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Bench Worker (Leather)

The Role

We’re looking for an enthusiastic leather worker with benchwork experience, with at least 2 - 3 years’ experience, to join our rapidly expanding, friendly team. You’ll be working on making a wide range of high-quality leather products from fashion hand bags to wallets to back packs. We need a bench worker who has experience with making wallets and bags at the luxury end and needs to have a good eye for detail. Sewing machine experience not necessary but would be advantageous. This job is available for part time as well as full time.


  • Hand cutting and machine cutting leather components.
  • Machine sewing leather using flatbed and cylinder arm sewing machines.
  • Using traditional leather work hand tools.
  • Using a skiving machine, cutting machine and splitting machine.
  • Working with edge paints


  • A keen eye for detail.
  • An organised, practical approach to completing set tasks.
  • Be enthusiastic and self-motivated.
  • Competent and accurate use of all leather working machines.
  • The ability to work under pressure.
  • The ability to work individually or as part of a team.
  • The ability to follow detailed instructions correctly and consistently.
  • The ability to read and understand basic English.


  • Highly Competitive salary.
  • Potential 10%-15% overtime bonus as per requirement.
  • On-site fully equipped gym (Technogym).
  • Flexible working hours by application.
  • Up to 50% Contrado discount.
  • Ongoing training.
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About us

Contrado started in 2002 from the kitchen of our founders Chris and Fran. Since then, we’ve grown rapidly and have proven to be established leaders in design and print manufacturing. 
Contrado means ‘make and deliver together’ and we’ve proudly built a strong community of creatives who are driven by this value.

Our platform enables creatives to sell art and build their brands while giving like-minded consumers the chance to find unique, designer products made to last. 
We print original designs on a range of premium quality products from homeware to fashion and each piece is sustainably handmade to order inside our one-stop production house within 24 hours.

We’ve grown from a few people to 160 and we now operate in 14 countries but we still believe in the same values as day one.

Inclusivity, Diversity & Fairness Statement 
We are a united and mixed bunch here at Contrado. We find and nurture talents in so many people for the benefit of all of us. In addition, we work hard to create a representative, inclusive and friendly team. We share different experiences, varying perspectives and backgrounds, and combine them to make for better lives and workplace. A positive approach to fairness, creates a better experience for our customers too, because we are a reflection of each one of them, and they like us more for it. We are fair and even in all areas such as gender, race, disability, colour, religion or belief, national / regional origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or parental status.

How to apply

This is a key position and we’re curious to know why you think you’d be a good fit. 
Please apply with your CV and a link to your portfolio, along with a cover note.
We understand the time and effort that goes into applying for a job you love so we’ll always get back to you on your application status.
Thanks and good luck!

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