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Furniture Designer - North Yorkshire - up to £35,000 (V04145b)

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Our client is an award-winning, growing company with craft at the core of their designs. Each piece is hand-made to order using traditional joinery techniques and the finest materials, ensuring it is built to last a lifetime.
 
They have created a new role for a Furniture Designer with the potential for the position to develop into so much more for the right person. This will have involvement in the finer details of furniture manufacture, detailed drawings, procurement and installation. You will be working on fitted kitchens, tables, dressing rooms and home bars.
 
This role can be based near their workshop in Wiltshire or up near the Harrogate office. If Harrogate then the role can be hybrid.
 
Your work as a Furniture Designer will involve:
  • Using AutoCAD for technical drawings and design work
  • Facilitating the development of sign-off, setting out, procurement and production of furniture, including cabinetry, metal elements, stone elements and other custom materials and features
  • Mechanical and electrical drawings and installation drawings to aid site trades
  • Liaising with the design team and project managers
  • Working with private clients, architects, developers and interior designers
  • Occasional travel mostly to the showroom / studio in London and often to project sites, in order to attend meetings and to carry out site surveys and checks
Skills and Experience needed for the Furniture Designer:
  • A good understanding of high-end custom furniture
  • Minimum of 3 years' relevant work experience
  • Fluent in 2D AutoCAD
  • Experience in 3D work and 3D visualisation is a bonus but not essential
  • A proactive person with a 'self-starter' attitude and strong time-management skills
  • Own car and Driving Licence
Salary on offer will be between £28k and £35k plus pension. 

 To find out more and apply please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com or call us on 01920 486125.

Location:
North Yorkshire
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£28,000 - £35,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension
Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Furniture Designer - Wiltshire - up to £35,000 (V04145a)

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Our client is an award-winning, growing company with craft at the core of their designs. Each piece is hand-made to order using traditional joinery techniques and the finest materials, ensuring it is built to last a lifetime.
They have created a new role for a Furniture Designer with the potential for the position to develop into so much more for the right person. This will have involvement in the finer details of furniture manufacture, detailed drawings, procurement and installation. You will be working on fitted kitchens, tables, dressing rooms and home bars.
This role can be based near their workshop in Wiltshire or up near the Harrogate office.
 
Your work as a Furniture Designer will involve:
  • Using AutoCAD for technical drawings and design work
  • Facilitating the development of sign-off, setting out, procurement and production of furniture, including cabinetry, metal elements, stone elements and other custom materials and features
  • Mechanical and electrical drawings and installation drawings to aid site trades
  • Liaising with the design team and project managers
  • Working with private clients, architects, developers and interior designers
  • Occasional travel mostly to the showroom / studio in London and often to project sites, in order to attend meetings and to carry out site surveys and checks
Skills and Experience needed for the Furniture Designer:
  • A good understanding of high-end custom furniture
  • Minimum of 3 years' relevant work experience
  • Fluent in 2D AutoCAD
  • Experience in 3D work and 3D visualisation is a bonus but not essential
  • A proactive person with a 'self-starter' attitude and strong time-management skills
  • Own car and Driving Licence
Salary on offer will be between £28k and £35k plus pension. 
 To find out more and apply please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com or call us on 01920486125.
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Location:
Wiltshire
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£28,000 - £35,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension
Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Furniture Estimator - North West England - up to £40,000 (V04196)

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Our client is a British studio and workshop known for their original design, progressive craftsmanship and advanced technologies. They create luxury furniture for residences, yachts, and private aircraft worldwide and due to continued growth are looking for an Estimator to work alongside their Senior Estimator.

Responsible for estimating bespoke furniture and artwork wall panels, this would suit an experienced cabinet maker looking to use their making knowledge and skills to transition into an estimating role. Full training can be given in estimating if needed although you will already need to be IT literate including being able to use MS Excel.

