Machinist / Seamstress

  • Immediate start
  • Full Time Position
  • 40 hours per week Monday – Friday (Negotiable)
  • Starting salary (DOE)
  • 6 month review & probationary period
  • Rural location in Westonzoyland, Somerset – transport essential

Musgrove Willows Coffins has been growing and supplying willow for almost 100 years and for the past decade have been an industry leader in supplying bespoke willow coffins to funeral directors and the families we look after. Product sales are at record levels and our weavers are among the best in the business. We are now looking for an experienced machinist / seamstress to join our busy workshop team. 

This role focuses on making calico liners, pillows and mattresses for our handmade willow coffins and ashes caskets, so previous pattern cutting and/or industrial sewing experience is essential. Coffin customisation and personalisation is becoming increasingly popular, so making bespoke liners and hand dyeing calico is also part of this position. 

We also supply cotton funeral shrouds, gowns and stretcher covers to Funeral Directors across the UK. Deadlines can be tight, so the ability to work accurately under pressure is essential.


  • Excellent sewing skills
  • Work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Good team player
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic

Our Company: 

Musgrove Willows Coffins is based in Westonzoyland, Somerset, where all of our coffins are made with willow grown on our farm. Our coffins have passed rigorous testing for weight, strength, and environmental impact and are suitable for burial or cremation, and we are accredited by the Funeral Furnishing Manufacturer’s Association. 

We offer a beautiful work setting on our family farm, 28 days holiday per annum (including bank holidays) and you will enjoy being part of a diverse and talented team.

How to Apply:

Please click here to send us your CV. No agencies please. 


  • Multi award-winning business
  • Family run
  • Growing & supplying willow for almost a century
  • Unique willow knowledge & expertise
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