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

No Vacancies
 
 
   
 
   

 


 

Oldrids Department Store, Boston

Job Title: Part-Time Sales Assistant Footwear
Closing Date: Tuesday 3rd May 2016
Job Reference: A0501
 

There is an opportunity for an enthusiastic assistant 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 20 per week, usually worked on varying shifts over up to 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: Full-Time Sales Manager
Closing Date: Thursday 5th May 2016
Job Reference: A0502
 

We have an exciting opportunity for a Sales Manager to join the management team at our Oldrids Boston store.

Reporting to the Store Manager, you will be responsible for the smooth running of various departments within this busy store.

You will possess excellent leadership, customer service and selling skills, with the ability to maximise sales and profitability through the customer experience. You will be P.C. literate, hard working, committed and organised in your approach to your work.

We are ideally looking for a candidate who has experience of leading a large team in a fast paced environment, with a proven track record of delivering results.

Hours will be 38.75 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 fully flexible approach to working days and times.

 Application Form (PDF)   Application Form (PDF)

 


   

Job Title: Weekend Sales Assistant Menswear
Closing Date: Tuesday 17th May 2016
Job Reference: A0503
 

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

 
 
 
 
 

 

Application Form (PDF)    


  

Downtown Furniture Store, Boston

No Vacancies
 
 
   
     

 


  

Downtown Superstore, Grantham

Job Title: Part-Time Sales Assistant Childrenswear/Shoes
Closing Date: Thursday 5th May 2016
Job Reference: G0501
 

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Sales Team at our Downtown Grantham store. Working primarily between the Childrenswear, Shoes and Toy 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, 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 27.5 per week, usually worked on varying shifts over 5 days out of 7 between Sunday and Saturday, including regular weekends and evenings. You should have a flexible approach to working days and times and be available to work additional hours if required.

Previously applicants need not apply.

 
Job Title: Full-Time Office Manager
Closing Date: Tuesday 10th May 2016
Job Reference: G0502
 

We have a rare vacancy for an accomplished people and administration manager to motivate, lead and develop the office team at our Grantham site.

Overseeing the smooth running of the Downtown Superstore and Garden Centre offices, this is an important role requiring people management skills, commercial acumen, numeracy, accuracy, attention to detail, confidentiality, a calm demeanour and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels.

With previous supervisory or office management experience gained in a similar role, your computer skills will be excellent and, in addition to your line management responsibilities, you’ll be willing and able to turn your hand to any of the following tasks to support your team and lead by example:

        • Customer Service;

        • Cash Handling;

        • Data Entry.

Hours will be 38.75 per week, worked on varying shifts over 5 days out of 7 between Sunday and Saturday, including regular evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays. You should be able to offer a fully flexible approach to working days and times.

Application Form (PDF)    Application Form (PDF)

 


   

Job Title: Weekend Till Operator Sales Assistant
Closing Date: Wednesday 11th May 2016
Job Reference: G0503
 

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.

Previous experience in a similar role would be beneficial.

You will be working 4 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 / college holiday periods and on Bank Holidays.

   
Application Form (PDF)    

 


   

Downtown Garden Centre, Grantham

Job Title: Fixed-Term Coffee Shop Assistant
Closing Date: Tuesday 3rd May 2016
Job Reference: P0501
 

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic assistant to join the Coffee Shop at our Downtown Grantham Garden Centre on a fixed term basis of up to 6 months.

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.

Hours will be 16 per week, usually 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 days and times, and be available to work additional hours, including during school and college holiday periods.

 
Job Title: Part-Time Sales Assistant Clothing / Camping
Closing Date: Thursday 5th May 2016
Job Reference: P0504
 

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Sales team at our Downtown Grantham Garden Centre.

Working primarily on the Clothing and Camping 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 as necessary. 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 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 days and times, and be available to work additional hours, including during school and college holiday periods.

Application Form (PDF)    Application Form (PDF)

 


   

Job Title: Weekend Sales Assistant Hardy Plants
Closing Date: Tuesday 17th May 2016
Job Reference: P0506
 

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Sales team at our Downtown Grantham Garden Centre.

Working primarily on the Hardy Plants 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 as necessary.

The work may include the movement of stock, some of which may be heavy and / or bulky.

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 are 13 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: Part-Time Sales Assistant Tools / Machinery
Closing Date: Tuesday 17th May 2016
Job Reference: P0507
 

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Sales team at our Downtown Grantham Garden Centre.

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 30 per week, worked on varying shifts over up to 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, 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 Home & Fashion Store, Lincoln

Job Title: Full-Time Sales Assistant Furniture
Closing Date: Thursday 5th May 2016
Job Reference: T0501
 

We are looking for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Sales team at our Downtown Lincoln store. Working primarily on the Furniture 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. Previous experience in a similar environment would be beneficial.

Hours will be 38.75 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 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

 
Job Title: Part-Time Sales Assistant Electrical
Closing Date: Wednesday 11th May 2016
Job Reference: T0502
 

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Sales Team at our Downtown Lincoln store. Working primarily on the 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, 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 25 per week, worked on varying shifts over 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.

Previous applicants need not apply.

 Application Form (PDF)      Application Form (PDF)

 


   

Job Title: Part-Time Sales Assistant Fishing
Closing Date: Thursday 5th May 2016
Job Reference: P0503
 

There is an opportunity for an enthusiastic assistant to join the sales team working primarily on the Fishing 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 24 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 Tools / Machinery
Closing Date: Thursday 11th May 2016
Job Reference: P0505
 

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

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.

Application Form (PDF)    Application Form (PDF)

 


 

Oldrids Department Store, Gainsborough

Job Title: Weekend Sales Assistant Cookshop / Gifts
Closing Date: Tuesday 10th May 2016
Job Reference: M0501
 

We are looking for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Sales team at our Oldrids Gainsborough store. Working primarily on the Cookshop & Gift departments you will 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.

Previous applicants need not apply.

   
Application Form (PDF)