Jones Bootmaker was founded by Alfred and Emma Jones in 1857. As it grew the business established a reputation as a trusted source of stylish, comfortable, good quality footwear across the country. More recently the business was acquired by the family run Pavers Ltd, who have re-established the family values Alfred and Emma first envisaged for Jones, which in turn has led to a period of growth and success. Across the group we are obsessive about the quality of the footwear we sell, which has been one of the key reasons we have grown to be one of the UK’s leading shoe retailers. We have, as part of Pavers Ltd, over 170 stores across the UK and Eire, as well as multiple websites, catalogues, and even a TV channel, where we sell shoes under the Jones Bootmaker, Pavers, and Herring Shoes brands. Each brand focuses in its own unique way on comfort, style, and value. Our Head Office and warehouse are based in York, in the North-East of the UK.
Through the Pavers Foundation, Pavers donates 2% of its annual profits to charity every year. As a family and as a business we have always supported our people who wish to contribute to and enrich their local communities through charitable endeavours. Everyone in the business has the opportunity to vote for two National Charities of the Year, and anyone who works for the business can also apply for a donation of between £500 - £50,000 for any cause that is of personal importance to them, as long as it relates to furthering health, education, or community causes. In 2018 alone, we donated over £400,000 to charitable causes. We see this work as a valuable opportunity to strengthen the local communities where our people live, as well as supporting colleagues and friends with causes close to their hearts.
We look to employ people who share our family values and pride themselves on delivering the ‘Jones Experience’. We want to provide excellent customer service, creating a comfortable and friendly environment for our customers to purchase our great value, great quality, footwear. We are passionate about investing and developing the people who are part of our team as they form the foundation of our success and growth. We undertake in-house training, provide external development opportunities and offer a number of other means to progress and gain greater knowledge and skills.
If you think you would like to take the next step in your career and join our team then we could be your ‘perfect fit’. We are looking for team players who are friendly, customer focused, passionate about achieving results with a positive ‘can do’ attitude in a business environment.
If a group of shoe loving colleagues isn’t enough, you can also access the following;
- Staff discount, some of which can be shared with friends and family
- Annual profit related bonus
- Auto-enrolment pension [where eligible]
- Access to free health and wellbeing support
- Access to free financial advice and support
- Long service awards
- Holiday entitlement increasing with length of service
- Gym discounts
- Free onsite parking at Head Office and many (but not all) store locations