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Design Manager - Surrey / West Sussex - up to £60,000 (V03843)

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This company's contemporary designs for bespoke bedroom and bathroom furniture and state-of-the art manufacturing facilities have earned them an enviable reputation with many of London’s top developers.

Based close to the M23 they are currently recruiting for an experienced hands-on Design Manager to head up their small technical design team. You will need strong interpersonal and management skills to handle both clients and to lead your team. You will also be responsible for centralising their estimating procedures, helping to stregthen the team and take part in senior management meetings.

Person / Experience Required:

  • Knowledge and understanding of fitted furniture
  • Cost base knowledge
  • At least 10 years' industry experience within a similar environment
  • Experience of using 3D software
  • Excellent client liaison and management skills
  • Man-management skills

If this is of interest and you would like to find out more than please send us your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com and one of our consultants will get back to you.

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Location:
Surrey / West Sussex
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£45,000 - £60,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension
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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.

Contract Kitchen Designer - London - up to £35,000 (V03842)

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This is now at interview stage so applications are closed.

This family-owned kitchen business in North West London have produced quality kitchens for the consumer market for many years. From traditional to contemporary, every design is achievable due to their design skills and knowledge of the industry.

They are seeking a kitchen designer for the contract side of their business working with developers on mid-large scale developments. They supply Keller, Schumann and Astor kitchens and are hoping to add a UK bespoke brand next year.

This will be a Monday to Friday role in an office based environment. It is not a sales role.

Person / Experience Required:

  • Kitchen design and planning experience
  • Able to use Fusion 20:20, Winner and Excel
  • Good drawing and organisational skills
  • Site surveys, attention to detail
  • Happy to work in a quiet non-bustling environment

If this vacancy is of interest please send us your CV and examples of work to recruit@careersindesign.com

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Kitchen Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£30,000 - £35,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension
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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 CAD Technician - Surrey / West Sussex - up to £45,000 (V03839)

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This company's Italian inspired designs for bespoke bedroom and bathroom furniture and state-of-the art manufacturing facilities have earned them an enviable reputation with major UK housebuilders and the A&D community.

Based on the West Sussex and Surrey Borders they are on the hunt for an experienced CAD Technician who understands joinery and manufacturing and who can liaise with clients. You will be both developing concepts for housebuilders and taking design drawings from architects / interior designers to develop them into detailed manufacturing drawings and issue them to the CNC machinist.

Person / Experience Required:

  • The ability to undertake the development of bespoke furniture from concept stage through to manufacture, including material and component specifications, production of prototypes and drawings
  • You must be able to use 3D software, CabinetVision would be an advantage
  • At least 6 years' industry experience within a similar environment
  • A high level of attention to detail will be expected and good technical draughting skills
  • You will possess the interpersonal skills to maintain customer-facing relationships and be able to advise them on design finishes

If this role is of interest then please send us your CV and examples of work to recruit@careersindesign.com and one of our consultants will get back to you.

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Location:
Surrey / West Sussex
Design Field:
Bespoke Fitted Furniture
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£35,000 - £45,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension
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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.

Specialist Furniture Finisher - workshop based - Shropshire - negotiable (V03838)

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Our client designs and makes bespoke furniture, antiqued mirror and creates specialist finishes for leading interior designers, architects and private clients all over the world.

They have recently closed the London workshop and moved the specialist finishing up to their main workshop and business in Shropshire. This has resulted in a vacancy for a skilled specialist finisher with a wealth of practical experience to join and potentially oversee the existing team there. The right candidate will help the company expand this side of the business and should be self-motivated, responsible and happy to be part of a wider team, sharing and learning new skills.

Skills Required:

  • Gilding, Verre Eglomisé
  • French polishing, painting, staining and colouring timbers
  • Spray lacquering
  • Decorative painting
  • Gesso
  • Experience in a similar cabinet making or finishing role is essential
  • A restoration background is desirable
  • You will need attention to detail and a positive attitude

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to join a thriving and growing business working at the top end of the bespoke furniture industry. You will be part of a dynamic team with prospects for personal development and advancement.

