Careers

Oldrids & Downtown have six stores located throughout Lincolnshire, as well as an online store.  Oldrids & Downtown are stockists of furniture, homewares, electrical appliances, gifts for the home, cosmetics and beauty, women’s, men’s and children’s fashions, and lingerie and footwear, all from high-quality brands.

The employment opportunities we offer are as wide as the vast assortment of products we sell.  We like to think they offer the same outstanding quality too.

Details of our current vacancies are shown below.

If you are as passionate as we are about delivering an exceptional customer experience, we’d love to hear from you.  You can apply online by sending your CV with a covering letter, or your completed application form, to hrrecruit@oldrids.co.uk.  Alternatively, you can post your application to:

HR Department
Oldrid & Co. Limited
11 Strait Bargate
Boston
Lincolnshire
PE21 6UF

Don’t forget to tell us which vacancy you’re applying for.  We strive to acknowledge every application we receive, as we think it’s only polite.  We’ll contact you again if you are shortlisted for interview, but if you haven’t heard from us within four weeks of the closing date then unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful.

 

 

 


 

Head Office, Boston

Job Title: Fixed-Term Buying and Merchandise Assistant
Closing Date: Monday 6th June 2016
Job Reference: A0603
 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Buying and Merchandise Assistant to join our busy Buying and Merchandising team, on a fixed term basis of six months. Reporting to the Buyer and the Merchandise Planner, you will assist them in the analysis and administration of the department to deliver planned sales and profit. You will be confident and driven, with creative flair, a passion for product, and a strong background in administration.

Key responsibilities of the role include:
• Extracting data from Company systems and producing
   analysis reports using MS Excel and Word. 
• Liaising with suppliers for updated delivery information
   and updating the Buyer and Merchandise Planner accordingly.
• Raising orders and communicating purchase order numbers 
   to suppliers.
• Producing storyboard presentations for new ranges. 
• Collating product details and descriptions for the website.
• Proposing replenishment requirements for the approval of
   the Merchandise Planner.

You should be literate, numerate, highly organised, and able to work both on your own initiative and as part of a team. A thorough knowledge of MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint is essential.

Hours are 15 per week worked over up to 2 days out of 7 between Sunday and Saturday. You should be able to offer a flexible approach to working times and days, with the ability to work additional days if required.

 
Job Title: Full-Time HR Apprentice
Closing Date: Tuesday 2nd June 2016
Job Reference: A0601
 

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic apprentice to gain a year’s valuable work experience in our very busy and friendly HR department. This will give you a great platform from which to establish a career in HR.

You will be responsible for a wide variety of HR and Payroll admin tasks, such as advertising vacancies, making job offers, issuing new starter packs, responding to reference requests, and handling telephone and e-mail enquiries.

You must have good levels of literacy and numeracy, and be able to write letters and use spreadsheets. As accuracy is paramount, you must be conscientious, with superb attention to detail. You will also need the ability to prioritise your workload, as well as a confident telephone manner.

The contract is for a fixed term of up to one year during which you will be required to complete a Level 2 Business and Administration apprenticeship. Extension of the employment contract and further study support may be considered dependent on performance and the business requirement at the time.

You will be working 35 hours per week, normally Monday to Friday, including course time. You should be able to offer a flexible approach to working times and days. Apprentice rates of pay apply.

  Application Form (PDF)
    Application Form (PDF)

 


  

Job Title: Full-Time Health and Safety Manager
Closing Date: Thursday 9th June 2016
Job Reference: A0607
 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full-time Health and Safety Manager, to be based at our Head Office in Boston.

Reporting to the Property Director, your main responsibilities will include monitoring and ensuring our policies are up to date and implemented across all six of our Lincolnshire stores, as well as continually assessing the status of health and safety within the Company, identifying areas for improvement and developing new policies and systems of work to address these.

To be considered for this important role you must be self-motivated and possess a NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety, TechIOSH AIIRSM or equivalent qualification. You will also need a full driving licence and be willing to travel regularly between our stores.

The ideal candidate will be an accomplished trainer and ideally have previous experience both in a similar role and of the retail sector. In addition, you should have strong IT and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact and influence at all levels.

Hours are 41.25 per week normally worked Monday to Friday. You should be able to offer a flexible approach to working times and days.

   
  Application Form (PDF)
   

 


 

Oldrids Department Store, Boston  

Job Title: Weekend Restaurant Assistant
Closing Date: Tuesday 31st May 2016
Job Reference: A0508
 

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic weekend assistant to join the Restaurant team in our Oldrids Boston store.

