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

No Vacancies
 
   
     

  


 

Oldrids Department Store, Boston         

Job Title: Part-Time Sales Assistant Gifts
Closing Date: Thursday 29th September 2016
Job Reference: A0911

 

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Sales team at our Oldrids Boston store.

Working primarily on the Gifts 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 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 16 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 Footwear
 Closing Date: Monday 3rd October 2016
 Job Reference: A1001

 

We are looking for two enthusiastic assistants to join the Sales team at our Oldrids Boston store. Working primarily on the Footwear department you may also be required to cover duties on other departments as required.

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 16 per week worked on varying shifts over up to 5 days out of 7 between Sunday and Saturday, including regular weekends and occasional evenings, and 6 per week worked on varying shifts, normally every Saturday / 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)

    Application Form (PDF) 

 


 

Job Title: Full-Time Apprentice Cook
 Closing Date: Thursday 6th October 2016
 Job Reference: A1002

 We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Apprentice Cook / Restaurant Assistant to join the team at our Oldrids Boston store.

Your duties will include helping to prepare meals, bakery products and staff meals, as well as assisting in other areas of the kitchen and restaurant.


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


Hours will be 35 per week, worked on varying shifts over 5 days between Sunday and Saturday, including regular evenings and weekends. You should be able to offer a flexible approach to working times and days.

Apprentice rates of pay apply.

 
Job Title: Part-Time Restaurant Assistant
 Closing Date: Monday 10th October 2016
 Job Reference: A1003

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

Hours are 16.5 hours per week on varying shifts over up to 5 days between Sunday and Saturday, including regular weekends and occasional 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)
   Application Form (PDF)

 


 

Job Title: Weekend Restaurant Assistant
Closing Date: Monday 10th October 2016
Job Reference: A1004

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: Fixed-Term Smoothy Bar Assistant
Closing Date: Tuesday 11th October 2016
Job Reference: A1005 

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Smoothy Bar team in our Oldrids town centre store on a fixed term basis for up to three months.

Duties will include the preparation of hot and cold drinks and snacks, clearing tables, customer service, till work, stock replenishment and general housekeeping duties.

You may also be required to assist in the 2nd Floor Kitchen / Restaurant where duties will include delivering cooked to order meals to customer’s tables, clearing tables, customer service, basic food preparation, till work, stock replenishment and general housekeeping duties.

You will be working 30 hours per week on varying shifts over 5 days between Sunday and Saturday, including regular weekends and occasional evenings.

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

 

 Application Form (PDF)    Application Form (PDF)

 


 

Downtown Furniture Store, Boston 

Job Title: Part-Time Sales Assistant Electrical
Closing Date: Wednesday 28th September 2016
Job Reference: W0902

 

 We have two vacancies for enthusiastic assistants to join the Sales team at our Downtown Boston store. One of these vacancies is permanent and one is on a fixed term basis of up to one year.

Working primarily on the Electricals 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 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 for both positions will be 20 per week, worked on varying shifts over 5 days out of 7 between Sunday and Saturday, including regular weekends and occasional evenings.

You should have a flexible approach to working days and times and be available to work additional hours if required.

 
Job Title: Weekend Sales Assistant Beds/Bedroom Furniture
 Closing Date: Wednesday 28th September 2016
 Job Reference: W0903

 

There is an opportunity at our Downtown Boston store for an enthusiastic Sales Assistant to join the team, working primarily on the Beds and Bedroom furniture departments. You may be required to work on other departments as necessary.

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.

You will be working 6 hours per week on varying shifts, normally every Saturday and / or 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.

 Application Form (PDF)

 

   Application Form (PDF)

 


 

Job Title: Fixed-Term Weekend Restaurant Assistant 
 Closing Date: Monday 3rd October 2016
 Job Reference: W1001

 

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic weekend 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 9 hours per week, normally every Saturday and/or 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 / college holiday periods and on Bank Holidays.

 
Job Title: Weekend Restaurant Assistant 
 Closing Date: Monday 3rd October 2016
 Job Reference: W1002

 

 We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic weekend 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 deomstrate excellent customer service, selling and communication skills.

You will be working 5 hours per week, normally every Saturday and/or 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 / college holiday periods and on Bank Holidays.

 Application Form (PDF)

   Application Form (PDF)

 


 

 Downtown Superstore, Grantham    

Job Title: Fixed-Term Christmas Cover
 Closing Date: Monday 3rd October 2016
 Job Reference: G1001

 

There’s a real feeling of excitement and anticipation in the store at the moment as new ranges are beginning to arrive for the Festive Season. We are now looking for a number of enthusiastic, hardworking and flexible individuals to join our team on either our Beauty or Food & Drink Departments, or covering one of our busy till points, to deliver a fantastic shopping experience for our customers. There’s a real buzz at Christmas, so come join the excitement!

All roles focus on sales and exceeding customer expectations, requiring you to demonstrate a keen interest in the enticing products on offer as well as excellent customer service and selling skills.

