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About Us

Founded in 1989, PAUL THOMAS has decorated some of the most glittering parties and weddings of the last three decades as well as supplying leading London hotels, businesses and private homes with exquisite weekly flowers.

Our signature bold and beautiful creations, inspired by the quintessential English garden have earned us a loyal client list including the Royal Family and some of London’s most eminent businesses such as The Ritz, Sotheby’s, Fortnum & Mason, Van Cleef & Arpels and Derwent London.

What began life as a small Mayfair shop serving local residents and businesses 30 years ago, has grown into a well-known name in the floral industry, delivering bouquets nationwide and creating spectacular events across the world. PAUL THOMAS is growing at a fast rate and is looking to recruit new candidates for several new and exciting opportunities.

PAUL THOMAS is committed to sustainability efforts to protect our environment. We aim to make the kind of ambitious difference that will shape a strong future for both our company and the environment. Our social responsibilities and the principles that guide us, are instilled within our business.

PAUL THOMAS remains true to its original vision of supplying the highest quality flowers and dedicated service.

Company Benefits

  • Private Healthcare Insurance
  • Overtime is fully paid at PAUL THOMAS or time off in lieu can be organised
  • All employees receive 28 days’ holidays, including Bank Holidays. Additional holiday days and other benefits will be awarded for long service
  • Yearly service awards
  • Enhanced Sick Pay policy
  • Flexi-lunch’s
  • Pension Scheme

 

Vacancies

SENIOR FLORIST
CONTRACT TYPE: Full time, permanent
LOCATION: Battersea, London
CONTRACTED WORK HOURS: 8:00 – 17:00, Monday – Friday.
START DATE: as soon as possible, 2023

JOB DESCRIPTION:
We’re looking for a highly experienced florist to join the team at PAUL THOMAS. This role is of central importance to the company and is an exciting opportunity to work across all departments including ecommerce bouquets, regular contracts and events. The right candidate will have the chance to play a key role in an experienced and fun team in a busy environment and will be given the opportunity to develop their skills.

This is a full time, hands-on role, that demands a flexible attitude to working days and hours to ensure that PAUL THOMAS continues to offer its clients the highest quality product and service.

Working closely with our Founder & Creative Director, Paul Thomas-Jeffreys and a team of master florists, the successful candidate will create and deliver truly extraordinary flowers.

DUTIES

  • Making, delivering and installing flowers in all areas of the business, overseen by Senior Management.
  • Supporting the different areas of the business such as the shop, contracts and events.
  • Supporting client requests as and when they come in
  • Ordering and buying flowers from the local flower market or online
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with key suppliers and clients
  • Staying up to date with current design trends and sharing new techniques with the wider team when learnt

SKILLS REQUIRED
The ideal candidate will possess excellent design and communication skills and will be experienced in working with luxury brands, whilst demonstrating strong floristry skills. They will have at least five years’ experience as a florist, be a self-starter, with excellent time management skills and ideally be an experienced driver with a clean UK driving licence.

APPLY
The role is a standard 42.5 hour working week, with additional week and weekend hours when required. Fully office based.

The right candidate will benefit from a competitive salary and companywide bonus scheme.

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to [email protected]

GIFTING FLORIST,
CONTRACT TYPE: Full time,
LOCATION: Battersea, London
WORKING HOURS: Monday – Friday (Starts could be as early as 3am depending on business needs), with a minimum of 8 Saturdays a year
START DATE: As soon as possible, 2024

ABOUT US

We are looking for an experienced florist to join the team at PAUL THOMAS. This role is mainly shop focused but is an exciting opportunity to work across all departments including regular contracts, and events. The right candidate will have the chance to play a key role in an experienced and fun team in a busy environment and will be given the opportunity to develop their skills.

This is a full time, hands-on role, that demands a flexible attitude to working days and hours to ensure that PAUL THOMAS continues to offer its clients the highest quality product and service.

