Sales Consultant

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Edinburgh Retail team on a permanent basis.

We have a vacancy to join our Edinburgh team as a Sales Consultant on a permanent basis.

About the Role

The customer is at the heart of what we do at Johnstons of Elgin and providing a first-class shopping experience and exceptional service to visitors is paramount.

You will be:

  • building strong relationships with customers to drive repeat business
  • operating the till and carrying out transactions
  • an ambassador of the company sharing knowledge of company processes involved in both woven and knitted cashmere products
  • confident in styling & advising customers on fit and styles
  • assisting with visual merchandising, stock management & replenishment

To enable the successful candidate to deliver outstanding service, full training in product knowledge, the production process and the company heritage will be provided.

This a permanent, full-time opportunity. This may include working some weekends, so flexibility is required.

Rate of pay for this position starts at £12.19 per hour.

Interviews will be held week commencing 22nd July 2024.

About You

You will

  • have exemplary customer service skills and an understanding of luxury retail
  • have a keen interest in craftmanship and authentic Scottish textile manufacturing
  • preferably have previous experience within a fast-paced, customer facing environment
  • be a team player
  • have a pro-active approach and can-do attitude
  • have excellent communication skills
  • be able to stay calm under pressure
  • have high attention to detail and drive high standards on the shop floor,
  • have strong commercial awareness and keep up to date with the latest fashion trends

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 19 July 2024.

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