The role of Furniture Estimator will also involve:

  • Providing support to business development, sales, design and project managers from enquiry through to installation.
  • Accurate assessment of the material quantities, processes and labour required to construct furniture.
  • Understanding and interpreting drawings (2D and 3D CAD models, renderings, visuals and sketches).
  • Producing written technical specifications and pricing documents.
  • Revising quotations in response to design alterations and variations to contract.
  • Researching new materials and suppliers when needed.
  • Placing of orders and management of suppliers.


Skills and experience needed for the Furniture Estimator role:

  • Good knowledge of bespoke furniture making and an ability to understand and interpret technical drawings.
  • Over 5 years’ experience within fine furniture making.
  • Self-motivated with strong organisational skills and a methodical approach.
  • Time management skills and the ability to effectively prioritise workload from a variety of different sources.
  • Strong attention to detail and quality control.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective, strong, and professional working relationships at all levels.
  • Proactively contribute ideas for improving practices and efficiency.

In return our client can offer a permanent, full-time position. Monday to Friday 8am - 16:15 (37.5-hour week).

  • Competitive salary depending on experience, £30k to £40k.
  • 22 days' holiday (plus bank holidays) increasing with length of service.
  • Company pension contributions.
  • Health Shield Cash Plan and employee Assistance Programme.
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay.
  • Your birthday off.

To find out more and apply please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com or call us on 01920 486125.

Location:
North West England
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£30,000 - £40,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension + benefits package
Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Furniture Design Draughtsperson - Norfolk - negotiable (V04177)

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This Company manufactures beautiful bespoke furniture, cabinetry and specialist joinery work for a global network of clients. Their large purpose-built manufacturing complex is home to traditional cabinet making, veneering, carving and gilding skills, complemented by modern design, manufacturing and finishing techniques. Projects include dressing rooms, staircases and libraries, cinemas, wine rooms and games rooms.

They are seeking a full time, experienced Design Engineer and also a Furniture Draughtsperson. For both roles they are looking for individuals who are able to draw on their experience in the furniture and joinery industry to support and steer the design and technical phases of projects and to engineer work which is fit for manufacture, assembly and installation. The distinction between the roles being that the Draughtsperson will be mainly producing the technical drawings and the Design Engineer will be working with the draughting team to review and refine design intent and engineer for efficient manufacture.


Skills and Experience sought for the Furniture Design Engineer and Draughtsperson roles:

  • Excellent communication skills in order to capably discuss and establish design principles from a client’s brief
  • A good working knowledge of furniture and joinery constructional methods, and manufacturing processes
  • Self-motivated, flexible and proactive
  • Attention to detail and precision in the work produced
  • Strong problem-solving, time management and planning skills
  • Competent with the basics of AutoCAD and fluent with a 3D package, ideally SolidWorks


Salary and Benefits:
In return they are offering a very competitive and generous salary plus profit share scheme, contribution to pension and long service additional holiday. There is also a relocation allowance available as it is not a remote role. All this can be discussed with the recruiter in confidence before deciding whether to proceed with your application.

To find out more and to discuss salaries, please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com or call us on 01920 486125.

Location:
Norfolk
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
profit share, pension, relocation allowance
Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Furniture Design Draughtsperson - North West England - negotiable (V04182)

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Known for creative design and pioneering craftsmanship, this company combines traditional hand skills with advanced materials and technology to create award-winning furniture for yachts and houses of ultra-high net worth individuals, throughout the world.

The role of the Draughtsperson is working as part of a small team where you will be producing accurate technical drawings for manufacture, taking design concepts, and developing them into full working drawings for manufacture. You will work closely and directly with the Project Managers and making teams on a variety of projects and create detailed 2D and 3D drawings for production on a variety of projects at any one time.