Duties will mainly consist of customer service in the delivery of meals to customers’ tables, and may also include basic food preparation, till work, stock replenishment and general housekeeping duties.

You should be well presented, literate, numerate and be able to demonstrate excellent customer service, selling and communication skills.

Hours are 6 per week worked on varying shifts, normally every Saturday and/or Sunday.

It is also important that you are able to offer a flexible approach to working days and times and are available to work during school/college holidays and on Bank Holidays. You should also be available to work additional hours if required.

 
Job Title: Part-Time Sales Assistant Footwear
Closing Date: Thursday 2nd June 2016
Job Reference: A0602
 

There is an opportunity for an enthusiastic assistant to join the sales team working primarily on the Footwear department at our Oldrids Boston store.

You should have a keen interest in the products on offer, be well presented and possess good selling and customer service skills. You should be literate, numerate and able to handle administration confidently and accurately. Previous experience in a similar role would be beneficial.

Hours are 20 per week, usually worked on varying shifts over up to 5 days out of 7 between Sunday and Saturday, including regular weekends and occasional evenings.

You should be able to offer a flexible approach to working days and times, being available to work varying days and additional hours if required, including during school and college holiday periods and on Bank Holidays.

Previous applicants need not apply.

 Application Form (PDF)    Application Form (PDF)

 


 

Job Title: Fixed-Term Sales Assistant Womenswear
Closing Date: Tuesday 7th June 2016
Job Reference: A0604
 

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Sales team at our Oldrids Boston store for a fixed term basis of up to 6 months.

Working primarily on the Womenswear Department in a role which focuses very much on sales, you should be able to demonstrate a keen interest in the products on offer as well as excellent customer service and selling skills. You may also be required to work on other departments.

You should be well presented, literate, numerate and confident when dealing with any administration required. Previous experience gained in a similar role would be beneficial.

Hours will be 12 per week, worked on varying shifts over up to 5 days out of 7 between Sunday and Saturday, including regular weekends and Bank Holidays, with occasional evenings.

You should be able to offer a flexible approach to working days and times, and be available to work additional hours, including during school and college holiday periods.

 
Job Title: Part-Time Sales Assistant Cosmetics
Closing Date: Tuesday 7th June 2016
Job Reference: A0605
 

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Sales Team at our Oldrids Boston store. Working primarily on our Lancôme Counter on our Cosmetics department you may be required to work on other departments as necessary.

You should be well presented and have a keen interest in the products on offer. The main focus will be on selling, requiring you to possess excellent customer service skills. You should be literate, numerate and able to handle administration confidently and accurately.

Previous experience in a similar role would be beneficial.

Hours are 17 per week, usually worked on varying shifts over up to 5 days out of 7 between Sunday and Saturday, including regular weekends and occasional evenings.

You should be able to offer a flexible approach to working days and times, being available to work varying days and additional hours if required, including during school and college holiday periods and on Bank Holidays.

 Application Form (PDF)    Application Form (PDF)

 


 

Job Title: Weekend Sales Assistant Footwear
Closing Date: Tuesday 7th June 2016
Job Reference: A0606
 

There is an opportunity for an enthusiastic Sales Assistant to join the sales team working primarily on the Footwear department at our Oldrids Boston store. You should have a keen interest in the products on offer, be well presented and possess good selling and customer service skills.

You should be literate, numerate and able to handle administration confidently and accurately. Previous experience in a similar role would be beneficial.

Hours are 4 per week worked on varying shifts, normally every Saturday and/or Sunday.

You should be able to offer a flexible approach to working days and times, being available to work varying days and additional hours if required, including during school and college holiday periods and on Bank Holidays.

   
 Application Form (PDF)    

 


 

Downtown Furniture Store, Boston

Job Title: Part-Time Restaurant Assistant
Closing Date: Monday 6th June 2016
Job Reference: W0602
 

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic part-time assistant to join the Restaurant team in our Downtown Boston store.

Duties will mainly consist of customer service in the delivery of meals to customers’ tables, and may also include basic food preparation, till work, stock replenishment and general housekeeping duties.

You should be well presented, literate, numerate and be able to demonstrate excellent customer service, selling and communication skills.

You will be working 16.25 hours per week on varying shifts over up to 5 days between Sunday and Saturday, including regular weekends and evenings.

It is also important that you are able to offer a flexible approach to working days and times and are available to work during school and college holidays and on Bank Holidays. You should also be available to work additional hours if required.