JOB DESCRIPTION
We’re looking for an experienced florist to join the Gifting team at PAUL THOMAS. This role will report into the Gifting Manager.

This is an exciting opportunity to work for one of London’s leading florists, creating extraordinary bouquets & displays to fulfil our E-commerce orders and B2B gifting activations.

The successful candidate will work in creating and delivering exceptional floral designs for a multitude of HNW clients and London venues.

THE ROLE

  • Buy and manage inventory
  • Make bouquets or gift orders (from our web selection or bespoke)
  • Take orders over the phone, from walk-in customers and online clients
  • Make small scale events and weddings under instruction from the events team
  • Assist in the making of select weekly Contracts under instruction from the Contracts team
  • Support the Gifting Manager in booking deliveries with third party couriers
  • Support the Gifting Manager in replying to shop emails
  • Make deliveries as and when needed to our London based clients
  • Maintaining a clean and tidy workspace

THE CANDIDATE
The ideal candidate will:

  • Have at least 2 years’ experience within the floral and shop industry
  • Must possess an excellent command of the English language, both written and verbal
  • Will possess a genuine passion for floristry and the energy to tackle every event, large or small, with enthusiasm
  • Preferred but not essential – Will hold a full UK driving licence and be happy to drive vans on occasion
  • The successful candidate should be happy with early starts and willing to work at the weekend as this is a necessity

COMPANY BENEFITS 

  • Private Healthcare Insurance
  • Overtime is fully paid at PAUL THOMAS or time off in lieu can be organised
  • All employees receive 28 days’ holidays, including Bank Holidays. Additional holiday days and other benefits will be awarded for long service
  • Yearly service awards
  • Enhanced Sick Pay policyfollowing a successful probation
  • Flexi-lunch’s

The role is a standard 42.5 hour working week, with additional week and weekend hours when required. Fully studio based.

APPLY
The role is a standard 42.5 hour working week (45 hours with lunch included), with additional week and weekend hours when required.

The right candidate will benefit from a competitive salary and companywide bonus scheme.

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to [email protected]

HEAD OF EVENTS
LOCATION: Battersea, London
START DATE: December 2023

JOB DESCRIPTION:
PAUL THOMAS is looking to appoint an experienced Head of Events to join our friendly team on a full-time basis.

This is an exciting opportunity to work for one of London’s leading florists, managing events within the UK and internationally. As part of the management team, the successful candidate will work closely alongside Founder & Creative Director Paul Thomas-Jeffreys and lead the wider events team in creating and delivering exceptional floral designs for a multitude of HNW clients, top venues and leading events companies.

THE ROLE:

Responsibilities will include:

  • Overseeing and managing enquiries, attending site visits, and conducting consultations in person or via phone/online.
  • Identifying new business opportunities and targeting potential clients including event and wedding planners, caterers, venues, hotels and corporates. Prior experience of this and having existing relationships with notable clients within the event industry is key.
  • Project managing tenders for the supply of flowers to top London venues
  • Designing concepts for each wedding or event according to the brief, and creating detailed and inspirational proposals to a high standard
  • Managing P&L for the Events department and working to client budgets whilst meeting the business’s target profit margins
  • Calculating the volumes of flowers and foliage required, then ordering and buying.
  • Complete event organisation and administration, from creating schedules and job sheets through to managing events onsite and ensuring they run smoothly and to schedule
  • Coordinating staffing and logistics for all events, including booking freelance florists and logistical support, additional vehicles, and submitting security details when required
  • Liaising with venues and event companies to ensure the team has all necessary information including PLI certification, risk assessments and method statements.
  • Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with all clients, keeping in touch on a regular basis
  • Ensuring the impeccable standards and iconic Paul Thomas style are reflected in every event
  • Confidently leading the wider events team and develop skills within the team as the business grows.

