We have openings for darners, experienced or not, to darn and mend woven cloth.

About the Role

We have openings for darners, experienced or not, to darn and mend woven cloth. This role will suit someone who has an excellent ability to spot faults and takes pride in resolving them. This will include greasy, clean and perch darning to rectify faults revealed during the inspection of cloth and accessory product to produce a quality finish. Full training is provided.      

This is a permanent post, working one of the following shift patterns - 

Weekend - Saturday and Sunday 6am - 4pm (20 hours)

Night Shift - Sunday 8pm - 6am, Monday to Thursday 12am to 6am (33.5 hours)

10 Week Rotation - 4 x 12 hour shifts (days and nights) followed by 4 days off, with an 18 day rest period every 8 weeks (full time)

About You

  • Be able to demonstrate a high skill level in regard to darning activities
  • Good colour vision is required 
  • Attention to detail and ability to concentrate over long periods is important for these close work positions  
  • Reliable
  • Able to work well as part of a team
  • Willing to learn

About Us

Founded in 1797, Johnstons of Elgin is an innovative, luxury clothing brand celebrating 225 years of experience in working with the world’s finest fibres. Across three centuries, our family-owned company has carefully sources cashmere and fine woollen fibres from around the world, applying the latest technology and highest quality craft expertise in our very own vertical Scottish mills. Employing over 1,000 staff, our valued employees and communities are at the heart of everything we do, producing unique, high-quality designs that are made to last. Our brand is focused on sustainability, working with natural, renewable, and biodegradable fibres and we are committed to maintaining a minimal environmental footprint.

Johnstons of Elgin is proud to be an equal opportunity employer wholeheartedly supporting the principles of equality and diversity to build an inclusive workforce. Our aim is to embed diversity and inclusion in everything we do to create an environment where our employees feel safe to be their whole authentic self without having to downplay or change parts of their identity. We celebrate diversity in all its forms, which goes beyond those characteristics protected by law to include everything that makes us unique, from our backgrounds and experiences to our personalities and ways of thinking.

We endeavour to provide reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities and encourage any candidate who requires assistance to contact us at hr@johnstonsofelgin.com.

Don’t meet every requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single requirement or qualification. At Johnstons of Elgin, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you are excited about this role but think your experience doesn’t align perfectly with the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Please note all applicants must be able to provide evidence of their right to remain and take up paid employment in country job is based.

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