WJ is loved by customers. We are a British business established since 1979 and have a unique culture - our fabulous jewellery, amazing prices and our people are the key to our success. We are the UK's largest independently owned jewellery chain and with 225 shops across the UK, there is never a dull moment!

WJ is always on the lookout for great Deputy Managers. If you have deputy retail management experience, are passionate, friendly and enthusiastic we would love to hear from you...

  • Full time contracts working five days out of seven - no zero hour contracts here!

  • 28 days* holiday a year and after 5 years you'll receive 33 days* a year
    (*including Bank Holidays)

  • Monthly pay, straight into your bank account at the end of every month

  • Staff discount on your WJ jewellery purchases

  • £100 cash awards or up to £50 WJ gift vouchers can be earned for going the extra mile in our quarterly nominations

  • Sweets 'n' treats from time to time

  • A pension scheme to qualifying staff - the way to start saving for your future!

  • We are a large business with strong family values that care about customers and members of the team alike - you're known by your name, not a number


  • In retail shop deputy management

  • In the same or similar retail environment e.g. clothing, fashion, shoes, accessories, perfume and cosmetics etc.

  • Working with a sales floor team day-to-day

  • Helping to control and organise the resources of a small shop

  • In one-to-one customer care

...What are you waiting for!

Jewellery knowledge isn't essential as on the job training is provided.


If you've got what it takes, there are opportunities to climb the WJ progression ladder and to develop into more challenging roles. All of the WJ National Retail Management team were once WJ shop managers. As you can see, WJ is passionate about people development and progression, we always want a pool of successors waiting in the wings.


Deputy Manager

They provide great customer experiences everyday and along with the manager look after the shop as if it was their own. They help to pass on the WJ knowledge and standards to the team and assist the Manager in making everyone the best that they can be - a stepping stone to becoming a shop Manager.

And then how about becoming a …


They provide great customer experiences everyday and look after the shop as if it was their own. They lead by example and pass on the WJ knowledge and standards to the team, aiming to make everyone the best that they can be.

If you've got what it takes…

you can climb the WJ progression ladder
and become a...


Managers that are responsible for their own shop and use their experience to give guidance to a number of other shops. They help to build confidence and make things crystal clear.

Are you ready for your next challenge...

National Retail Manager

Not surprisingly, they too provide great customer experiences in a number of shops that they are responsible for. They lead by example in everything they do and work with Mentors, Managers and Sales Advisors providing guidance and feedback along the way. They always make things crystal clear.

Check what Deputy Shop Manager vacancies are available. If you’re passionate about people and sales, we would love to hear from you.

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Rachael (Deputy Manager)
9yrs with WJ

I started my WJ journey 9 years ago and just fell in love with it, a few years later I became Deputy Manager. One of the most rewarding parts of my job is helping a customer pick out the perfect piece of jewellery.

Tilly (Deputy Manager)
3yrs with WJ

I am a Deputy Manager and have been part of WJ for 3 years. I am a lifelong customer of WJ myself; where else can you find such incredible value and quality. There has been no other option for me! I couldn't be more proud to be part of the WJ family, being part of customers treats, special gifts and happy life changing events makes my time here amazing!