Goldsmith / Jeweller
Rachel Jeffrey Limited
Based in the small town of Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, Rachel Jeffrey Limited has been designing and hand-making unique designs and bespoke commissions of the highest quality for over 20 years.
Responsible for producing the vast majority of RJ products on site, the workshop at Rachel Jeffrey Jewellery is a small yet extremely busy, vibrant and essential part of the overall business. It also serves as the location for our Jewellery School, which has over 60 students per week, plus a multitude of experiential and masterclass courses running throughout the year.
The advertised roles (we are advertising also for a jewellery Tutor) are therefore both interesting and varied, involving numerous strands of responsibility and involvement.
We are now recruiting for a full time Goldsmith.
About the Job
Requirements for the Goldsmith role are:
•Estimating / quoting: bespoke commissions, repairs
•Mounting / setting
•Repairs, restoring, resizing, re-tipping, re-modelling & polishing of a range of silver, gold & platinum pieces
•Reconciliation of budgeted costs on completion of jobs
•Providing technical and practical support to workshop / shop team
•Excellent communication skills since the role often requires meeting with clients and the owner / shop team to discuss bespoke items or alterations
•Working on technical aspects of new designs and product development – troubleshooting potential designs issues
•Experience in creating wax masters and working with castings
•Designing, drawing and creation of bespoke pieces, from initial design concepts through to final production, keeping to established timescales / budgets
•Workshop / tool maintenance, notification of workshop stock / material levels
About the Team
The workforce is a similarly small – yet highly skilled, effective and professional – team. The working environment is rich in both charm and character, and the whole staff are friendly, approachable and supportive.
Competitive, to be discussed
Closing date for applications
30 November 2019
Please send us your CV and covering letter by using the application form below.