THIS MONTH'S JOB OPPORTUNITIES:
LEEDS FURNITURE: TECHNICAL AND QA MANAGER This new role is for someone experienced in technical furniture specification - Quality Assurance, Supply chain, Purchasing, Manufacturing timber products specifically, for this long established door and furniture company. This is a key role for a technically experienced furniture person/manager to head up the technical furniture section and lead new developments in their cabinetry range of furniture and other related products. A main objective of this role is to ensure all products and materials are consistent, safe, and fit for purpose whilst ensuring quality and meeting UK compliance regulations. Based in the industrial heartland of Leeds in Hunslet, with great transport links by bus, car or even cycle-able from Leeds...
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND (G11) FURNITURE MAKERS Cabinetmakers sought for this friendly, established cabinetmaking team, making for the high-end residential and hospitality market around Scotland and the UK. " We have a fabulous team of designers with furniture and architectural skills complementing the highly skilled making team. Due to growth, we now need more makers at the bench with experience of using both machine and hand tools..." Glasgow is a great city and we are located only 6 minutes drive from the centre, near Rutherglen (G73)and 5 minutes walk from a train station. Rutherglen is South Lanarkshire's 3rd largest town.
WEST LONDON, W10 FREELANCE FURNITURE MAKERS We are looking for multiple experienced freelance furniture makers to join our small but mighty team of fifteen.This role is a unique opportunity for a highly skilled and detail-oriented maker to be part of the design and production team.You will be involved in all aspects of our cabinet-making processes, along with our small team of Designer Makers, and will have the opportunity to engage in our Academy and Impact programmes to share your skills with future makers!This role would suit people with a passion for high-end design and furniture making; a creative thinker, who wants to deliver unrivalled quality in every aspect of their work, whilst making impact within a sustainable, values-led organisation.
FAKENHAM, NORFOLK EXPERIENCED DRAUGHTSPERSON Passionately motivated team of highly skilled craftspeople and professionals making and delivering bespoke furniture and joinery of the highest quality to the Interior Design and Architectural industries. This draughtsperson role entails transforming Interior Designers and Architects’ conceptual sketches and drawings into detailed working drawings. You will have good working knowledge of timber and board constructional methods and the use of associated solid materials and hardware. We need a a positive and resourceful person, capable of taking ownership of design drawings and working as part of a team; a creative thinker with an eye for detail and strong commercial awareness. Tenacity and problem-solving skills are a distinct advantage given the high level of bespoke work and complex installations undertaken in the company. You will be competent with AutoCAD and preferably 3D software and be able to communicate visual and constructional details effectively to the workshop and clients. 5+ years of drawing experience in furniture, cabinetry or specialist joinery is required as minimum. Solid Works & SWOOD training will be provided. Fakenham is a market town in Norfolk, situated on the River Wensum, about 25 miles (40 kilometres) north west of Norwich and just ten miles to the nearest beach.
AYLESBURY (WING) SEWING MACHINIST Same company as last post, we are also looking for a sewing machinist and are very happy to a train young person up who has the right kind if mindset and aptitude!! Even if you have machine sewing skills from another discipline such as fashion/textiles, we think your skills could be transferable. We are rapidly expanding so are equally happy to meet experienced people aswell as college leavers and graduates who are looking to gain these skills.We are a fairly small team who manufacture and upholster seating and stools for the hospitality trade. The village of Wing is on the main A418 road between Aylesbury and Leighton Buzzard. It is about 8 miles north-east of Aylesbury, 3 miles west of Leighton Buzzard, and 12 miles south of Milton Keynes.
AYLESBURY (WING) CNC OPERATOR We manufacture and upholster seating and stools for the hospitality trade. We are a team of eight.We are looking for someone to run our CNC router machine which we use to make all of our the frames. Training will be given to anyone interested in learning the role. The ability to do the CAD drawings and input them to the CNC would be ideal. We are rapidly expanding so are equally happy to meet experienced people aswell as college leavers and graduates who are looking to gain these skills.We are also looking for a sewing machinist and are very happy to train young people up who have the right kind if mindset and aptitude!!The village of Wing is on the main A418 road between Aylesbury and Leighton Buzzard. It is about 8 miles north-east of Aylesbury, 3 miles west of Leighton Buzzard, and 12 miles south of Milton Keynes.
