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Vale Furnishers - Careers and Job Opportunities

IT Support

Vale Furnishers are looking to employ a full-time team member to provide in house IT support.

We currently have a network covering two retail sites with Active Directory hosted on 2 Windows 2012 Servers. We also have a bespoke back office system written VB Script and PHP.

You would be the first line of contact to a team of 50 people with skills varying from web designers, experienced pc users to basic pc users and administrators.

The challenges are as diverse as forgotten passwords, planning for disaster management due to server failure to assisting with the development of our new back office system.

You would need to be motivated, disciplined and organised as the role varies on a day to day and you would need to manage your own time. You would be responsible for making purchasing suggestions for new hardware and many other areas including phone systems, broadband providers and company mobile phones whilst reporting directly to the managing director and our existing off-site web developer. You would be required to carry out regular visit to our different sites and talk face to face with users to ensure everything is working and help develop their PC abilities.

You must have a grounded and practical experience in network setup, support and management.

Network skills required include:

• MS Windows Server 2012 Administration
• Active directory
• Hyper V virtualisation
• Virtual Private Network (VPN) support and management
• Server Security
• Telephone and remote desktop support
• Hosted Email (MS Exchange) Management
• MS Office 365 Support & Management

A candidate with coding skills is preferable as you would have the opportunity to work directly with our web developer on the implementation and development of our back-office system which is our next big project as we now have a stable and reliable network.

Web Application Skills

• Bootstrap 3+
• VB Script
• JavaScript
• jQuery
• Ajax
• SSL Certificates

You will need a full driving license and own transport as you will need to be able to work between our sites in Ash Vale, Aldershot and Farnham where your main office would be.

This is a full-time role working 9am-6pm Monday to Friday although flexibility and even reduced hours are possible given the right candidate.

Salary would be dependant on experience and be based on skill level and coding expertise. Please send a covering letter and cv to mark@valefurnishers.co.uk subject reference ‘IT Support role’

Sales Advisor – Part Time Position

Vale Furnishers is an independent family run business, who offer one of the broadest selections of traditional and contemporary furniture in the UK.

We are currently looking to hire experienced part time sales consultants to join our team in both our Ash Vale and Farnham showrooms. Salary is subject to experience with the potential to earn additional bonuses plus benefits.

As a salesperson in one of our retail stores, building a rapport with our customers and ensuring you exceed expectations every time is paramount.

You'll need strong sales experience and an ability to talk comfortably in a controlled manner. A desire to meet the needs of every customer is vital in a professional manner and recognising the signals and managing each sale giving the best customer experience, be that instore, on the phone or via email.

We pride ourselves on being able to deliver an exceptional customer experience, manage a sale and be passionate selling whilst building relationships with customers.

Please note it is absolutely essential to be able to work weekends.

Skills and experience required:

• The ability to join and work within an established team
• Passionate about furniture and accessories
• Excellent communication skills
• A strong understanding of selling
• Strong self-motivation and a highly organised working style
• A positive, can-do approach to work
• Computer literate
• Having a background in a customer facing role
• Flexible and adaptable

Please email your cv to mark@valefurnishers.co.uk

or post to:
FAO: Mark Chandler
Vale Furnishers Ltd.
35-42 East Street