after our retail stores nationwide. We are looking for someone with a strong passion to support the office and store teams with any operational issues and drive the sales within the team whilst working closely with other areas of the business. The main purpose of the role will be to provide operational and admin support in a busy fashion environment. Ideally looking for someone with experience in a retail and an office environment. We would ideally love an individual who is driven to learn and get involved in many parts of a small retail business.

Are you passionate? Driven? Eager to get involved in a small and growing business?

The duties and responsibilities of this role will include;

  • Assist with providing store operational support and guidance
  • Store maintenance, repairs and improvement works
  • Negotiating terms of business with contractors / suppliers
  • Assist with wage cost management
  • In store customer service management
  • Maintaining office and HR filing systems
  • Assist with maintaining health and safety within the offices and the stores
  • Complete ADHOC admin duties
  • Maintaining offices supplies and back office supplies for stores
  • Booking hotels, travel and hotels as required for management

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Minimum of 1 year previous experience working in a retail administrative/operational environment or equivalent
  • Basic knowledge of health and safety policies
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information, written or spoken, with regards to all employee matters
  • Ability to respond to a varied volume of queries, ensuring a high attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clear and concise language verbally and with written correspondence
  • Interest in daily office operations
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to prioritise own workload and deal with conflicting priorities
  • Ability to stay calm in difficult situations and keep perspective at all time

If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit your latest CV and covering letter to careers@joythestore.com

Junior Retoucher

Junior Studio Retoucher

We are currently seeking out a creative and talented Junior Retoucher to work at our busy in-house studio.
The studio works across all the creative functions of styling, photography, retouching and visual merchandising for the website, to bring Joythestore.com to life.  
As Junior Retoucher you will work alongside our studio team to retouch a variety of product images for Joythestore.com, including still life, invisible mannequin and model photography.
Samples of your work and references will be requested.

Main requirements/responsibilities:

  1. Advanced retouching skills and varied experience working with both product and model imagery are key to this role.
  2. Be a proficient Mac user with a developed knowledge of Adobe Photoshop CS6 and experience working with RAW files in Capture One.
  3. An ability to work with layers, masks, liquefy, colour balance, filters and clipping paths within their workflow is essential.
  4. Ensure all imagery is consistently retouched to the highest possible quality, meeting brand standards and guaranteeing products are accurately colour corrected and looking their best.
  5. Enjoy working with our small but highly motivated studio team.
  6. Have an exceptional eye for detail, good time management and communication skills.
  7. Be highly self-motivated, reliable and have a proven ability of working in a fast paced environment whilst adhering to tight deadlines.
  8. Communicate and provide regular feedback to the photographers and studio manager.
  9. An understanding of our customer and target audience, as well as an interest in fashion and the industry.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit your latest CV and covering letter to careers@joythestore.com

Store Support Manager

JOY currently has an exciting opportunity for a Support Manager to join our growing Retail team. We are looking for employees who have the personality to match our brand. We want fashion forward, vivacious candidates who possess a can-do attitude and a great sense of humour to join our close-knit team.

The role of the Support Manager is to drive commercially across all stores of the JOY business. To ensure this is done the business is looking for an individual to drive compliance and consistency across all stores. The ideal candidate will be able to maximise brand image while drive operational standards, support all JOY stores as well as being an inspiring leader.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure all stores are assisted in reaching their weekly targets.
  • Addressing Profit and Loss reports across all stores for the profitability of the JOY business.
  • Implement individual store strategies.
  • Ensure effective communication is delivered across the business.
  • Support Store Managers in achieving company standards of AVT and UPT.
  • Have a positive influence to help drive performance across all stores as well as leading and managing all Store Managers.
  • Use regular Store visits; inter-department visits as well as meetings and reviews to manage Stores performance and expectations.
  • Ensure that JOY policies and procedures are being rolled out.
  • Manage, check and monitor all stock take results. Be involved in a series of company stock takes to ensure compliancy.
  • You will check daily housekeeping as well as setting clear expectations.
  • Working with the Marketing and PR teams to ensure that your stores are being supported in reaching their targets

