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Sample Department Assistant - London

ROMO, a leading privately-owned textile and wallcovering design house, is looking for an enthusiastic and proactive Sample Department Assistant to permanently join our flagship showroom based at the Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, London on a part-time basis covering two to three days per week.

Family run since 1902, The Romo Group specialises in the supply of furnishing fabrics and wallcoverings to both the domestic and contract markets. There are currently 6 design houses operating within The Romo Group, each with its own unique style. For more details about the company and our brands please visit: www.romo.com

The Sample Department Assistant will play a key role in ensuring the showroom runs smoothly and efficiently. Whilst maintaining high standards of organisation, you will be expected to support with the day to day running of the sample department. The successful candidate should be friendly, proactive and helpful preferably with previous experience in a similar role within the interiors industry.

Main responsibilities:

Preparing sample packs for customers

Ensuring the sample library is kept up to date on a daily basis

Dealing with customer enquiries and sample orders efficiently and promptly

Supporting and assisting colleagues, helping clients where necessary

Support with the day to day running of the Showroom, ensuring it is well presented at all times

Being knowledgeable and familiar with products, being able to offer an effective and accurate answer to customer questions

Skills and Experience:

Excellent communication skills, with outstanding English language, written and spoken

Active interest in interior design or textiles with a creative eye

Be highly organised and able to prioritise

Good attention for detail

A proactive team worker with a flexible attitude and the ability to use one’s initiative

A friendly and welcoming approach with outstanding customer service skills

IT competent with the ability to use Microsoft Office: Word & Excel

Previous experience in a similar role/ the interiors industry is desirable but not essential

The successful candidate will have a positive ‘can do’ attitude, will be well presented and enjoy working as a member of a busy, proactive team.

Salary dependant on experience

If you believe you have the relevant skills that match our role, please submit an up to date CV and covering letter demonstrating your experience and interest in this role. Please email these to recruitment@romo.com for the attention of the Showroom Manager.

Electrical, Mechanical & Facilities Supervisor - Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire

Full time, Permanent, Kirkby-in-Ashfield

Are you a skilled Electrical, Mechanical & Facilities Supervisor with experience of leading and motivating a team? Do you have a multi-trade background or experience in electrical / mechanical? Do you have previous management experience with a keen eye for detail ensuring our sites and equipment are maintained to a very high standard?

The Romo Group is a Family run business since 1902, We specialise in the supply of furnishing fabrics and wallcoverings to both the domestic and contract markets. For more details on the company, please visit: www.romo.com.

Due to expansion we are moving to a bespoke purpose-built premise and are now looking for an Electrical, Mechanical & Facilities Supervisor to join our company, to lead and support the maintenance of our plant and site.

Main responsibilities of the role include:

  • Coordinating and leading an electrical and mechanical team ensuring all machinery is maintained and operational
  • Coordinating and planning essential central services such as security, fire alarms and systems
  • Carry out a variety of general site repairs and maintenance work such as mechanical, electrical, plumbing and general building maintenance with and without supervision
  • Create and maintain an asset care register ensuring records are up to date
  • Working alongside health & safety to ensure all actions and risk assessments are carried out in a safe manner

Applicants Should be Able to Demonstrate

  • Solid experience as an Electrical, Mechanical & Facilities Supervisor role or similar
  • Flexible approach to work and people management
  • A diagnostic and analytical problem solver
  • Keen and eager to lend themselves to any task
  • Confident communicator at all levels with essential interpersonal skills
  • Numeracy and strong computer literacy (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel)
  • The ability to work using own initiative

If you believe you have the skills and experience that match our role, please submit an up to date CV and covering letter demonstrating your experience and interest in this role. Please send these to recruitment@romo.com for the attention of our Head of Operations.

Export Sales Administrator – Italian Linguist - Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire

Permanent, Full Time, Kirkby-in-Ashfield

Starting salary of £22,302.17 per annum increasing over a 2-year period depending on performance

Are you a skilled Italian linguist looking for a new challenge? Do you have a clear and methodical approach to work and enjoy using your communication skills to develop strong working relationships with people?

A unique opportunity is available for a competent administrator to join our busy and diverse Export department. With customers at the heart of our business your role will be to support our Italian speaking overseas agents, distributors and customers. You will work in collaboration with a team of expert linguists to ensure our customer journey runs smoothly by keeping them up to date through telephone and email conversations. Your linguist skills will be used to translate a mixture of PR & Marketing documents promoting our luxury fabrics, wallcoverings, trimmings and accessories which are distributed through our agents and distributors including the press.

To be successful in this role we are seeking qualified and fluent Italian speaking linguists who have either previously worked in a customer service role or have experience of working in a fast-paced environment working to tight deadlines. Whilst Italian is an essential requirement to the role, other languages would be desirable.

If you believe you have the relevant skills and would like to be considered for this role please submit an up to date CV and covering letter demonstrating your experience and interest in this role. Please send these directly to recruitment@romo.com for the attention of the Export Office Manager.

Maintenance Engineer - Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire

Full time, Permanent, Kirkby-in-Ashfield

Are you a skilled Maintenance Engineer with experience working within in busy production environment? Do you have 3+ years’ experience in mechanical, electrical and basic automation? Do you enjoy working a varied role which requires you to complete work to set timeframes ensuring our sites are maintained to a very high standard?

