Careers | Job Opportunities | Somerville
Our People

People who can produce work to the standards demanded by our clients are hard to find. But when they share our passion, sense of purpose, and pleasure in producing precision craftsmanship, it comes easily. It’s a rare combination, so once we find such rarities, we look after them.

Our Perks

Private Health Insurance & Medical Care

Health Shield expenses cover for the likes of eye tests, dental and physio; Aviva private medical insurance for prompt, quality care.

Flexible Working

Offering our staff flexible working hours throughout the month, always helps with those last-minute dental appointments and early morning gym sessions

Childcare Vouchers

Tax-friendly vouchers for our working mums and dads, to help with the cost of childcare.

Bike 2 Work Scheme

Avoid fares or fuel costs, get fit, save the planet - and up to 42% on new bikes and equipment.

Work treats

Donut days and lunch treats, birthday cakes and bun days. Summer BBQ’s too. (What was that about Bike 2 Work scheme…?)

Coffee on tap

Our coffee machine is treasured by all the staff. We think they deserve the finest stimulation as they strive for perfection.


Interested in working with us?

  • Proactively establish financial and management information systems to support and inform the Director in relation to financial projections and past performance of the business on a comparative basis
  • Assist the Director with matters relating to financial planning within the business including cash flow management, assessment of profit margins and budget planning and provide regular reporting as required
  • As a key member of the senior management team, contribute to the formulation and implementation of the company’s short, medium and long-term business strategies and corresponding metrics that allow for meaningful audit of business practice and success
  • Contribute to the ongoing development and implementation of the company’s short, medium- and long-term business strategies and the translation of these strategies into measurable KPIs that provide for meaningful audit of business practice and success
  • Maintain and grow the profitability of the company in conjunction with the Director
  • Identify and assess cost reduction and profit enhancement opportunities and maximise working capital through operational effectiveness, based on analysis of operating costs and overall company performance
  • Prepare monthly management accounts and detailed financial accounts on a timely basis including narrative reporting on budget variances
  • Manage and monitor financial transactions including the maintenance of sales and purchasing ledgers, debtor finance, bank account activity and cash flow
  • Produce accurate spending forecasts, develop efficient costing systems and provide ongoing monitoring for specific projects and work in progress, undertaking regular analysis to identify and address deviations in a timely manner
  • Liaise with the company’s external auditors and prepare all necessary associated reporting, supporting documentation and audit file
  • Develop, implement and operate systems and procedures to ensure the integrity of accounting information and safe custody of assets including procedures to detect and eliminate fraud or theft of company assets
  • Liaise with the Director regarding cash flow availability with regard to any major purchasing plans and ensure the company is receiving value for money
  • Ensure compliance with all statutory regulations and accounting standards
  • Liaise with banks, auditors and government agencies in the preparation and supply of financial information relative to the company
  • Advise and assist the Director in relation to policy decisions and major projects
  • Any other duties associated with this role, within reason and capability, as determined by the Director


Essential Qualifications

Qualified accountant with an approved professional accountancy designation (e.g. CIMA, ACCA, ICAI)

Essential Experience
  • Experience with financial and management reporting systems and processes in a private sector environment
  • Experience in preparing and monitoring budgets
  • Experience in the preparation of management accounts
  • Experience with the management of cash flow, financial projections and credit control
  • Experience with financial analysis
  • Experience in the use of Sage Line 100
Desirable Qualifications
  • Experience in operating at a strategic level within an SME business environment
Essential Skills and Competencies
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Evidence of innovative thinking
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, including strong negotiation and influencing skills
  • Proven ability to link financial performance to business strategy
  • Evidence of strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Evidence of strong commercial awareness
  • Evidence of the ability to independently achieve results while working on own initiative
  • Proven effective planning, organisational and time management abilities
  • Proficient in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software, e-mail and the internet
Essential Circumstances
  • Able to work flexibly as required to ensure business needs are met
Desirable Circumstances
  • Valid driving licence and vehicle available for business use

This is an exciting new role for a Health and Safety Assistant to join our expanding team at Somerville. The appointed person will report to our Health and Safety Manager. Duties include:

  • Ensure that all Health & Safety policies, procedures, rules and regulations are adhered to and are regularly reviewed, updated and communicated
  • Ensure the company meets its statutory obligations in all areas relating to health, safety and welfare at work. This includes managing the risk assessment process for all work equipment and operations
  • Ensure that accurate Health and Safety and training records are maintained for all employees
  • Ensure that the correct PPE equipment is purchased and distributed effectively
  • Work with the Health & Safety Manager to co-ordinate safe systems of work and procedures
  • Ensure that safety inspections are carried out, fire drills and fire alarms are correctly reported, safety inspections and risk assessments are managed, and employees are aware of their responsibilities
  • Carry out a variety of administration duties across the company
  • Participate in meetings when required to report on relevant Health & Safety matters or to provide advice on specific issues
  • Liaise with external bodies such as the laboratory, PPE suppliers etc
  • Any other reasonable duties which may be required by management from time to time


Essential Qualifications:
  • At least 1 years’ relevant experience in a similar role
Desirable Qualifications:
  • Health & Safety related qualification
  • NEBOSH certificate or diploma
  • COSHH trained
Essential Experience:
  • Up to date knowledge of all Health & Safety Executive (HSE) legislation and any developments that affect the industry
  • Experience providing advice to Senior Management, Line Managers and employees directly
  • Experience of researching, creating and implementing Health and Safety policies or initiatives
Desirable Experience:
  • Health & Safety experience in a construction environment
  • Experience coordinating biological monitoring of employees
  • Experience working within a multi-site environment
  • Experience of meeting Health & Safety requirements in global locations
Essential Skills/Competencies:
  • IT literate
  • Proven ability to communicate well with colleagues
  • Evidence of good timekeeping and reliability
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to prepare reports and analyse data
Desirable Skills/Competencies:
  • Experience in developing and delivering training to employees
  • Provide input towards business improvement
Essential Additional Criteria:
  • Clean Driving licence
  • Current UK/EU Passport
  • Willing and flexible to travel worldwide if required
What does the job entail?
  • Worldwide travel
  • Refurbishment of existing timber fixtures within a live retail store
  • Working in a prestigious retail environment worldwide
  • Working with a range of veneers and solid timbers
  • Using a variety of refurbishment techniques
  • Finishing and furniture restoration to a world class level
  • Maintaining rigorous health and safety standards
  • Night shift working

What are we offering?
  • Full and continuous training
  • Ability for career progression
  • All tools, uniform and PPE provided
  • Basic salary plus allowances, private healthcare and benefits
  • Travel and accommodation arranged and paid by Somerville
  • Good work/life balance: 2 or 3 weeks on / 1-2 weeks off
  • Working for a very prestigious client
  • Worldwide travel


You will...
  • Have a keen eye for detail
  • Be passionate about the quality of your work
  • Demonstrate a solid trades background with good manual dexterity (e.g. joiner, painter/decorator, French polisher, car body worker)
  • Have the ability to work to tight deadlines and cope under pressure
  • Be a team player with a friendly and easy going personality
  • Be driven and motivated about what they do
  • Be happy to travel worldwide and work night shifts
  • Have a valid UK or EU passport and clear criminal record background
  • Be able to provide employment references

If you are interested in this position, please submit your CV, detailing your relevant experience to:

+44 (0) 28 9044 8429
Interested in working with us?

We work hard together in an enjoyable environment and get to work on truly rewarding projects. If you love to keep busy, learn new skills, and constantly strive for perfection alongside equally motivated colleagues, do get in touch with us.