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Oldrids & Downtown have 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: Part-Time Payroll Officer
Closing Date: 25th September 2017
Job Reference: A0906
 

We are currently seeking a high-calibre and experienced Payroll Officer to join our friendly HR and Payroll team at our Head Office in Boston.

You will work collaboratively with two other Payroll Officers and share responsibility for all aspects of the end-to-end processing of a lunar payroll for 800 employees and a monthly payroll for 300 pensioners.

To be considered for this crucial role you must already have extensive payroll knowledge, as well as a good head for figures and superb attention to detail. You must also have excellent customer service skills, with the ability to communicate effectively in writing and over the telephone, and strong IT skills (including MS Excel, Outlook and Word).

The ideal candidate will have previous experience of NGA ResourceLink, but this is not essential.

This is a part-time role offered at 108.5 hours per four weeks, with the opportunity to negotiate your own hours of work, however you must be able to offer a flexible approach to working times and days, and be willing and able to work additional hours as and when required.

 
Job Title: Full-Time Administration Apprentice
Closing Date: 2nd October 2017
Job Reference: A1001
 

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Administration Apprentice within the Buying and Merchandising division at our Head Office in Boston.

The successful applicant will provide a range of administrative duties to support the team including a high degree of data entry requiring strong IT and Excel skills, a keen eye for detail and the ability to learn new systems quickly and efficiently.

A methodical and organised approach to work is essential, as is accuracy and numerical aptitude. You will be able to work on your own initiative, follow instruction and work effectively as part of a team.

The contract will be for a fixed term of up to one year during which you will be required to complete a Level 2/3 Business Administrator 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 Buyer
Closing Date: 2nd October 2017
Job Reference: A1002
 

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Buying and Merchandising team for someone with the drive and enthusiasm to realise the full potential of our Cards and Food & Drink departments. The successful candidate will be an experienced buyer and preferably have experience of and / or a passion for one or more of the aforementioned product categories.

Key responsibilities of the role include:
• Delivering the planned sales and profitability of the departments by managing and optimising the brands through effective sourcing, selection and negotiation of prices.
• Driving and managing the departmental product, attribute and brand mix to ensure commercially-balanced range is delivered.
• Providing strategies for suppliers / brands within departments for approval of the Buying Manager.
• Negotiating with suppliers to secure the desired products and terms, and setting retail prices in line with Company policy.
• Analysing department product trends and feeding these into buying plans within agreed timelines.

You should be literate and numerate with the ability to analyse data, possess strong administrative skills, be capable of working under pressure to meet deadlines and able to work both on your own initiative and as part of a team.

Hours are 38.75 per week worked on 5 days out of 7 between Sunday and Saturday including regular weekends. 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 Marketing Assistant
Closing Date: 2nd October 2017
Job Reference: A1003
 

Reporting to the Head of Marketing, you will assist with
the commercial production of internal and external marketing material for the business.

This is a varied role covering all aspects of the design and production process including social media, email newsletters, digital advertising, brochures, press and seasonal POS schemes.

You should be fully literate in Apple Mac and Windows systems, and be able to demonstrate an excellent working knowledge of Hootsuite, Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign) and printing processes. A good knowledge of photography would be an advantage.

You should be well-presented, literate, and able to communicate effectively as part of a team at all levels.

Previous experience in a similar role would be beneficial, as the appointed candidate must be able to work independently and to deadline on a variety of projects.

Hours are 38.75 per week normally worked Monday to Friday. Occasional weekend working may be required and you should be able to offer a flexible approach to working times and days.

Please include your CV and samples of your recent work in your application.

Application Form (PDF)   Application Form (PDF)

 


 

Oldrids Department Store, Boston

No Vacancies

 


 

Downtown Furniture Store, Boston   

Job Title: Weekend Restaurant Assistant
Closing Date: 2nd October 2017
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.

Hours are 5 per week worked on varying shifts, normally every Saturday and/or Sunday.

It is 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.

   
Application Form (PDF)    

 


 

Downtown Superstore, Grantham  

Job Title: Part-Time Fitted Kitchen Consultant
Closing Date: 25th September 2017
Job Reference: G0909
 

We are looking for a talented salesperson with artistic flair and design ability to join the team at our Downtown Grantham store as a Fitted Kitchen Consultant.

To fulfil the requirements of this role you will ideally have previous experience of designing and selling fitted kitchens and related products. Knowledge of electrical appliances would be a particular advantage.

Primarily focusing on sales, you should be well presented and possess excellent customer service and selling skills. You should also be IT literate, numerate, and able to communicate at all levels.

As you will be required to visit customers’ homes or premises to offer a design and planning service, a full driving licence is essential. Accuracy is extremely important in this area and you should be confident when carrying out administrative tasks. A good working knowledge of CAD would be beneficial.

Hours will be 18 per week, usually worked on varying shifts over up to 3 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 times and days, including Bank Holidays.

 
Job Title: Part-Time Fitted Kitchen Consultant
Closing Date: 25th September 2017
Job Reference: G0909
 

We are looking for a talented salesperson with artistic flair and design ability to join the team at our Downtown Grantham store as a Fitted Kitchen Consultant.

To fulfil the requirements of this role you will ideally have previous experience of designing and selling fitted kitchens and related products. Knowledge of electrical appliances would be a particular advantage.

Primarily focusing on sales, you should be well presented and possess excellent customer service and selling skills. You should also be IT literate, numerate, and able to communicate at all levels.

As you will be required to visit customers’ homes or premises to offer a design and planning service, a full driving licence is essential. Accuracy is extremely important in this area and you should be confident when carrying out administrative tasks. A good working knowledge of CAD would be beneficial.

Hours will be 18 per week, usually worked on varying shifts over up to 3 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 times and days, including Bank Holidays.

