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Vacancy : Designer, Wearable Products

Spinlock is an innovative multi-award winning global company with the enviable reputation as the design leader in technical wearable equipment for the marine industry.

An opportunity has arisen for a wide ranging role as a lead product designer focusing on the progression of the Spinlock ‘Active Safety’ range. With a focus on innovation and technical soft goods design. We need a hands on designer, experienced in complex constructions and materials with a strong eye for product aesthetics. Practical skills to develop early prototype samples, and experience of working directly with external suppliers are also key.

You will be working as part of a small team under the direction of the Design Manager and Product Manager. The Design Team is based at our unique head office in Cowes, in an enviable position overlooking the Solent and will require regular overseas travel. The Island is renowned for its watersports, beaches, countryside and good transport links make easy access to the south coast.

Experience and Skills

  • Experience of technical soft goods development with a good knowledge of construction, materials, processes and new technologies, supported with a strong eye for product aesthetics.
  • Strong organizational skills and proven ability to communicate effectively both internally and with external suppliers.
  • Competency in sketching, and skilled in key design software including some 3D  experience
  • Practical sewing and pattern making skills to create early simple prototypes
  • Structured “concept validation” and comprehensive product testing experience 
  • A focused “can do” attitude is important to achieve our goals and targets on time within our creative team
  • Ability to create clear and detailed garment tech packs and work closely with our overseas suppliers.
  • You will be required to visit factories and international trade shows to help source new fabrics, trims and suppliers and ensure smooth production process.

Salary and Benefits: a competitive salary is available depending on experience. For full benefits please request Job Pack.

Applicants should apply by sending a CV and covering letter to A full Job Pack is available, please send request to Posted applications should be sent to Careers, Spinlock Limited, 41 Birmingham Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight PO31 7BH.


Vacancy: Sales & Marketing Trainee

Spinlock are looking for an energetic, enthusiastic individual to join the busy sales and marketing team. Experience is not required, just a can-do attitude and a willingness to learn by getting stuck in and working hard. The sales and marketing team cover a multitude of roles and we need some help!  

The role could involve supporting the team in a range of activities, the list is endless – Building an exhibition stand, cataloguing some photography, helping deliver training, data entry or maybe merchandising shop displays. Alongside the role you will complete an NVQ level course. 

Tell us what you like doing in your work and any other skills and we will try to use them in some way.

All we ask is that you have a good command of spoken and written English, can use a computer, have a full clean driving license and are not afraid of taking on new challenges and learning from others in the team. You don’t need to sail, but great if you do and if you’re into other sports too then you will fit in the team just fine!

To apply email your CV and covering letter:

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Vacancy: Printing Operator

An exciting opportunity exists for an enthusiastic, reliable, flexible and methodical person to join the friendly Spinlock production team based in Cowes. You will be required to operate a pad printer and heat press to print components and fabrics to meet customer demand and ensure sufficient stock levels. You will be required to use e-mail and graphics programme. You will need to be dextrous with a high focus on quality.

For an application pack please email:

We are always keen to hear from individuals who would like to work in our dynamic, fast paced business. Please send your current CV to