What we are looking for

  • You will have experience in training, developing and monitoring staff.
  • You will have passion to drive and lead the stores in sales and service.
  • You will have experience in ensuring that health and safety is being kept to an acceptable standard.
  • The ideal candidate would be well educated with practical business skills, acquired through relevant work experience.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit your latest CV and covering letter to careers@joythestore.com

E-commerce Manager

Summary of role

  • Plan and implement an Ecommerce strategy
  • Deliver consumer online targets, new sales, AOV and conversion
  • Working with the Editorial team to drive sales
  • Overseeing the management of the intake process, ensuring stock availability and accurate unpublished reporting to the business.
  • Working with the eCommerce team to source new opportunities for web exclusive products, new market places and international growth.
  • Developing an enticing and effective promotional calendar to hit agreed sales forecast.
  • Work with the online marketing team to ensure the landing pages are optimised to produce the best conversion possible
  • Working with the marketing team to ensure the site is optimised for SEO
  • Manage projects, complete end to end process from mapping customer journeys, UX, wireframes
  • Work with other members of the team to develop digital strategy.
  • Able to converse comfortably between technical and marketing teams
  • Monitor key performance indicators on the website and develop plans to improve them

Key Experience

  • Strong track record in E-Commerce, Digital Sales and Customer Experience
  • Proactive, creative, passionate about the customer online experience
  • Analytical, commercial and marketing focus
  • Experience driving self-service sales to target on a high-trafficked, consumer-facing website
  • Experience managing projects with online agencies
  • Experience delivering insight and analysis using web analytic tools, ideally Omniture
  • Managing Stock /Commercial Budget
  • Experience of Magento

You should be:

  • Proactive and have an interest in up-to-date knowledge of latest digital marketing opportunities and technology advancements
  • A confident and engaging communicator with strong presentation, sales and negotiation skills
  • A real people person with great leadership skills
  • Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit your latest CV and covering letter to careers@joythestore.com

Online Copywriter

The Role

Responsible for delivering the brand tone of voice across all written communication on the website through online marketing and channels. Identification of opportunities to increase engagement on the website and maximise click through on online marketing activity.

Key Responsibilities

  • Website Copy
  • Responsible for writing product descriptions for new intake in line with the critical path. Forming close relationships with the buying and online production team in order to source product information and Unique Selling Points of items.
  • Work with the Content Editor to create compelling Homepage and site-wide marketing messages.
  • Generate engaging, customer focused content to add value to the customer's shopping experience.
  • Work closely with the Web Marketing Executives to create optimised live text for the website and online marketing channels.
  • Use the CMS back office to ensure all copy is accurate and relevant to the customer.

Web Marketing Copy

  • Work with the Web Marketing Executive to generate compelling content for emails.
  • Create optimised affiliate articles in line with the content and marketing plan.
  • Work with Content Editor to execute the social media and online PR plan in line and to create alignment with the blog strategy.
  • Write regular blog articles, generating compelling content and optimising for SEO purposes.
  • Use Google Analytics to understand which articles and written content are working and where improvements need to be made.
  • Receive sign off of all copy and marketing messages produced prior to go live.
  • Support Content Editor with any ad hoc tasks as requested
  • Support the Ecommerce team with any ad hoc tasks as requested.
  • Deliver agreed plans within expected timeframes.

You must be:

  • Specialist copywriting experience in fashion
  • A bright, efficient and organised self-starter, able to work with a team to deliver great work on time
  • Experience working in-house within the fashion industry and understand the specific needs of the market, the commercial drivers and the competitor set
  • The ability to build positive, collaborative relationships at all levels, interpret a brief and create an on-brand commercial response
  • Excellent written and communication skills are essential

If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit your latest CV and covering letter to careers@joythestore.com

VM Manager

As a VM Manager you will be based in head office and on the field, working with multiple internal teams and our creative director to deliver forward thinking, fashion focused in-store and window VM designs. JOY currently has an exciting opportunity for a VM Manager. We are looking for employees who have the personality to match our brand. We want fashion forward, vivacious candidates who possess a can-do attitude and a great sense of humor to join our close-knit team.

