Sales consultants

Plumbs Sales Consultants get the best of both worlds. You have the opportunity to be part of a unique and long established family business, but as a self-employed agent, you’ll have all the benefits of being independent and running your own diary.

This is the ideal position for somebody who enjoys sales, particularly if you also have an interest in interior design or fabric. Your day-to-day activity will revolve around meeting with customers and sharing our bespoke products with them. This will encourage you to be creative and offer advice that will lead to a truly beautiful final product. Many of our consultants have been helping to transform homes for over 20 years!

Depending on your location, you’ll be allocated a set of postcodes and sent all leads from within this area. We advertise in major national press every week, and our call centre team will distribute the leads to you, which can be easily managed through out sales app. From here, it’s up to you to arrange the appointment, advise our customers, and hopefully secure a sale. We don’t use any sort of hard or pushy sales techniques, the priority is understanding what the customer is looking to achieve with their interiors and helping them to see how our products can help them get there. To help with this, when you visit, you’ll be armed with a wealth of training and our beautiful range of fabric swatch books, so you’re best prepared to show off our product and its bespoke nature.

Once you’ve assisted your customer in making their choice and taken some measurements, our handy iPad app will provide you with a quote for the customer to consider. If the customer chooses curtains or sofa covers, you will often have to return to fit them too. This is many consultants favourite part of the job, as you also get to take in the excitement and astonishing transformation.

Sounds like a role you’d enjoy, but you’re not confident on soft furnishings? Don’t worry! We provide all the necessary training in-house at our head office in Preston. The course is free, and takes a total of 3 weeks (usually spread across 5 weeks).

The support doesn’t end once you’ve left training, however, as every consultant is placed in a small regional team. This involves regular meetings with fellow consultants where you can discuss any issues or share your top tips. Members of the head office team will often join you, as well as your Regional Manager, to make sure we all stay in touch. Plus, our training team are on hand any time you need to give them a call!


What do you need to become a Plumbs Home Consultant?

  • People skills! This role is all about talking to our customers and helping them throughout their order process

  • A passion for sales

  • An interest in interiors is helpful for this role

  • An Apple iPad to use our Sales App

  • Public Liability Insurance to provide peace of mind for you and your customers

  • Your own transportation

For more information or details of commission rates, please contact Alan Taylor (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), or apply now.

"I have worked for Plumbs for the past 18 years. If you see yourself as a 'people person' then this job could be right up your street. You run your own diary and your area is given to you as exclusive.

I can honestly say that after all this time I still enjoy the job. How much you earn is down to you, it’s challenging but rewarding, go on, give it a go."

Paul Murray | Sales consultant at Plumbs Ltd

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    Our client is currently Recruiting for the exciting opportunity of Transport Hub Driver / Assistant, this is a full time position and will be based in Stevenage. 

    Transport Hub Driver / Assistant Duties 

    • Assist with deliveries to customer locations.
    • Assist with the collection of furniture from customer locations.
    • Contacting customers to arrange collections and deliveries.
    • Provide cover for the Hub Team leader 

    Transport Hub Driver / Assistant Requirements 

    • Positive attitude with experience of dealing with challenge and change.
    • Ability to organise workload and forward plan.
    • Flexibility in terms of work responsibilities, including the occasional night away if required.
    • Team focused.
    • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
    • Clean Driving License with no more than 3 current points for any speeding offence. No endorsements for drug, alcohol or careless driving
    • Authorised to drive vans up to 3.5t
    • Physically fit, as the role requires the lifting and carrying of domestic furniture.

    Transport Hub Driver / Assistant Benefits 

    • Full time position
    • £11.00 per hour + overtime as required
    • 42.5 Hours per week (Monday – Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm) 

    About the Company

    Our client has been designing and producing quality made-to-measure furniture covers and curtains for over half a century and with the continued development of the company's furniture re-upholstery service, they are now firmly established as the UK’s leading reupholstery. They are a successful, family run company employing approximately 320 people at their Head Office in Preston.

    If you think that you will be suitable for this Transport Hub Driver / Assistant role, please apply now! 

    Closing date: Friday 28th May 2021

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Plumbs have been established for over 50 years and specialise in producing quality Made-to-Measure Loose Furniture Covers, Curtains and Reupholstery.
Brookhouse Mill, Old Lancaster Ln, Preston PR1 7PZ
Tel: 01772 838 301

Plumbs is rated 4.4 stars by Feefo.co.uk based on 3767 reviews
Plumbs is rated 4.4 stars by Feefo.co.uk based on 3767 reviews