Job Vacancies

Assistant Conservator

Master of the Household’s Office
the Conservation Studios, Shaw Farm Gate, Windsor
£23,000.00 per annum plus benefits and a 15% non-contributory pension scheme
Full time, Monday to Friday
It’s stripping back the layers to uncover centuries of history

It’s feeling proud of the part you play. And it’s the satisfaction of caring for an irreplaceable furniture collection. This is what makes working for the Royal Household so different.

The collection of furniture spanning across our locations is truly diverse, with many unique and historically significant items. What’s more, it’s a working collection; many of the items are in regular use.

Joining a team of talented conservation and restoration specialists, you’ll provide practical support in a wide-range of conservation and restoration activities.

You’ll focus on upholstery and soft furnishing projects, while also supporting projects in the furniture and gilding areas, carrying out a range of conservation treatments to keep the collection in top, working condition.

Based at our workshop, and also working across sites with items in situ, you’ll help survey and evaluate the condition of items, working with colleagues to propose and prioritise restorations.

You’ll develop and refine your technique for varied remedial conservation treatments, using the best methods and materials to restore and conserve the collection.

Working alongside the busy operations of working royal residencies will be a unique challenge. Yet in all that you do, you’ll aim for a perfect finish.

And knowing that you’re preserving a collection not only to be used, but appreciated by future generations – that will continue to inspire you.

With some previous conservation-restoration experience, you’ll be an all-rounder in the workshop, eager to support our specialists on a breadth of projects. You’ll have specific experience working with upholstery projects. And beyond this, you have a strong desire to develop a career in conservation.


You’ll have a keen eye for detail, which will be vital when you’re surveying and evaluating items to identify best treatments.

What’s more, your meticulous approach means you always achieve the highest standard of finish.

With good time management skills, you’ll be able to prioritise multiple projects with varied, and often conflicting deadlines.

And looking further afield, your flexible approach means you’re comfortable balancing and reacting to the varied needs of a busy organisation.

With good communication skills, you’ll enjoy working within a small, supportive team, and will be confident liaising with a broad spectrum of colleagues and specialists in their fields.

Vacancy Closing Date: 15/05/2019, 23:55


Experienced Upholsterer required for 2 week project

We are a design led upholstery studio based in High Barnet.

We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced upholsterer that can work independently and has excellent attention to detail.

The successful candidate must have a high level of experience in contemporary and traditional upholstery, including deep buttoning, stuffing up, covering, cutting fabrics and machining.

Attractive rates of pay for the right candidate.

If you are interested in this position, or have any questions, please call James on 07539 523227 or email your CV to



George Danby & Son Ltd.

Bank Terrace, Barwell, Leicester, LE9 8GG.

Telephone 01455 845748. Fax 01455 847990.



7.5t Delivery Driver


We are a small foam conversion company based in Barwell, Leicestershire.

We are currently looking for a 7.5t delivery driver.

You will be required to do 2 – 3 drops per day throughout the UK.

Other duties will include:

  • Checking goods and loading deliveries the day before.
  • General factory duties as and when required (training will be provided)


We are offering a competitive rate of pay.

This is a permanent position subject to a 3-month probationary period.

Hours are:

  • Monday – Thursday 8am – 5pm
  • Friday 8am – 4.30pm
  • Potential early starts if requested by a customer.


The successful candidate will have:

  • 5t Driving License / Category C1
  • Full Clean UK driving license
  • Excellent communication skills and be customer focused
  • Good knowledge of UK roads
  • be happy to undertake ad-hock duties as and when required
  • be able to start immediately


Previous experience an advantage

CPC Card is desirable but not essential as training will be given to the right candidate.


To apply please email your CV and covering letter to:




George Danby & Son Ltd.
Bank Terrace, Barwell, Leicester, LE9 8GG.
Telephone 01455 845748. Fax 01455 847990.

Bandknife Operator

A position has arisen for a bandknife operative in a small family firm in Barwell, Leicestershire.
The role involves
• converting large blocks of foam into various components for the furniture, automotive and medical trade, using a vertical blade bandknife,
• packaging products.
• loading ready for delivery.
• General factory duties as and when required.

Full training will be given, however basic mathematical knowledge will be needed.

8am – 5pm Mon to Thurs.
8am – 4.30pm Friday.
Salary above minimum wage.
Job Type: Full-time
To apply please email your CV and covering letter to:


A small Barnet based company is seeking to recruit individuals to manufacture superior quality soft furnishings, including curtains, draperies and bed canopies.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate an ability for neat hand sewing and be capable of using an industrial sewing machine.

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

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

020 8449 9737

Sewing Machinist – London

Job Title: Sewing Machinist
Job type: Permanent Contract
Ben Whistler design and manufacture a wide range of high quality custom furniture using both modern and traditional techniques. We are a forward thinking company, continually evolving in the pursuit of excellent quality and customer service.
Flexibility, initiative and good spirit are expected from all company employees.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
Sewing large range various fabric materials such as leathers, velvets etc in to cushions and upholstery.
Work to the specification for the relevant model of furniture and ensure quality of sewn work meets the Ben Whistler set standards
Using a range of trimmings and finishing’s including buttons, facings, piping and decorative studs.
Experience with silk, saddle stitch, top stitch, curtains, single and double piping, quilting.
Use a range of hand tools including scissors, shears, staple lifter
Cutting materials with templates
Working on Sewing Machines and Cutting Machines
Good housekeeping and general labouring duties
Good organisation workloads ready production
Working as part of a team on piece work production or working independently, using your own initiative.

. Undertake other duties of a reasonable nature, as may be determined by the post-holder’s supervisor.
. Carry out all duties in accordance with the company’s health & safety policy.

This is a great opportunity to join a well-established company at the forefront of high end furniture.
Workshop staff work 45 over 5 days from Monday to Friday, although we can also offer a 4 day 38 hour contract.
Please Contact:
Salary: £12-£14 per hour

Upholstery Cutter – Glasgow

We are looking for an Upholstery cutter to join our team at Nu-Rest Re-Upholstery in Glasgow City Centre. This is a full-time position, 39 hours per week. 29 Days Holiday.

Must have experience in Upholstery cutting. Salary to be discussed.

Please telephone 0141 429 4898 for more information.


Upholstery Manager – Glasgow

Nu-Rest Re-Upholstery, Scotland’s number one reupholstery company are looking for an upholstery manager. This is a new position that involves all aspects a small upholstery firm from ordering fabrics to checking upholstery work is finished on time and to a high standard. You will also be doing upholstery work and cutting of fabrics.

Salary to be discussed, help with re-location may be available.

Please telephone 0141 429 4898 for more information.


Upholsterer – Glasgow

We are looking for an Upholsterer to join our team at Nu-Rest Re-Upholstery in Glasgow City Centre. This is a full-time position, 39 hours per week. 29 Days Holiday.

Must have experience in Upholstery. Salary to be discussed.

Please telephone 0141 429 4898 for more information.