Jobs at NHBS



This is an opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join our team making a wide range of net bags including pond nets, butterfly nets and plankton nets for wildlife professionals. NHBS ( is a world leader in manufacturing and supplying ecological survey equipment and books to universities, consultants and amateur naturalists worldwide and we are keen to employ a seamstress to join our growing team.


This is an exciting position where you will be trained to sew a wide variety of net bags for aquatic and entomological survey equipment. You should be enthusiastic, willing to lean to sew our nets to a high standard; starting with cutting the material, sewing various basic and precision materials on both domestic and industrial sewing machines and assembling the parts to the finished product. After the initial training, we will expect that you will be able to work under your own initiative reporting back to the Wildlife Equipment Engineer. From time to time, you will be involved in the design of new products.

Skills Required
  • Knowledge of and experience of pattern cutting, sewing, and assembling complex designs
  • Ability to work with fabrics of varying materials, sizes, strength and quality
  • You will be a perfectionist who takes great pride in their work
  • Willingness to learn new skills and techniques from our highly experienced seamstress
  • The ability to maintain a consistently high standard of work
  • Enthusiasm and ability are more important than professional experience – training will be provided on the job
Our offer to you

We are based in Totnes, South Devon, right next to the river Dart, halfway between Dartmoor and the coast. This full time, permanent position is available immediately. Salary: £15,000.00 to £17,500.00 p.a., depending on experience, + benefits, based on a 37.5 hour week with the position attracting 28 days holiday p.a, including bank holidays.

The successful candidate will be joining a diverse and friendly workforce of 35 staff. This position reports to the Wildlife Equipment Engineer.


We are looking for someone who is interested in what NHBS does and how we can help our customers. Please make clear in your covering letter why you are that person – also, tell us what it is about NHBS that interests you.

Please email your CV and Covering Letter by the 15th of August 2017 to

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