Senior Conservator – Restorer of Upholstery

It’s unpicking the stitches to revive centuries of history

It’s being trusted to deliver. And it’s the satisfaction of caring for an irreplaceable collection. This is what makes a career with the Royal Household so different.

The collection of furniture spanning across our locations is truly diverse, with many unique and historically significant items. What’s more, it’s a working collection; many of the items are in regular use.

Leading our talented upholstery and soft furnishings team, you’ll manage a wide range of upholstered furniture conservation and restoration projects.

Based at our new workshops in Windsor, but also working across sites with items in situ, the rich diversity of conservation needs will stretch you.

You’ll use your expertise to survey and evaluate the condition of items, before proposing conservation methods that will both preserve them for continued use, whilst also protecting them for many years to come.

Supporting the Workshop Manager, you’ll help prioritise and manage the restoration schedule for rest of the team.

You’ll oversee the production of varied upholstery schemes, considering latest industry methods, quality standards, comfort and the timescales needed to ensure beautiful results every time.

You’ll liaise with colleagues to understand wider operational needs, and a key challenge for you will be to balance conservation projects with the busy activities of working palaces.

You’ll be encouraged to broaden and invest in your practical skills and share your knowledge to guide those around you. And knowing that you’re helping to preserve a collection that will be enjoyed by future generations will continue to drive you.


Starting Salary:   £33,000 to £36,000 (dependent on experience) plus benefits

Closing date for applications is 15th March 2020 with date for interviews to be confirmed.


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