Job Vacancies

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

Production Manager – Wandsworth, South London

Downers Design is a bespoke soft furnishings company creating couture curtains and blinds for leading Interior Designers & Architects.  Established for over 25 years we are going through a significant growth and development phase. The majority of our work comes through referrals, and a returning high profile client base who value our customer service, attention to detail and quality of product, which is meticulously handcrafted in our workshop located opposite Wandsworth Town train station.

We are expanding our Production team and looking to recruit an additional Production Manager. This is a newly created opportunity for an experienced, highly organised, efficient, and IT literate individual to jointly manage, motivate the production team, and run our manufacturing operation. Working in tandem with the existing Production Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for managing a team of 8 Production Technicians and a team of subcontractors. This includes; manpower and production planning in line with production requirements; implementing systems and process’s to check and monitor quality control; motivating and managing the team of production technicians, carrying out performance assessment, skills audit, putting together training and development plans; producing manufacturing worksheets/plan of works for curtains, blinds and cushions to be manufactured and delivered on time; ordering stock; and general, management related administration. The role will include working closely in conjunction with the project management team to interpret client requirements as well as the installations team to ensure that the manufactured items are finalised ready for project installation to the standard required on site.

This role requires proven managerial skills and a high level of multiple communication across the Downers team and other stakeholders with the ability to coordinate various departments simultaneously, reacting accordingly to late changes in client requests and fittings schedules.

The successful candidate will have previously working in a clothing or soft furnishings manufacturing environment. They will be a good multi tasker, excellent communicator, have high attention to detail and remain calm under pressure. This role is deadline driven in order to ensure the job is delivered on time and to the required level of quality and customer service.

Candidates will ideally have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a production environment and be fluent in English communication.

Candidates could also be required to be available to work on some late shifts (3pm – 10pm) in line with business requirements.

Please respond in the first instance to Tara at

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

Experienced Upholsterer required – Northwood

Experienced Upholsterer required, with knowledge of all types of upholstery (sewing and cutting would be useful but not essential)

To join constantly small busy, friendly company with an excellent local reputation. Northwood in Middlesex.

Must also be prepared to help with deliveries and collections.

Approx 30 hours a week, Mon – Fri (negotiable) Immediate start.

Please email CV or details to

or phone 01923-824573 ask for Yvonne or Paul

Experienced Upholsterer Required – Putney

We are looking for an upholsterer with experience in modern and traditional upholstery.

We carry out work for several top designers in London and have built up an excellent client base for over 30 years. Working with a wide range of furniture for the high-end market, accuracy and attention to detail is important.

The work is varied and highly challenging. Please visit our website for the standard of work we provide to our clients.

If you have a good basic knowledge of upholstery, your skills can be taken further within our company. The successful candidate will be highly motivated, capable of taking written instructions and carry out their duties with minimal supervision. Must be hardworking, reliable, punctual and happy to work within a small team as well as under their own initiative.

Kingston Traditional Upholstery is a family run business based in Putney near central London, with a light and spacious workshop and showrooms.

Please send your CV to or call us on 020 8870 0258.

Members of the Association of Master Upholsterers and Soft Furnishers.