You will be working from creative strategy through to project management, implementation and review and analysis of current and new stores, graphics, props and window schemes and overall VM Design whilst directly managing a team of 4 and liaising with the creative, marketing, design and merchandising teams.

  • You will liaise with the head of merchandising and buying director to agree positioning of promotional graphics
  • Oversee and manage new store openings
  • Conduct regular comp shops
  • Manage and develop the team, ensuring personal development objectives are achieved
  • Manage in-store props and window schemes - including liaising with suppliers
  • Manage the in store visuals from sign off to implementation
  • General management of all in-store visual delivery

You will have:

  • Visual merchandising experience both in-store and head office
  • Management experience
  • Experience working for a Womenswear fashion retailer
  • Great organization skills and attention to detail
  • Experience working in a fast paced environment and meeting deadlines
  • Great communication skills
  • Strong commercial awareness and visual skills with a deep understanding of the high street
  • Excellent problem solving skills

If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit your latest CV and covering letter to careers@joythestore.com

Junior Web Designer

We are looking for a pixel perfect Junior Web designer to join our eCommerce team. You'll need a keen eye for design, photography and typography and appreciate the fine balance between visual design and usability. An interest in fashion and e-commerce is a must and you should ideally have a degree or equivalent qualification in a design related subject and 1-2 years experience in an in-house or agency environment.

Main requirements/responsibilites:

  • To create visually compelling content for Joythestore.com - including the homepage, landing pages, and banners
  • Design and preparation of HTML e-mails
  • Creating imagery to be used across social media and the JOY blog
  • Strong Dreamweaver, Photoshop and Illustrator skills
  • Thorough working knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Experience with Magento eCommerce Platform

To apply, please send your CV, covering letter and portfolio showcasing examples of your best work to careers@joythestore.com.

PR Intern

JOY is a UK retailer that combines an eclectic collection of quirky, vintage-inspired womenswear and must-have menswear with an irreverent and playful selection of gifts and cards. JOY is the destination for the style savvy shopper who doesn't take life too seriously!

We are looking for employees who have the personality to match our brand. We want fashion forward, vivacious candidates who possess a can-do attitude and a great sense of humour to join our close-knit team.

JOY currently has an exciting opportunity for a PR Intern. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking to break into the world of fashion PR.

Job Role:

  • Cutting and collating press coverage, celebrity images and organising press books
  • Building strong relationships between the press office and the press
  • Maintaining large press contact list
  • Meeting and liaising with journalists
  • Designing and sending out press releases and media alerts using Adobe Photoshop
  • Assisting in the organization and styling of photo shoots
  • Managing samples and press send-outs
  • Assisting in the overall maintenance of the brand's identity and integrity in the public eye

Key skills:

  • Creativity, tenacity, ambition a desire to develop and a genuine love for fashion
  • Excellent copywriting and communication skills
  • Understanding of brand identity and the role of public relations
  • Timekeeping skills, excellent telephone manner, highly organised and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Relationship and database management
  • Ability to evaluate the success of an coverage and put forward future recommendations to the press office
  • A desire to be influential and a positive 'can do' attitude

Relevant experience is desirable but not necessary

If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit your latest CV and covering letter to careers@joythestore.com

Please note due to the high volume of applications we receive only suitable candidates will be contacted.

PR Executive

JOY is currently recruiting a PR Executiveto work in our ever-expanding inhouse press office.

As PR Executive you will be responsible for:

  • Working with our PR Manager to seek new opportunities across all media including consumer magazines, national and regional press, broadcast and online media.
  • Confident Multi-Tasker
  • Developing and implement integrated online strategies to drive traffic to transactional and social media sites.
  • Developing and implement product news stories/special collections and effective campaigns.
  • Ensuring trade press and corporate press have accurate information.

To be considered for this role you must have:

  • Demonstrable PR experience with proven press contacts across all media (womenswear essential)
  • Fashion background or retail background.
  • Online and offline media experience.