Skills and Experience needed from the Design Draughtsperson:

  • Ideally combined experience as a cabinetmaker and then draughtsperson within the bespoke furniture industry
  • Proficient in 2D AutoCAD and Rhino 3D (or other 3D Software)
  • Experience in Inventor would also be helpful
  • A working knowledge of traditional and contemporary construction processes
  • Able to produce highly detailed technical drawings for production
  • Self-motivated with strong organisational skills and a methodical approach to prioritising and organising work
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to effectively prioritise workload from a variety of different sources


In return they offer:

  • Competitive salary depending on experience
  • Company pension contributions
  • Health Shield Cash Plan
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Increased holiday and company sick pay with length of service
  • Your birthday off

To find out more and to discuss salaries, please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com or call us on 01920 486125.

Location:
North West England
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
healthcare, company pension, enhanced maternity/paternity pay
Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Production Team - Essex - up to £35,000 (V04179)

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Our client specialises in Experiential Design, Production and Installation and are proud to count large brands and leading marketing agencies amongst their clients.

Their Production Team works both in the production workshop and onsite as directed by Workshop Manager. They are currently seeking an individual who can support in all aspects of production build, general workshop responsibilities and on-site work as required. This role also acts as an Assistant to the Workshop Manager.

This is a hands-on role with tasks which includes prop making, CAD drawing, carpentry, metalworking, spray painting, scenic finishes, paint management, general production build, CAD interpretation, CNC & Laser cutter operation, vinyling, installation crewing, lead carpenter, sanding, filling & finishing.

The role includes development of practical skills including scenic, LX, sound & electronics and working in line with the Company sustainability policy, ensuring minimising wastage and organising off cuts of production material for use on subsequent jobs. Health & Safety compliance is essential as is quality control for all projects.

This position is based on a 42.5 hour week with a salary of £28k to £35k dependent on experience and skill level plus BUPA Medical & EATP and Pension.


Skills and Experience needed for the Production Team role:

  • Ability to perform practical tasks in the workshop
  • Strong carpentry and construction skills, ideally to include set build and props
  • Knowledge of paint & materials for scenic painting
  • Able to communicate effectively including with subcontractors
  • To be organised and understand the need to meet deadlines
  • Have a sustainable approach to working at all times
  • Able to hold high levels of attention to detail and quality control
  • Happy to work in a fast-paced industry with a flexible approach to working

To find out more and to apply please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com or call us on 01920 486125.

Location:
Essex
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£28,000 - £35,000 per annum
Benefits:
BUPA, pension
Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Furniture Designer - Shropshire - up to £36,000 (V04161)

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Our client has been designing and making bespoke furniture, antiqued mirror and specialist finishes for more than twenty years for the high-end London and international markets. They work for leading interior designers, architects and private clients all over the world. They currently have an opening for a Furniture Designer with excellent technical knowledge of furniture construction to join their design team. 
 
They are seeking an individual who is a strong team player with a positive, can-do attitude. Knowledge and experience of VectorWorks is preferable but they will consider other similar CAD programmes.
 
Main duties for the Furniture Designer include: 
  • Production of accurate working drawings
  • Production of design concept drawings to be used in the sales process
  • Managing and co-ordinating makers and subcontractors
  • Occasional working on-site, site surveying, fitting and construction
 
Skills and Experience needed for the Furniture Designer role:
  • Strong knowledge of both furniture manufacturing techniques and materials
  • Site installation experience is desirable, as well as practical cabinet-making or bench skills
  • Min of 2 years’ experience within furniture or woodwork manufacturing 
  • Good hand-sketching ability would be helpful
  • Good problem-solving skills
In return you will be working with a very friendly team of people who love creating beautiful projects for their clients. To find out more and apply please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com or call us on 01920486125.
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Location:
Shropshire
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£32,000 - £36,000 per annum
Benefits:
bonus + pension
Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Assistant Workshop Manager and Production Team - Essex - up to £30,000 (V04148)

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Our client specialises in Experiential Design, Production and Installation and are proud to count large brands and leading marketing agencies amongst their clients. Their range of services cover everything from exhibition stands, product launches and bespoke sampling stands to PR stunts, sampling bins and giant props.
 
