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Join our team: Lighting Workshop Assistant

Posted: 26.05.21

We are looking for a Lighting Workshop Assistant to join our growing team!
In the workshop team

Job title: Lighting Workshop Assistant

Reporting to: Lighting Workshop Coordinator

Salary: £19,760.00

Closing date for applications: Thursday 24th June

Working pattern: This role is 40 hours a week. We are committed in the promotion keeping our teams wellbeing paramount. Therefore your hours start at 07:00 – 15:30. This allows you to get to work without hitting rush hour, and back home intime to enjoy the rest of your day. And weekends off.


Company information

Established in 2008, Tom Raffield design and make a range of contemporary furniture and lighting that is beautiful in form and practical in function. With wholesale and individual customer bases, each Tom Raffield product is hand-made by a skilled set of craftsmen and individually finished with the care and attention of a fine piece of art. The business has built and continues to build a fantastic reputation within a luxury market.


Job purpose

This is an exciting, hands-on role, making elegant lighting pieces, for Tom Raffield’s Ltd. We are looking to recruit a positive, self-determined, and committed individual who wants to join our organisation and proudly become part of our Tom Raffield team. You will be working within our lighting department in our communal workshop, based in Falmouth, Cornwall. Your role will be making handmade, high-quality steam bent products and support the business in reaching its full potential and become a household name in the design industry. This is an entry level role, where we will provide you with the relevant training and equipment, to support you in delivering maximum efficiency.


Key areas of responsibility

  • Daily running of raw materials to makers workbenches.
  • Moving goods from workshop to finishing area.
  • Assisting the assembler & finisher to complete products before being ready for dispatch.
  • Prepping raw materials to be ready for assembly.
  • Assuming elements of the role of trainee makers in basic processes such as sanding products to our high standards.
  • To consistently produce an output of products to meet schedule requirements, quality criteria and expected lead times.
  • To be part of a team who collaboratively work together to produce and run an efficient, effective, and safe workshop and working environment.
  • Work in different parts of the business e.g. Logistics as required and scheduled by the Workshop Coordinator and Head of Production.
  • Ensure all Health and Safety requirements are adhered to by the Workshop team members and visitors to the workshops.
  • Ensure wastage is correctly recorded and reported.
  • Participate in daily tasks as required to keep the workshop and the environment a tidy, clean, clear, safe space to work in.
  • Undertake any other appropriate work-related tasks as might be required from time to time.

There are elements to the role which will evolve and develop over time so the above list is not exhaustive and may be adapted depending on business requirements and performance.


Desirable skills

  • Above all else, have a positive hardworking, committed and interest, in the challenge of working for an exciting young business.
  • Be able to work under pressure with efficiently and with accuracy, against time.
  • Be super flexible and adaptable, responding to the requirements of the business needs and find satisfaction in achieving targets against time and targets.
  • Be organised and meticulous with detail.
  • Be a confident person with a professional but personable character – A real people person, who enjoys working for and with other team amazing members.

The company is committed to training and supporting employees. Employees will receive training for all areas included in their job description to ensure that they are capable, and feel confident, of performing both main and secondary responsibilities. In addition, it is the employee’s responsibility to alert the Heads of Departments and colleagues to areas where they feel they require more training, or, need the support of another member of the team, to undertake a specific task that may be new, or more challenging, for them.


 What's in it for you

  • A full-time role, fixed term for 9 months.
  • We’ll support your ongoing professional development with bespoke learning initiatives and training opportunities.
  • We offer career progression, as we grow, you grow.
  • Length of service annual leave allowances.
  • One day a year for you to give your time to a charity of your choice.
  • Being part of a growing dynamic team, ambitious and innovative so you get the chance to be part of and mold our work culture too.
  • We support you saving for your future, so you are automatically signed up to our company pension scheme, after your three month probationary period.
  • We give you amazing discount across our fantastic product range.
  • We provide healthy breakfast and snack options.
  • Regular social events including summer and Christmas parties as well as occasional full team activities and catered lunches.
  • Yoga classes, to promote positive wellbeing (subject to payment).
  • We offer an innovative and exciting environment to work in.


We will require evidence of your Right to Work in the UK, for more information please visit

To apply, please send your CV with covering letter supporting why you are the perfect fit to join our Tom Raffield team to

We are interviewing whilst the position is being advertised. Please be mindful, this role may close before the date advertised, therefore, we advise you submit your application at the earliest opportunity.

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