If you've got the skills we need, apply today.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit your latest CV and covering letter to careers@joythestore.com

French Speaking Sales Executive

London-born boutique label, Louche specialises in trend aware womenswear fashion with a unique and independent edge. We are searching for a creative and innovative Sales Executive to join our dynamic team, who can further develop the success of Louche and push the growth of our valuable customer base. We are set to expand our wholesale accounts throughout the UK, Europe and on to America and Japan, from leading department stores to edgy independents. The successful candidate will be driven by exceptional customer service and the development of strong relationships. Day-to-day the role will be based in London, though travel both nationally and internationally to attend trade shows and client meetings is required.

Our perfect match is a motivated individual with a passion for fashion, an infectious personality and a hunger to develop within an exciting and rapidly expanding business. This is a real opportunity to make a significant impact on a company's growth.

Skills Required:

  • At least 2 years sales experience with a strong track record with figures to back up your experience.
  • Fluent in French
  • Knowledge of France
  • Passionate about the promotion of a growing boutique label.
  • Good business know how and a strong understanding of the womenswear market.
  • An entrepreneurial flair and an ability to work effectively and flexibly under pressure, within a dynamic team.
  • Good communication skills – both with the clients and internally express client needs.
  • Self-driven, confident, with a devotion to fashion and our label.

Salary negotiable depending on experience. Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit your latest CV and covering letter to careers@joythestore.com

Junior Merchandiser

As one of the UK's fastest growing independent fashion and gift retailers, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Junior Merchandiser to join JOY's expanding team. This role will provide new challenges as the brand is undergoing exciting changes across both retail and its rapidly expanding wholesale business.

If you find the prospect of having a key role in the shaping of future strategy of this growing business appealing and you're passionate about working for a great brand, with a fantastic product and a reputation for excellent customer service, we'd love to hear from you.

  • Previous experience working at Assistant/Junior Merchandiser level
  • Commercially astute and confident decision maker with the ability to communicate across levels
  • Highly organised and able to manage own workload
  • Excellent IT skills including Excel
  • Highly numerate, analytical with well developed commercial and business acumen
  • Excellent administration and communication skills
  • Experience of WSSIs, range planning and allocation/ replenishment processes
  • Weekly, monthly and seasonal reporting
  • Analysing sales
  • Processing orders
  • Collaborate closely with buying team
  • Provide management with reporting and strategic proposals for investment to drive growth and maximise profitability
  • Salary negotiable depending on experience. Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit your latest CV and covering letter to careers@joythestore.com

Retail Marketing Manager

JOY currently has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Marketing Executive. We are looking for employees who have the personality to match our brand. We want fashion forward, vivacious candidates who possess a can-do attitude and a great sense of humour to join our close-knit team.

Job roles/responsibilities:

  • Creating a comprehensive marketing strategy for the brand; including identifying key opportunities and coming up with new promotions, competitions and events to roll out across our 27 stores.
  • Liaising with store managers and supporting stores in carrying out promotional events and evenings; making sure communication with stores is high and they have all the materials they need.
  • Working closely with our Press and PR officer to get advertorial space in relevant publications.
  • Assisting in the overall maintenance of the brand's identity and integrity in the public eye.
  • Monitoring and analyzing market trends
  • Studying competitors' products and services
  • Exploring ways of improving existing products and services, and increasing profitability
  • Identifying target markets and developing strategies to communicate with them
  • Preparing and managing marketing plans and budgets
  • Managing the production of promotional material
  • Liaising with other internal departments such as sales and distribution
  • Producing reports to monitor results
  • Presenting findings and suggestions to company directors or other senior managers

Candidate specification/required skills:

  • Proven Experience in the same/similar role
  • Experience managing a marketing department
  • An individual with a keen interest in fashion and a strong sense of their own style.
  • Extremely strong communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Creative and independent thinker, with an aptitude for coming up with fresh and innovative ideas, and developing and evolving ideas already in place.
  • Commercially minded with the ability to think of promotional ideas in terms of their impact on sales.
  • Excellent organization and project management skills with the ability to multi-task.
  • A lively, vivacious and confident personality along with a good sense of humour is a must.
  • Proven experience in fashion / retail / agency / youth culture environment.
  • Flexible and enjoy working in high pace, fast moving and changing environment.
  • Reflects image and upholds JOY brand values.
  • Ability to work independently.