 

 

 Application Form (PDF)    

 


  

Downtown Superstore, Grantham 

Job Title: Weekend Sales Assistant Electrical
Closing Date: Monday 6th June 2016
Job Reference: G0602
 

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Sales Team at our Downtown Grantham store. Working primarily on the Electrical Departments you may be required to work on other departments as necessary.

You should be well presented, have good sales experience with a keen interest in the products on offer, possess excellent customer service skills, be literate, numerate and able to communicate at all levels. You should be confident when required to deal with administration.

Previous experience in a similar environment would be beneficial.

Hours will be 12 per week, usually worked on varying shifts over 2 days out of 7 between Sunday and Saturday, including occasional evenings and regular weekends. You should have a flexible approach to working days and times and be available to work additional hours if required.

Previous applicants need not apply.

 
Job Title: Part-Time Visual Merchandising Assistant
Closing Date: Monday 6th June 2016
Job Reference: G0601
 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated part time assistant to join the Visual Merchandising team at our Downtown Grantham store.

This is a highly creative role requiring a keen eye for detail. You will be working within a small team ensuring visual merchandising standards are met across the entire store.

You should be self-motivated and be able to demonstrate a passion and flair for fashion and home-wares, with the ability to install seasonal schemes and point of sale whilst creating theatre and excitement in a department store environment.

You will also be required to produce in-store ticketing using PC and Mac programmes.

A Visual Merchandising or Art & Design qualification would be beneficial. Applications from candidates with previous experience in a Visual Merchandising or a design-led role will be welcomed.

Hours are 15.5 hours per week, worked over up to 2 days out of 7 between Sunday and Saturday but may include occasional evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays. You should be able to offer a flexible approach to working days and times and be available to work during school and college holidays.

Application Form (PDF)    Application Form (PDF)

 


   

Job Title: Part-Time Sales Assistant Beds / Bedroom Furniture / Floor Coverings
Closing Date: Monday 6th June 2016
Job Reference: G0603
 

We have a part-time vacancy for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Sales Team at our Downtown Grantham store, working primarily on the Beds and Bedroom Departments and assisting on the Floorcoverings Department occasionally, as needed. You may be required to work on other departments as necessary.

You should have good sales experience with an interest in the products on offer and possess excellent customer service skills. You should be well presented, PC literate, numerate and confident when dealing with any administration required.

Previous experience in a similar environment would be beneficial.

Hours will be 20.5 per week, usually worked on varying shifts over up to 3 days out of 7 between Sunday and Saturday, including regular weekends and evenings. You should have a flexible approach to working days and times and be available to work additional hours if required.

 
Job Title: Full-Time Sales Assistant Beds / Bedroom Furniture / Floor Coverings
Closing Date: Wednesday 8th June 2016
Job Reference: G0604
 

We have a full-time vacancy for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Sales Team at our Downtown Grantham store, working primarily on the Beds and Bedroom Departments and assisting on the Floorcoverings Department occasionally, as needed. You may be required to work on other departments as necessary.

You should have good sales experience with an interest in the products on offer and possess excellent customer service skills. You should be well presented, PC literate, numerate and confident when dealing with any administration required.

Previous experience in a similar environment would be beneficial.

Hours will be 36.25 per week, worked on varying shifts over 5 days out of 7 between Sunday and Saturday, including occasional evenings and regular weekends. You should have a flexible approach to working days and times and be available to work additional hours if required.

Application Form (PDF)    Application Form (PDF)

 


     

Downtown Garden Centre, Grantham  

Job Title: Sunday Restaurant Assistant
Closing Date: Monday 6th June 2016
Job Reference: P0602
 

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Restaurant team at our Downtown Grantham Garden Centre store.

Duties will primarily be customer service but will also include basic food preparation, till work, stock replenishment and general housekeeping duties.

You should be well presented, literate, numerate and be able to demonstrate excellent customer service, selling and communication skills.

You will be working 6 hours per week on varying shifts, normally every Sunday. You should be able to offer a flexible approach to working times and be available to work additional hours and alternative days if required, including during school and college holiday periods and on Bank Holidays.

 
Job Title: Fixed-Term Part-Time Coffee Shop Assistant
Closing Date: Thursday 9th June 2016
Job Reference: P0603
 

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic assistant to join the Coffee Shop at our Downtown Grantham Garden Centre on a fixed term basis of up to 6 months.

Duties will include clearing tables, customer service, basic food preparation, till work, stock replenishment and general housekeeping duties. You should be well presented, literate, numerate and possess excellent customer service skills.

Previous experience of working in a similar Coffee Shop environment would be beneficial.

Hours will be 16 per week, worked on varying shifts over 5 days out of 7 between Sunday and Saturday, including regular weekends, occasional evenings, and Bank Holidays.