If you have these skills and are interested in finding out more then please send in your CV and covering letter to recruit@careersindesign.com

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Location:
Shropshire
Design Field:
Furniture sector
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
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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.

Cabinetmaker - Norfolk - negotiable (V03829)

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This British manufacturer of beautiful bespoke furniture, cabinetry and specialist joinery has two purpose-built manufacturing complexes home to traditional cabinet making, veneering, carving and gilding skills, complemented by modern design, manufacturing and finishing techniques.

Experienced in all aspects of joinery manufacture and installation, they work closely with main contractors, designers and architects on both classical and contemporary interiors including dressing rooms, staircases, libraries, cinemas, wine rooms and games rooms.

They are currently looking for an experienced and motivated Cabinet Maker who has a good eye for detail. You should have a passion for making high-end furniture and be skilled in using a variety of materials. This is an ideal position for a person who is creative and enjoys making custom cabinetry from conception to creation.

Person / Experience Required:

  • Experience and confident with the use of wood-working machinery
  • Able to work from CAD production drawings
  • Good communication skills
  • Veneering experience preferable
  • Should have a positive approach and be able to problem solve
  • Aware of Health and Safety practices in the workshop and knowledge of the appropriate PPE required
  • Able to complete final inspection of jobs and sign-off for delivery

Salary will be paid on an hourly rate plus time and a quarter for overtime, quarterly profit share and additional holiday awarded for long service.

If you would like to apply then please send us your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

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Location:
Norfolk
Design Field:
Manufacturing and Production
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
plus overtime and profit share
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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.

Senior Furniture Designer - South West England - negotiable (V03823)

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This company has unique and unparalleled knowledge and expertise in the interior architecture of historical and period properties. They work directly with their clients who come to them for their beautiful and detailed pieces of furniture, joinery and workmanship.

Planning ahead they are looking for a Senior Furniture Designer with strong technical and CAD skills, good at coming up with solutions to intricate designs. 

Person / Experience Required:

  • The candidate will need good knowledge of historical furniture and architectural details as well as a flair for contemporary design
  • At least 10 to 15 years industry experience
  • Experience within the interiors marketplace able to use SolidWorks and/or Inventor and ideally AutoCAD
  • A basic knowledge of building structure would be an advantage
  • Excellent literacy and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • You must be well-organised and committed, able to work to deadlines and manage a number of projects simultaneously
  • Also a self-starter and able to work on their own or part of a team

If this vacancy sounds of interest please send in your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com and we will get back to you as soon as we are able to. This role will have a start date of later this year.

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Location:
South West England
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
£ generous salary package
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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 - Norfolk - up to £36,000 (V03822)

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This British 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.

They work on both classical and contemporary interiors including dressing rooms, staircases and libraries, cinemas, wine rooms, games rooms and yachts and have premises both in Norwich and nearer the coast. It is for the latter that they seek a Technical Furniture Designer for their growing design and technical team.

Objectives and requirements for the Furniture Designer:

  • To take a brief and/or sketched concept and work into production drawings and 3D CAD renders using SolidWorks
  • You will need at least 3 years' experience in a wood based environment - joinery, shopfitting or cabinet making
  • Liaising with other departments using your good communication skills
  • To work as part of a team to create effective working relationships
  • Appreciating the luxury end of the marketplace showing excellent attention to detail and careful considerations of materials and techniques

If this is of interest and you would like to find out more then please send in your CV and portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com and one of our consultants will get back to you.

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Location:
Norfolk
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£26,000 - £36,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension
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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.

Metalworker / Brazier / Coppersmith - London - up to £38,000 (V03803)

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This atelier design studio and workshop produces unique, custom-made sculptural design. Initially producing furniture and lighting they have expanded their work and today their pieces can be found in some of the most fascinating and beautiful properties in the world.

