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The Plaza, 1 Headford Rd, Galway
Community Services Programme
Upholstery & Upcycling Worker

If you are interested in applying for this role please send your CV to or post to Recruitment, Galway Traveller Movement, 1 The Plaza, Headford Rd, Galway

The aim of the CSP is to provide employment and progression opportunities for members of the Traveller community in Galway city and the upcycling, re-upholstery and sale and reuse of furniture to low income households in Galway city.

Purpose of Job:

The Upholstery/ craft worker will play an active part in product development and supply. The role will work closely with the GTM Enterprise Manager and any other staff and/or volunteers to make the workshop a thriving business.

Responsibilities of the Upholster/Craft Worker
  • Upcycle items from the public to order and create new items from other resources.
  • Work towards making the workshop a thriving business. This will mean co-ordinating with the Manager and any other staff and/or volunteers on marketing, promoting, and selling products from the workshop.
  • Work with others to keep the standard of production to a good consistent level.
  • Assist in completion of all relevant reports.
  • Operate and maintain all equipment in a safe manner.
  • Attend ongoing internal and external training.
Skills Required:

The successful candidate will have:

  • Good communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Ability to work with the GTM Manager to solve problems.
  • A basic knowledge of upholstery and/or craft working equipment.
  • Ability to demonstrate passion, energy and a positive attitude towards our work.
  • An understanding of the Traveller economy and work
  • An understanding of Traveller issues and Cultural diversity.
  • A commitment to work out of an anti-racist and equality work perspective.
Hours & Salary:

39 hours per week


The role will report to the Enterprise Manager of Galway Traveller Movement