The Just Group is the leading Australasian fashion and apparel retailer.
The Just Group is home to 7 well-known brands, with over 1150 retail outlets across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, the UK and Ireland, and we employ over 10,000 people.
Our brands include Just Jeans, Jay Jays, Jacqui E, Peter Alexander, Portmans, Dotti and Smiggle.
The company was founded in 1970 when Just Jeans opened its first store in Chapel Street, Melbourne. The business grew dramatically over the years through both acquisition and the successful growth of brands across Australia and New Zealand and, in more recent years, the expansion into Singapore, Malaysia, the UK and Ireland.
Our Support Office is on St Kilda Road in Melbourne, Victoria, and we have regional offices in Auckland, Singapore and London. Our Distribution Centres are in Melbourne and Auckland.
We value and reward great results and like to have fun along the way.
We strive to create a great place to work that is safe, inclusive and has the best talent who can connect with current and emerging customer needs. We always seek to promote diversity and equality end to end through our products, stores and marketing.
Our 10,000+ team members across 7 countries are the foundation of our retail brands and a key part of our success.
At The Just Group, we believe that every workplace should be free from discrimination and that everyone should feel confident to be themselves at all times.
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
At the Just Group, we have a continued focus on creating the trajectory of opportunity and great careers for women in retail. In Financial Year 2022, 91% of our total team and 52% of our executive leadership team are women.
We continue to work hard on building more holistic diversity and inclusion across our teams including cultural inclusion, reconciliation and LGBTQ+.
With over 1000 stores and across Australia and New Zealand, our workforce reflects the diversity of our customers. We’re committed to be safe and inclusive workplaces through our inclusive leadership.
We embrace diversity and equality every day. We are committed to building a team with a variety of backgrounds, skills and views. The more inclusive we are the better we can connect with the cross section of customers and communities we live and work in. Creating a culture of equality isn’t just the right thing to do; it’s also the smart thing.
We aim to support our team member’s career goals regardless of age, disability, race, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, family responsibilities or cultural background to ensure they feel safe and included at work.
Throughout the recruitment process, we provide support for candidates to make sure nobody is disadvantaged. Even if you don’t think you meet all the selection criteria, candidates are encouraged to apply.
TEAM SAFETY AND WELLBEING
Creating a safe working environment for our team, customers and visitors is a key priority that is embedded in our culture. Our teams are trained to monitor, assess, prevent, record and minimise risk following our “Just Play It Safe” initiatives and “Safety Eyes” framework.
In addition, we conduct annual Workplace Behaviour training to ensure everyone is aware of expectations, obligations and how to voice concerns. If a team member has identified or experienced any breach of our Code of Conduct, there are several avenues where they are encouraged to speak up.
We facilitate mental well-being training, and our teams also have access to an external Employee Assistance Program for a confidential counselling service.
TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
Creating engaging customer experiences starts with our stores and Support Office teams. Listening deeply to emerging needs and building a great place to work enables us to attract and retail diversity of talent.
We are committed to unlocking the potential of every team member.
The Just Group provides ongoing and regular training opportunities to develop and support our future aspiring leaders throughout the year. Our training and development programs include on-the-job learning, online modules and face-to-face workshops. platform.
REWARDS AND RECOGNITION
Celebrating our achievements, big and small, are essential for individuals and teams.
We recognise and reward in several ways throughout the year. We reward our top stores and team members across all seven brands globally via our annual ‘Just Group Excellence Awards. The top-performing Regional Managers, Store Managers, Visual Merchandisers and Salespeople for each of our brands are rewarded for their outstanding leadership and delivery of results.
Careers in Retail
With over 1150 stores across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, the UK and Ireland, we are always looking for great people to join our Retail team.
Roles within the store team include:
Assistant Store Manager
National Sales Manager
In addition to our store teams, we also have great teams based in our Support Office and Distribution Centres. Please see the ‘Support Office Careers section below for more detail.
Support Office Careers
Our Support Office is located on St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, Victoria. It is our global headquarters and houses our seven Brands and shared service functions.
Our Brands are comprised of various work streams, such as Buying / Product Development, Planning & Inventory, Visual Merchandising, Graphic Design and Quality Assurance.