They are recruiting for an experienced and talented metalsmith craftsperson to join their creative and friendly production workshop team. This is a position which would suit a person who is time-served working in fine art bronze foundries or artist / design studios, involved in manufacturing high quality functional interior products or sculpture, in metals such as bronze, brass and steel.

Duties and Responsibilities for the Metalworker

  • Fabrication of brass lighting or furniture from raw materials
  • Fabrication of steel or iron lighting or furniture
  • Ability to train others in metalwork processes
  • Assembly of cast bronze components to create functional sculptural products
  • TIG Welding, Silver Soldering, Soft Soldering and Metal Chasing
  • Jig and pattern making
  • Fabrication of brass components
  • Lathe Work and polishing

Person and Experience Required for the Metalworker:

  • Typically 10 years' experience particularly in bronze and brass
  • Experience within the arts or interior product manufacturing is important
  • Proven experience in making high-end sculptural products
  • Knowledge of luxury furniture and lighting manufacturing
  • Demonstrable skills, taking a brief through to completion
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and teamworking skills
  • Showing integrity, focus and professionalism
  • London based

If this sounds a good fit then please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com. All applications via our website will receive a reply.

Unfortunately they are not able to take anyone on board now until later in the year.

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Interior Products and Sculpture
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£31,000 - £38,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension
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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.

Junior Furniture Designer - Hertfordshire - up to £26,000 (V03795)

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This company specialise in producing high-end bespoke furniture and joinery from concept through to design, manufacture and installation, covering a wide variety of projects both domestic and commercial as well as one-off commissions.

With a busy workload they are looking for a technically minded Junior Furniture Designer who can produce detailed working drawings based upon the concepts of architects and interior designers. In essence to make their clients' ideas a reality.

The Junior Furniture Designer will also be:

  • Issuing clear and concise technical drawings for their in-house manufacturing team.
  • Liaising with Project Managers and other members of the team to meet internal and external deadlines.
  • Producing schedules and cutting lists.

Experience and Skills required for the Junior Furniture Designer:

  • A sound knowledge of the furniture and joinery manufacturing industry.
  • Good working knowledge of AutoCAD
  • The ability to extract components from AutoCAD drawings for CNC machining would be a distinct advantage.
  • You should have a keen eye for detail, be self-motivated and have good written and verbal communication skills.

If this sounds like you please send in your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com.

Unfortunately this vacancy is tempoarily on hold.

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Location:
Hertfordshire
Design Field:
Bespoke Joinery
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£24,000 - £26,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension, free parking
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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.

Technical Joinery Designer - Berkshire - up to £36,000 (V03765)

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This manufacturer creates joinery pieces for some of the finest and advanced commercial interiors being designed in the UK today. Operating nationwide from their factory and offices just outside London, they offer total management of joinery packages, from initial site survey through to installation.

They are currently seeking an experienced Technical Designer to work with their progressive team of designers and makers.

Objectives / Requirements:

  • Creating concept designs, rendering in KeyShot and turning them into ready-to-manufacture technical drawings for the in-house joinery workshop
  • Producing complete and checked technical drawings using Solid Edge 3D design software (Fluency in SolidWorks will be considered)
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Accuracy in take offs for CNC milling and other outsourced material production will also be required directly from the CAD drawings
  • Connecting with joiners to discuss and get feedback on the practicality of joinery items designed, so hands-on experience from the joinery sector is needed and hands-on knowledge of manufacturing and assembling would be desirable
  • A genuine interest in the marketplace and a willingness to take part in interdepartmental discussions

Competitive remuneration and paid over-time. 22 days holiday increasing by 1 day every 2 years to a maximum of 25 days. Lunch is provided by the company and there is parking space on the premises.

If this sounds of interest please send us your CV and portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
Berkshire
Design Field:
Bespoke Joinery
Job Type:
Filled
Salary:
£30,000 - £36,000 per annum
Benefits:
lunch provided, pension, bonus
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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.
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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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