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

We are offering contracts of 20 or 16 hours per week which will require you to work varying shifts over up to 5 days out of 7 between Sunday and Saturday including weekends. Flexibility is essential, requiring you to work varying days and additional hours if required, including evenings, school and college holiday periods and on Bank Holidays. All contracts are offered on a Fixed-Term basis and are expected to terminate on either week ending 24th or 31st December 2016.

 
Job Title: Weekend Sales Assistant Cookshop
Closing Date: Tuesday 4th October 2016
Job Reference: G1002

 

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Sales Teams at our Downtown Grantham store. Working primarily on the Cookshop 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 10 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)  

 Application Form (PDF)

 


 

Job Title: Part-Time Sales Assistant
 Closing Date: Thursday 4th October 2016
 Job Reference: G1003

 

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic part-time sales assistant in our Downtown Grantham Store. Working primarily on the Electrical Departments you may be required to work on other departments as necessary.

The role focuses very much on sales, requiring you to be well presented with good selling skills and a keen interest in the products on offer. You should possess excellent customer service skills, be literate, numerate and be 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 regular evenings and weekends. You should have a flexible approach to working days and times and be available to work additional hours if required including during school and college holiday periods and on Bank Holidays.

 
Job Title: Till Operators/Sales Assistants 
 Closing Date: Monday 10th October 2016
 Job Reference: G1004

 

There is an opportunity at our Downtown Grantham store for two enthusiastic Sales people to join the 'Float' team working as Till Operators / Sales Assistants.

You should be well presented and keen to play your part as a member of the busy sales team offering customers an excellent shopping experience.

The work will primarily be on the tills, requiring you to be self motivated and accurate when entering transactions. You may also be required to work on departments as necessary, where good customer service skills and an interest in the products on offer is desirable.

Previous experience in a similar role would be beneficial.

You will be working either 5 or 6 hours per week on varying shifts, normally every Saturday and / or 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 / college holiday periods and on Bank Holidays. 

 
 Application Form (PDF)  

 Application Form (PDF)

 


 

Job Title: Weekend Coffee Shop Assistant
Closing Date: Monday 10th October 2016
Job Reference: G1005

 

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Coffee Shop team at our Downtown Grantham store.
You should be well presented, literate, numerate and be able to demonstrate excellent customer service, selling and communication skills.

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

You will be working 6 hours per week on varying shifts, normally every Saturday and / or Sunday.

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

 
Job Title: Part-Time Sales Assistant 
 Closing Date: Monday 10th October 2016
 Job Reference: G1006

 

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic part-time sales assistant in our Downtown Grantham Store. Working primarily on the Sports / Luggage Departments you will be required to work on other departments as necessary. 

The role focuses very much on sales, requiring you to be well presented with good selling skills and a keen interest in the products on offer. You should possess excellent customer service skills, be literate, numerate and be 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 16 per week, worked on varying shifts over 5 days out of 7 between Sunday and Saturday, including regular evenings and weekends. You should have a flexible approach to working days and times and be available to work additional hours if required including during school and college holiday periods and on Bank Holidays.

 
 Application Form (PDF)  

 Application Form (PDF)

 


 

Job Title: Carpet / Flooring Assistant
Closing Date: Tuesday 11th October 2016
Job Reference: G1007

 

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic Carpet Workroom Assistant / Estimator to join the Flooring team at our Downtown Grantham store.

The role entails both the preparation of floor covering orders, including the cutting of floor coverings for the fitters, as well as measuring floor fits and following through to resulting sales. The ability to interpret plans and take measurements is essential in this role, as is excellent customer service skills when securing sales alongside your colleagues in store or during visits to customers' homes.

The successful candidate will be an effective communicator and should be good at prioritising workloads. You should be well presented, PC literate and confident when dealing with any administration required, including the booking in and out of stock. Previous experience in a similar environment would be beneficial but is not essential, as full training will be given.

Hours will be 36.25 per week, worked on varying shifts over five days out of seven between Sunday and Saturday, including regular evenings and weekends.

You should have a flexible approach to working days and times, being available to work varying days and additional hours if required.

   
 Application Form (PDF)  

 

 

 


 

 

Downtown Garden Centre, Grantham   

 Job Title: Animal Care Apprentice
Closing Date: Tuesday 4th October 2016
Job Reference: P1001
 

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Animal Care Apprentice to join the team on our Aquatics/Reptiles department at Downtown Grantham Garden Centre. 

You should be well presented and possess excellent customer service skills. You should be numerate, PC literate and able to handle administration. The work will include the movement of stock, some of which may be very bulky. 

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

Hours will be 35 per week, worked on varying shifts over 5 days between Sunday and Saturday, including regular evenings and weekends. You should be able to offer a flexible approach to working times and days. 

Apprentice rates of pay apply.

 
Job Title: Sunday Coffee Shop Assistants
 Closing Date: Tuesday 4th October 2016
 Job Reference: P1002
 

We have two vacancies for enthusiastic assistants to join the Coffee Shop team at our Downtown Grantham Garden Centre store.

