Job Vacancies

Curtain Maker and Soft Furnishing Upholsterer – Windsor Castle

Household / Department, Master of the Household’s Office

Location:   Windsor Castle

Contract/recruitment type: Permanent

Starting salary

£22,000.00 per annum plus 15% employer contribution pension scheme and benefits.

Hours of work : Full time

About the role

It’s knowing your curtains add the finishing touch to the state rooms

It’s protecting heritage by leaving your own legacy. And it’s furnishing some of the most famous houses in the world. This is what makes working for the Royal Household exceptional.

Within Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and St. James’s Palace there are more than a thousand rooms, all containing various furniture and furnishings. Your challenge will be to provide curtains and soft furnishings that will maintain the presentation and functionality of these unique environments.

You’ll manage and deliver multiple soft furnishing projects, designing new items, estimating materials, costs and timings, and cutting fabrics. From tailoring furniture covers, to creating new curtains to scale the heights of state rooms, you’ll consistently aim for the highest standards.

Working with numerous historic items, you’ll survey and evaluate the condition of furnishings, prioritising work to both repair and preserve items, whilst also meeting the operational needs of working Royal residences.

You’ll carefully record all your handlings of historic furnishings, as well as keeping workrooms in good condition, fully equipped and stocked.

The range of projects will stretch you. And knowing that you’re conserving and creating magnificent items that will be enjoyed by future generations will give you the greatest sense of reward.

About you

Your extensive experience with soft furnishings and curtain projects will make you the expert we need.

Your practical skills will be outstanding, and you’ll be able to produce soft furnishing work (both machine and hand stitching) of the highest standard in terms of structure and finish.

Having a thorough understanding of conservation and significant experience of making new items, you’re able to identify, survey and accurately evaluate soft furnishings as to condition, materials and the techniques used in their manufacture.

Organised, with a structured approach to work, you can prioritise and deliver work to meet multiple and sometimes challenging deadlines.

Finally, you’ll enjoy working alongside your talented colleagues, bringing together specialist skills to deliver collaborative and spectacular results.

To apply for this role, please visit:

Vacancy Closing Date: 06/04/2017 23:55

Upholstery Technician – London Met University

We seek an Upholstery technician to support our Upholstery academics and students throughout the year. This is a technical support role which will involve planning, developing and delivering practical components of the course as well as ensuring all equipment and materials are prepared for lessons, kept in working order and organising the upkeep of the workshop and student’s work.

For full details of how to apply, job description and remuneration please click here.


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, traditional window-treatments.  Some experience of installing electrically-operated blinds and curtain tracks would be an advantage.

A clean, full driving licence is essential.

The vacancy is full-time (39 hours per week).

Those interested should contact Mrs J Bartmeier on 020 8449 9737 for an application form and further information.

Experienced Upholsterer Required – High Barnet

Who we are:
We are a design led upholstery studio based in High Barnet with a portfolio of high profile clients.

Our work includes banquette seating and fabric walling.

The successful candidate must have experience in deep buttoning, stuffing up, covering, cutting fabrics and machining.

This is paid per project job application and time management is essential.

Attractive rates offered dependant on level of experience.

Must be able to work independently and have a keen eye for detail.

If you think you have the skills and you want to work within a rapidly expanding organisation, please contact us for more information.

TEL: 07539523227



Traditional Upholsterer Required – Gloucestershire

A fabulous opportunity for an upholsterer with an excellent knowledge of, and experience using, traditional skills. Working for a highly respected luxury furniture company, the successful candidate will have an unwavering commitment to exceptional quality, have an eye for every detail and be highly motivated to exceed our customers’ expectations.

Key Skills Required

  • High degree of traditional upholstery skills and experience.
  • Inspire our customers and sales force with your passion
  • Ensuring the highest quality control standards are maintained


  • An exceptional salary of up to £30,000 p.a plus company benefits
  • Work within an exciting and rapidly growing company, which prides itself on developing its staff
  • Permanent job with the opportunity to contribute to growing the business

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £30,000 /year

Please contact Jo Ferguson at for further details.

Curtain maker / Sewing machinist for Interior Design and Furniture Company – London

Based in Parsons Green, Alsans was established in 1970 in the production of handmade upholstered furniture, soft furnishings and more recently bespoke joinery work – predominantly working on high end private residential projects.

We are seeking an experienced Curtain Maker / Sewing machinist to join our team.

Experience in the following skills required:

  • hand stitching,
  • machine work
  • curtain/blind making

Pay: depending on previous experience.

Full or part time welcome.

Please email:

Telephone: 020 7736 4888 for more information and to apply.

High Degree Upholsterer for Interior Design and Furniture Company – London

Based in Parsons Green, Alsans was established in 1970 in the production of handmade upholstered furniture, soft furnishings and more recently bespoke joinery work – predominantly working on high end private residential projects.

The following skills required:

  • Modern method of upholstery
  • Traditional method of upholstery
  • Fabric cutting and pattern matching of high quality material (including leather)
  • Ability to understand technical drawings
  • Ensuring the highest quality control standards
  • A keen eye for detail and accuracy
  • Site fittings and site measurements

Candidates should have the following qualities and capabilities:

  • Driver’s license
  • Hardworking, organized and planning
  • Proactive and self-motivated (working independently is key)
  • Problem solving
  • Proven experience in high degree of upholstery and furniture building

To apply for this position, please send your CV, photo and cover letter to

Pay: depending on previous experience

Upholsterer required – Portsmouth

Upholsterer required

 Wages and hours negotiable

Job Overview:

As an upholsterer, you will be required to pad and cover furniture such as chairs, sofas and bedsteads. Your job will involve the following: • Factory work, upholstering complete items or particular parts like chair or sofa arms • Craft work on individual pieces of new furniture or re-upholstery of old or antique furniture Your work may be physically demanding, involving lifting and carrying furniture.

You will need to have the following attributes: • The ability to take accurate measurements and work out amounts of materials • Good attention to detail • Practical skills • Patience and perseverance • Safety-awareness • Self-motivation and the ability to work without supervision

Please contact Dave Shiers for further details.

Material Things, 28 Fitzherbert Road, Farlington, Portsmouth, PO6 2RU

Tel: 02392 313000

Experienced and reliable upholstery machinist required – High Barnet

We are are a bespoke, design led upholstery company and require an experienced machinist with a good eye for detail

Flexible hours with attractive rates of pay for the right candidate.

Immediate start date

We are located in Alston Works in High Barnet (free parking / 15 minute walk from High Barnet tube station on the Northern Line)

If you are interested in this position, or have any further questions, please call James on 075 3952 3227 or email a brief CV to