Based near the borders of Essex and Hertfordshire, within easy reach of London, they currently have a vacancy to work within their production team. This is a hands-on role with tasks which could include: CAD drawing, carpentry, metalworking, head rigger, spray painting, scenic finishes, paint management, general production build, CAD interpretation, CNC & Laser cutter operation, vinyling, prop making, installation crewing, lead carpenter, sanding, filling & finishing.
 
The role includes development of practical skills including scenic, LX, sound and electronics and working in line with the Company sustainability policy, ensuring minimising wastage and organise off cuts of production material for use on subsequent jobs. Health & Safety compliance is essential as is quality control for all projects.
 
This position is based on set hours per week as there needs to be some flexibility as this industry often needs you to work different hours on-site dependant on the project. Salary will be £28k pa based on 40 hours per week plus BUPA and pension.
 
Skills and Experience needed from the Production Team / Assistant Workshop Manager:
  • Scenic and paint knowledge, carpentry and construction skills would be useful
  • Good time keeping and communication skills, and be able to work with an adaptable, flexible and accommodating attitude
  • Proactive with an enthusiastic, self-motivated and positive disposition and must be able to work well as part of a team
  • Strong organisational skills along with the ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines
  • IT competent, ideally able to use AutoCAD
  • Knowledge of CNC and Laser cutting would be useful
  • Driving licence

To find out more and apply please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com or call us on 01920486125.

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Location:
Essex
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£28,000 - £30,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension and healthcare
Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Production Manager - Furniture - Manchester - up to £45,000 (V04099)

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Our client creates bespoke high-end furniture and architectural joinery for residential projects and are looking to appoint a Production Manager for their manufacturing workshop based in Greater Manchester. 

They are looking for a candidate who has spent time previously on the bench so well versed with the tools. Someone who is used to managing a team of 20+, with an empathetic management style and being able to handle interpersonal and employee relations issues. Also with the experience necessary to manage production timelines and ensure that products meet the required quality standards.

  
Salary will be c£45k with the following benefits:
  • Private healthcare
  • Wellness programmes
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme

To find out more and apply please send in your CV to us at recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
Manchester
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£45,000 - £45,000 per annum
Benefits:
Healthcare and Pension schemes
Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

As the UK’s foremost recruitment agency for the design sector, Careers in Design has details of vacancies for first-rate furniture design jobs across the country and overseas.

To successfully apply for a position as a furniture designer, you will be expected to demonstrate your creative skills, your technical ability, and your commercial awareness of this sector.

Most furniture designer posts require you to produce designs and manufacturing drawings for either fitted furniture and joinery or freestanding pieces of furniture.  It will be expected that you can work to a brief, whilst retaining your own creative mark. You should be able to sketch out ideas for initial brainstorming sessions, as well as produce more technical design work, often utilising CAD software.

While some firms will be looking for designs that have broad appeal for a mass market, others will be creating more bespoke or limited edition pieces to be produced in small batches. Whichever end of the scale your position falls, you must show that you understand the commercial aspects of your market.

Some positions require only your design skills, where others might involve your skills as a craftsperson, producing the items, as well as designing them.

You may be working solo, or you may be part of a team, either of other furniture designers, or designers in other disciplines such as interiors, kitchens or architecture. In these positions, you are expected to show flexibility and teamwork, as your design must become part of a cohesive range.

Register with Careers in Design today for a totally different approach to job searching. We will go through your CV by hand, helping to accentuate your strengths to give you the best chance of success. We will then scour our extensive list of furniture design job vacancies to find those most likely to suit you.

Our wide range of clients include retailers, consultancies, and manufacturers – large and small – all on the lookout for top furniture designers, like you. Use the menu filters at the top of this screen find your ideal furniture design job today.

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