Finishing Operative

Mill Operations
This is a permanent opportunity to work within our Finishing Department folding and carrying out quality inspections on scarves and home furnishings.

Why you should join JoE

  • Pay starting from £10.90 an hour
  • Additional shift pay for nights, weekends and rotational shifts
  • Up to 50% Johnstons of Elgin discount
  • Discount on local shops and amenities
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme
  • Auto-enrolment into our pension scheme from your first day
  • Generous holiday allowance, increasing with length of service
  • Additional overtime payment
  • Active social club, running events throughout the year

About the Role

This is a permanent opportunity to work within our Finishing Department folding and carrying out quality inspections on scarves and home furnishings. Other tasks include cutting, sewing and tagging. High standards of work are required to meet our luxury customer's expectations so an eye for detail and an interest in fashion and textiles is beneficial. In house training will be provided so no experience is necessary. After your initial training, you may also have the opportunity to complete an inhouse SVQ in Manufacturing Textile Products.

This is a full-time post, working 39 hours per week on day, back or night shift -

Day shift = 7am - 4pm Monday to Thursday and 7am - 12pm Friday

Back shift = 2pm - 10pm Monday to Thursday and 1pm - 8pm Friday

Night shift = 8pm - 6am Monday to Wednesday and 8pm - 5am Thursday, every 3rd week working 8pm - 6am Sunday to Tuesday and 8pm - 5am Wednesday

Part time hours may be considered for the right candidate.

You will be standing for the majority of your role so must be comfortable being on your feet for long periods.

About You

Our ideal candidate will

  • Show an interest in fashion, textiles or crafts
  • Have good communication skills
  • Possess a good eye for detail
  • Have good colour vision
  • Be punctual and able to work to a deadline
  • Be flexible and 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

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.

Closing date - Friday 22nd September 2023

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