Job Vacancies

Experienced machinist required – Stansted, Essex

Experienced machinist (ideally commercial) required for bespoke workshop in small private company based in Stansted, Essex.

A manufacturer of cushions for over 30 years for high quality exclusive brands of outdoor furniture has an immediate vacancy for a highly skilled machinist.

Prime responsibilities:-

Machining a wide variety of high quality fabrics (e.g. Sunbrella) including customers’ own material for bespoke cushions – scatters / seat pads / back cushions etc.

Ensuring all patterns are matched with boxing / trims and finishing touches completed to the highest standard.

Overlocking and occasional quilting.

Working alongside the other cutting room staff discussing new patterns / fabric layout etc.

To occasionally plastic wrap cushions ready for delivery.

This is a permanent position but offering flexible hours Monday to Friday.   Generous holiday (subject to working hours) and a parking permit.   Salary dependent on experience.

Please contact: Tracey Birkin – Leisure Plan Tel: 01279 816001

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New Staff Member

We are looking for a new full time team member, who is fully experienced in both traditional and modern upholstery, including cutting and sewing cushions and loose covers.   We would like someone with experience of working with industrial sewing machines.   A team member who can undertake any job through all of its stages with accuracy,  high standards and who can work in a timely manner.    The position is based in Shoreditch,  London E2.

Please contact:  Michael Bessell on email

7 Upholstery Limited, 1 Boundary St,  London, E2 7JE.


Traditional Upholstery Tutor – Manchester

A vacancy for a Traditional Upholstery Tutor in the Manchester area.  Candidate must have a minimum of proven 5 years experience in traditional Upholstery.

The Ministry of Upholstery is one of UK’s leading modern upholstery training centres.  They offer many different courses in modern upholstery and currently have a successful team.

The ministry now want to expand their enterprise by offering traditional upholstery to their customers.  With a big demand in the area for traditional upholstery, they are now seeking a new person to join their team.

Salary is negotiable depending on experience.  If you would like to apply for this position then please email or contact the AMUSF on 01494 854920.


Upholsterer Vacancy London SW16

A vacancy exists for a first-class upholsterer capable of undertaking antique, traditional and contemporary work.  We prefer that the applicant can 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