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.


 

 


 

Oldrids Boston Head Office

Job Title: Full-Time Buying and Merchandise Assistant
Closing Date: Monday 3rd August 2015
Job Reference: A0802

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Buying and Merchandise Assistant to join our busy Buying and Merchandising team. Reporting to the Merchandise Planner and the Buyer, you will assist them in the analysis and administration of the department to deliver planned sales and profit.

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.
• Producing storyboard presentations for new ranges.
• Proposing replenishment requirements for the approval of the Merchandise Planner.

You should have strong analytical skills, as well as being literate and numerate, and have the ability to interpret data to make recommendations on product ranges. A thorough knowledge of MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint is essential.

Hours are 38.75 per week worked over 5 days out of 7 (normally Monday to Friday). You should be able to offer a flexible approach to working days, as you may occasionally be required to work on a Saturday or Sunday.

 
Job Title: Full-Time Administration Apprentice
Closing Date: Tuesday 11th August 2015
Job Reference: A0804

We have a vacancy for a full-time Administration Apprentice to provide a wide range of administrative support to our General Office and Purchase Ledger teams.

Duties are varied and include photocopying, scanning, faxing and filing.

Strong IT and Excel skills are essential, as is a keen eye for detail and the ability to prioritise workload. In addition, you should be well presented, literate, numerate and able to work on your own initiative as well as part of the team.

Previous experience in a similar role and / or a relevant qualification would be beneficial.

The contract will be 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 upon 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.

Application Form (PDF)   Application Form (PDF)

 

Job Title: Full-Time HR Apprentice
Closing Date: Monday 10th August 2015
Job Reference: A0805

Our previous HR Apprentice did so well he was promoted to a permanent role after only seven months. We are therefore seeking an enthusiastic new apprentice to replace him. A year’s valuable work experience in our very busy but friendly HR department will give you an excellent platform from which to establish a career in HR.

You will be responsible for a wide variety of HR and Payroll admin tasks, including posting vacancy notices, making job offers, issuing new starter paperwork, 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)    

 


 

Oldrids Boston

Job Title: Weekend Sales Assistant Childrenswear
Closing Date: Monday 10th August 2015
Job Reference: A0803

There is an opportunity for an enthusiastic Sales person to join the sales team working primarily on the Childrenswear 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 6 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.

 
Job Title: Weekend Restaurant Assistant
Closing Date: Wednesday 12th August 2015
Job Reference: A0806

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 4 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.

Application Form (PDF)   Application Form (PDF)

 

Job Title: Full-Time Sales Assistant Footwear
Closing Date: Wednesday 12th August 2015
Job Reference: A0807

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

Working primarily on the Footwear 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 38.75 per week, worked on varying shifts over 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: Weekend Sales Assistants Footwear
Closing Date: Wednesday 12th August 2015
Job Reference: A0808

There is an opportunity for two enthusiastic Sales Assistants 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 either 6 or 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)   Application Form (PDF)

 


 

Downtown Boston

Job Title: Full-Time Sales Assistant Floor Coverings
Closing Date: Monday 10th August 2015
Job Reference: W0801

Working primarily on the Floor Coverings 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 36.25 per week, worked on varying shifts over 5 days out of 7 between Sunday and Saturday, including regular weekends, 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.

 
Job Title: Weekend Sales Assistant Linens
Closing Date: Monday 10th August 2015
Job Reference: W0802

There is an opportunity for an enthusiastic Sales person to join the sales team working primarily on the Linens department at our Downtown 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 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: Full-Time Sales Assistant Furniture
Closing Date: Wednesday 12th August 2015
Job Reference: W0803

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Sales Team at our Downtown Boston store. Working primarily on the Furniture 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 36.25 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.

 
 
 
 

 

Application Form (PDF)    

 


 

Downtown Superstore, Grantham

Job Title: Weekend Sales Assistant Menswear
Closing Date: Monday 3rd August 2015
Job Reference: G0801

Working primarily on the Menswear department at our Downtown Grantham 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 6 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.

 
Job Title: Fixed-Term Sales Assistant Toys
Closing Date: Thursday 6th August 2015
Job Reference: G0804

We have a vacancy for an assistant to join the Sales Team at our Downtown Grantham store, on a fixed-term basis of up to one year. Working primarily on the Toys 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 29 per week, worked on varying shifts over up to 5 days out of 7 between Sunday and Saturday, including occasional evenings and 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: Weekend Sales Assistant Fragrance
Closing Date: Tuesday 11th August 2015
Job Reference: G0805

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

 
Job Title: Weekend Sales Assistants Float / Womenswear
Closing Date: Thursday 13th August 2015
Job Reference: G0806

There is an opportunity for two enthusiastic Sales people to join the sales team working primarily with either the Float team or on the Womenswear department at our Downtown Grantham 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 either 6 or 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)

 



Dowtown Garden Centre, Grantham

Job Title: Full-Time Sales Assistant Tools/Machinery
Closing Date: Monday 10th August 2015
Job Reference: P0802

Working primarily on the Tools and Machinery 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 36.25 per week, worked on varying shifts over 5 days out of 7 between Sunday and Saturday, including regular weekends, 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.

 
Job Title: Full-Time Animal Care Apprentice
Closing Date: Thursday 6th August 2015
Job Reference: P0801

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.

Application Form (PDF)   Application Form (PDF)

 

Job Title: Part-Time Sales Assistant Aquatics/Reptiles
Closing Date: Tuesday 11th August 2015
Job Reference: P0805

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic Sales Assistant in our Downtown Grantham Garden Centre Store. Working primarily on the Aquatics and Reptiles department you will be required to work on other departments as necessary.

You should be well presented, 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.

An in-depth knowledge of fish and reptile keeping and previous experience in a similar environment would be desirable. However, having a keen interest in the products on offer and a desire to learn is the key requirement.

Hours will be 20 per week, worked on varying shifts over 5 days out of 7 between Sunday and Saturday, including regular evenings and 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 during school and college holiday periods and on Bank Holidays.

 
Job Title: Weekend Till Operator/Sales Assistant
Closing Date: Tuesday 11th August 2015
Job Reference: P0804

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.

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: Weekend Till Operator/Sales Assistant
Closing Date: Tuesday 11th August 2015
Job Reference: P0803

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.

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)