UK Textile / Surface Pattern Designers / Stylists & Colourists Wanted – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

UK Textile / Surface Pattern Designers / Stylists & Colourists Wanted

If you love textiles, colour, design, styling, adventure, sunshine, making new friends and want to work for an exciting world-renowned brand then this job could be for you.

I have a client based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – the Top Furnishing Fabric Supplier in the Middle East (with a growing business throughout the rest of the World). The contract is for a minimum of 1 year – but you will return to your home country for 1-week unpaid holiday every 3 months. We are looking for 6 experienced or new graduate designers to join Diane Harding – in Jeddah.

You will work in their Design Studio with 5 other UK designers as well as Diane as soon as convenient for both parties for 1 year – this can be extended – if you like the work and they like you. These positions are for new graduates as well as experienced designers.

Over the last 15 years we have sent many graduates and experienced designers abroad to work – so you can talk to them about their experiences before you decide to take the job. Many of them have returned to the UK and with this experience on their CV have found excellent design jobs within the industry for example Romo, GP & J Baker, Prestigious, Next, Ashley Wilde & Harlequin.

All that is required is that you have a degree in Surface Pattern, Weave, Embroidery or Print design.

First interviews will take place with Diane (if you have not been interviewed by her already) over the next few weeks.

Some more info

  • You will be creating interior textile collections working on design and colour with various mills from around the world.
  • The company will arrange and pay for all your travelling expenses including the return flights to your home country along with the Visa and Insurance.
  • You travel out with at least one other UK designer – so you will have companionship and guidance for your whole duration.
  • You will have your own room in a large high-quality house based in an ex pat compound with dining, kitchen, lounge facilities living with other designers from the UK. In the ex-pat compound you can use the gym and pool and wear normal Western clothes (as a Western woman you do not need to wear a headscarf at any time ..only an Abaya in public and at work) There is also a private beach nearby where you can swim and sunbathe without issue. This accommodation is all paid for by the company.
  • A new graduate will be paid £1000 per month – which will give you a very comfortable living in Jeddah – considering your accommodation is all paid for.
  • A designer/stylist/ colourist with 3 years plus experience could earn between £1500 – £4000 a month in addition to your accommodation which is all paid for.
  • You will work 5.5 days a week Saturday (3pm – 7pm) Sunday – Thursday (9am – 7pm with a 60 mins break). Long hours but you will soon get used to it and I can promise the work will be exceptionally creative and satisfying – the time fly’s!
  • You will receive 1 full Saturday off every month as holiday (so you can go away for the weekend i.e. Friday and Saturday) as well as any Saudi religious holidays.
  • You will receive 1-week unpaid holiday to the UK with return flight paid for – approximately every 3 months (dates decided by the company) plus 15 days of your choice paid holiday a year which you can tag on to the weeks holiday every 3 months or take separately.
  • The company will pay for the return flight at the start and end of your contract as well as the return flight to the UK approx. every 3 months along with Visa and Health & Travel Insurance.
  • Interested? If I have not interviewed, you before please email me your CV with pics of your best work including design co-ordinates and colourways asap! Thank you.
  • Job Types: Full-time, Contract
  • You will work 5.5 days a week Saturday (3pm – 7pm) Sunday – Thursday (9am – 7pm with a 30 mins break). Long hours but you will soon get used to it and I can promise the work will be exceptionally creative and satisfying – the time fly’s!
  • You will receive 1 full Saturday off every month as holiday (so you can go away for the weekend i.e. Friday and Saturday) as well as any Saudi religious holidays.
  • You will receive 1-week unpaid holiday to the UK with return flight paid for – every 3 months (dates decided by the company) plus 15 days of your choice paid holiday a year.
  • The company will pay for the return flight at the start and end of your contract along with Visa and Health & Travel Insurance and £1000 towards your flights for the 15 days paid holiday.   There are additional benefits to be discussed at your interview.

Interested? If I have not interviewed, you before please email me your CV with pics of your best work including design co-ordinates and colourways asap! Thank you.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract