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: Full-Time Administration Apprentice
Closing Date: Monday 19th December 2016
Job Reference: A1203
 

We have an exciting opportunity for enthusiastic an 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 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 Department Store, Boston  

Job Title: Weekend Sales Assistant
Closing Date: Monday 12th December 2016
Job Reference: A1201
 

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

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

Previous experience in a similar environment 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 Restaurant Assistant
Closing Date: Monday 12th December 2016
Job Reference: A1202
 

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Restaurant team at our Oldrids Boston store on a fixed-term basis of up to 3 months.

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 14.5 hours per week on varying shifts over up to 3 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)

 


 

Downtown Furniture Store, Boston 

 

No Vacancies

 


 

Downtown Superstore, Grantham         

Job Title: Part-Time Coffee Shop Assistant
Closing Date: Monday 12th December 2016
Job Reference: G1204
 

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic assistant to join the Coffee Shop at our Downtown Grantham store.

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.

You will be working 25 hours per week on varying shifts over four days between Sunday and Saturday, including regular weekends and occasional evenings.

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 Sales Assistant
Closing Date: Monday 12th December 2016
Job Reference: G1205
 

There is an opportunity at our Downtown Grantham store for an enthusiastic 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 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 Website Warehouse Assistant
Closing Date: Monday 12th December 2016
Job Reference: G1206
 

We are looking for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Website Warehouse team at our Downtown Grantham site for a fixed term of up to three months.

This is a physically-demanding role requiring the successful applicant to manage the selection and distribution of orders placed via our website, in addition to managing customer queries received by phone and e-mail.

You should be well presented, possess excellent customer service skills, be literate, numerate and have good attention to detail. You will be required to process all relevant paperwork according to Company policy and should be computer literate especially in Microsoft Word and Excel.

Previous experience in a similar e-commerce, administrative or warehouse role would be beneficial, but is not essential.

You will be working 38.75 hours per week, worked on varying shifts over five days between Sunday and Saturday, including occasional weekends and evenings. You should be able to offer a flexible approach to working days and times, including being available during school and college holiday periods and on Bank Holidays.

 
Job Title: Sunday Sales Assistant Soft Furnishings
Closing Date: Monday 19th December 2016
Job Reference: G1207
 

We are looking for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Sales team at our Downtown Grantham store. Working primarily on the Soft Furnishings departments 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 6 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.

 Application Form (PDF)    Application Form (PDF)

 


 

 

Job Title: Part-Time Sales Assistant Womesnwear
Closing Date: Monday 19th December 2016
Job Reference: G1208
 

We are looking for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Sales team at our Downtown Grantham store. Working primarily on the Womenswear department you may also be required to cover duties on other departments as required.

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

Previous experience in a similar environment would be beneficial.

You will be working 20 hours per week worked on varying shifts over up to five days out of seven 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: Full-Time Sales Assistant Upholstery / Dining
Closing Date: Monday 19th December 2016
Job Reference: G1209
 

We have a full-time vacancy for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Sales Team at our Downtown Grantham store, working primarily on the Upholstery and Dining departments. 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 environment would be beneficial.

Hours will be 36.25 per week, usually 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.

 Application Form (PDF)    Application Form (PDF)

 



Downtown Garden Centre, Grantham   
    

 

No Vacancies

 



Downtown Home & Fashion Store, Lincoln

Job Title: Full-Time Sales Assistant Furniture & Floor Coverings
Closing Date: Monday 12th December 2016
Job Reference: T1201
 

We are looking for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Sales team at our Downtown Lincoln store. Working primarily on the Furniture and Floor Coverings departments, you may also be required to cover duties on other departments.

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

Hours will be 38.75 per week, worked on varying shifts over up to 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.

   
Application Form (PDF)    

 


 

Oldrids Department Store, Gainsborough   

Job Title: Full-Time Coffee Shop Manager
Closing Date: Monday 12th December 2016
Job Reference: M1202
 

Reporting to the Store Manager, you will be responsible for the smooth running of the Coffee Shop in our Oldrids Gainsborough store on a day-to-day basis.

Your main duties will include the ordering and management of stock, food preparation and leading and training the team. You will demonstrate good cooking skills and you will also be responsible for trialling new products and setting the example for excellent customer service.

You will possess good people management skills and will have a good understanding of the needs of the customer, using your own ideas to increase sales and profit results. You will be P.C. literate, hard working, committed and will be organised in your approach to your work.

Previous experience 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. You should be able to offer a flexible approach to working times.

   
Application Form (PDF)  

 


 

Oldrids Department Store, Scunthorpe 

 

Job Title: Part-Time & Weekend Coffee Shop Assistants
Closing Date: Monday 12th December 2016
Job Reference: S1201
 

We have a vacancy for two enthusiastic assistants to join the Coffee Shop team at our Oldrids Scunthorpe 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 either 16 or 6 hours per week on varying shifts, either over four days between Sunday and Saturday, including regular weekends and occasional evenings, or 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 Holidays.

 
Job Title: Part-Time Cleaning Assistants
Closing Date: Monday 12th December 2016
Job Reference: S1202
 

We have two vacancies for enthusiastic part-time assistants to join the Cleaning team to maintain high standards of cleanliness in our Oldrids Scunthorpe store.

The successful applicants should be well-presented, self motivated and willing to carry out varied duties, with the primary duty of maintaining high standards of cleanliness and maintenance to the customer toilets, as well as general cleaning of the store, canteen and office areas. They may also be required to undertake other general cleaning tasks as required.

Previous experience in a similar role would be preferred.

Hours will be either 8 or 6 per week, normally worked on up to 4 days out of 7 between Sunday and Saturday, including every other weekend, and will mainly be worked during trading hours.

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: Sunday Office Assistant
Closing Date: Monday 12th December 2016
Job Reference: S1203
 

We are delighted that Scunthorpe’s Westgate Department Store is to become an Oldrids, stocking a wide range of goods including fashion and homewares. We have exciting plans for the store and are currently seeking a new assistant to join the existing Accounts Office team. You should be well presented, PC literate, numerate, accurate and possess excellent customer service skills. Duties will include customer care, cash handling, data input, filing, switchboard operation and reception work, plus other accounts office tasks as required.

Previous experience in a similar role would be beneficial.

You will be working 5 hours per week on varying shifts, normally every Sunday.

 
Job Title: Loss Prevention Officer
Closing Date: Monday 12th December 2016
Job Reference: S1204
 

We are looking for an enthusiastic, hardworking and flexible Loss Prevention Officer to join the team.

Involved in all aspects of store security, you should be well presented and possess excellent customer service skills, including diplomacy and tact when required to deal with challenging situations. You should be PC literate, committed and organised in your approach to your work, and have a good understanding of the Loss Prevention role, ideally with experience gained in a similar retail environment.

An SIA licence would be beneficial. The appointed candidates will be required to undergo a Police Data Access check.

Hours will be 24.75 hours per week, worked on varying shifts over up to 5 days out of 7 between Sunday and Saturday, including regular evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays. You should be able to offer a flexible approach to working times and days.

Although based at Scunthorpe you may occasionally be required to work at our other stores.

Application Form (PDF)   Application Form (PDF)