These teams execute product development, planning & inventory strategies to land on-trend products into our store networks globally. This all happens with a creatively planned visual merchandising brief to complement our product and store setup. The expertise of these teams contributes to our exceptional product range, performance and excellent customer experience.
Behind the scenes, our Brands are championed by multiple support functions, including eCommerce & Marketing, Supply Chain & Logistics, Finance, Legal, Property, Retail Operations, IT and People & Culture.
All of these teams play a critical role in the success of the business, supporting all aspects of our Brands’ strategy and ultimately providing excellent outcomes for our customers and shareholders.
If any of these disciplines or work streams interest you, please review our advertised roles on our careers website here.
Can’t find your ideal role? Express your interest here by uploading your resume, and you will receive job alerts when a position that matches your experience becomes available.
WORK EXPERIENCE AND WORK PLACEMENT
While we offer a limited number of work experience and vocational placements, unfortunately, we cannot accommodate all requests due to the overwhelming demand of students seeking such placements.
We welcome you to contact us via our HR Inbox; email@example.com (you must state ‘Support Office Work Experience’ within the subject field), and we will do our best to accommodate your specific needs and dates.
Due to the overwhelming amount of enquiries we receive, we may not be able to respond to all emails, and we apologise in advance.
CREATING A PROFILE
We know you want to create a great profile when applying for a role with us. To get started, you’ll need to create a log in.
Our advice to you:
Use a professional email address; for example, create a new account and use your name rather than your email account
Upload your most up-to-date information, and don’t forget to include your current mobile number!
Tell us your available days & hours for work, and be as accurate as you can
And remember, if anything changes, then log in and update it
A GREAT RESUME
We know a resume is time-consuming, but it’s worthwhile. It’s your chance to show us just how great you are!
Our advice to you:
Include your current and previous work experience; it’s best to put the most recent first.
Make sure you tell us your previous company, job title, how long you’ve been there and importantly, why you left or want to leave.
Keep it simple, and bullet point your responsibilities/duties
Provide a very brief overview of your education
And remember, your resume is a professional document, so take the time to make it look and sound good, do a quick spell check before you save it!
A SPECTACULAR INTERVIEW
We know how nerve-wracking interviews can be, but remember that we want you to be awesome, and it’s your chance to shine!
Our advice to you:
Whether your first interview is on the phone or face to face; try and relax, be yourself, know your resume and do some research, so you know something about the brand and position you are applying for
For a face-to-face interview
Make sure you check out the location and plan your route there before you leave, give yourself plenty of time.
Look your best! Wear something appropriate, maybe aligned with the brand you are applying for, so you look spectacular.
And remember, be a little bit early!
You have aced your interview, and now we want to learn more about your incredible skills from your previous employers. A referee needs to be a current or prior manager of yours.
Our advice to you:
Make sure you choose someone you directly report to, like your manager, team leader, supervisor etc.
Provide their most up-to-date contact details; remember to ask them first before giving their information.
They will appreciate it if you give them a heads-up to expect our call.
We can talk to a character referee if you are stuck on who to use. They cannot be a family member or personal friend. We suggest that if you have never had a job, you can ask a lecturer, teacher, sports coach or youth group leader if they would be happy to talk to us about how great you are.
Benefits & Rewards
We recognise the importance of rewarding our employees with benefits that create excitement and inspire performance. Some of our benefits include the following:
Our people should be rewarded for outstanding performance, which is why we award incentives across many of our teams in our business.
We are committed to ongoing training and development. Starting from your induction and onwards, we work to inspire you to reach your full potential. With 7 brands in our portfolio, this provides many opportunities to extend yourself and grow your career whether you start as a Christmas Casual or in a management capacity; we can offer career opportunities for all.
THE EXCELLENCE AWARDS
Each year we recognise our top-performing Managers and team members by presenting Excellence Awards for each brand in the business.
We know you love the product our brands offer and know you want to stay up to date with current trends, so that is why we offer generous discounts for all our employees.
You will participate in performance feedback discussions with your manager encouraging you to develop your career and pursue new opportunities in the company.
Our Commitment to the Community
Through continued collaboration and philanthropic funding, we are proud to work alongside several organisations through financial and in-kind support programs.
At the Just Group, it is important to impact the communities where we work and live positively. We are grateful and inspired by the many organisations supporting communities and are proud to provide support.
