We’re proud to have some of the very best team members in the industry and our awards show that. 

May 2019: Jewellery designer wanted

We're looking for a new in-house jewellery designer to take care of this growing part of our business. We want you to meet clients, interpret their wishes and deliver great jewellery for them using our in-house workshop or outsourced network of trade contacts with enthusiasm, rapport, organisation and high professional standards.

 The role

  • Taking, understanding and shaping briefs for design with customers, explaining our processes, identifying needs and guiding customers throughout
  • Selecting the most appropriate route to creation for each project e.g. hand-made, cast + assembled
  • Designing pieces, managing client sign off and overseeing production processes to exacting standards
  • Budgeting and monitoring of projects
  • Communication with clients and internal team
  • In house stock making
  • Promoting the service through networking opportunities and using digital media with our agencies/ in house team
  • Full or part time depending on candidate
  • Salary depending on experience
  • Being part of an enthusiastic, inventive, learning and ethical team with space to learn and be recognised
  • Based in central Reading, a vibrant and growing micro-city set on the river Thames, 25 minutes from London - learn more here

 Candidates

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience
  • Use of Matrix/ Rhino
  • Experience in benchwork an advantage
  • Knowledge of casting, setting
  • A knowledge of the wider jewellery industry
  • Enjoys being with customers
  • Organised with attention to detail and used to managing time
  • MS Office suite proficient
  • Good written and spoken English
  • Adaptable to timescales
  • Happy working in a small to medium team

You can always send us an email if you'd like to register your CV - contact us. We are, of course, an equal opportunities employer.

Background

Whilst we work with people with trade skills such as technical goldsmiths or designers however over half our sales and admin team had no jewellery experience when they joined us. Our mix of in-house and external industry standard training program takes time and delivers great results for those who share our values. We offer a growing progression for team members with increasing responsibility for those with the drive to succeed.

Our ethos is simple: we want to be best for our customers, our team and ourselves individually, integrating deeply with our community and the jewellery trade itself for the long term benefit of all.

 

We look for team players who are

  • organised
  • good communicators – listening & speaking
  • pro-active and motivated
  • bright
  • ambitious & want to learn
  • tenacious
  • have an eye for detail

We like people who like helping other people, be it customers or our team members.

We also try to take a student from the internationally recognised University of Reading each year to work part time while studying in the town. 

If you’re keen to know more, like to learn and ready to get hands on, you can always email a CV