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Since 1853 explorers and adventurers such as Amy Johnson, David Livingstone, Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Ernest Shackleton, Florence Nightingale, Ranulph Fiennes, Bill Bryson, Michael Palin and even Sherlock Holmes (in The Hound of the Baskervilles) have relied on the expert knowledge of our staff to help them plan expeditions to the farthest flung corners of the world.

Today, our shops in London and Bristol are filled not only with the widest range of maps and travel guides available anywhere in the world, but with travel specialists who aid our customers in their search for their next big adventure.

If you’re looking for a role that lets you use your insatiable passion for travel and excellent customer service skills to help people discover new places and unique experiences, we want to hear from you.

We also have a business division based in Manchester and a London based website both of which are often looking for candidates with similar skills.

Interested? Please email your CV to [email protected], along with a letter telling us a little about yourself, your interests and the type of job that you are looking for.

We look forward to hearing from you – and maybe to you joining the team in the future.

Very best wishes,
Tony Maher - Managing Director
Managing Director

CURRENT VACANCIES

Covent Garden store

SALES ADVISORS

We are looking to recruit permanent full-time and part-time staff to work in our flagship store; some knowledge of our stock and familiarity with working on a till are desirable.

Stanfords offers sales advisors a stimulating retail environment with over 40,000 stock lines spread over three floors. You will develop specialist knowledge as well as merchandising skills and will take responsibility for specific areas of stock. Opportunities for career progression within the company are often available to staff who start working for us as sales advisors.

Please email a covering letter and your CV to [email protected]. Please state clearly which job title and location you are applying for.


  • GOODS IN

    Overview:

    We are looking to recruit a permanent, full-time (40 hours), Goods-in Supervisor to work in our flagship store; previous experience of receiving stock in a retail environment is essential. Some knowledge of books and maps would be an advantage.

    Stanfords offers its team of staff a stimulating retail environment with over 40,000 stock lines spread over three floors. You will supervise a small team of staff and be responsible for accurate control of all deliveries received. This will include imported stock from all over the world.

    Required Skills:

    As well as Goods-in experience you will need:

    • Excellent organisational and time management skills
    • A strong attention to detail
    • Good communication and interpersonal abilities
    • Strategic thinking and high levels of analytical ability and numeracy
    • Ability to work under pressure in a rapidly changing environment with conflicting priorities
    • Flexible to take on ad-hoc tasks

    What's in it for you?

    A competitive salary and the chance to work within a 5 day Monday - Friday operation. Hours of work will be 9am - 6pm.

  • STANFORDS COFFEE HOUSE

    BARISTAS

    You: Experienced, passionate, friendly, dependable.
    Us: Thirsty.

    We're looking for experienced baristas to join our brand new Stanfords Coffee House team, located in Covent Garden. We are currently recruiting for the following roles:

    • Part Time (30 hours) £8.01 per hour
    • Part Time (weekends - hours to be agreed) £8.01 per hour

    Based at our Long Acre flagship shop - the World's largest map and travel bookshop, Stanfords Coffee House serves the very best artisan coffees and teas, alongside delicious, freshly prepared hot and cold food, snacks, salads and sandwiches - everything you need to fill you up before your next adventure.

    If you're interested and have the essential experience required, tell us a little bit about yourself, your availability and submit your CV using the button below.

Online Team

  • WEB DATA EDITOR

    We're looking for a Full Time (40 hours) Web Data Editor.

    Overview:

    The Web Data Editor will be publishing products from start to finish including: asset collection and organization, creating and editing map grids, image editing and writing informative SEO optimised product copy for the catalogue of products we offer on our website. This will require efficient management of new products to ensure they are added to our site and available for purchase as soon as possible, and ensuring products are correctly categorised to ensure that customers can easily navigate the broad range.

    Responsible to:

    • eCommerce Manager

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Write concise yet compelling product copy.
    • Copyedit and proofread product copy and content for readability, style, grammar, consistency and accuracy.
    • Organise product data and attributes (spreadsheets).
    • Ensure products are assigned correct Subjects, Classifications and Geolocations.
    • Edit and resizing product images.
    • Communicate with Web Team to resolve content, editorial and technical issues.
    • Understanding of and keeping abreast of new and emerging SEO best practices.
    • Create SEO optimised product/category landing pages and ensuring content/product copy adheres to SEO best practices.
    • Coordinate with eCommerce Manager and Buyers to ensure products are ready for promotional/seasonal marketing campaigns.

    Required Skills:

    • It is essential that you have a good working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop.
    • Experience working with CMS.
  • FULFILMENT ASSISTANT

    Full Time (40 hours) Monday to Friday.

    Overview:

    To deliver an outstanding experience to our online customers we need a Fulfilment Assistant to assist the Fulfilment Team by providing excellent customer service and efficient dispatch of customer orders. You will assist with the daily order work flow of all orders from our eCommerce website to consistently achieve the highest levels of customer service, while ensuring customers receive their correct orders in good condition and on schedule.

    Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) are essential as a large part of the role involves providing customer service via email and phone to provide and process information in response to customer enquiries, concerns and requests related to products, services, and sales orders.

    Responsible to:

    • Fulfilment Manager.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Provide outstanding customer service to all online customers.
    • Identify customer needs and answer all related questions responding to queries.
    • Resolve customer complaints promptly and efficiently by investigating problems, developing solutions and making appropriate recommendations to the eCommerce Manager.
    • Work within company guidelines and to be alert to suspicious online activity at all times and report any concerns to the Fulfilment Manager.

    Required Skills:

    • Strong communication skills (written and verbal).
    • A polite, tactful and friendly attitude.
    • Highly organised and attentive to the detail.
    • Problem-solving ability.
    • Self-motivated, and able to work under own initiative to multi-task, prioritise and meet deadlines.
    • Flexible to take on ad-hoc tasks

    Desired Skills:

    • Travel book, map product and geographical knowledge.
    • Experience in online/e-commerce platforms.
    • Experience working with CMS.

Bristol store

No vacancies at present

We're happy to receive CVs from people wanting to join the Stanfords team in the West Country. Please email a covering letter and your CV to [email protected] stating the job title and location you are applying for or hand them over in store.

Stanfords For Business

No vacancies at present

We're happy to receive CVs from people wanting to join Stanfords For Business team in Manchester. Please email a covering letter and your CV to [email protected] stating the job role you like to apply for.