We continue to help several charities and organisations that make a real difference. We are also thankful for the generous contributions of our teams and customers in our fundraising efforts. This includes supporting those impacted by the flood and fire-affected communities, donations to the Red Cross and partnering with NSW-based charity Thread Together to donate first-life clothing to those in need.
Peter Alexander is passionate about PJs and equally about animal welfare.
Our Peter Alexander team has had a long-standing relationship with RSPCA in Australia and Paw Justice in New Zealand. The work includes several activities to fundraise and build awareness to prevent animal cruelty.
Since our partnership commenced with the RSPCA over 15 years ago and Paw Justice 8 years ago, the Peter Alexander brand has donated a total sum of $1.4m (check amount)
SUPPORTING FAMILIES AND CHILDREN
Families are at the heart of all our brands, and none more so than Smiggle.
The Just Group and Smiggle brand contribute and fundraise for several charities that support children’s physical and mental wellbeing at home and in schools.
Smiggle has long-standing relationships with organisations such as the Alannah and Madeline Foundation and Dolly’s Dream.
Smiggle is in partnership with the Alannah and Madeline Foundation. This organisation is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children who have experienced or witnessed violence, including cyberbullying and bullying in schools. Smiggle has donated products for inclusion in the charity’s “Buddy Bag” programme, which provides vulnerable children with a backpack full of essential home and school supplies.
Smiggle has been supporting Dolly’s Dream since 2019 and has sold “Choose Kindness Keyrings during the back-to-school period, donating all proceeds to Dolly’s Dream. Dolly’s Dream is dedicated to changing the culture of bullying by addressing the impact of bullying, anxiety, depression and youth suicide through education and direct support for young people and families.
The Just Group comprises a portfolio of highly visible and well-known brands, each of which operates within its own segment and has its own clearly defined customer.
WE’RE THE NEW ZEALAND’S DENIM DESTINATION
Here at Just Jeans, we pride ourselves on the denim expertise we bring to wearing jeans. Our wardrobes are authentic and timeless, truly reflecting who we are in our favourite denim fits.
At Just Jeans, we want our customers to walk out of our stores looking good & feeling great! Alongside all of the quality Just Jeans denim, you’ll also find some of the world’s leading denim brands, including Levi’s, Riders by Lee, Mavi, Guess, True Religion, NYDJ, Calvin Klein Jeans and Wrangler. We started with our first store on Chapel Street, Prahran, in December 1970. From there, we have over forty years of experience in denim – so we know a thing or two about finding the ultimate fit and style for our customers.
Including our extensive online store, Just Jeans now has over 400 stores around Australia and New Zealand, each determined to help you find the perfect denim fit for every occasion. So drop in, say hi, and fall in love with your denim wardrobe with Just Jeans.
We’ll fulfil all your denim desires – trust us; it’s what we do!
LOVE DENIM? SO DO WE!
At Just Jeans, we live & breathe denim. Our aim is to make sure we help anyone & everyone finds the perfect jean that they deserve. In our team, you will find a passionate, high energy and vibrant culture which recognises the team’s win and every individual’s contribution.
We’re always looking for new team members to add to our denim family, so if this sounds like you, we would love to meet you!
Just Jeans is owned by The Just Group, which operates seven brands: Portmans, Jacqui E, Jay Jays, Peter Alexander, Dotti and Smiggle. The Just Group operates over 1,000 stores with around 10,000 employees throughout Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, UK & Ireland!
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PORTMANS IS THE FASHION DESTINATION FOR COSMOPOLITAN GIRLS TAKING ON THE WORLD
For up-to-the-minute looks that are fast, fresh and ever-evolving, Portmans has the fashion know-how to help you go places.
Portmans lives, works and plays in the inner city and with over 90 stores throughout Australia and New Zealand, you’re never far from your next fashion fix. Established in Melbourne in the 1940s, Portmans has become a style authority on all things fashion to help you style your unique look.
Portmans provides the ultimate outfit solutions and is coveted for its sharp tailoring, luxe knits and versatile essentials, all topped off with lust-worthy accessories. Portman’s exceptionally chic take on dressing makes girls feel gorgeous and gives them the confidence to take on the world.
