The Poppy Factory – Special Wreaths Maker

Location:            The Poppy Factory, Richmond, Surrey

Salary:                 £13.25 hourly rate, £25,493 per annum full-time

For over 100 years, the Poppy Factory has been empowering veterans with health conditions, helping them to recognise their unique skills and giving them the confidence to move forward in their lives through meaningful employment.

If you feel a strong affinity for the tradition of Remembrance, we are offering a unique opportunity to play a key role in annual Remembrance commemorations. As Special Wreaths Maker, you will be responsible for hand crafting wreaths commissioned under Royal warrant to be laid at the Cenotaph and other sites, honouring the service and sacrifice of our Armed Forces.

The role requires a keen eye for detail, technical skills and dexterity in assembly of the special wreaths.  If you’re committed to delivering a high-quality product, and can follow technical drawings and specifications, this is an ideal opportunity.

Based at our historic factory in Richmond, you will be part of a team producing Remembrance wreaths and symbols, continuing a tradition of hand-crafted expertise that is more than a century old and still vital.

You will join a welcoming team in an organisation with a proud heritage and strong values.  We offer a highly competitive pay and benefits package including generous holiday and pension provision.

For further information, including the full job description for the role, please refer to the candidate pack.


In accordance with the objectives of The Poppy Factory, this position is open to applications from members of the armed forces community:  veterans of HM Armed Forces (with or without health barriers);  veterans disabled dependents or family members.

How to apply

To apply for this position please prepare your CV and a covering letter clearly outlining how you meet the essential criteria in the person specification and submit via the online application process.   Please address your covering letter to Mark Young, Production Manager.

For an informal conversation to find out more about the role please email to arrange a phone call.

Click here to apply for the role of Special Wreaths Maker at The Poppy Factory

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