Job Vacancy | Tailor / Tailor Trainer at Safe Passage

Job Vacancy | Tailor / Tailor Trainer at Safe Passage

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About us

Lesvos Solidarity (LeSol) is a grassroots organisation based on Lesvos Island, Greece. LeSol has been operating since 2012. LeSol’s community believes in an open society free of racism, fascism, and discrimination. LeSol is an assembly-run organisation and the participation of refugees in shaping knowledge and skills is vital for integration and social inclusion.

LeSol’s mission is to provide community-based solidarity spaces and its vision is to inspire society and to expand its solidarity model, which promotes equality, trust, and respect for each other and for the environment, creativity, empowerment, and active participation.

Job Vacancy

Tailor and trainer of tailors

Project / Department Safe Passage Bags Workshop
Hours Per Week 30 (Part -Time), Open -ended contract

The Safe Passage Bags workshop is a place where people of many backgrounds and nationalities work together to turn discarded items (dinghies, life jackets, tents, unusable clothes) into different kinds of bags and other products.

The two main tasks of the position of tailor & trainer are equally important: to sew the different kinds of bags, and to train others to be able to sew these items. The people that need to be trained have different levels of experience; some starting from zero, others being experienced tailors. As the trainer, you will work together with the coordination team to ensure the proper training of each tailor.

Key objectives / responsibilities of the role
  • Sewing different items, mostly bags, made of upcycled materials (life jackets, discarded clothing, dinghies, broken tents, etc.)
  • Training tailors from different nationalities, different backgrounds, and different levels of sewing skills
  • Adapting and developing existing designs
  • Drawing patterns or altering existing patterns
  • Attend regular  team meetings, and individual meetings as needed
Required experience
  • Minimum 2 years' experience sewing garments, preferably on industrial sewing machines
  • Strong knowledge of sewing techniques and ability to read patterns
  • Preferred: teaching and/or coaching  experience, individual and/or groups
Required qualities
  • Fluency in Greek or English, other languages (French, Farsi, Arabic) appreciated
  • Open to different cultures, social backgrounds and ideas
  • Patient
  • Creative
  • Open to using different types of materials, mostly used
  • Interested in environmental impact and upcycling


To apply

If you share our vision and feel you have the skills, experience and motivation required for this role, send your CV and a one-page motivation letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before 12:00 on 26 March 2021.

Please note: By applying in this vacancy applicants provide their consent to Lesvos Solidarity to process the data provided for recruitment purposes.