IRELAND CAD/CAM DESIGNER This friendly, smart, largely residential furniture manufacturing company is an hours drive from Belfast and 45 mins from Dublin, less than 10 mins to the sea - an amazing, fairly remote location between these two famous cities and surrounded by beautiful countryside. "Preferably with manufacturing experience in a woodworking environment, the ideal person for our role would be familiar with our IMOS operating system, which we have recently transitioned to (we previously used Cabinet Vision). A proficient IMOS driver would be ideal, however we are open to making it a junior role for a keen, computer savvy person, where training would be given on the software". Castlebellingham is the nearest village and is on a bus commuter route between Dundalk and Drogheda; we sit on the outskirts of the village, 3 minute drive, or 10 min cycle (or 25 min walk!) to Drumleck. Dundalk is the nearest large town; Blackrock and Annagassan are two seaside villages within 10 mins of here - popular tourist areas for walking and food. We are also only 3 minutes’ drive from the junction 15 roundabout on the M1.
GLOSSOP, DERBYSHIRE CAD DESIGNER - FURNITURE "Situated deep in the heart of the Peak District, we usetraditional carpentry and masonry techniques to design and createbespoke fittings, furniture and other architectural features. Taking inspiration from the study of listed buildings and historical houses, and applying a deep appreciation of how different materials respond to their environment, designs are crafted to fit their purpose, while remaining sympathetic to the style, age and type of building they will ultimately become part of. We also go out of our way to source and select the most beautiful, natural and sustainable materials for each assignment..." THE JOB: * Collaborate with our current team to translate initial concept ideas into designs using SketchUp and other design software. * Develop technical workshop PDF drawings using SolidWorks. * Contribute towards establishing and managing a parametric library for our standard products. * Continuously engage in problem-solving and explore methods for improving CAD output and team results. * Spending some time with workshop-based people to absorb and learn our manufacturing practises and methods WE NEED: * Excellent communication and teamwork skills. * Great, detail orientated CAD skills. If you live within a 40-minute drive of Glossop or are willing to relocate and are looking for a key role in a lively friendly workshop focussed team, we'd like to meet you. Near to the centre of Glossop in the Peak District and a short 5–10-minute walk to the train station, with regular trains to Stockport and Manchester Piccadilly.
THAME, OXFORDSHIRE SENIOR CAD DESIGNER Residential bespoke furniture company with a highly skilled team of makers and designers with super organised workshops overlooking countryside yet still close enough to walk or cycle into Thame town centre, need an EXPERIENCED CAD FURNITURE DESIGNER to: * Produce detailed drawings to scale for bespoke furniture and fittings using Auto CAD * Produce presentation drawings to illustrate design ideas for clients * Re-draft drawings where job variations are agreed * Respond to customer queries both from trade and private clients * Be a point of contact within the business; liaising with clients, sub-contractors, suppliers and other external points of contact to assist workshop team with fitting and installations. * Support the Project Manager in initial site visits * Be responsible for drafting and producing Social Media updates and blogs using channels such as Linkedin, Instagram, Houzz, Facebook etc. If you have experience of furniture industry, detailed CAD work, Thame is a bustling market town about 13 miles east of Oxford and 10 miles southwest of Aylesbury, close to the M40 motorway.
NORTHALLERTON CABINET MAKERS From bespoke cabinetry to elegant architectural joinery we design, manufacture and install every bespoke project in-house. We are currently looking for skilled cabinet makers to join our team in North Yorkshire. Passion for woodwork, meticulous attention to detail and experience with fine furniture and cabinetry essential. Situated just off the A1 (M) near Northallerton and roughly half way between Leeds and Durham.
FAIRFORD, GLOUCESTERSHIRE FURNITURE MAKERS Established bespoke furniture workshop making a wide variety of residential and commercial projects, free standing and fitted furniture, mostly using solid timber, are looking for two furniture makers.Based in a rural location on a farm site, near Fairford town in Gloucestershire, in the Cotswold Hills on the River Coln - 6 miles east of Cirencester, 4 miles west of Lechlade and 9 miles north of Swindon...
