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We are hiring!

POSITION: PRODUCTION ASSISTANT (1 year fixed contract Maternity cover*)

Dates: Flexible but preference for June 1st 2024 to May 31st 2025

Location: Rat Betty HQ next to Hove Train Station (Brighton & Hove)

About us

Join our vibrant team of rat enthusiasts where creativity meets craftsmanship in the world of jewellery design. We're passionate about creating beautiful, exquisitely made jewellery that will last a lifetime and then some! 

We're looking for a talented, friendly individual to join us on our ratty ride! 

Position Overview

As a Jewellery Production Assistant, you'll be at the heart of our finishing process, turning raw castings into tangible treasures. From crafting delicate pieces to ensuring quality standards are met, you'll play a vital role in bringing our designs to life. This role offers an exciting opportunity to work in a fast paced, detail oriented  environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Utilise a variety of techniques, including soldering, polishing, finishing and stone setting, to create high-quality jewellery pieces.
  • Work with a diverse range of materials, from precious metals to gemstones, ensuring attention to detail at every step of the production process.
  • Maintain a clean and organised workspace, adhering to safety protocols and best practices.
  • Contribute ideas for process improvements and innovative finishing solutions.


  • Previous experience in jewellery production is required, specifically with soldering and working with rotary tools. 
  • Strong attention to detail and a commitment to delivering exceptional quality in every piece.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a collaborative team.
  • Flexibility and adaptability in a fast-paced environment, with a positive attitude towards challenges and opportunities.

Perks and Benefits

  • Work life balance is important to us. As we grow our team, we’ve committed to a 30 hour working week. This means working 30 hours per week with the pay equivalent of 40 hours. Hours are 9am to 3:30pm Monday to Friday.
  • You’ll join a supportive and inclusive team that values creativity, collaboration, and individual growth.
  • Opportunity for skill development and advancement within the company.
  • Company discount 
  • Birthday and work anniversary celebrations

How to Apply

Ready to bring your talents to the world of Rat Betty? To apply, please submit your CV and a brief cover letter outlining your interest in the role and why you'd be a great fit for our team.

Please email, please add the subject line as “Production Assistant Application”.

*Whilst this is a fixed 1 year maternity cover contract, we will do everything we can to hire this individual full time following this, this will be dependent on several factors, but we are growing and hope this will be possible :)

Rat Betty on sustainability

We are committed to promoting best practices in social responsibility and ethical material sourcing. Our team’s carbon footprint is more than offset by funding climate change solutions via Ecologi. We donate 10% of profits to highly effective charities. We use 100% recycled, traceable and audited sterling silver. All our packaging is recycled and recyclable.