The John Lewis Partnership (JLP) has told staff that it is proposing around 1,000 redundancies across its department stores and Waitrose supermarkets.

The company said the shake-up will take place as part of a simplification of store management.

Around 1,000 jobs are set to go as part of a restructuring at John Lewis and Waitrose stores (Mike Egerton/PA)

It comes after a raft of recent job cuts, which included the closure of eight John Lewis stores earlier this year.

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Waitrose management workers will also be impacted by the move (Morgan Harlow/PA)

The company currently operates 331 Waitrose stores and 34 John Lewis shops across the UK.

JLP added that it will support employees who wish to stay in the business in finding new roles and will seek to minimise compulsory redundancies through voluntary redundancy and severance options.

A John Lewis Partnership spokesperson said: “We have announced to our partners our intention to simplify our management structures in Waitrose and John Lewis stores, which will allow us to reinvest in what matters most to our customers.”