Application Form (PDF)   Application Form (PDF)

 


 

Job Title: Sunday Coffee Shop Assistant
Closing Date: 25th September 2017
Job Reference: G0910
 

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 5 hours per week on varying shifts, normally every 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 Holidays.

 
Job Title: Weekend Sales Assistants Childrenswear / Shoes / Toys
Closing Date: 25th September 2017
Job Reference: G0911
 

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Sales Team at our Downtown Grantham store. Working primarily on the Flooring department, 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 18 per week, worked on varying shifts over up to 3 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 including during school and college holiday periods and on Bank Holidays.

Application Form (PDF)   Application Form (PDF)

 


 

Job Title: Sunday Sales Assistant Stationery
Closing Date: 25th September 2017
Job Reference: G0912
 

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Sales Team at our Downtown Grantham store. Working primarily on the Stationery 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.

Hours are 5 per week worked on varying shifts, normally every 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.

 
Job Title: Weekend Sales Assistant Accessories
Closing Date: 25th September 2017
Job Reference: G0913
 

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Sales Team at our Downtown Grantham store. Working primarily on the Accessories 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.

Hours are 5 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 Cosmetics
Closing Date: 25th September 2017
Job Reference: G0914
 

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Sales Team at our Downtown Grantham store. Working primarily on the Cosmetics department, 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 16 per week, usually worked on varying shifts over up to 4 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: Part-Time Sales Assistant Electrical
Closing Date: 25th September 2017
Job Reference: G0915
 

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Sales Team at our Downtown Grantham store. Working primarily on the Electrical Department 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, usually worked on varying shifts over 4 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)

 


  

Job Title: Part-Time Fitted Kitchen Consultant
Closing Date: 25th September 2017
Job Reference: G0909
 

We are looking for a talented salesperson with artistic flair and design ability to join the team at our Downtown Grantham store as a Fitted Kitchen Consultant.

To fulfil the requirements of this role you will ideally have previous experience of designing and selling fitted kitchens and related products. Knowledge of electrical appliances would be a particular advantage.

Primarily focusing on sales, you should be well presented and possess excellent customer service and selling skills. You should also be IT literate, numerate, and able to communicate at all levels.

As you will be required to visit customers’ homes or premises to offer a design and planning service, a full driving licence is essential. Accuracy is extremely important in this area and you should be confident when carrying out administrative tasks. A good working knowledge of CAD would be beneficial.

Hours will be 18 per week, usually worked on varying shifts over up to 3 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 times and days, including Bank Holidays.

 
Job Title: Fixed-Term Christmas Cover Sales Assistants
Closing Date: 2nd October 2017
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, Thornton’s 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 12 or 15 hours per week which will require you to work varying shifts over up to 3 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 30th December 2017, or 2nd or 6th January 2018.

Application Form (PDF)   Application Form (PDF)

 


 

Downtown Garden Centre, Grantham        

Job Title: Part-Time Till Operator / Sales Assistant
Closing Date: 25th September 2017
Job Reference: P0908
 

We have an opportunity at our Downtown Grantham Garden Centre store for an enthusiastic sales assistant 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 30 hours per week, worked on varying shifts over 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.

 
Job Title: Fixed-Term Christmas Cover Coffee Shop & Sales Assistants
Closing Date: 25th September 2017
Job Reference: P0909
 

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 three enthusiastic, hardworking and flexible individuals to join our team on either our Christmas Shop, Coffee 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 20 or 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 regular evenings and 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 24th December 2017 and 6th January 2018.

Application Form (PDF)   Application Form (PDF)

 


 

Job Title: Fixed-Term Christmas Cover Float / Ice Rink Stewards
Closing Date: 25th September 2017
Job Reference: P0910
 

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 two enthusiastic, hardworking and flexible individuals to join our team on either our Ice Rink 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 30 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 2018.

 
Job Title: Full-Time Horticulture Apprentice
Closing Date: 25th September 2017
Job Reference: P0911
 

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Horticulture Apprentice to join the team on our Plants department at Downtown Grantham Garden Centre.

You will have an interest in plant growth and development and the care and maintenance involved.
You should be well presented, possess excellent customer service skills, be numerate, PC literate and able to communicate at all levels. You should be confident when required to deal with administration.

The contract will be for a fixed-term of up to one year during which you will be required to complete a Level 2 Horticulture Operative 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 course time, and including regular weekends and occasional evenings. 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: Part-Time Sales Assistant Plants
Closing Date: 2nd October 2017
Job Reference: P1001
 

There is an opportunity for an enthusiastic Sales person to join the sales team working primarily on the Hardy Plants department at our Downtown Grantham Garden Centre.

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 25 hours per week, worked on varying shifts over 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.

 
Job Title: Weekend Sales Assistant Plants
Closing Date: 2nd October 2017
Job Reference: P1002
 

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic sales assistant to work on the Hardy Plants department in our Downtown Grantham Garden Centre. You may be required to work on other departments as necessary.

You should be well presented, have good sales experience, an interest in the products on offer and possess excellent customer service skills along with the ability to handle any administration required.

Previous experience in a similar role would be beneficial.

Hours are 10 per week worked on varying shifts, normally every Saturday and 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: Weekend Sales Assistant Tools
Closing Date: 2nd October 2017
Job Reference: P1003
 

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic sales assistant to work on the Tools department in our Downtown Grantham Garden Centre. You may be required to work on other departments as necessary.

You should be well presented, have good sales experience, an interest in the products on offer and possess excellent customer service skills along with the ability to handle any administration required.

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)  

 


 

Oldrids Department Store, Gainsborough   

No Vacancies

 


 

Oldrids Department Store, Scunthorpe 

No Vacancies

 


 

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