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 Health & Safety Manager
Closing Date: Monday 1st May 2017
Job Reference: A0503
 

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

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

To be considered for this important role you must be self-motivated and possess a NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety, TechIOSH AIIRSM or equivalent qualification. You will also need a full driving licence and be willing to travel regularly between our stores.
The salary for this role will be £35,000 gross per annum plus Company Car.

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

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

   
Application Form (PDF)  

 


 

Oldrids Department Store, Boston 

Job Title: Part-Time Sales Assistant Childrens Shoes
Closing Date: Monday 1st May 2017
Job Reference: A0501
 

There is an opportunity for an enthusiastic Sales person to join the sales team working primarily on the Childrens Shoe 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 31 per week worked on varying shifts over up to 5 days 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 Menswear
Closing Date: Monday 1st May 2017
Job Reference: A0502
 

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

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)

 


 

Downtown Furniture Store, Boston  

Job Title: Fixed-Term Grounds Person
Closing Date: Monday 1st May 2017
Job Reference: W0501
 

We have a vacancy for a Grounds Person to join the Downtown Boston team on a fixed-term basis of up to 6 months.

Duties will include general gardening and maintenance, cleaning windows and maintaining a high standard of external presentation and cleanliness. You may also be required to assist with movement of stock and other general duties as required.

Previous experience in a similar role and a good knowledge of health and safety procedures would be beneficial.

Hours will be 8 per week, worked on varying shifts over up to five out of seven days between Sunday and Saturday, including occasional 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.

   
Application Form (PDF)  

 


 

Downtown Superstore, Grantham                    

Job Title: Part-Time Sales Assistant Accessories
Closing Date: Monday 24th April 2017
Job Reference: G0408
 

There is an opportunity for an enthusiastic Sales person to join the sales team working primarily on the Accessories 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 25 per week worked on varying shifts over up to 5 days between Sunday and Saturday, including regular weekends and 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: Part-Time Sales Assistant Menswear
Closing Date: Monday 24th April 2017
Job Reference: G0409
 

There is an opportunity for an enthusiastic Sales person to join the sales team 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 25 per week worked on varying shifts over up to 5 days between Sunday and Saturday, including regular weekends and evenings.

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

Application Form (PDF)   Application Form (PDF)

 


 

Job Title: Fixed-Term Sales Assistant Floor Coverings
Closing Date: Monday 24th April 2017
Job Reference: G0410
 

We have a vacancy at our Downtown Grantham Store for an enthusiastic Sales Assistant to join the team on a fixed-term basis of up to 1 year. Working primarily on the Flooring 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, and be literate, numerate and able to communicate at all levels. You should also be confident when required to deal with administration.

Previous experience in a similar environment would be beneficial.

Hours will be 30 per week, worked on varying shifts over up to 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 including during school and college holiday periods and on Bank Holidays.

 
Job Title: Part-Time Coffee Shop Assistant
Closing Date: Monday 24th April 2017
Job Reference: G0412
 

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 30 hours per week on varying shifts over three days between Sunday and Saturday, including regular weekends and 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.

Application Form (PDF)   Application Form (PDF)

 


 

Job Title: Full-Time Coffee Shop Assistant Manager
Closing Date: Monday 24th April 2017
Job Reference: G0413
 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Assistant Manager to support (and deputise for) the Coffee Shop Manager at our Downtown Grantham store in all aspects of the day-to-day running of our popular and very busy 200-seat Coffee Shop.

This will include staffing, food preparation, customer care, ordering, stock control, and ensuring that hygiene standards are met.

To succeed in helping to lead a 30-strong team, it is essential that you have previous supervisory / management experience, ideally gained in a similar coffee shop or catering environment. You should also have basic cooking and food preparation experience, as well as excellent leadership, communication, administration and customer service skills.

A food hygiene qualification is preferred, although not essential.

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 times.

 
Job Title: Sunday Sales Assistant Food & Drink
Closing Date: Monday 24th April 2017
Job Reference: G0414
 

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Sales Team at our Downtown Grantham store. Working primarily on the Food & Drink 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 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: Sunday Sales Assistant Lingerie
Closing Date: Monday 24th April 2017
Job Reference: G0415
 

There is an opportunity at our Downtown Grantham store for an enthusiastic Sales Assistant to join the team. Working primarily on our Lingerie department you may be required to cover 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.

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)  

 


 

Downtown Garden Centre, Grantham       

Job Title: Part-Time Sales Assistant House Plants
Closing Date: Monday 1st May 2017
Job Reference: P0501
 

There is an opportunity for an enthusiastic Sales person to join the sales team working primarily on the House 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 20 hours per week, worked on varying shifts over 5 days out of 7 between Sunday and Saturday, including regular weekends and evenings.

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

   
Application Form (PDF)  

 


 

Downtown Home & Fashion Store, Lincoln

No Vacancies

 


 

Oldrids Department Store, Gainsborough   

Job Title: Fixed-Term Sales Assistant Furniture / Electrical
Closing Date: Monday 24th April 2017
Job Reference: M0404
 

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Sales Team at our Oldrids Gainsborough store on a fixed-term basis of up to 9 months.

Working primarily on the Furniture and 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, and 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 18 per week, usually worked on varying shifts over up to 5 days out of 7 between Sunday and Saturday, including 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)  

 


 

Oldrids Department Store, Scunthorpe 

Job Title: Part-Time Coffee Shop Assistant
Closing Date: Monday 24th April 2017
Job Reference: S0402
 

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic assistant 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 16 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 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.

   
Application Form (PDF)