General Operative

Job Type Manufacturing
Location Darwen - Herbert Parkinson
Partnership Level 10
Closing Date 23/06/2021
Vacancy Type Permanent
Salary £19,200.00 - £25,000.00
Salary Frequency Annual
Hours of Work 07:00 - 15:00


Herbert Parkinson is a Subsidiary Company of the John Lewis Partnership since 1953, provides an exclusive range of soft furnishing products. With an experienced design team and extensive flexible manufacturing facilities, offering a full development and manufacturing service for soft furnishing products, including cushions, pillows, duvets, curtains & blinds.

 What's the role about?

Duties and Responsibilities:
Herbert Parkinson General Operatives are specialists in the design and manufacture of soft furnishing products.
This role requires someone who is motivated and proactive with an excellent eye for detail and someone who is a great team player. This is a very varied role where you will be working in the Roman Blinds Department. This involves sewing, cutting and joining the blinds, working with the fabrics and moving around the department while achieving the department requirements on performance, efficiency and quality.

What you will be doing?

As a General Operative you will be: 

  • Maintaining high levels of housekeeping in your immediate work area.

  • Flexible and move tasks throughout the shift as work dictates.

  • Supporting other sections within the department as and when required.

  • Performing any other duties as required by managers.

  • Contributing to a safe working environment by being up to date on all H&S training requirements

Our General Operatives love working for us because:

 “It’s a clean friendly working environment, working as part of a team, where Partners are encouraged to learn new skills requiring knowledge in order to progress”


 What you will have?

Required essential experience skills and qualifications:

  • Effective communicator

  • Demonstrates drive and enthusiasm

  • Willing to tackle difficult issues

  • Is creative

  • Is able to build effective relationships

  • A great eye for detail

What else can you bring?

  • Cutting Experience

  • Sewing Machine Experience

Please note:

  • We occasionally close vacancies early in the event we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore, we recommend you apply early ​

  • As a business we encourage flexible working. We have a number of different ways to work flexibly, so at your interview feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you. There are no guarantees, however, examples of how our Partners already work flexibly include part-time, job share, home working and compressed hours.

  • Please attach an up to date CV

We positively celebrate Diversity & Inclusion in the John Lewis Partnership. Our aim is to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners and for our customers, reflecting and connecting with the diverse communities that we serve. We want people from all walks of life to feel valued for their individuality, thrive in our business and share a sense of belonging. To find out more about D&I in the John Lewis Partnership click here -

Attachment: Herbert Parkinson - General Operative (1).pdf 


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