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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


Covent Garden store


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.


    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


    We're looking for a Part Time (32 hours) Fulfilment Assistant.


    To deliver a great experience to our online customers we need a fulfilment assistant to support the fulfilment team by providing excellent customer service and efficient fulfilment of customer orders.

    Excellent communication and writing/telephone skills 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 inquiries, concerns and requests about products, services, and sales orders.

    You will be assisting the team manager to consistently achieve the highest levels of customer service and ensure efficient handling of orders in order for customers to receive their correct orders in good condition and on schedule.

    Responsible to:

    • Fulfilment Manager

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Ensuring excellent customer care at all times
    • Providing customer service via email and phone
    • Assist with handling of orders

    Required Skills:

    • Excellent communication and people skills
    • A polite, tactful and friendly attitude
    • Excellent time management and organizational skills
    • Dedication to resolve issues
    • Initiative to work with minimal supervision
    • Flexible to take on ad-hoc tasks

    Desired Skills:

    • Travel book and map products 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.