The ideal candidate would be well educated with practical business skills, acquired through relevant work experience.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit your latest CV and covering letter to careers@joythestore.com

Allocator

We are looking for an allocator to join our Merchandising team at Joy. The ideal candidate will either have had previous experience working for a fashion retailer or will be a recent graduate with degree in a mathematical discipline. You will need to be highly organised and self-motivated with strong administration skills.

You will support the head office team and ensure we maximise sales with the following responsibilities:

  • Planning allocations by store based on sales history information.
  • Analysing merchandise performance in order to maximise sales potential.
  • Carrying out ad hoc analysis to support the merchandising function.
  • Liaising with the warehouse and stores on a regular basis.
  • Stock replenishment.
  • Arranging stock transfers.
  • Collating daily sales information.
  • Store visits.

Key Skills

  • Strong numerical and analytical skills
  • Proficient in Excel
  • A retail background would be desirable
  • Good communication skills

If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit your latest CV and covering letter to careers@joythestore.com

Assistant Merchandiser

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Merchandiser to join JOY's expanding team. This role will provide new challenges as the brand is undergoing exciting changes across both retail and its rapidly expanding wholesale business.

If you find the prospect of having a key role in the shaping of future strategy of this growing business appealing and you're passionate about working for a great brand, with a fantastic product and a reputation for excellent customer service, we'd love to hear from you.

Who are we looking for?

  • Previous experience working at Assistant Merchandiser level
  • Commercially astute and confident decision maker with the ability to communicate across levels
  • Highly organised and able to manage own workload
  • Excellent IT skills including Excel
  • Highly numerate, analytical with well developed commercial and business acumen
  • Excellent administration and communication skills

The role

  • Experience of WSSIs, range planning and allocation/ replenishment processes
  • Weekly, monthly and seasonal reporting
  • Analysing sales
  • Processing orders
  • Collaborate closely with buying team
  • Provide management with reporting and strategic proposals for investment to drive growth and maximise profitability

Salary negotiable depending on experience. Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit your latest CV and covering letter to careers@joythestore.com

Sales Ledger Clerk

As one of the UK's fastest growing independent fashion and gift retailers, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Sales Ledger Clerk to join JOY's expanding team. This role will provide new challenges as the brand is undergoing exciting changes across both retail and its rapidly expanding wholesale business.

Job roles/responsibilities:

  • To assist in the operation of all Sales Ledger functions for our Wholesale department.
  • To write up and post all income to corporate bank accounts as required.
  • To prepare all income for banking on a daily basis and to assist with banking in Liaison with other team members within both the accounts department and the wholesale team.
  • To ensure prompt payment of invoices raised.
  • To complete any tasks relevant to enable close down of monthly accounts.
  • To ensure all correspondence is filed on a daily basis, and relevant paperwork forwarded to appropriate teams
  • To assist with queries to enable close down of monthly accounts.
  • o monitor income and investigate any discrepancies in expected income.
  • To report directly to our CEO on a daily basis an update of all areas of the wholesale department
  • Taking of streamline payments over the telephone.

Candidate specification/required skills:

  • Previous experience of at least two year in a similar role
  • Have an aptitude for figures and an eye for detail
  • Have knowledge of Sage line 50 accounting software
  • Strong Microsoft and Excel skills
  • Able to work well under his/her own initiative
  • Be accurate and proficient in all tasks
  • Able to communicate efficiently with our suppliers and customers as necessary
  • Capable of meeting strict deadlines
  • Good organisation and administrative skills
  • Excellent attention to detail

If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit your latest CV and covering letter to careers@joythestore.com

Assistant Accountant

As one of the UK's fastest growing independent fashion and gift retailers, an exciting opportunity has arisen for an assistant accountant to join JOY's expanding team. This role will provide new challenges as the brand is undergoing exciting changes across both retail and its rapidly expanding wholesale business.

