Junior Technical Designer

JOB TITLE: Junior Technical Designer
LOCATION: Uxbridge, UB8
SALARY: Provided upon application
HOURS: Full Time

About Us:

Curvy Kate is a market-leading and award-winning lingerie and swimwear brand supplying over 600 retailers worldwide. We specialise in the fuller bust from D to K cups and our company purpose is to make women feel fabulous about their figure!

We are a passionate and hard-working team, committed to giving the best to our roles and providing the greatest possible customer experience. 

These are exciting times for the business and having seen huge growth last year we are targeting further growth for 2023 and beyond.

We are looking for friendly, self-motivated people to join our team and help us achieve our goals.

About the role:

This position is within the Design department, reporting into the Head of Product.  You will be required to develop technically viable products in line with brand strategy and under the guidance of the Head of Product.  The role will centre around the development of products for Curvy Kate Lingerie, Curvy Kate Swimwear, and Brastop brands.

 Your role will be varied. From design concept inline with brief delivered to you by the Head of Product, you will be responsible for creating and maintaining concept CAD’s, sourcing fabrics and componentry and presenting those design concepts, along with seasonal presentations internally.

 As one of the colourists for Curvy Kate and internal Brastop brands, you will review & approve the colour of assigned products, reviewing, and commenting on colour submissions in accordance with the Production critical path, raising any concerns you have and keeping and maintaining filed records of all the colour work you are responsible for.

 You will attend and coordinate fit sessions to develop the fit of assigned Product in line with Production Critical Path, under the guidance of the Senior Garment Technologist while demonstrating an understanding of product relevance by focusing on the key features & benefits throughout fit development.

You will have the following experience/competencies:

  • Competent, proactive and self-motivated.
  • 1 year industry-relevant experience
  • BA (Hons) degree in Contour Fashion, specialising in Lingerie & Swimwear.
  • Basic skills using Lectra software, for pattern amendments & grading.
  • Proficient in Adobe software for creation of technical and design drawings.
  • Keen interest in fuller bust & fuller figure Lingerie & Swimwear product.
  • Ability to work well under pressure within a busy design team.
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Flexible and reliable with a positive attitude.
  • Ability/willingness to travel if necessary.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Excellent prioritisation and organisational skills.


What we offer:

  • Immediate start
  • 37.5 hours per week
  • Salary – Supplied upon application
  • Medicash – Employee Assistance Programme from your first day, and AXA health care after 2 years.
  • Company auto enrol pension scheme
  • 28 days holiday including public holidays (increasing by 1 day each year with service)
  • Gifted half days on your birthday, Christmas eve and new years eve
  • Generous Staff discounts
  • Quarterly performance reviews and staff surveys


How to apply:

Are you a good fit for this role and our culture? Click on apply now and send the following:

Please send your digital portfolio & CV together with a covering letter telling us what it is about Curvy Kate that attracts you to this role and why you are the right person for us. 

We will contact you to arrange an interview if successful. No agencies please.

(Accepted file formats: .doc / .docx / .pdf / .jpg / .png)

Any files over the size limit of 6Mb must be sent over via a download link. (http://www.wetransfer.com)

Recruitment process will include but is not limited to; an initial 30 minute telephone interview with the People & Culture Coordinator, an interview with the Hiring Manager and the People & Culture Coordinator and a final interview with the Hiring Manager and Managing Director.

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