Defying pure retail.

The most natural thing in the world would be to assume that careers within the John Lewis Partnership are all strictly retail. But actually, when it comes to the people who drive our business from behind the scenes, it couldn’t be further from the truth.

Naturally, we want our Partners to be passionate about retail, but equally, we want those who can use their commercial acumen to broaden our outlook. To challenge where we’ve come from. To envisage where our future might lie. To use their past experiences to help keep us distinct. Memorable. Forward-thinking.

Join us and you could be part of a talented group that’s daring to evolve the face of retail.

Our John Lewis & Partners Head Office is in Victoria, London and our Waitrose & Partners Head Office is based in Bracknell, Berkshire. Group Partners are divided between London and Bracknell.  Head Office opportunities also include our hotels and Holiday Centres which are located which are located across the country.

Working together wherever it makes sense.

As a business, we share a lot of common goals and business objectives. So where this is the case, we share resources to bring about greater business benefit. This is what happens with our Partnership Services and Group functions.

Yet there are some things that Waitrose & Partners and John Lewis & Partners need to do differently. After all, they sell different things – and the one thing we’re not prepared to do is compromise when the quality of our products and our customers’ happiness is at stake. At this point, we separate our Head Office into Waitrose & Partners and John Lewis & Partners Head Office roles (although we expect them to talk, share learnings and inspire each other along the way – we’re a Partnership after all).

But wherever you join, you’ll find you’ll be working with a group of like-minded and talented people, with their sights firmly set on success. Because as Partners, they know that when the business succeeds, so do we all.

Variety is the spice of life.

By now you’ll have seen there’s a lot more to the John Lewis Partnership than meets the eye. If you have a genuine desire to work in retail, bring us your expertise and we’ll help you make the most of your skills – whether that’s for John Lewis & Partners, Waitrose & Partners, Partnership Services (our Shared Services division) or our Group division. You’d be surprised by the sheer variety of roles that lie within the Partnership.

Procurement, Food Technology, Personnel, Marketing, Merchandising, Finance, Product Development, Hotels, Property Services… the list goes on.

Within these pages, we will walk you through some of our core departments, but we only have room to give you an insight as to what it’s like to be a Partner here. What’s certain is that like our business, opportunities are created within the Partnership all the time. And as we post new positions on a daily basis, please make sure you regularly check our Search Jobs and Apply Page. Or, to make sure you don’t miss out, you could always sign up for our job alerts which will let you know when a new job goes live.

Latest Head Office opportunities

Head Office

Large Goods Vehicle Technician

 Bracknell Campus


£29700 - £38600

Closing Date: 14/03/2021

Head Office

Transport Informatics Development Manager

 Bracknell Campus


£39500 - £53200

Closing Date: 22/03/2021

Head Office

Strategy Manager

 London - Victoria


£61000 - £85000

Closing Date: 17/03/2021