Key responsibilities of the accountant job will include:

  • Responsibility for preparation of the management accounts
  • Management of the month end process
  • Supervision of all accounting processes (Gross profit reconciliations, monthly accruals and prepayments, monthly balance sheet reconciliations, Fixed Assets and journals)
  • Lead the company's financial accounting, reporting and control activities to ensure they are carried out efficiently, effectively and in line with best practice.
  • Operate a financial control framework, including reporting responsibilities, financial accountabilities and authorities to ensure full financial control
  • Ensure full day-to-day reporting responsibilities are undertaken
  • Preparation of budgets, forecasts, cash flow and financial information
  • Day to day management of the sales ledger and purchase ledger
  • Develop relationships with banks and other external organisations, as required
  • Preparation of VAT returns
  • Statutory Accounts (including liaison with the Company's auditors) and reporting
  • Management of all financial compliance matters
  • Preparation of Corporation Tax computation

The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes/skills:

  • Qualified
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Team Management skills
  • Strong organisational skills
  • A can do attitude

If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit your latest CV and covering letter to careers@joythestore.com

Fit Model

The JOY head office team is currently searching for a new fit model.

You will be required to model sample garments before production whilst we make notes. You will not be photographed.

You will need to be a UK SIZE 12, roughly the following measurements:

  • 5ft 6 - 5ft 7...165-167.5cm
  • Bust 36.5"/93cm
  • Waist 29"/74cm
  • Hips 39"/99cm

The pay is £20ph, approx. 3 hours per week, during office hours.

Please email your measurements and week day availability.

Commercial Support Manager

JOY currently has an exciting opportunity for a Commercial Support Manager to join our growing Retail team. We are looking for employees who have the personality to match our brand. We want fashion forward, vivacious candidates who possess a can-do attitude and a great sense of humour to join our close-knit team.

The role of the Commercial Support Manager is to drive commerciality across all stores of the JOY business. To ensure this is done the business is looking for an individual to drive compliance and consistency across all stores. The ideal candidate will be able to maximise brand image while drive operational standards, support all JOY stores as well as being an inspiring leader.

Commercial Responsibilities

  • Ensure all store are assisted in reaching their weekly targets.
  • Assisting the Finance team in forecasting and re-forecasting store targets across the business.
  • Addressing Profit and Loss reports across all stores for the profitability of the JOY business.
  • Implement individual store strategies.
  • Ensure effective communication is delivered across the business.
  • Support Store Managers in achieving company standards of AVT and UPT.
  • Have a positive influence to help drive performance across all stores as well as leading and managing all Store Managers.
  • Use regular Store visits; inter-department visits as well as meetings and reviews to manage Stores performance and expectations.
  • Support with recruitment of all Store Managers.
  • Hold and run regular training sessions to educate all staff on commerciality and its importance in the retail world.
  • Ensure that JOY policies and procedures are being rolled out.
  • Manage, check and monitor all stock take results. Be involved in a series of company stock takes to ensure compliancy.
  • You will check daily housekeeping as well as setting clear expectations.
  • Working with the Marketing and PR teams to ensure that your stores are being supported in reaching their targets

What we are looking for

  • You will have experience in commercial support manager role or similar
  • You will have experience in training, developing and monitoring staff.
  • You will have experience in ensuring that health and safety is being kept to an acceptable standard.
  • You will have experience in managing multiple sites and liasing with different departments within a head office.
  • The ideal candidate would be well educated with practical business skills, acquired through relevant work experience.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit your latest CV and a covering letter to careers@joythestore.com

Please note due to the high volume of applicants only suitable candidates will be contacted.

Studio Intern

Our e-commerce photographic studio is looking for an enthusiastic individual to support the team. Ideally this would suit someone with some experience and an interest in either retouching, photography or styling.

This is a varied role and will need someone who is pro active and a fast learner. Your role will include running errands, preparing samples, keeping the studio tidy, helping with product preparation for creative shoots as well as the model shots and helping to set up the lighting.

