In 1971 Catherine Paver set up Pavers because she couldn’t find comfortable, stylish shoes at a sensible price. Catherine’s three sons joined the business a few years later, and one of her sons - Stuart - still runs the business today. We are proud of our heritage and the family values of our brand. We are also 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 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 Pavers, Jones Bootmaker, and Herring Shoes brands. Each brand focuses in its own unique way on comfort, style, and value. Despite growing over the years, our Head Office and warehouse are still based in York, where the business was originally founded.
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 ‘Pavers 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;
Head Office, Supply Chain, Assistant Supply Chain Manager
My typical day involves working closely with my team, our freight forwarders, international agents and suppliers to plan deliveries efficiently in a way which suits the needs of the business.
The best part of my job, is how different every day can be. I speak to such a wide variety of people and come across different problems which all need to be solved. Pavers have invested in me and have helped me to grow and develop alongside the business.
I initially joined the business in November 2014 as a Buying Support Assistant. I progressed to Supply Chain Team Leader in 2016 and following on from a High Flyers Leadership course, which I was selected to take part on, I am now in the role of Assistant Supply Chain Manager. Alongside my development within Pavers, I am also being supported to study externally, to gain a CIPS qualification, I was awarded a Diploma July last year and I am now working towards an Advanced Diploma.
Head Office/Field Based, Retail, Area Manager
Travelling around the country - maximising sales and KPI's, delivering excellent Customer Service to name but a few.
love the people I work with both at HO and in Stores - customers and staff alike. Shoes - what girl doesn't like shoes and bags. Bonus and targets are realistic and Pavers look after their employees.
started as a manager at Walsall Boundary Mill. The company has invested in training for me both internal and external, all to improve my skills and efficiency. I have felt a valued team member.
Store, Chatham, Assistant Manager
Open the store, customer service, daily figs, running store , target, stock contour,
Everyday and giving good customer service. I have worked my way up to an Assistant Manager I have enjoy going to other stores and managing them
Yes I was a customer advisor and I have with training to an assistant manager and ongoing training to be a good manager and i have enjoyed working with pavers
Store, York Outlet , Store Manger
Motivating the team to deliver 100% Customer Service to every single customer that comes into our store ,though our training and developing problems .
Everyday and giving good customer service. I have worked my way up to a Assistant Manager I have enjoy going to other stores and managing them
Yes, I was a customer advisor and i have with training to a assistant manager and ongoing training to be a good manager and i have ejoyed working with pavers
Store, Shipley, Customer Advisor
Advising customers, helping them make a purchase of shoes, shoe care or accessories. Filling shelves, cleaning, stockroom tasking. Displays and promotions. Removing rubbish, and keeping a tidy environment.
EVERYTHING :-)))) I love this job, the friendly atmosphere, the team spirit. The variety in your daily tasks, makes you feel valued as an employee and self-accomplishment towards the success of the store.
Since starting I've had Key Performance Indicator training,and new starter induction training.