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Working at Dunelm (Soft Furnishings)

  • Company size
    5,000+ employees
  • Sector

What we do

It all started 37 years ago in Leicester, when Bill and Jean Adderley opened a home textiles business offering a wide range of products at affordable prices.

Their first shops were small high street units, based in a few towns across the East Midlands. But thanks to their philosophy of "simply value for money"?, the business began to grow and grow. Today, there are now over 160 Dunelm stores right across the UK and Northern Ireland.

While we've grown to become one of the UK's leading home furnishing retailers, Dunelm still has the feel of a family run business with simple values like putting our people first.

Our company is built around the strong relationships we have with people, not just our customers, who we value above all. Not just our suppliers, many of whom have supported us from the very beginning, but also our c9,000 colleagues, whose hard work and commitment has made our business such a success story. A success story that you too could be part of!

As well as a vast web offering of our 20,000+ homeware products, the recent introduction of both a mobile site and a seasonal catalogue has rapidly seen Dunelm expand in to a multi-channel retailer. We are also incredibly proud to have acquired 3 homeware brands into the Dunelm family - Worldstores, Kiddiecare and Achica.

Dunelm is the UK’s leading homewares specialist, holding the largest percentage of the homewares market and selling everything from curtains, furniture and bedding to cookware, cushions, gallery, lighting and much, much more.

We have head offices in Leicester, London and a Logistics and Distribution operation in Stoke.

If you would like to be part of our success story and join our teams, please visit www.dunelmcareers.com for all of our latest vacancies.

What you'll get

  • Career progressionWe always consider our colleagues first and push internal promotions
  • Company cultureWe work in a very people oriented and entrepreneurial way
  • Deals & discountsDiscounts across the Dunelm stores as well as corporate perks
  • Corporate social responsibilityWe hold many charity events through the year

Who you'll work with

Put simply, our continuing success as a business is down to the talent, hard work and dedication of our people. That’s why we value our people so much and that’s why along with great job satisfaction, you can look forward to a competitive salary, save as you earn, pension and generous employee discounts that will see you make valuable savings on our massive range of goods.

That's not all, in our Store Support Centre, Stores, Distribution, Customer Contact Centre and Manufacturing Centres, you’ll find we’ve created working atmospheres that are friendly, open and co-operative. Equally as important, we’ve established training and development programmes that could see you progress develop valuable new skills and experience. After all, we’ve ambitious plans for the future, and we want our employees to grow with us.

What we look for

As the UK's number one soft furnishings provider we operate in a tough, highly competitive product industry where margins are tight and competition is rife. We don’t just recruit people who are bright, entrepreneurial and switched on. Successful people in the business are those who are willing to roll up their sleeves and get stuck in. If that's you, there could be a fantastic future for you here.

With over 140 stores UK wide, we need a range of talents which are individually tuned. We need managers to keep our people inspired and motivated, sales assistants to keep our customers smiling and buyers to keep our stores up-to-date with the latest trends. The list goes on. With each role, we look for different skills and qualities.

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