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

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

Previous experience in food preparation or a similar catering environment would be beneficial, and previous cooking experience would be desirable.

You will be working either 6 hours per week or 6 hours per fortnight on varying shifts, normally every Sunday or every other 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.

Application Form (PDF)

 

   Application Form (PDF)

 


 

 Job Title: Fixed-Term Christmas Cover
Closing Date: Monday 10th October 2016
Job Reference: P1003
 

There’s a real feeling of excitement and anticipation in the store at the moment as new ranges are beginning to arrive for the Festive Season. We are now looking for a number of enthusiastic, hardworking and flexible individuals to join our team on either our Christmas Shop or covering one of our busy till points, to deliver a fantastic shopping experience for our customers. There’s a real buzz at Christmas, so come join the excitement!

All roles focus on sales and exceeding customer expectations, requiring you to demonstrate a keen interest in the enticing products on offer as well as excellent customer service and selling skills.

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

We are offering contracts of 25 hours per week which will require you to work varying shifts over up to 5 days out of 7 between Sunday and Saturday including weekends. Flexibility is essential, requiring you to work varying days and additional hours if required, including evenings, school and college holiday periods and on Bank Holidays. All contracts are offered on a Fixed-Term basis and are expected to terminate week ending 7th January 2017.

 
Job Title: Full-Time Sales Assistant Buildings/Landscapes
Closing Date: Monday 10th October 2016
 Job Reference: P1004
 

 

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

Working primarily on the Buildings and Landscapes 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 be required to work on other departments as necessary.

The work will include the movement of stock, some of which may be very heavy and / or bulky. 

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 36.25 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.

 

Application Form (PDF)

  Application Form (PDF)  

 


 

Job Title: Sunday Till Operator / Sales Assistant
Closing Date: Tuesday 11th October 2016
Job Reference: P1005
 

There is an opportunity at our Downtown Grantham Garden Centre store for an enthusiastic Sales person to join the ‘Float’ team working as a Till Operator / Sales Assistant.

You should be well presented and keen to play your part as a member of the busy sales team offering customers an excellent shopping experience.

The work will primarily be on the tills, requiring you to be self motivated and accurate when entering transactions. You may also be required to work on departments as necessary, where good customer service skills and an interest in the products on offer is desirable.

Previous experience in a similar role would be beneficial.

You will be working 6 hours per fortnight on varying shifts, normally every other 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 Home & Fashion Store, Lincoln

Job Title: Part-Time Sales Assistant Electrical Assistant
Closing Date: Monday 3rd October 2016
Job Reference: T1001
 

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 20 per week, worked on varying shifts over 5 days out of 7 between Sunday and Saturday, including 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.

 
 
 
 
 

 

Application Form (PDF)

   

 


 

Oldrids Department Store, Gainsborough

 No Vacancies 


 

Concessions

Our Evans concession are currently recruiting for a permanent 8 Hours per week Sales Assistant to join the team based in our Oldrids Boston store. The successful applicant must offer flexibility and the ability to work weekends. To apply, or for more details, please enquire at the Evans concession in store, or call 01205 361251 and ask to speak to a staff member on the Evans concession.

 

Our Watch Station concession are currently recruiting for an 11 Hours Sales Associate to join our Watch Station team based in our Downtown Grantham Superstore. We are looking for candidates who are available to work at least a Sunday and one full day in the week. 

Watch Station International is an international leader in fashion and designer luxury timepieces. Through our commitment to customer service, Watch Station brings sophistication, fashionable style advice, and knowledge to watch enthusiasts around the globe working with brands that make up the Fossil Group Portfolio including Emporio Armani, DKNY, Armani Exchange, Michael Kors, Diesel, Kate Spade, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Skagen, and Karl Lagerfeld. Following the purchase of MISFIT in 2015 Fossil Group is positioned to win in the wearable’s category. Fossil Group recently confirmed that it would be launching over 100 wearable products by the end of 2016. In 2016 we will also be launching 34 new “Jewelry Set” so it’s a really exciting time to join!

Standards are really important to us too so when you don’t have any guests to talk to, you will be cleaning, re-stocking and making sure all our products look great!

Listed below are some the great benefits that Fossil offers:
•Discount on licensed and Fossil brands
•Paid holidays
•Free watch for new employees after 3 months
•Pension
•Fossil Birthday Watch
•Bonus

To apply please visit our Fossil Group Careers Website https://www.fossilgroup.com/careers/emea/

Please note due to data protection we can not accept CVs in store. If you have any technical difficulties applying email nlaidlaw@fossil.com. This email address is for technical issues only please do not send CVs.


 

There is an opportunity at our Downtown Grantham store for two enthusiastic Sales people to join the ‘Float’ team working as Till Operators / Sales Assistants.

 

You should be well presented and keen to play your part as a member of the busy sales team offering customers an excellent shopping experience.