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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: Fixed-Term Merchandiser
Closing Date: 31st July 2017
Job Reference: A0707
 

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Merchandiser to join our Buying and Merchandising team for a fixed term of up to 8 months. You will deliver sales and profitability by managing and optimising the ranges through effective pre-season planning and in-season trading.

Key responsibilities of the role include:
• Controlling stock levels by creating WSSI plans and forecasts for sales, stock and OTB and related intake. 
• Managing intake by effectively managing the supply base.
• Planning department space and controlling options – ranged and bought.
• Producing range level analysis and comparisons to LY and plan.
• Supporting range planning, working alongside the Buyers to agree options counts, line ROS and volumes are within OTB limits. 
• Managing markdowns and promotions, owning and controlling the net achieve margin.
• Analysing weekly sales and stocks along with ROS data to manage replenishment of continuity lines and bestsellers.
• Driving the SPF and PPF performance of departments by analysing space and proposing actions.
• Managing and developing the Merchandise Assistant.

You will have the ability to analyse data, work under pressure to meet deadlines, work on your own initiative and as part of a team. Good IT skills and proficiency in the use of Excel are a must, as is a full driving licence, as multi-site travel is a requirement of the role.
Hours are 38.75 per week worked on 5 days out of 7 between Sunday and Saturday. You should be able to offer a flexible approach to working times and days, with the ability to work additional days if required.

   
Application Form (PDF)    

 


 

Job Title: Full-Time Buyer
Closing Date: 31st July 2017
Job Reference: A0709
 

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 Bedlinen and Bathshop 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 Divisional Buying and Merchandising 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.

 
 
 
 
 

 

Application Form (PDF)  

 


 

Oldrids Department Store, Boston

Job Title: Fixed-Term Sales Assistant Thorntons
Closing Date: 31st July 2017
Job Reference: A0708
 

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Sales team at our Oldrids Boston store for a fixed term basis of up to one year.

Working primarily on the Thorntons 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 also 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 12 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.

 
 
 
 
 

 

Application Form (PDF)  

 


 

Downtown Furniture Store, Boston  

Job Title: Full-Time Restaurant Manager
Closing Date: 31st July 2017
Job Reference: W0702
 

A rare opportunity has arisen for an experienced catering manager to join Oldrids & Downtown in the role of Restaurant Manager at our Downtown Boston store.

Reporting to the Store Manager, you will be an outstanding people manager and an inspirational role model for your team. Your other responsibilities will include stock management, maintaining exceptional standards of food safety and hygiene, trialling new products, and using your commercial acumen and knowledge of the customer to increase sales and enhance profitability.

In addition to a passion for food and customer service, you will need to be PC-literate, financially astute, and extremely organised in your approach to your work. Although not essential, previous experience of delivering Basic Food Hygiene training would be beneficial.

You will be working 36.25 hours per week on varying shifts over up to 5 days between Sunday and Saturday, including regular weekends, evenings and Bank Holidays. You should be able to offer a flexible approach to working times.

 
 
 
 
 

 

Application Form (PDF)  

 


 

Downtown Superstore, Grantham

Job Title: Part-Time Coffee Shop Assistant Manager
Closing Date: 31st July 2017
Job Reference: G0702
 

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. In return, we offer a competitive salary.

A food hygiene qualification is preferred, although not essential.

Hours will be 25 per week, worked on varying shifts over 5 days out of 7 between Sunday and Saturday, including regular weekends and evenings, and Bank Holidays. You should be able to offer a flexible approach to working times.

 
Job Title: Part-Time Sales Assistant Beds & Bedroom Furniture
Closing Date: 31st July 2017
Job Reference: G0703
 

There is an opportunity at our Downtown Grantham store for an enthusiastic Sales Assistant to join the team, working primarily on the Bedroom Furniture departments.

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 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 including during school and college holiday periods and on Bank Holidays.

 

 Application Form (PDF)   Application Form (PDF)

 


 

Job Title: Sunday Coffee Shop Assistant
Closing Date: 31st July 2017
Job Reference: G0704
 

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: Part-Time Accounts Office Assistant
Closing Date: 31st July 2017
Job Reference: G0705
 

We have a vacancy for a Part Time assistant to join the Accounts Office team in Downtown Grantham.

You should be well presented, possess excellent customer service skills, and be PC literate, numerate and accurate.

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.

Hours are 21 per week worked on varying shifts up to three days between Sunday and Saturday, including regular evenings and 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)   Application Form (PDF)

 


 

Job Title: Sunday Sales Assistant Cosmetics
Closing Date: 31st July 2017
Job Reference: G0706
 

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

 
Job Title: Sunday Sales Assistant Soft Furnishings
Closing Date: 31st July 2017
Job Reference: G0707
 

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 18 per four weeks worked on varying shifts, normally over three out of four Sundays.

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 Linens
Closing Date: 31st July 2017
Job Reference: G0708
 

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Sales Team at our Downtown Grantham store. Working primarily on our Linens 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 18 per four weeks worked on varying shifts, normally over three out of four Sundays.

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: Sunday Till Operator / Sales Assistant
Closing Date: 31st July 2017
Job Reference: G0709
 

There is an opportunity at our Downtown Grantham 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.

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 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: Part-Time Cleaning Assistant
Closing Date: 31st July 2017
Job Reference: G0710
 

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic part-time assistant to join the Cleaning team to maintain high standards of cleanliness in our Downtown Grantham store.

You should be well-presented, self motivated and willing to carry out varied duties, with the primary duty of maintaining high standards of cleanliness to both customer and staff toilets. You may also be required to undertake other general cleaning tasks as required.

Previous experience in a similar role would be preferred.

Hours will be 6 per week, normally worked on up to 2 days out of 7 between Sunday and Saturday, including occasional 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: Weekend Sales Assistant Fragrance / Cosmetics
Closing Date: 31st July 2017
Job Reference: G0711
 

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Sales Team at our Downtown Grantham store. Working primarily on the Beauty 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 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 Electrical
Closing Date: 31st July 2017
Job Reference: G0712
 

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.

 
Job Title: Weekend Sales Assistant Upholstery / Dining
Closing Date: 31st July 2017
Job Reference: G0713
 

We have a 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 role would be beneficial.

Hours are 12 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)

 


 

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