Romo Group is a Family run business since 1902, We specialise in the supply of furnishing fabrics and wallcoverings to both the domestic and contract markets. For more details on the company, please visit: www.romo.com

Due to expansion we are now looking for a Maintenance Engineer to join our company, to support the maintenance of our plant and sites.

Main responsibilities of the role include:

  • Carry out a variety of general site repairs and maintenance work such as mechanical, electrical, plumbing and general building maintenance with and without supervision
  • Planned and reactive maintenance of plant equipment including keeping and recording stocks of spares.Keeping an accurate record of dates and maintenance carried out
  • Liaise with sub-contractors as and when required
  • Ensure maintenance and mechanical repairs are correctly documented for all machinery including fork truck and access machinery
  • Maintain a clean working environment
  • Work with the asset register and ensure records are up to date
  • Working alongside health & safety to ensure all actions and risk assessments are carried out in a safe manner

Applicants Should be Able to Demonstrate

  • Solid experience as a Maintenance Engineer working within a team
  • Experienced in electrical, mechanical and PLC fault finding/repair
  • Experience in Pneumatics and compressors
  • An analytical approach, with a good eye for detail
  • The ability to work to deadlines and prioritise workloads
  • Good communication skills at all levels
  • The ability to work using own initiative
  • Good time management

If you believe you have the skills and experience that match our role, please submit an up to date CV and covering letter demonstrating your experience and interest in this role. Please send these to recruitment@romo.com for the attention of our Maintenance & Facilities Supervisor.

Cushion & Curtain Maker - Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire

Full time, Permanent, Kirkby-in-Ashfield

Are you an experienced Sewing machinist with previous relevant experience of working with industrial sewing machines? Are you a creative & enthusiastic individual who has a flare for producing high quality soft furnishings?

We are looking for a Cushion & Curtain Maker to join our company; to create made to order cushions, curtains and other bespoke pieces. Family run since 1902, The Romo Group specialises in the supply of furnishing fabrics and wallcoverings to both the domestic and contract markets. For more details on the company, please visit: www.romo.com

Main responsibilities of the role include:

  • Creating high quality cushions, curtains and other bespoke pieces as required by the business
  • Working in collaboration with the design studios to create cushions and curtains
  • Working in collaboration with the creative marketing department to create soft furnishings to be used for marketing material and product launches
  • Ensuring the exceptional quality of all orders before they are despatched to customers
  • Ensuring complete orders are packaged to a high standard in the correct brand packaging
  • Working in collaboration with the packing department to ensure all customer orders are despatched

To be successful in this role we are seeking candidates with proven relevant industrial sewing machinist experience, who have extensive experience in soft furnishings and upholstery fabrics, enjoy working as part of a team in a fast paced environment, and have a ‘can do’ attitude.

Candidates will also need to demonstrate good time management skills with strong attention to detail. They should have a flexible and methodical approach to their work, with an innovative style to problem solving.

If you believe you have the skills and experience that match our role please submit an up to date CV and covering letter demonstrating your experience and interest in this role. Please send these to recruitment@romo.com for the attention of the Patco Manager.

Black Edition Senior Textile Designer - Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire

Full time, Permanent, Kirkby-in-Ashfield


Salary dependent on experience


Part of The Romo Group, Black Edition, is a leading design house in the textiles and wallcoverings industry. Family run since 1902, The Romo Group now has six established brands, all with their own unique character and style, that specialise in the supply of furnishing fabrics and wallcoverings to both the domestic and contract markets. Since launching in 2013, the Black Edition brand has continued to forge its own identify creating designs with a distinctive, edgy style and characteristic colour palette for the luxury interiors market. For more information on our brand please visit: www.blackedition.com


We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Textile Designer with exceptional talent and creativity to join our dynamic and busy Black Edition design studio to work alongside a team of designers on a variety of tasks.
Main responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Creating original, unique designs for a variety of applications.
  • Actively researching into design and colour trends.
  • Interpreting trends appropriately for the brand.
  • Working proactively with all members of design, buying and production teams, supporting and developing business relationships to ensure successful results at all levels of the product journey.
  • Liaising with suppliers to provide feedback on trials and developments throughout the design and production process.
  • Visiting suppliers to assist in overseeing fabric and wallcoverings production.


Applicants will need to demonstrate the following:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Textile Designer in a commercial setting.
  • A high achieving degree in Textile Design or similar qualification.
  • Be a dedicated, passionate and industrious designer with an aspirational taste level to meet the complexity of this role.
  • Good knowledge of all aspects of the commercial fabric printing and production process including digital, rotary and flat bed.
  • A strong knowledge and previous experience of CAD.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to work closely with all members of the design team and with other relevant departments.
  • Be flexible and practical with task management and with an ability to work under pressure and within time scales.
  • Exceptional organisation skills.
  • A sound understanding of Intellectual Property rights and all aspects of copyright related to design.


The successful candidate will help oversee and create exclusive designs that meet the ethos of the Black Edition brand and should display an affinity with and understanding of the brand. Working with the design team and working in collaboration with the Brand Director and other senior members, external suppliers, and internal departments to deliver quality fabrics and wallcoverings to be launched into the international market.

If you believe you have the skills and experience that match this role please submit an up to date CV and covering letter demonstrating your experience and interest in the role. In addition, to support your application, we would also require you to submit recent examples of your work. Please send these directly torecruitment@romo.com