THE CANDIDATE
The ideal candidate:

  • Have at least 4 years’ experience within the floral and events industry.
  • Must possess an excellent command of the English language, both written and verbal
  • Will be comfortable with taking responsibility for managing teams and projects
  • Will need to possess first class IT skills and understanding of Microsoft Office programmes, as a large part of this role will be creating proposals and visuals for our clients
  • Will possess a genuine passion for floristry and the energy to tackle every event, large or small, with enthusiasm
  • Will have a strong grasp of the commercial side of the floristry industry
  • Ideally, but not necessarily, the candidate will hold a full UK driving licence and be happy to drive vans on occasion
  • The successful candidate should be happy with early starts and willing to work at the weekend and on projects abroad

The role is a standard 42.5 hour working week, with additional week and weekend hours when required. Fully office based.

Please send your CV to [email protected] along with a covering letter and portfolio when applying for the rol

WAREHOUSE ASSISTANT
CONTRACT TYPE: Full time, permanent
LOCATION: Battersea, London
CONTRACTED WORK HOURS: 8:00 – 17:00, Monday – Friday.
START DATE: As soon as possible

JOB DESCRIPTION:
We’re looking for an experienced and diligent Warehouse Assistant to join our team at PAUL THOMAS. This role will report into the Operations Manager and is of central importance to the company. The right candidate will have the chance to play a key role in an experienced and fun team within a busy environment and will be given the opportunity to develop their skills.

This is a full time, hands-on operational role, that demands a flexible attitude to working days and hours to ensure that PAUL THOMAS continues to offer its clients the highest quality product and service.

The successful candidate will work closely with a team of florists to assist them with making, delivering and derigging floral installations whilst managing the warehouse in its day to day operations.

THE ROLE:

  • Keep a clean and safe working environment and optimise space utilisation
  • Maintaining a well organised and tidy warehouse that caters to the needs of the business as a whole
  • Maintaining a well organised and tidy off-site storage space, in Sussex, that caters to the needs of the business as a whole
  • Developing and maintaining a stock tracker, in conjunction with the Operations Manager, for all Paul Thomas props vases and materials
  • Ordering and replacing all materials as and when required
  • Delivering and installing flower displays to VIP clients across London
  • Assisting florists on a day-to-day basis.
  • Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with all clients
  • Assisting in other areas of the business as and when required
  • Helping to install large-scale arrangements, from floral arches to Christmas trees

THE CANDIDATE
The ideal candidate:

  • Have at least 2 years’ experience within warehouse management
  • Be able to lift heavy objects
  • Must possess an excellent command of the English language, both written and verbal
  • Will be interested in the florist industry and have the energy to tackle every event, large or small, with enthusiasm
  • Will understand the ethos that no task is too big or too small
  • The candidate must hold a full UK driving licence and be happy to drive vans on occasion
  • The successful candidate should be happy with early starts and willing to work at the weekend
  • The successful candidate will be flexible in their start and end times due to the nature of the business
  • The successful candidate will understand the need to help other departments where needed, if necessary

The role is a standard 42.5 hour working week, with additional week and weekend hours when required. Fully office based.

Please send your CV to [email protected] along with a covering letter and portfolio when applying for the role.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
CONTRACT TYPE: Full time, Maternity cover contract, 15 months 
LOCATION: Battersea, London
CONTRACTED WORK HOURS: 8:00 – 17:00, Monday – Friday.
START DATE: July 2023 

