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 Graphic / Creative Designer
Closing Date: Thursday 11th February 2016
Job Reference: A0203
 

Reporting to the Head of Advertising, you will assist with
the commercial production of internal and external marketing material for the business.

This is a varied role covering all aspects of the design and production process including brochures, press, email newsletters, seasonal POS schemes and digital advertising.

You should be fully literate in Apple Mac and Windows systems, and be able to demonstrate an excellent working knowledge of Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver and Flash) and printing processes. A good knowledge of photography and social media would be an advantage.

You should be well-presented, literate, and able to communicate effectively as part of a team at all levels.

Previous experience in a similar role would be beneficial, as the appointed candidate must be able to work independently and to deadline on a variety of projects.

Hours are 38.75 per week normally worked Monday to Friday. You should be able to offer a flexible approach to working times and days.

Please include your CV and samples of your recent work in your application.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Application Form (PDF)    

 


 

Oldrids Department Store, Boston

 

Job Title: Fixed-Term Visual Merchandising Assistant
Closing Date: Tuesday 16th February 2016
Job Reference: A0206
 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated part time assistant to join the Visual Merchandising team on a fixed-term basis of up to eleven months.

This is a highly creative role requiring a keen eye for detail. You will be working within a small team ensuring visual merchandising standards are met across the entire store.

You should be self-motivated and be able to demonstrate a passion and flair for fashion and homewares, with the ability to install seasonal schemes at point of sale whilst creating theatre and excitement in a department store environment.

You will also be required to produce in-store ticketing using PC and Mac programmes.

A Visual Merchandising or Art & Design qualification would be beneficial. Applications from candidates with previous experience in a Visual Merchandising or a design-led role will be welcomed.

You will be working 18 hours per week, usually Wednesday-Friday but may include occasional evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays. You should be able to offer a flexible approach to working days and times and be available to work during school and college holidays.

 
Job Title: Part-Time Restaurant Assistant
Closing Date: Tuesday 16th February 2016
Job Reference: A0204
 


We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic part-time assistant to join the Restaurant team.

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 10 hours per week on varying shifts over up to 5 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)

 


 

Job Title: Weekend Accounts Office Assistant
Closing Date: Thursday 18th February 2016
Job Reference: A0205
 


We have a vacancy for a weekend assistant to join the 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.

Hours are 7.75 per week worked normally every Saturday.
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

 

Job Title: Part-Time Service Administrator
Closing Date: Monday 22nd February 2016
Job Reference: W0204
 

We are looking for an enthusiastic Administrator to join the Electrical part of our Service team.

It is important that you are PC literate, numerate, accurate and able to communicate effectively at all levels. The role will require you to liaise with colleagues, customers and suppliers on a regular basis. You should be well presented, self-motivated and capable of working on your own initiative as well as a being a team player.

Hours will be 30 per week, usually worked on varying shifts over 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.

 
Job Title: Fixed-Term Visual Merchandising Assistant
Closing Date: Thursday 18th February 2016
Job Reference: W0203
 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated part time assistant to join the Visual Merchandising team on a fixed-term basis of up to eleven months.

This is a highly creative role requiring a keen eye for detail. You will be working within a small team ensuring visual merchandising standards are met across the entire store.

You should be self-motivated and be able to demonstrate a passion and flair for fashion and homewares, with the ability to install seasonal schemes at point of sale whilst creating theatre and excitement in a department store environment.

You will also be required to produce in-store ticketing using PC and Mac programmes.

A Visual Merchandising or Art & Design qualification would be beneficial. Applications from candidates with previous experience in a Visual Merchandising or a design-led role will be welcomed.

You will be working 23.25 hours per week, usually Wednesday-Friday but may include occasional evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays. You should be able to offer a flexible approach to working days and times and be available to work during school and college holidays.

Application Form (PDF)   Application Form (PDF)

 


 

Downtown Superstore, Grantham

 

Job Title: Full-Time Sales Assistant Electrical
Closing Date: Thursday 11th February 2016
Job Reference: G0205
 

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Sales Team. 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 36.25 per week, worked on varying shifts over 5 days out of 7 between Sunday and Saturday, including occasional evenings and regular weekends. You should have a flexible approach to working days and times and be available to work additional hours if required.

 
 
 
 
 

 

Application Form (PDF)    

 


 

Downtown Garden Centre, Grantham

 

Job Title: Part-Time Coffee Shop Assistant
Closing Date: Tuesday 23rd February 2016
Job Reference: P0204
 

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic assistant to join the Coffee Shop.

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 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.

 
Job Title: Weekend Coffee Shop Assistant
Closing Date: Wednesday 17th February 2016
Job Reference: P0202
 

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic assistant to join the Coffee Shop.

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 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 / college holiday periods and on Bank Holidays.

Application Form (PDF)   Application Form (PDF)

 


 

Job Title: Full-Time Apprentice Restaurant Assistant
Closing Date: Wednesday 17th February 2016
Job Reference: P0201
 

We have an exciting opportunity for an apprentice to join the team.

Duties will primarily be customer service but will 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.

The contract will be for a fixed-term of up to one year during which you will be required to complete an Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship in Hospitality and CIEH Level 2 Award in Food Safety and Catering. 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 on varying shifts over 5 days between Sunday and Saturday, including regular weekends and evenings. You should be able to offer a flexible approach to working times and days.

Apprentice rates of pay apply.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Application Form (PDF)    

 


 

Downtown Home & Fashion Store, Lincoln

 

Job Title: Weekend Coffee Shop Assistant
Closing Date: Thursday 11th February 2016
Job Reference: T0202
 

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Coffee Shop team.

Duties will include clearing tables, customer service, basic food preparation, till work, stock replenishment and general housekeeping duties.

You should be well presented, literate and numerate, and possess excellent customer service skills. Previous experience of working in a similar Coffee Shop 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)    

 


 

Concessions, Oldrids Department Store, Boston

 

Concession: Watch Station
Job Title: Weekend Sales Assistant
 

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic, sales driven Sales Associate on our Watch Station concession located within Oldrids Boston. 

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 able to communicate on all levels.  

Hours are 6 per week, normally worked over Saturday and/or  Sunday.

You should be able to offer a flexible approach to working days and times and be able to work overtime if required including holiday cover, school  holidays and bank holidays.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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