THAME, OXFORDSHIRE PROJECT ADMINISTRATOR CABINET MAKER SPRAY FINISHER
LONDON E14 FURNITURE MAKER "Our work is mainly in homegrown solid timbers; we occasionally branch out into veneered work, some basic metal work and the occasional bit of fitted joinery. We have great opportunities to develop and integrate digital craft skills in to the business, with CNC, laser cutters and 3d printers on site. Any digital expertise and CAD skills are welcomed but not essential. You’d be joining a small workshop (just 3 people) where we all get stuck in helping each other out and have the opportunity to turn our hands to a wide range of work. We’re Looking For: ...a reasonably experienced and confident maker with a strong background in solid freestanding furniture to come and join the London Studio. We will need to you be comfortable working independently from drawings, and seeing a project through to completion. We really value our makers taking full ownership of each piece they make, so confidence in taking a piece from drawings to delivery is essential. Attention to detail and an exacting finish are central to the way we work, so a healthy tendency towards perfectionism certainly wouldn’t hurt. However our ideal maker also has a well tuned understanding of deadlines and is comfortable occasionally working under pressure. Ideally you’d have a driving license and your own hand tools". Lovely small workshop based in London E14 on the canal in Limehouse between Canary Wharf and Mile End.
THAME, OXFORDSHIRE SENIOR CAD DESIGNER (& CNC PROGRAMMER) Smart, residential bespoke furniture company with a highly skilled team of makers and designers with super organised workshops overlooking countryside yet still close enough to walk or cycle into Thame town centre, need an EXPERIENCED CAD FURNITURE DESIGNER to: * Produce detailed drawings to scale for bespoke furniture and fittings using Auto CAD * Produce presentation drawings to illustrate design ideas for clients * Re-draft drawings where job variations are agreed * Respond to customer queries both from trade and private clients * Be a point of contact within the business; liaising with clients, sub-contractors, suppliers and other external points of contact to assist workshop team with fitting and installations. * Support the Project Manager in initial site visits * Be responsible for drafting and producing Social Media updates and blogs using channels such as Linkedin, Instagram, Houzz, Facebook etc. Thame is a busy market town about 13 miles east of Oxford and 10 miles southwest of Aylesbury, close to the M40 motorway.
THAME, OXFORDSHIRE ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT to Furniture Team Great job for someone (could be an exceptional recent Graduate with some experience of admin work) highly organised who would thrive supporting a small-ish team of like minded furniture passionate people. The Job: Assisting the project manager and production manager with a variety of administrative tasks Liaising with suppliers – requesting quotes, placing purchase orders, chasing deliveries Data entry – entering timesheet hours into Excel spreadsheets for analysis Upkeep and building of new automated systems around which production functions Printing and preparation of technical drawings and presentation materials Creation of client samples from request to approval Organising post and couriers Reception – handle all incoming calls and visitors, forwarding messages If you are: Competent using IT skills including iMacs & Microsoft Office Willing to learn new systems (training will be provided) Experienced in general office administration tasks ...with: Good communication and interpersonal skills Excellent organisational, planning and prioritising skills
WREXHAM, North West UK ACADEMY TRAINER/LEADER Well-known, award winning furniture company are launching the furniture making element of their training Academy in September 2023, to deliver training to the next generation of furniture makers. They are now actively looking for someone to lead on this new exciting challenge. If you have experience in making free-standing bespoke furniture and have experience of teaching furniture making skills and/or furniture skills training at group or individual level, please get in touch by Private Message here for more details... Wrexham sits between the Welsh mountains and the lower Dee Valley, near the border with Cheshire in England; 13 miles (21 km) south of Chester, 30 miles (50 km) north-west of Shrewsbury and 43 miles (69 km) south-west of Manchester.
CENTRAL LONDON JUNIOR PROJECT MANAGER for very high-end product and furniture company
PRINCES RISBOROUGH, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE FURNITURE MAKER ...someone who is used to working in a variety of materials/not only timber, for high end residential free standing furniture and sculptural staircases company; a maker who is experienced in all aspects of wood working machining, hand and hand held power tools. This is a small but growing furniture design and manufacturing team with a new workshop facility including a 5 axis CNC machine, located just outside the market town of Princes Risborough and a short walk from the train station.
CHALGROVE, OXFORDSHIRE 2 roles: CAD TECHNICIAN PRODUCTION MANAGER For the CAD role we are open to talking to both junior and experienced CAD skilled people, with Autocad knowledge ideally. For the Production Manager role we are very keen to meet people with a solid grounding in furniture making and production with experience of project management or production management in a similar sized, workshop focussed, furniture manufacturing company. We're a medium-sized, modern, workshop focussed, team of furniture makers of high-end bespoke joinery and architectural furniture, with a down to earth atmosphere and a friendly team. Chalgrove is well-located about 10 miles south east of Oxford and 9 miles south east of Thame, with easy access to major road networks and surrounded by countryside.
