Knitting Supervisor

Maintain and oversee the day-to-day running of the knitting department.

Responsible to - Knitting Manager

Key Responsibilities - Maintain and oversee the day-to-day running of the knitting department.

This is a permanent role, working 39 hours a week on a dayshift. Salary is starting from £24,700 per annum dependent on experience.

About the Role

Based in our Hawick knitting mill, you will: 

  • be able to prioritise workloads and problem solve issues efficiently working to meet targets and fulfil production schedules
  • deal with issues quickly and efficiently using clear communication and flexibility to adapt to production requirements while working as part of a larger team reporting directly to the Knitting Managers
  • be responsible for championing the highest quality throughout the team with a good eye for detail   

About you

You will:

  • be quality driven demonstrating high attention to detail
  • have previous supervisory experience or manufacturing experience, preferably in a knitting environment
  • be self motivated with strong organisational skills
  • have the ability to supervise and work within a team
  • be computer literate, with prior knowledge of manufacturing systems being advantageous

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.

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 1,200 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

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 29th September 2023

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