Portmans has a strong history of supporting Australian talent and has recruited the likes of Georgia Fowler, Alison Brahe, Miranda Kerr, Elyse Taylor, Abbey Lee Kershaw and Jess Hart over the years. Portmans proudly supports the rise of girls going places and strives to uncover ‘it’ girls at the top of their game. If they’ve got it, Portmans are onto it.
We’re always looking for passionate people with a love of fashion to join our team in-store or at head office. At Portmans, we understand and value the importance of our people and the contribution they make to this iconic brand. If you join our team, you will join a vibrant and high-energy fashion culture that recognises the team’s performance’s success and rewards the individual’s contribution towards our ever-evolving brand.
Portmans is owned by The Just Group, which operates seven brands: Portmans, Just Jeans, Jacqui E, Jay Jays, Peter Alexander, Dotti and Smiggle. The Just Group operates over 1,000 stores with around 10,000 employees throughout Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, UK & Ireland!
Our success is based on developing teams in a fun, exciting, fast-paced environment.
So if you love fashion & working with amazing people, take a look at our vacancies on our careers website.
AT JACQUI E, WE UNDERSTAND THAT NOTHING FEELS AS GOOD AS LOOKING GOOD, WHICH IS WHY WE WORK SO HARD TO ENSURE OUR CUSTOMERS DO
We also know that a woman’s outfit directly relates to her confidence. Drawing inspiration from global fashion trends, our range embodies contemporary style, from smart workwear and versatile casuals to the perfect piece for that special occasion. With an emphasis on flattering styles, quality fabrics and exceptional tailoring Jacqui E continues to make women feel beautiful.
Jacqui E is a member of the Just Group. For more information on the Just Group portfolio, visit the Just Group website. Fashion isn’t just how you dress; it shows the world who you are.
DO YOU LIVE AND BREATHE FASHION?
Bring your passion to life in a job that allows you to showcase your talent and share it with others. At Jacqui E, we don’t just offer our customers assistance; we give them great advice and an uplifting, authentic retail experience. We are always looking for talented professionals with the right skills and a positive attitude to join our team. In return, we offer high-quality training, support and excellent career progression opportunities.
PETER ALEXANDER SLEEPWEAR IS A PRESTIGE LIFESTYLE BRAND THAT IS ASPIRATIONAL AND AFFORDABLE
At age 24, Peter decided it was time to be his own boss. When his female friends were unable to find comfortable women’s pyjamas that weren’t matronly styles, he decided to get into the pyjama game.
Working from his Mother’s dining room table, Peter began making women’s pyjamas and selling them to department stores. When the phone rang, Peter and his Mum would pretend to be someone else to make the business seem bigger!
When a department store cancelled an order for 2000 pairs of pyjamas, Peter turned his biggest setback into an opportunity. He then put a mail-order advertisement in a popular women’s magazine, and the response was overwhelming. Peter was flooded with 6000 orders from one ad; since then, he hasn’t looked back!
Following this success, the business started to grow and attract media attention. Peter was dubbed the ‘Pyjama King’ by the Australian Media, and the nickname has stuck to this day! His humorous, quirky and playful personality shines through in every collection.
The Just Group acquired the business in 2000. Since then, Peter Alexander Sleepwear has grown with leaps and bounds from a pure catalogue-based company to a multi-channel business with 100 retail stores within Australia and New Zealand, with Peter Alexander himself as the brand’s Creative Director.
PURSUE AN EXCITING CAREER WITH NEW ZEALAND’S MOST ICONIC PYJAMA BRAND
Do you want to work somewhere where all your dreams can come true? A place where doors are pink, and it’s acceptable to wear sleepwear during the day? Where originality is embraced, imaginations can flourish, and no one’s ever short of a smile.
If this sounds like the dream place to work, then come and join Peter’s Dream Team.
AT DOTTI, WE BELIEVE FASHION IS MEANT TO BE FUN. WE ARE OBSESSED!
Always a step ahead and thinking of the customer, we respect the individual style and embrace all the latest trends. We try to keep things affordable, so a fresh outfit is accessible to all.
Raymond Levis and Linda Bowen founded Dotti in Sydney in 1981. Rumours persist that the inspiration for the Dotti name comes either from Linda’s mother Dorothy, a style icon in her own right or from the stylish shopping destination in Rome known as Via Condotti.