GLOSSOP, PEAK DISTRICT JUNIOR BENCH JOINER/FURNITURE MAKER Near to the centre of Glossop in the Peak District and a short 5–10-minute walk to the train station, with trains to Stockport and Manchester Piccadilly; includes cycle to work scheme plus many other benefits..
NOTTINGHAM PROJECT MANAGER/CAD DESIGNER To join the design team in high-end bespoke furniture and joinery company who design and manufacture for both residential and commercial markets. They are looking ideally for an experienced CAD person, who also has the ambition and personality to project manage; someone with both the technical skills required of a CAD role and the people skills to manage client relations as well as managing complex joinery projects. Excellent listener, communication skills are a must, together with knowledge of furniture construction and cabinetry build projects.
AMERSHAM, BUCKS HAND FINISHER (part time or full time) High end, mostly residential/ free-standing, mostly solid timber, cabinetry/furniture company need an experienced furniture maker, plus an experienced finisher. This (female managed) company already have a good number of female makers and are now are pro-actively aiming for a 50/50 gender balance in the workshop, therefore female makers and male makers are encouraged to apply.
MALDON, ESSEX EXPERIENCED FURNITURE MAKER "Most of our work is residential furniture, either locally or in London, we also work with some commercial clients - our work is very varied which’s keeps it interesting! The workshop is located in Maldon (of sea-salt fame), 5 mins walk from the town centre and the waterfront. We have a great team in the workshop, we work at a fast pace and have fun along the way, often BBQs for lunch and always a beer to round off the week at end of play on a Friday. We now need someone who is pretty self-sufficient in a workshop, with a high level of bench and wood machinery experience including table saws, routers, spindles etc and can hit the floor running so to speak, who is also happy to jump in the van and go on site as needed". 10 mins from a train station and 30 mins into Liverpool Street, with the river and coastline just minutes away.
BRISTOL (TEMPLE MEADS) WORKSHOP SUPERVISOR ...with good bench and machine skills and ideally some kitchen build experience, to oversee projects going through the workshop. Might suit a maker who is looking for a next step up in responsibility. We have recently opened a new workshop facility to meet the increasing demand for our product. This role is to help oversee the production work flow within the workshop. Working in a small team, you will be responsible for understanding what jobs are coming through the workshop and prioritising tasks amongst the team. This is predominantly a MAKER ROLE, so the majority of the time will still be spent on the bench. Having experience in kitchen fabrication or furniture making is a necessity. We also take on bespoke elements which require a level of technical know-how and skill - this is an area of the business that we are currently growing. It's an exciting time to join us... Key Skills required: - a very good understanding of woodwork/furniture production - machine experience (pressing laminates, edge banding, CNC) as well as keeping on top of machine servicing & maintenance - an appreciation of contemporary design We offer a 9 day fortnight, with every 2nd Friday off and are in a great location in Bristol...
AMERSHAM, BUCKS EXPERIENCED FURNITURE MAKER High end, mostly residential/ free-standing, mostly solid timber, cabinetry/furniture company need an experienced furniture maker, plus an experienced finisher. This (female managed) company already have a good number of female makers and are now are pro-actively aiming for a 50/50 gender balance in the workshop, therefore female makers and male makers are encouraged to apply. Easy to get to - 15 minute walk or short cycle from Amersham train station - 40 mins to Baker Street by tube/Metropolitan Line.
SUSSEX, SOUTH DOWNS (15 min drive north of Brighton) SKILLED CABINET MAKER We need an experienced maker to join our small team of 6 makers, making high end bespoke residential furniture. If you: * have a passion for making * are a good/competent wood machinist * like to have ownership of a piece/job (each job is different) * can devise and make jigs, and ideally, can lay veneers * like working in a small team * are a driver (due to the remote location)
PAYHEMBURY, HONITON, DEVON EXPERIENCED CAD FURNITURE DESIGNER Well-established company of 30 furniture designers and makers manufacturing bespoke furniture for high end residential projects in the UK and abroad has a great opportunity for an experienced Furniture Designer/CAD person to join the existing team, ideally with a few years experience of producing detailed drawings of bespoke furniture for manufacture using AutoCAD or Solidworks. Experience of making furniture would be advantageous. Honiton is a lively market town in East Devon, situated close to the River Otter, 17 miles north east of Exeter and about 13 miles from the beach.
