Job Vacancies

Upholsterer – Bovey Tracey, Devon

Kingcome Sofas are a long established and highly regarded maker of luxury upholstered sofas and chairs, handmade in our workshop in Devon, where we employ over forty people.

Our furniture is made to order, for interior designers and private clients worldwide.

We are looking for a new person to join us as an upholsterer, working alongside some of the industry’s most talented trades people.

Upholstery experience is essential, and you will need to have excellent attention to detail and a discerning eye.

We are a friendly company, with many longstanding staff. The culture is more that of a workshop than of a factory. Pay is competitive, and is dependent on your skills and suitability for the role.

If you wish to discuss the role in more detail, please telephone Frank Phipps on 07966 567063 for an informal chat. Alternatively, please send your CV to

Workshop Experience sought – Oxfordshire

I have recently completed the AMUSF Stage 1 Craft Certificate at the British School of Upholstered Furniture and I am keen to gain experience in a commercial upholstery setting. Having been introduced to both traditional and modern upholstery methods on the course I am looking to expand upon my knowledge gained so far. I am an enthusiastic, articulate, adaptable, and have a keen eye for detail.  I am based in north Oxfordshire, however flexible regarding location and working hours, willing to learn and undertake in any relevant training. I have a full, current and clean driving licence and possess my own vehicle. I will be attending the AMUSF Stage 2 Intermediate Craft Certificate one day a week from 6th September therefore looking for flexible work experience to accommodate this. Ideally looking for paid experience but any work experience offers seriously considered. Please contact me by email on

Management Position Available – Help shape the Future of the AMUSF

The AMUSF exists to represent and promote the bespoke upholstery and soft furnishing industry representing over 700 upholsterers, soft furnishers, training centres, students and trade suppliers. Our board of volunteer Directors have created an exciting new five year plan to educate the public, support the trade and grow both our membership and our influence across and beyond the sector.

Due to the planned retirement of our current Association Manager we now need to recruit a special individual willing and capable of working with our willing band of volunteers and small administrative staff to make that vision a reality.

The role involves supporting members, consumers and the Board as well as representing the Association with external bodies, promoting AMUSF membership and qualifications and the day to-day general management of the Association’s affairs.

The key elements within the Directors strategy can be summarised as follows:

  • Improving membership engagement.
  • Growing membership to the whole sector.
  • Expanding training for all – both through our own qualifications and liaison with national training bodies.

The ideal candidate will have first class communication, marketing and management skills, experience as a senior manager in the running of a trade association or business, some background in upholstery, soft furnishings or interiors is desirable but not essential but principally a lot of energy and enthusiasm.

The AMUSF office is based in High Wycombe but the role is a national one so your base location could be flexible. We are also open to the idea of a job share so if you only have part of the skill set it would still be worth talking with us.

Salary on appointment will be dependent upon your skills and experience. For a full job description or to ask any questions please contact our current manager Richard Ranklin on 01494 569120 or

Upholsterer, Nr. Penrith Cumbria

We are a small company engaged in a huge variety of work, making bespoke furniture for domestic and commercial use. We re-upholster domestic and commercial furniture using both contemporary and traditional methods. We trim vintage cars, caravans and boats.
We are based in a small village just outside the Lake District National Park and the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
There is an opportunity to join our team and live in one of the most beautiful areas of this country.
For the right candidate there is also the possibly of a business opportunity.
As most of our work is the refurbishment of domestic furniture, contemporary, vintage and antique, you will need to be experienced and competent in traditional and contemporary methods, able to deliver work timely and to the very best quality.
We are a friendly team and passionately committed to performing our best.
Salary negotiable.
For an informal chat call Steve on 07795467369 or email
with your CV.

Part Time Upholsterer – Barnes, London

We are a family run business and have been established since 1969. We are looking for a qualified part time upholsterer that is able to do both traditional and modern work. Cutting would be an advantage but not essential.
Hours of work
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 8:00 to 4:00
Pay £10- £12 per hour depending on experience

Please email your CV to Michelle Smith or Gary Smith at
Tel 02088 780656

Upholsterer – Barnes, London

We are a family run business and have been established since 1969. We are looking for a qualified upholsterer that is able to do both traditional and modern work. Cutting would be an advantage but not essential.
Hours of work
8 – 4.30 Mon – Thur
8 – 3.30 Fri
Pay £10- £12 per hour depending on experience

Please email your CV to Michelle Smith or Gary Smith at
Tel 02088 780656

P/T Upholsterer – Binfield, Berkshire

A small team of upholsterers who work on commissions from clients. Both traditional and modern techniques. There is now a vacancy for a permanent part-time member of staff to join the team.
The role would be based Binfield/Wokingham and the person would need their own transport as it’s in the country with no public transport. It is for approx. 10 hours per week spread over 3 days – Tues/Weds/Fri from 1000 – 1300 but there is flexibility on this. I would be paying £8.00 per hour through payroll NOT cash in hand. The work is varied and may include everything from stripping chairs to rebuilding (depending on experience), being a presence in shop area, answering queries from clients and deputising for me when I am out with clients. A clean driving license is a must.
Please Contact: Gail A. Rowntree – Owner
Tel: 07979050296

Bespoke London upholsterers seek self employed upholsterer on contract basis

Who we are;
We are a design led upholstery studio based in High Barnet, London with a portfolio of high profile clients
Our work is interesting and varied and includes fabric walling and banquette seating
The successful candidate must be able work independently, with the ability to undertake any job through all stages including templating, cutting and sewing.
Skills required:
1. Proven upholstery experience with excellent finish
2. Proactive with positive attitude
3. Design and detail orientated
4. Problem solver
5. Organised with ability to meet all deadlines
This is paid per project job application and time management is essential.
Attractive rates offered dependant on level of experience.
Please contact us for more information –
Telephone: 02084475750
Mobile: James at 07539523227

Experienced Upholsterer – Islington N. London

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a successful small business located in Islington, North London. We are looking for an individual with experience of running a workshop, cutting and preparing fabrics as well as a solid background in both traditional and modern upholstery. In exchange we are offering a good basic salary with a profit share which will increase over time. This role would suit someone who is ultimately comfortable running the manufacturing side and the shop on our behalf. The business has run for over 30 years and has an excellent and well-established customer base across both domestic and commercial clients.
If you have been perhaps running your own business but would like to expand this could well be the opportunity for you. In the first instance we would like expressions of interest to be sent to This needs to take the form of a CV and a covering letter stating why you are interested in the role and what you believe you would bring to it. If you would like more information, please call David on 07973 184326.

Upholsterer Vacancy – Streatham, London

A vacancy exists for a first class upholsterer capable of undertaking antique, traditional and contemporary work. We prefer that the applicant is able to undertake any job through all stages including cutting and sewing cover, cushions and valances. High standards with coil sprung seats and stuffed and stitched work are essential.

We have an excellent, spacious workshop with good light and heat. Restoration, French polishing and other disciplines also undertaken by our friendly team.

Salary Negotiable.

Contact :  Roger Wates,  E & A Wates Ltd.

82-84 Mitcham Lane, Streatham, London SW16 5BN

T: 020 8769 2205