Careers with Parker Knoll

Who we are

Ever since Frederick Parker created the business back in 1869, Parker Knoll has been renowned
for designing and developing the best of British furniture of the highest possible quality. Over
time, with the help of his sons the business was very quickly established in the UK, leading to
exhibitions at the British Industries Fair where the brand was frequented by royalty.

With the help of Willi Knoll, Parker continued to develop a highly innovative business that broke
the boundaries of design and sought to enhance the everyday sitting experience. Today at Parker
Knoll these founding principles remain at the core of our business and our dedicated team of
craftsmen and women bring their experience and high standard to production today.

Working for us

With a current workforce of over 200 employees based in the East Midlands we are looking to
expand our team. If you would like to work for one of the leading consumer furniture brands in
the UK and are interested in any of the roles advertised below please send your CV along with
a covering letter to [email protected]

Latest Opportunities


Marketing Administrator

Position: Marketing Administrator
Location: Castlewood, Nottinghamshire
Experience: 2 years minimum experience in an administrative position
Closing date: 31st March 2017

Working within the Marketing department in conjunction with the Design and Sales teams you will ensure a seamless flow of information and marketing support material to the customer alongside the day to day administrative co-ordination of the marketing department.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Managing the production and stock levels of swatches
  • Managing the stock of marketing materials to ensure a seamless flow to the customer base
  • Assisting the Marketing team with the organisation of instore studios
  • Responsibility for the support and maintenance of the showrooms
  • Managing hospitality requirements for meetings and events
  • Assisting with exhibitions as required

You will be a hard-working and self-motivated administrator who is looking to become part of a successful manufacturing company. As a key member of the marketing team you will be required to be flexible, with strong multitasking skills and the ability to prioritise your workload to meet deadlines.

You will have excellent attention to detail and a proactive work ethic, challenging current procedures to ensure the marketing department is as efficient as possible.

Qualifications required:

  • Marketing or Administration advantageous but not required

Essential skills:

  • 2 years minimum experience in an administrative position
  • IT Literate with strong MS Office skills
  • Strong administration and organisational skills with an analytical approach
  • Good communication and decision making skills
  • Effective project management skills
  • High level of attention to detail and good presentation skills
  • A positive and proactive attitude with a willingness to learn

Desirable skills:

  • A creative flair and knowledge of the interiors sector would be advantageous.
  • Interest in marketing


International Customers

To view the products available outside the UK please click here to be redirected to the Parker Knoll International Website.

The UK products on this site are only available through retailers in the UK.



The best of British quality and timeless design

Handcrafted in Nottinghamshire, our extensive range of beautifully designed upholstery combines stylish pieces, with sumptuous comfort

Quality & Craftsmanship for Over 147 Years

Established over 147 years ago, Parker Knoll are well renowned for designing and developing Sofas and Chairs of the highest possible quality. All the sofas and chairs at Parker Knoll are handmade in Britain to an extremely high standard with each piece characterised by its distinctive design and attention to detail.

Originally from a small workshop in London, Parker Knoll is now firmly based in Nottinghamshire as a high quality upholstery manufacturer. Using 147 years of furniture making expertise, along with innovative and market leading design initiatives, Parker Knoll bring you a unique collection of elegant chairs and classic sofas to suit today’s styling.

Parker Knoll Collections Available Nationwide

Parker Knoll sofas are available at furniture retailers nationwide. Go to the Find a Retailer  to find your nearest Parker Knoll retailer. Alternatively, come and visit us at our extensive showroom located in Harrington Mills, Long Eaton where we showcase the entire collection.