STAMFORD, LINCOLNSHIRE FULL TIME OR FREELANCE: * CONSULTANT (PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT) * EXPERIENCED FURNITURE MAKERS Third generation furniture company who design and produce a versatile collection of heritage inspired, contemporary bespoke furniture pieces, are looking for full time or freelance people to mentor/advise on the production process, working closely with studio and production teams to balance day-to-day operations with longer term nurturing and development. They also would love to employ heritage empathetic, senior furniture makers, freelance or full time. Stamford is a picturesque town with a train station and is well connected to local public transport and nearby motorways. The studio is based in a 17th century town house; the furniture is made in and around a 1930s Dutch barn. It is an idyllic location with views of the surrounding Rutland countryside.
CHALGROVE, OXFORDSHIRE FURNITURE DESIGN DRAFTSPERSON/ AUTO CAD OPERATOR Medium sized manufacturer of high-end bespoke joinery and architectural furniture - friendly creative team of furniture passionate people are looking for someone to generate detailed 2D CAD drawings for both production & CNC purposes, on site. With: * excellent organisational and IT skills * proven experience in cabinet-making/joinery * sound command of using AutoCAD LT. * ability to manage project-requirements; willing to do site-surveys and attend design/client project meetings. Chalgrove is about 10 miles south east of Oxford and 9 miles south east of Thame.
THAME, OXFORDSHIRE CAD DESIGNER in house. Modern furniture company with a highly skilled team of makers, designers and project managers, with super organised workshops overlooking countryside, yet still close enough to walk or cycle into Thame town centre, need: CAD Designer/Technician on site - to do workshop ready, construction detailed CAD drawings for freestanding and fitted furniture.
LEICESTERSHIRE (nr Market Harborough) FURNITURE MAKERS (All levels) Specialist woodworking and interior fit-outs for all kinds of heritage and conservation buildings, education facilities in Oxford and Cambridge, to prime residential properties and country homes - we are keen to meet people at all levels of skill for these workshop roles. The workshops and head office are located in Husbands Bosworth, near Market Harborough in South Leicestershire in 24,000 sq./ft of production space, including machine shop, CNC department, in-house veneer shop, bench assembly and finishing facilities. They also have a satellite office in Clerkenwell, London, with many of their projects carried out across the City.
NORTH WEST UK - Edge of the Peak District LEAD FURNITURE MAKER We’re looking for a Lead Maker for the cabinet side of the business. Ideally this person could already be a team leader, or at have the potential to be one. We design and create high-end bespoke furniture and architectural joinery and are currently looking for an experienced cabinet maker to work from our modern workshop. Requirements for the role include: * the ability to read technical drawings * experience with woodworking machinery and tools * veneering experience is advantageous but not essential * great people skills; positive attitude Working hours are 7am - 4.30pm Mon - Thurs, and 7am - 1.30pm Fri (overtime available during busy periods). Company pension, cycle to work scheme, private dental and medical insurance, on-site parking, and lots of company events, if you're looking for a full-time, permanent role with opportunities for progression, this could be for you.
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND FURNITURE MAKERS Cabinetmakers sought for established cabinetmaking team making for the high end residential and hospitality market around Scotland and the UK. " We have a strong team of designers with furniture and architectural skills complementing the making team but we now, like many other furniture companies, need more makers at the bench with experience of using both machine and hand tools..." 6 minutes drive from the centre of Glasgow, near Rutherglen (G73) and 5 minutes walk from a train station. Rutherglen is South Lanarkshire's 3rd largest town.
WARWICKSHIRE, Stockton, nr Southam CABINET MAKER...looking to employ first employee! ...to make ash framing on pre-war cars, which involves either working from templates to make an ash frame from scratch or measuring an existing car and making an ash frame based on measurements. "Typically, customers deliver a bare chassis and I build a frame. I also sometimes do interior woodwork on the cars. This involves burr veneering and cross banding, making dashboards, door cappings and cabinets. What I can offer: - A relaxed environment - Possibility for flexible hours - A job which is heavily based on bench making to a high standard - Happy for new person to bring a dog to work, providing it is friendly!! - Possibility of using the workshop for own work The Applicant would need: - To be able to operate standard wood work machinery safely - To want to learn how to be a coachbuilder - Have own hand tools - Veneering experience would be a bonus - An excellent standard of making Based in Stockton, Southam, in Warwickshire, the closest train station is Rugby (20 min drive away) or Banbury which is half an hour away.
AMERSHAM, Bucks: TRAINEE WORKSHOP SPECIALIST FINISHER Working with (female) lead surface finisher in paint shop/workshop. Hands on role with some opportunity for cross discipline/cross team work/CAD/design.