Careers at Sew Over It

Flexible Shop Assistant

We are looking for an extra pair of hands to help out across our busy, fast-paced business. We have a two locations, so it will mean being based across our Islington shop, Hackney office, or out at one of our craft shows in London, depending where we need help.

The role involves assisting customers in our shop, processing online orders, helping with production for our own-brand product range, organising inventory, setting up for shows and generally helping out wherever needed.

This role would suit someone who is enthusiastic and energetic, keen to muck in and eager to learn as they go. We are also ideally looking for someone who shares our passion for sewing.

This is a part-time, flexible role with no set days. We’re looking for someone to help with holiday cover and as an extra pair of hands when we are really busy. There could be some weekend work. There are two show dates that you will have to be able to help with: the Handmade Fair on 13th-16th September and the Knitting and Stitching Show on 10th-14th October.

Skills & Experience
Great customer service skills and warm and friendly manner
Retail experience
Responsible and reliable
A can-do attitude
Shows initiative
Eye for detail
An interest in sewing and fabric

We pay in line with the London Living Wage which is £10.20 per hour.

If you’re interested in applying, please send an up-to-date CV and cover letter to Rosie at [email protected].


Work experience

We are always looking for new people. Work experience at Sew Over It is typically an admin based role and can involve everything from helping out in the shop, assisting Mollie with our online shop orders or working with Lisa to create beautiful visual merchandising displays – and sometimes a little bit of sewing!  We need interns to work in both branches (Clapham and Islington), typically a four day week (Tuesday-Friday) which is split evenly. So that the placement is worthwhile for both parties, we don’t take anyone on for less than a month. Our work experience placements are unpaid but we are happy to cover the cost of travel within London.

As a thank you for helping us out, you will be able to take the classes (if there is space) in the evenings or weekends for the duration you are with us.

If you are interested, please email [email protected] with a CV and your availability.

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