Flexible Working

The Partnership understands that having truly flexible Partners can ensure we meet both the needs of the Partnership and provides Partners with a work-life balance. This supports us in achieving our ultimate purpose – the happiness of our members.

We even have a rule (number 47) as part of our constitution which highlights our responsibility in promoting each others wellbeing and  recognises the importance of a healthy balance between the needs of the Partnership and the personal life of Partners

Flexible working will mean different things to you based on your personal needs, the requirements of your role and how this supports you in achieving your goals at both work and home.

Conversations about flexible working are welcomed in the Partnership, please feel free to discuss flexibility at your interview

Here are some examples of how our Partners already work flexibly.

  • Part-time
  • Job share
  • Adjusted start and finish times
  • Reduced hours
  • Compressed hours
  • Term time hours
  • Seasonal working
  • Home working, or
  • A combination of arrangements.

Working Mums and Dads

Working Mums and Working Dads are the number one job and community sites for professional working mums and dads and aims to bridge the gap between those employers who are able to offer flexibility, and parents who are seeking flexible positions. We have worked with Working Mums for a number of years and, more recently, with Working Dads as an opportunity to promote our vacancies and the Partnership as a supporter of flexible working. This supports one of the John Lewis Partnership aims of reaching the widest possible talent pools.


We also work with Timewise to discuss best practice in flexible working. Timewise are a jobs board specialising in part-time jobs and roles that are open to flexibility, for people with skills and experience.

Latest opportunities


Packer, Leckford Mushroom Farm


 South East England

£8.40 - £10.00

Closing Date: 27/9/2019

Head Office

Senior Software Quality Engineer



£59,200 - £87,300

Closing Date: 29/9/2019


Production Operative, Milk Processing, Leckford Estate


 South East England

£9.65 - £10.87

Closing Date: 20/9/2019