You need to be proficient with Mac and have some experience with Adobe Photoshop. This is an administrative role and will not include any photography, you will act as the support to the photographer and training will be given.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit your latest CV and a covering letter to careers@joythestore.com

Marketing Manager

JOY currently has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Marketing Executive. We are looking for employees who have the personality to match our brand. We want fashion forward, vivacious candidates who possess a can-do attitude and a great sense of humour to join our close-knit team.

Job roles/responsibilities:

  • Creating a comprehensive marketing strategy for the brand; including identifying key opportunities and coming up with new promotions, competitions and events to roll out across our 27 stores.
  • Liaising with store managers and supporting stores in carrying out promotional events and evenings; making sure communication with stores is high and they have all the materials they need.
  • Working closely with our Press and PR officer to get advertorial space in relevant publications.
  • Assisting in the overall maintenance of the brand's identity and integrity in the public eye.
  • Monitoring and analyzing market trends
  • Studying competitors' products and services
  • Exploring ways of improving existing products and services, and increasing profitability
  • Identifying target markets and developing strategies to communicate with them
  • Preparing and managing marketing plans and budgets
  • Managing the production of promotional material
  • Producing reports to monitor results
  • Presenting findings and suggestions to company directors or other senior managers

Candidate specification/required skills:

  • Proven Experience in the same/similar role
  • Experience managing a marketing department
  • An individual with a keen interest in fashion and a strong sense of their own style.
  • Extremely strong communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Creative and independent thinker, with an aptitude for coming up with fresh and innovative ideas, and developing and evolving ideas already in place.
  • Commercially minded with the ability to think of promotional ideas in terms of their
  • A lively, vivacious and confident personality along with a good sense of humour is a must.
  • Proven experience in fashion / retail / agency / youth culture environment.
  • Flexible and enjoy working in high pace, fast moving and changing environment.
  • Reflects image and upholds JOY brand values.
  • Ability to work independently.

The ideal candidate would be well educated with practical business skills, acquired through relevant work experience.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit your latest CV and availability tocareers@joythestore.com

Please note due to the high volume of applicants only suitable candidates will be contacted.

Ecommerce Trading Manager

JOY currently has an exciting opportunity for an Ecommerce Trading Manager to join our growing Ecommerce team. We are looking for employees who have the personality to match our brand. We want fashion forward, vivacious candidates who possess a can-do attitude and a great sense of humour to join our close-knit team.

Your responsibilities will be:

  • Working with our offline B&M and warehouse companies to manage stocks effectively for the website.
  • Overseeing the management of the intake process, ensuring stock availability and accurate unpublished reporting to the business.
  • Working with the eCommerce team to source new opportunities for web exclusive products, new market places and international growth.
  • Developing an enticing and effective promotional calendar to hit agreed sales forecast.
  • Developing and managing an effective growth strategy.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to careers@joythestore.com.

Marketing Assistant

JOY currently has an exciting opportunity for a Marketing Assistant/Analyst. We are looking for employees who have the personality to match our brand. We want fashion forward, vivacious candidates who possess a can-do attitude and a great sense of humour to join our close-knit team.

Job roles/responsibilities:

  • Working with our Marketing Manager to Create a comprehensive marketing strategy for the brand; including identifying key opportunities and coming up with new promotions, competitions and events to roll out across our 27 stores.
  • Liaising with store managers and supporting stores in carrying out promotional events and evenings; making sure communication with stores is high and they have all the materials they need.
  • Working closely with our Press and PR officer to get advertorial space in relevant publications.
  • Assisting in the overall maintenance of the brand's identity and integrity in the public eye.

Candidate specification/required skills:

  • An individual with a keen interest in fashion and a strong sense of their own style.
  • Knowledge of Scotland.
  • Extremely strong communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Creative and independent thinker, with an aptitude for coming up with fresh and innovative ideas, and developing and evolving ideas already in place.
  • Commercially minded with the ability to think of promotional ideas in
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