JOB ROLE:
We are seeking a dynamic and results-driven Business Development Manager to join PAUL THOMAS. The successful candidate will be responsible for identifying new business opportunities, developing, and implementing strategies to grow the business, and establishing and maintaining relationships with clients and partners. The ideal candidate will have a passion for flowers and a deep understanding of networking and relationship building.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and implement strategies to grow the business, including identifying new business opportunities and expanding existing client relationships.
  • Create and present winning tenders and/or pitches to new and existing clients.
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with clients and partners, including wedding planners, event coordinators, and other businesses in the industry.
  • Analyse market trends and competitor activity to identify opportunities for growth and improvement.
  • Work with the marketing team to develop marketing and sales plans to increase revenue and profitability.
  • Work closely with the design team to ensure that customer needs are met and that quality standards are maintained.
  • Attend industry conferences and trade shows to stay up to date on industry trends and new products.
  • Assist different department within the business during busy periods of the year or quiet times within the role.
  • Implement business development processes and procedures.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 3+ years of experience in business development or sales, preferably in the flower industry or luxury landscape.
  • Strong understanding of sales and marketing principles.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with clients and partners.
  • Strong presenting skills.
  • Advanced level of knowledge on Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • A Passion for flowers and the arts.

The role is a standard 42.5 hour working week, with additional week and weekend hours when required. Fully office based. 

Please send your CV to [email protected] along with a covering letter and portfolio when applying for the role 

MARKETING MANAGER
CONTRACT TYPE: Full time, permanent
LOCATION: Battersea, London
CONTRACTED WORK HOURS: 8:00 – 17:00, Monday – Friday.
START DATE: May 2023 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Marketing Strategy

  • Outline marketing strategy to meet business aims
  • Build and manage the marketing calendar
  • Implement overall creative messaging in line with the brand strategy
  • Act as brand guardian, adhering to the brand guidelines, monitoring usage internally & externally
  • Oversee and update all brand assets and touch points (website, social, comms, packaging, livery)

 Product Development 

  • Work alongside the design team in the creative direction of seasonal collections
  • Introduce the categories including homewares and accessories
  • Initiate, manage and promote creative collaborations

B2C Comms

  • Work with the Gifting Team to oversee the general website content and copy and manage the web agency
  • Plan and manage CRM via digital comms – e.g. Email newsletters
  • Oversee the design, production & distribution of seasonal marketing collateral
  • Advertising – secure/barter contra deals and oversee design and submission of ad artwork
  • Manage an external agency handling PPC, SEO & affiliate marketing

Social Media

  • Build and continually evaluate the social media strategy
  • Manage content planning, production & posting
  • Maintain a consistent visual aesthetic and tone of voice
  • Initiate partnerships and product placement
  • Oversee reporting and growth

Content

  • Oversee production of all product imagery
  • Ideate and produce all seasonal campaign imagery and video assets
  • Commission editorial content for the website journal and other comms
  • Manage distribution of content internally and externally

Events & Partnerships

  • Take part in the prospecting of new clients
  • Secure event contra deals with marketing or PR value
  • Nurture advantageous partnerships and alignments for promotional purposes and brand positioning
  • Curate a network of unofficial brand associations

PR

  • Identify key targets & build advantageous relationships
  • Manage outreach to editors by writing and distributing press releases to sell-in collections, news and interviews with Paul Thomas-Jeffreys
  • Report coverage
  • Organise or take part in showcases

Reporting

  • Set objectives and KPIs with Upper Management
  • Analyse ROI against companywide P&L
  • Use learnings to inform future planning

THE CANDIDATE MUST

  • Be an experienced marketer with a background in the luxury lifestyle space
  • Have a proactive and enthusiastic approach to relationship management, including an ability to manage various stakeholders and have a thorough understanding and capability to drive growth and engagement
  • Possess exceptional communication skills and be highly confident in client facing situations, excellent at people management, multitasking and prioritising
  • Be ambitious with strong direction and determination, with an eye for detail and consistency

APPLY
The role is a standard 42.5 hour working week, with additional week and weekend hours when required. Fully office based.

Please send your CV to [email protected] along with a covering letter and portfolio when applying for the role

Paul Thomas Flowers is an Equal Opportunities Employer. The company is committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of age, sexual orientation, gender, pregnancy, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, disability, medical history, skin colour, marital status, genetic information or parental status. We base all our employment decisions on merit, job requirements and business needs.

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