You should be able to offer a flexible approach to working days and times, and be available to work additional hours, including during school and college holiday periods.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Application Form (PDF)    Application Form (PDF)

  


 

Downtown Home & Fashion Store, Lincoln

Job Title: Full-Time Sales Assistant Electrical
Closing Date: Monday 30th May 2016
Job Reference: T0504
 

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Sales Team at our Downtown Lincoln store. Working primarily on the Electrical Departments you may be required to work on other departments as necessary.

You should be well presented, have good sales experience with a keen interest in the products on offer, possess excellent customer service skills, be literate, numerate and able to communicate at all levels. You should be confident when required to deal with administration.

Previous experience in a similar environment would be beneficial.

Hours will be 38.75 per week, worked on varying shifts over 5 days out of 7 between Sunday and Saturday, including occasional evenings and regular weekends.

You should be able to offer a flexible approach to working days and times, being available to work varying days and additional hours if required including school and college holidays and on Bank Holidays.

 
Job Title: Full-Time Sales Manager
Closing Date: Thursday 9th June 2016
Job Reference: T0602
 


We have an exciting opportunity for a Sales Manager to join the management team at our Downtown Lincoln store.


Reporting to the Store Manager, you will be responsible for the smooth day to day operation of the Furniture and Electrical departments. You will possess excellent leadership, customer service and selling skills, with the ability to maximise sales and profitability through the customer experience. You will be P.C. literate and be competent in using software such as Word, Excel and other Microsoft Office programs. You should also be hard working, committed and organised in your approach to your work.

We are ideally looking for a candidate who has experience of leading a team in a fast paced environment with a passion for delivering results. Experience in a similar role would be advantageous but not essential.

Hours will be 38.75 per week, worked on varying shifts over 5 days out of 7 between Sunday and Saturday, including occasional evenings, regular weekends and Bank Holidays. You should be able to offer a fully flexible approach to working days and times.

 Application Form (PDF)    Application Form (PDF)

 


 

Oldrids Department Store, Gainsborough

Job Title: Part-Time Sales Assistant Electrical
Closing Date: Thursday 2nd June 2016
Job Reference: T0601
 

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Sales Team at our Downtown Lincoln store. Working primarily on the Electrical Departments you may be required to work on other departments as necessary.

You should be well presented, have good sales experience with a keen interest in the products on offer, possess excellent customer service skills, be literate, numerate and able to communicate at all levels. You should be confident when required to deal with administration.

Previous experience in a similar environment would be beneficial.

Hours will be 25 per week, worked on varying shifts over 5 days out of 7 between Sunday and Saturday, including occasional evenings and regular weekends.

You should be able to offer a flexible approach to working days and times, being available to work varying days and additional hours if required including school and college holidays and on Bank Holidays. Previous applicants need not apply.

   
Application Form (PDF)    

 


  

Concessions

Concession: Quiz - Oldrids Department Store Boston
Job Title: Part-Time Sales Assistant
Closing Date: Tuesday 31st May 2016
 

We have a fabulous opportunity for a Sales Assistant to join our Quiz team.  Experience within the ladies fashion industry would be beneficial, and customer service experience is essential for this role.  

You will be working 9 hours per week and you should be able to offer a flexible approach to working times to cover holidays and be available to work additional hours and alternative days if required, including during school / college holiday periods and on Bank Holidays.

In return we offer a generous staff discount, bonus schemes and great training and development.

To apply for this vacancy, please see the Quiz Manager instore or send your CV to: boston@quizclothing.co.uk

OR:

Oldrids Department Store Attn: Manager – Quiz Concession 11-17 Strait Bargate Boston Lincolnshire PE21 6UF

 
Concession: Quiz - Oldrids Department Store Boston
Job Title: Part-Time Supervisor (Fixed Term Contract)
Closing Date: Tuesday 31st May 2016
 

We have a fabulous opportunity for a Supervisor on a fixed-term contract of up to one year to join our Quiz team.  Retail experience at supervisory level or a similar senior sales role is essential.  

You will be working 18 hours per week, be available to work Sundays, and you should be able to offer a flexible approach to working times to cover holidays and be available to work additional hours and alternative days if required, including during school / college holiday periods and on Bank Holidays.

In return we offer a generous staff discount, bonus schemes and great training and development.

To apply for this vacancy, please see the Quiz Manager instore or send your CV to: boston@quizclothing.co.uk

OR: 

Oldrids Department Store Attn: Manager – Quiz Concession 11-17 Strait Bargate Boston Lincolnshire PE21 6UF