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Latest Jobs
SMS Members can place adverts free of charge. Non-members may advertise situations vacant for £30.00 inc. VAT. Please contact the Society Office.

Current vacancies:
Saddle Fitter / Consultant. 

Brilliant opportunity for a knowledgeable and experienced Saddle Fitter to join the Saddles Direct team.  We are looking to cover Lancashire, Cumbria, Merseyside, Cheshire and Yorkshire.
Saddles Direct has been established since 2004, we are a household trusted brand looking for a dedicated conscientious saddle fitter who has the horses welfare as their priority and will value our customers  as much as we do.  
This role is employed offering job security and very flexible working conditions but will include 1 weekend day.  This package is further enhanced with a vehicle, phone, admin support, a huge range of new and used saddles, plus a great bonus scheme and a truly wonderful team to work along side.

Please DO NOT apply if you have not got substantial saddle fitting experience we already have trainee fitters.

We currently stock new and used;
Black Country
Kent & Masters
Harry Dabbs

Please apply by email with your CV to Sarah at:  thelbs@live.co.uk

Head Saddle Fitter / Department Manager

This is a great opportunity to lead a large and growing department within a successful and well established business.

Position includes:

- Generous pay package.
- Full employment benefits inc holiday pay and sick leave pay.
- Caring and supportive employer.
- Fully equipped vehicles and expansive stock range.
- Assistance to relocate if required.
- Purchase of existing stock.

Position is based at our Rugby branch:  Tower Farm Saddlers, Barby Lane, Rugby  CV23 8UX

For more information or to apply please e-mail John-Henry Welton at: jwelton@towerfarmsaddlers.co.uk

Alternatively to discuss this role please call John-Henry Welton on: 01788 572929

Qualified Saddle Fitter

T C Feeds and Tack Haven are currently seeking a S.M.S qualified saddle fitter. Hours negotiable. Will possibly consider a candidate who has completed the Introductory Course and has experience. Further on site experience could be offered.
This position is available for immediate start.
Please reply with your CV to the following email address : admin@tcfeedsandtack.co.uk
If you have any further questions please telephone Toni Wise on 07778339779


Albion Saddlemakers currently have a position for an experienced bridler.
The position is based at our  premises in Walsall, 40 hours per week Monday to Friday.
This is a permanent position, with an immediate start following interview. In return we offer job security and excellent rates of pay within a profitable and growing business.

If you are interested – please send your CV to Dawn Wilkes, HR Manager, Albion Saddlemakers, or email to dawn@albionsaddlemakers.co.uk

Bench Saddler / Saddle Fitter to work alongside a Master Saddler and 2 SMS Qualified Saddle Fitters

An opportunity to join S. Milner & Son, an established, well known family run saddlery business in the heart of Leicestershire.  We offer our customers an honest, high quality saddle fitting service, whether we are checking their own saddles or fitting a new one.  We offer a mobile saddle fitting service as well as having excellent on-site facilities to carry out the job.  Our on-site workshop is managed by a Master Saddler who has been with us for over 40 years and whose quality of craftsmanship is exceptional. Our workshop takes on tack and other leather good repairs as well as making our own made to measure bridle work.
The ideal candidate would be a qualified bench saddler who also has extensive saddle fitting experience, ideally being a QSF, however we would consider a candidate who does not currently hold a qualification if they can demonstrate good saddle fitting knowledge.
We are looking for a highly motivated individual who can work on their own as well as part of a small team, with great customer service skills.  The position will involve both bench saddlery work and saddle fitting.  This position could be available on a full time or part time basis – finding the right person is more important.  We will provide access to a company vehicle for saddle fitting appointments.

Please respond in the first instance by email, enclosing a current CV to:   enquiries@smilnerandson.com

Qualified Saddle Fitter

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our existing team, covering appointments throughout Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset.  We are currently looking for a Qualified Saddle Fitter to join us from our base in Exeter, Devon, covering appointments across the Southwest.

Nutwell Saddlery is one of the largest Society of Master Saddlers approved saddle retailers and fitters in the South West, renowned for its superb facilities and service.  Established in 2005, we offer a fully mobile service providing new saddles as well as a remedial saddle fitting service.  Our current team consists of three Society of Master Saddlers Qualified Saddle Fitters and our onsite Master Saddler, who are supported fully by our dedicated office team.
The successful candidate must be qualified or near gaining their qualification, hardworking with a real passion for what we do.  Our package includes a competitive salary based on experience, use of a company van for all appointments, phone, professional membership fees and company pension.

This position is ideally full time; however, we are happy to discuss any part time requirements.

For further information, please contact Kerry or Kayleigh on 01392 877896 or if you would like to apply for this position, please send your CV and covering letter to Kayleigh@nutwellsaddlery.co.uk.


Seeking employment
Any qualified saddler (or those currently in training) who is looking for employment within the saddlery industry can place their details in this section. Please contact the Society office.

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