The Royal School of Needlework is a place of learning and creativity. We’re extremely proud of the work we produce and the level of tutoring we provide. We’re a small team doing great things! We always welcome volunteer applications and potential new Tutors. We also have permanent roles available and they’ll be listed here when we do.

Current Vacancies

Job Vacancies

We currently have the following job vacancies:

Corporate Fundraiser

Trusts and Foundations Fundraiser

Become a Tutor

All of the tutors at the Royal School of Needlework have been trained here at the RSN to our high technical standard. You can become an RSN Tutor by joining our three year, full time Future Tutors Programme.

See the full Future Tutors Programme course details here.


We need enthusiastic, skills-based regular volunteers to help with certain aspects of our work.  If you would like to join the RSN volunteer team we can give job-specific training, but we are primarily looking for individuals with the following skills:

  • Computer-literacy for data entry work and website updates
  • Administration skills and help with mailings
  • Retail, customer service and e-commerce experience
  • Tour leaders with experience of public speaking
  • Collection cataloguing and help with archiving materials
  • Library cataloguing and administration

To apply to volunteer at the RSN, please email your CV and Cover Letter to:
[email protected]

Seeking New Trustees

As a charity the RSN is overseen by a group of trustees and we are now recruiting specific skills to replace those of RSN trustees finishing their current terms of office. In particular we are seeking qualified Legal, HR and Financial professionals and also those who can bring significant knowledge and experience of Diversity & Inclusion, IT / Digital operations, and Fundraising.

This is a voluntary role. Trustees serve a term of three years and may serve two terms. The trustees meet six times a year at Hampton Court Palace. In addition, some trustees serve on our Finance & Investment Committee which meets four times a year in central London and / or working groups as required. Trustees are currently located throughout the UK and reasonable travel expenses are paid.

All trustees play a full role in leading the RSN’s strategic direction and continued development and these positions come at an exciting time as we review the achievements of the last two years, re-establish face-to-face onsite teaching and capitalise on the global online audience attracted during lockdown.

A more detailed role specification is here. The closing date for applications is Friday 8 July. If you are interested in becoming an RSN Trustee, please feel free to contact us for more details, or apply with a copy of your CV and a covering letter explaining why you want to join us, to [email protected]