Leather Artisan

Job Description: Leather Artisan

Looking for a role within fashion outside of London?

Newcastle hosts the world’s leading authority in Luxury Preloved handbags: The Handbag Clinic.


To lovingly and expertly prolong the life cycle of all handbags. In doing so, we nurture sustainability, whilst proudly acting as a gatekeeper and guard on the luxury handbag market.

We are a growing collective of Artisans specialising in the luxury sector and are looking to expand our team of experts and nurture the next generation, to ensure we maintain our status as the formative voice for sustainable luxury.

Do you feel you have what it takes to undertake this exciting opportunity and restore rare, vintage and sentimental handbags for our growing customer base?


As our name suggests, we specialise in handbags. Whether it be a simple zip repair, handle replacement, repairs to leather (dog chews are much more common than you’d think), colour touch-ins or even a complete colour change!

Additionally, we provide the same services for purses, jackets, shoes, belts and versatile trinkets such as Vanity boxes, vintage game boards … we will work our magic on anything that is leather!


This position will involve transforming the condition of leather fashion accessories using our specialist range of materials and products. A Leather Artisan will repair everything from a small ink stain or worn corners up to a Full Restoration or Colour Change. This role is extremely varied, and no day is the same. Using your Artistic flair, you will learn to renovate all leather types, and on completion of full training can specialise in a brand or particular field within the Clinic.

Successful candidates will undergo a 3 year on the job training programme where they will learn to undertake all the services we offer to the high standards we pride our Team with the support of our Senior Artisans. This training will also cover Colour Theory, Leather Classes and also Brand Knowledge. Combining this with the practical skills you will acquire, will render you capable of restoring some of the most damaged items most would think are unsalvageable.

Permanent Full Time Position Mon- Friday 8-4pm (Exc Bank Holidays)

(Part-Time would be considered for the right candidate)


We are a vibrant team, building a progressive environment that encourages creativity, inclusivity and a strong sense of community.

We appreciate the bespoke nature of our work, so we don’t expect you to have experience within the luxury sector or restoring leather.

However, for this role, applicants will only be accepted who are educated to A-Level or equivalent, and due to the artistic nature of the role will have obtained A-Level in Art/Art and Design. Any experience of working with leather is desirable but not essential.

In addition, the right candidate will be:

  • Forthcoming
  • Ambitious
  • Able to work to deadlines
  • Work well under time pressures
  • Work well independently and in a team
  • Have an enthusiasm for luxury fashion
  • Have an artistic interest
  • Strong attention to detail

Full UK Driving Licence is desirable due to remote Head Office location.


· Due to being a fast-growing business we are committed to progressing our team, to ensure equal career growth opportunities that will enhance your skillset in a specialist category or progression into our Research & Training team/Clinic Management.

· Starting Salary is £18720 per annum, this will then increase as you progress through your training and career with us.

· Monthly Bonus Scheme that rewards you for your skillset and hard work.

· Staff Discount on our range of preloved designer handbags.


We are a one-stop service for sustainable luxury, open to anyone, anywhere, anytime.

It’s no secret that the fashion industry has a sustainability problem. Join our all-encompassing environment of experts and assist us in prolonging the life cycle of handbags.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: From £18,720.00 per year

If you would like to apply for this role please email a full CV and Cover Letter to recruitment@handbagclinic.co.uk


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