Herbert Parkinson

Herbert Parkinson We’re known for many things. But one of our hidden gems comes in the form of Herbert Parkinson. Founded in 1934, the John Lewis Partnership acquired this mill back in 1953 to produce an exclusive range of soft furnishing products.

Today it’s been modernised, so that it comprises flexible manufacturing facilities that allows us to make our own-brand duvets, pillows, furnishing fabrics, ready-made and made-to-order curtains.

Herbert Parkinson is located within half a mile of the M65 motorway link, just south of Blackburn in Darwen. Find out more about this special part of our business by visiting  www.herbertparkinson.co.uk. More information about job opportunities can be found below.


Herbert Parkinson offers a wide range of opportunities to suit your skills; we recruit for General Operatives, Sewing Machinists, Maintenance Technicians, Department Managers, Section Managers and Administration Assistants to name a few.

If you’d like to be part of this exciting and unique branch of John Lewis, simply search our current vacancies by searching ‘Darwen’ in the keywords section on the left-hand side of this page.

To be alerted of future vacancies, you can register for job alerts using the button on the right-hand side of this page.

Latest John Lewis opportunities

John Lewis & Partners

Customer Delivery Installer Trainee

 Cambridge - Trumpington


£23126.06 - £30549.51

Closing Date: 05/12/2020

John Lewis & Partners

General Operative

 Darwen - Herbert Parkinson


£17691.8 - £22564.62

Closing Date: 04/12/2020

John Lewis & Partners

Customer Delivery Installer



£26142.51 - £33993.82

Closing Date: 08/01/2021