In 2004 the Dotti chain became a part of The Just Group and began expanding throughout Australia and New Zealand. In as little time as it takes to bat your lashes, Dotti exploded from just ten stores to opening its 100th store in December 2009. In 2012 Dotti launched an Australian online store and, more recently, in 2015, a New Zealand-specific online store.
DOTTI WILL CONTINUE TO CONQUER THE FASHION WORLD THROUGHOUT THIS YEAR AND INTO THE FUTURE.
We are part of The Just Group and other big fashion names like Portmans, Peter Alexander, Just Jeans, Jay Jays, Jacqui E and Smiggle. The Just Group operates over 1,000 stores with around 10,000 employees throughout Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, UK & Ireland!
WE’RE ALL ABOUT HAVING A GOOD TIME AND NOT TAKING LIFE TOO SERIOUSLY.
Inspired by youth culture, streetwear, fashion trends, and a carefree lifestyle, we’re your ultimate denim destination. We have you covered for basics, print tees and tanks, shorts, jackets, exclusive licensed products, accessories, and the rest. We live in gear designed by us, for us.
Jay Jays are famous for fast fashion at easy-on-the-pocket prices. Targeting 16-18 year old girls and guys, this youth brand offers an extensive product range. Jay Jays strives to be fun, honest, energetic, and individual and, above all, a great value clothing brand.
A day in the life of working with us is pretty cool. There’s loads of new arrivals to try on all the time, an awesome environment where the tunes are pumping, and the BEST customers to hang out with every day.
With an incredible support network of like-minded people, you’ll also get input into visual merchandising displays and our product designs, a killer clothing discount, and more. Who knows, you might even find yourself running our global Snapchat account for a day or as an assistant stylist on one of our photoshoots.
We’re owned by The Just Group, which operates 7 brands: Jay Jays, Just Jeans, Jacqui E, Portmans, Peter Alexander, Dotti and Smiggle. The Just Group operates over 1,000 stores with around 10,000 employees throughout Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, UK & Ireland! We’re part of a vast network that prioritises training and development through the Just Future Leaders program to foster your career growth.
We’re always on the lookout for new crew members, so if you love fashion and having a good time, hit us up.
SMIGGLE IS THE ULTIMATE DESTINATION FOR YOUR SCHOOL, BIRTHDAY AND LEISURE ESSENTIALS.
From backpacks and drink bottles to gift packs and keyrings, Smiggle is the original creator of all things colourful, fun, unique and on-trend.
Smiggle was established in 2003 in Melbourne, Australia, originally opening 20 concept stores around the country. By 2007, Smiggle had joined the Just Group – owned by Premier Investments Limited, the ASX-listed retail conglomerate.
Fast-forward to 2016, Smiggle stores had rapidly expanded across Australia and could also be found in the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, and Malaysia.
Today, Smiggle retails from hundreds of standalone stores and wholesale “shop-in-shop” concepts across multiple countries.
Smiggle is the go-to- brand for school, lifestyle and stationery product categories, such as Bags, Lunchboxes, Drink bottles, Pencil Cases, Books, Writing Tools, Headphones, Collectibles and Accessories!
Our product range is exclusively designed in Melbourne, Australia. Smiggle is known around the globe for its innovation, vibrant colours and unique graphics. You will find products that shimmer, sparkle, glow, shine, and in most cases, smell delicious!
Not only do we offer original prints and world-first products, but we also partner with iconic brands to bring your favourite characters to life!
A visit to a Smiggle store is unlike any other retail experience for the young and young at heart. We encourage our fans to experiment, play and have fun in our small but bright stores.
We strive to create an environment that feels like a treasure trove ready to explore but also makes it easy for our fans to find what they’re looking for. Whether you want to shop by colour, product type, or the latest trend, we’ve covered you at Smiggle.
Working at Smiggle is a lot of fun. It may appear to be stating the obvious, but we sure are serious about it! It’s not every day that you get to work with a colourful and innovative product, inspired people and creative fans, but at Smiggle, that’s what we focus on.
We’re always looking for bright, customer-oriented people with retail experience who have a passion for our products and are SUPER FUN. From store managers to casuals, it’s the Smigglers in our retail team that make Smiggle what it is today! We can’t do it without YOU!