Job Vacancies

British trained Upholsterer – initial 1 year contract – Philippines

British trained Upholsterer for an initial 1 year contract (potentially longer) in the Philippines.

Spring Artisanal Furnishings, Makati, Manila.

£30,000 package for 1 year – Inclusive of salary and flights.

Are you a talented and passionate upholsterer looking for an exciting new opportunity in a beautiful country of over 7,000 islands?

Do you have the confidence to lead a young team as a Trainer and a Production Manager? We are a British owned small bespoke Upholstery and soft furnishings social enterprise doing high end hand made upholstery. We also run a non-profit charity training centre. Our team is small and are still learning but already producing high quality work. We are recruiting a professional upholsterer with 3+ years commercial experience to lead the production floor and give guidance / train as necessary.

We are looking for someone who meets the following requirements:

Demonstrable knowledge of modern upholstery techniques,Traditional upholstery experience, Ability to lead the team to get projects finished on time and at the highest standards, A keen eye for detail A good understanding of pattern matching, cutting, templating, sewing Workshop maintenance Teaching students upholstery techniques Taking students through a project from beginning to end Running a classroom session (all materials will be provided)Running a classroom / theory session (full training will be provided)Good communication and people skills,Team player,Patient – the standard of English in our work room is variable, as is the experience level of our women. Working hours will vary and will include some weekend work (in which case weekdays will be off) Essentially, ready for a new and exciting opportunity!

About Us: We are a social enterprise that custom designs and hand crafts artisanal furnishings catering to discerning design professionals and their clients. Our mission is to be a life style brand delivering quality, craftsmanship and sustainability by employing and empowering women who have overcome extraordinary circumstances to build better futures for themselves.

If this sounds like you then please contact us!

Liza Tazewell

Workroom Space to rent – Glasgow

SPACE available for occasional upholsterer in busy Glasgow East End workshop. 
Own hand tools essential. 
Cost £20 PER DAY inclusive of use of sewing machines, compressor and staple gun, refreshments; 
Opening hours – 10am to 5pm. 
On street parking, good public transport links. 
Call 07810 023530 or 07909 082050 to discuss and arrange visit. 


Janneke Evans

Flamingo Upholstery

Technical Designer/Regional Manager – SE England

Job Title : Technical Designer Regional Manager

Location : Home Based

Territory : The South of England & Wales

Position : Full-Time

Salary : Competitive plus Bonus, Company Car, Private Medical, Pension.

Due to increasing demand, an outstanding opportunity has become available for a confident, well-organised and professional individual to join the UK’s market leaders for re-upholstery and loose furniture covers.

Backed by a team of support staff at our Head Office in Preston, you will be responsible for our Southern manufacturing region. The current structure consists of circa 60 independent enterprises that manufacture goods on our behalf. You will be required to build a strong working relationship with all parties and monitor, motivate, and develop their activities accordingly so to ensure production targets are achieved and high levels of customer satisfaction are delivered.

In order to meet increasing consumer demand, you will be instrumental in enhancing our production network. You will be comfortable and confident visiting and presenting to prospective manufacturers, explaining our procedures, detailing what we require from them and assessing whether each prospect can offer an excellent service and a quality product.

To meet the area’s requirements, business leads will be supplied, however, you will use your own initiative to also self-generate leads in order to meet demand, therefore,

self-motivation is essential in this role.

You will possess the ability to build a successful working relationship with the Sales Team and Regional Sales Managers, being a fountain of production knowledge, a pro-active problem solver and an ambassador for effective communication between the two departments. The need to present effectively at annual regional meetings to both Sales and Production personnel will be a requirement.

Reporting directly to the National Manager, you will be accountable for maintaining and developing the manufacturing base, quality of service and product as well as the overall regional performance. Some customer visits may also be required, so a positive customer facing character will be required.

Experience within the soft furnishing industry would be a distinct advantage but not essential. More importantly, is the ability to inspire and influence those around you.

You should possess good IT skills and be a confident presenter, coming from a background of field visits/sales and B2B interface. You must also possess a full, clean driving licence.

If you believe that you have the skills and qualities to fulfil this role please contact Alan Taylor – HR Manager, Plumbs Limited, Brookhouse Mill, Old Lancaster Lane, Preston, PR1 7PZ or email with your covering letter and CV.

Curtain/Window Blind Fitter – Barnet, London.

A small Barnet based soft furnishing company is seeking to recruit an individual who can demonstrate all round fitting ability with particular emphasis on dressing quality and traditional window treatments.  Some experience of installing electrically operated blinds and curtain tracks would be an advantage.  A  full driving licence is essential. Minimum of 24 hours per week.

Contact Jan Bartmeier on 020 8449 9737

Upholsterer – Vauxhall, London

London Crafstmen Centre is based in Vauxhall, London SW8 and seeking an experienced upholsterer to join our team who work in a friendly, collegiate and pleasant environment focussing on the crafts of upholstery, sort-furnishings, curtains, fabrics and wallpapers.
The Upholsterer can be a self-employed contractor or an employee of London Craftsmen Centre, whichever suits the candidate.
For more details, please contact John on 02076224998 or email us at to arrange a call and a visit to our workshops and showrooms.
Salary negotiable upon experience.

Upholstery Tutor Required – Shropshire

J A Milton Upholstery Supplies is looking for an Upholstery tutor to deliver short courses in traditional and modern upholstery to our clients at our workshop in Shropshire.
We therefore require a professional person with plenty of experience in the industry. This is a highly rewarding position and we are looking for someone who will work well with our existing clients and current team. Looking for them to bring humour, personality and success to this popular part of our Business.
You need to thrive on the success of others, hold relevant professional qualifications, a commitment and enjoy providing an excellent learning experience for our students.
The Tutor can be a self-employed contractor or an employee of J.A.Milton which ever suits the candidate best. Normally a part time flexible working schedule (as courses are available during the day and weekends), but happy to discuss further.

For more details of this vacancy please contact David Hayes at

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