Plan it. Host it. Apply for it.
A stronger business and a better world, one gathering at a time
Make it well. Do some good.
Perhaps this sounds obvious, but bringing people together and spreading joy shouldn’t be at the expense of the planet.
At Talking Tables, sustainability is designed into the product we sell and every process we follow – starting with ethical sourcing and ending wherever we think we can make a difference.
It’s why we are phasing out single-use plastics in our products and packaging – and creating products built to last time after time after time. It’s why all our party supplies can be recycled at home (even the so-called tricky ones). And it’s why our wood and paper are FSC-certified – and our cotton is organic.
And yes, we’re going through B-Corp accreditation right now. Our goal is to become net zero by 2030.
Good for people
Alright, so we’re serious about our environmental impact. But what about our community?
We’re a business that helps people connect and share the joy of good company, but that doesn’t stop where you might expect. For us, the art of bringing people together means doing even more, and that's everyone at Talking Tables takes time to volunteer collectively and individually within our local and wider communities.
But that’s just the start – we’ve got much more in the works.
A day in your new life
Yes – finally – the part when we talk about what it’s like to work here.
Every role is different, but there’s a lot you’ll find in common.
For one, Talking Tables is an international business (and a Times Top 500 Exporter in 2019), somewhere you can get on and grow your career. And if you’re looking for inspiration, Clare, our founder, is a former Everywoman Businesswoman of the Year.
Expect to be coached and supported along the way, with every opportunity you need to stretch your experience, build your skills and generally get on with getting on. (Our customers – including John Lewis, Selfridges and Harrods – wouldn’t have it any other way.)
Our team and head office
Ever tried to build something brilliant while stuck behind a webcam? It’s hard. That’s one of the reasons we like to get our entire team working together in our office in Stockwell – balanced with one day a week working from home.
By being in the office, you’ll also get to know the wonderfully diverse, friendly and smart bunch of people you’ll be working with. (Your first post-work beers or birthday bash will soon break the ice.)
We are committed to recruiting people from all walks of life and backgrounds to reflect our customers and our community and to help make our business stronger. Everyone is invited and people are at the heart of everything we do. We champion equality and inclusivity
"I have been working at Talking Tables for eleven years now and can see myself working here for many more years to come!
There is endless opportunity and potential to influence how the company is run, if you are eager and passionate for change there is always a platform to voice your opinion, I like that the company actively encourages you to challenge the status quo and suggest alternative ways of working.
Working hard and being fully committed is recognised and rewarded here, this is extremely motivating for me and the driving force in me wanting to play a part in TT in becoming number one destination brand for gatherings.
I would actively encourage anyone who wants a fulfilling carer with lots of opportunities, challenges to overcome with lots of fun along the way to join us!"
Amazon Sales Manager - Paul
The bit where we tell you what’s on offer
We track the market, and make sure our pay’s competitive. But that monthly fluttering of a BACS payment into your bank account isn’t all that’s on offer. There’s all this too:
- Pension scheme (the proper, Government-backed one)
- Earn extra holidays (stay longer, take more days)
- Travel loan (we’re handy for Stockwell tube and Clapham High Street Overground)
- Cycle scheme (for those who prefer a guaranteed seat on their commute)
- Annual summer festival (we like a gathering)
- Yoga classes (on us)
- Celebration spreads (again, we’re paying)
- Clubs for everyone (from kayakers to theatre buffs)
- Christmas and party boxes (a welcome little something)
Believe you could add a pop of imagination or be a bright spark within our team? Then we would love to hear from you! We are always keen to hear from candidates who believe they can help take Talking Tables to the next level. We are based in London, SW4, so be sure that you can get to us comfortably to be at work with your colleagues. You can check out our Linked In, Instagram and our about us for more insights into us as a company and our team.
We are currently seeking new stars for these specific roles:
Please send your CV with the role you are applying for in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be in touch with the job spec.
Every business likes to make a sale, but each sale needs to be commercially savvy. Within a fast-growing company, with big sales ambitions, balancing the sales environment with a firm eye on both revenue and profitability is truly essential. If you think you have what it takes, drop us an email and we shall send you the job spec.
We enjoy supporting the next generation into the early stages of their work life. If you think you have what it takes to be a brilliant intern, tell us your skills and interests and drop us an email with your CV attached.