Careers

Do you want to work at an award winning saddlery? We are based in the heart of the saddle and leather making industry in Walsall, where we have been making the finest hand-crafted saddles for over 40 years.

To meet growing demand for our products we are recruiting several new roles;  Leather Cutter (full or part time), Leather Preparer, Tree Assistant, Leather Machinist and 2 Saddlers.

We have no production line at Frank Baines Saddlery; each of our trained and experienced craftspeople make every saddle by hand, from the first cut to the last stitch. We are commited to our mission to make the best saddles, always using premium materials that give riders years and years of happy riding.

If you are passionate and enthusiastic about what you do, and want a new challenge please get in touch – we are a friendly bunch!

To apply for any of the jobs listed:

Email your cv to enquiries@frankbaines.com

or call 01922 640847 for a chat


2 x Saddler Makers

We’re looking for 2 Full Time enthusiastic Saddle Makers with at least 2 – 3 years’ experience in a saddlery environment. You’ll be responsible for putting together the saddle by from start to finish and experience of this is essential. 

Essential skills

  • Experience of hand- making saddles from start to finish using traditional methods
  • Straining and webbing of trees
  • Work neatly and efficiently and a have a keen eye for detail


Leather Preparer 

We’re looking for an Full Time enthusiastic Leather Preparer with at least 2 – 3 years’ experience in a leather environment. 

Essential skills

  • Experience of preparing saddle panels
  • Experience of press work, glueing, gold blocking 
  • Experience of using a skiving machine and splitting machine
  • Work neatly and efficiently and a have a keen eye for detail

Leather Cutter

We’re looking for a Full Time (part time hours considered) enthusiastic Leather Cutter with at least 2 – 3 years’ experience in a leather environment. 

Essential skills

  • Experience of hand-cutting and machine cutting leather components
  • Experience of using traditional leather work hand tools
  • Experience of using a skiving machine, splitting machine and cutting machine
  • Work neatly and efficiently and a have a keen eye for detail

Leather Machinist Required

We’re looking for a Full time enthusiastic Leather Sewing Machinist with at least 2 – 3 years’ experience. 

Essential skills

  • Experience of machining saddle panels
  • Experiences of saddle seaming
  • Ability to use flatbed, overlock, and walking foot sewing machines in a working environment
  • Work neatly and efficiently and a have a keen eye for detail

Tree Preparer 

We’re looking for a Full Time Tree Preparer with at least 2 – 3 years’ experience in a leather environment. 

Essential skills

  • Possess Woodworking skills
  • Possess Metalworking skills
  • Experience of checking sizes/ symmetry
  • Experience of fitting metal stirrup bars 
  • Experience of straining trees
  • Work neatly and efficiently and a have a keen eye for detail