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 Restaurant Assistant
Closing Date: Monday 20th February 2017
Job Reference: A0205
 

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic part-time assistant to join the Restaurant team in our Oldrids Boston store.

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 20 hours per week on varying shifts over up to 5 days between Sunday and Saturday, including regular weekends and occasional evenings.

It is 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.

 
Job Title: Weekend Restaurant Assistant
Closing Date: Monday 27th February 2017
Job Reference: A0206
 

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic weekend assistant to join the Restaurant team in our Oldrids Boston store.

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.

Hours are 4 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: Sunday Restaurant Assistant
Closing Date: Monday 27th February 2017
Job Reference: W0202
 

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Restaurant team in our Downtown Boston store.

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 7 hours per fortnight on varying shifts, normally every other 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.

 
Job Title: Sunday Sales Assistant Home Interiors / Cookshop
Closing Date: Monday 27th February 2017
Job Reference: W0203
 

We have a vacancy for a part-time Sales Assistant to join the Home Interiors / Cookshop team at Downtown Boston.

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.

You will be working 4 hours on varying shifts, normally over three out of four Sundays.

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)

 


 

Downtown Superstore, Grantham                

Job Title: Full-Time Service Assistant
Closing Date: Monday 20th February 2017
Job Reference: G0211
 

We have a rare opportunity for someone to join the Service team based at Downtown Grantham.

You should have a keen interest in all electrical products, and be able to demonstrate good practical skills and an ability to assess and solve problems. It is important that you are PC literate, numerate and able to communicate effectively at all levels.

Duties are varied and include:
• Being the first point of contact for customers when issues arise, liaising with suppliers as necessary.
• Arranging visits to customers’ homes and assisting on these visits.
• Repairing and assembling a wide range of furniture, furnishings and electrical goods.
• Administrative support.

A full clean driving licence is essential.

Hours are 36.25 per week worked on five days out of seven between Sunday and Saturday, including occasional evenings and weekends.

You should be able to offer a flexible approach to working times and days, including Bank Holidays.

 
Job Title: Part-Time Coffee Shop Assistant
Closing Date: Monday 20th February 2017
Job Reference: G0214
 

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 18 hours per week on varying shifts over three 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.

Application Form (PDF)   Application Form (PDF)

 


 

Job Title: Sunday Sales Assistant Lingerie
Closing Date: Monday 20th February 2017
Job Reference: G0215
 

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.

 
Job Title: Full-Time Distribution Assistant
Closing Date: Monday 20th February 2017
Job Reference: G0217
 

We are looking to recruit a full-time Distribution Assistant to join the team at Downtown Grantham.

Stock movement - you will be required to locate and pick stock, some of which may be very bulky - will be a main requirement of the role. Other duties will include accepting deliveries and ensuring that all relevant paperwork is completed according to Company policy. You may be required to work as part of the delivery team working as an assistant to the delivery drivers.

Experience gained working in a similar environment would be an advantage, including an up to date awareness of health and safety regulations relating to manual handling.

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

Hours are 37.5 per week worked on varying shifts over five days between Sunday and Saturday, including regular evenings and 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 Beds & Bedroom Furniture
Closing Date: Monday 27th February 2017
Job Reference: G0218
 

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Sales Team at our Downtown Grantham store. Working primarily on the Beds, Bedroom Furniture and Floor Coverings 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 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: Weekend Sales Assistant Beds & Bedroom Furniture
Closing Date: Monday 27th February 2017
Job Reference: G0219
 

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Sales Team at our Downtown Grantham store. Working primarily on the Beds and Bedroom Furniture 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 6 per week worked on varying shifts, normally every Saturday and / or Sunday, including 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.

Application Form (PDF)    Application Form (PDF)

 


 

Job Title: Part-Time Coffee Shop Assistant
Closing Date: Monday 27th February 2017
Job Reference: G0220
 

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 22 hours per week 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 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: Full-Time Fitted Kitchen Consultant
Closing Date: Monday 27th February 2017
Job Reference: G0221
 

We are looking for a talented salesperson with artistic flair and design ability to join the team at our Downtown Grantham store as a Fitted Kitchen Consultant.

To fulfil the requirements of this role you will ideally have previous experience of designing and selling fitted kitchens and related products. Knowledge of electrical appliances would be a particular advantage.

Primarily focusing on sales, you should be well presented and possess excellent customer service and selling skills. You should be well presented, IT literate, numerate, and able to communicate at all levels.

As you will be required to visit customers’ homes or premises to offer a design and planning service, a full driving licence is essential. Accuracy is extremely important in this area and you should be confident when carrying out administrative tasks. A good working knowledge of CAD would be beneficial.

Hours are 36.25 per week worked on varying shifts over five days between Sunday and Saturday, including regular evenings and weekends. You should be able to offer a flexible approach to working times and days, including Bank Holidays.

Application Form (PDF)   Application Form (PDF)

 


 

Job Title: Part-Time Sales Assistant Electrical
Closing Date: Monday 27th February 2017
Job Reference: G0222
 

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 Fragrance / Cosmetics
Closing Date: Monday 27th February 2017
Job Reference: G0223
 

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)

 


 

Downtown Garden Centre, Grantham       

Job Title: Sunday Sales Assistant Hardy Plants
Closing Date: Monday 20th February 2017
Job Reference: P0203
 

There is an opportunity for an enthusiastic Sales person to join the sales team working primarily on the Hardy 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 12 hours per fortnight on varying shifts, normally every other 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 Pets
Closing Date: Monday 27th February 2017
Job Reference: P0204
 

There is an opportunity for an enthusiastic Sales person to join the sales team working primarily on the Pets 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 25 hours per week, worked on varying shifts over 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)

  


 

Job Title: Fixed-Term Sales Assistant Aquatics and Reptiles
Closing Date: Monday 27th February 2017
Job Reference: P0205
 

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic Sales Assistant in our Downtown Grantham Garden Centre Store on a fixed term basis of up to 6 months. Working primarily on the Aquatics and Reptiles departments you will be required to work on other departments as necessary.

You should be well presented, 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.

An in-depth knowledge of fish and reptile keeping and previous experience in a similar environment would be desirable. However, having a keen interest in the products on offer and a desire to learn is the key requirement.

Hours will be 17.5 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: Sunday Coffee Shop Assistants
Closing Date: Monday 6th March 2017
Job Reference: P0301
 

We have vacancies for three enthusiastic assistants to join the Coffee Shop team at our Downtown Grantham Garden Centre store.

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

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

Previous experience in cooking and food preparation within a similar catering environment would be desirable.

You will be working either 6 hours per week, or 6.5 / 6 hours per fortnight, on varying shifts normally every Sunday or every other 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)

 



Downtown Home & Fashion Store, Lincoln

No Vacancies

 


 

Oldrids Department Store, Gainsborough   

Job Title: Part-Time Sales Assistant Furniture
Closing Date: Monday 20th February 2017
Job Reference: M0203
 

We are looking for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Sales team at our Oldrids Gainsborough Store.

Working primarily between all Furniture departments 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.

You will be working 18 hours per week on varying shifts, between Sunday and Saturday, including regular weekends.

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)  

 


 

Oldrids Department Store, Scunthorpe 

Job Title: Full-Time Sales Manager
Closing Date: Monday 27th February 2017
Job Reference: S0203
 

Reporting to the Store Manager, you will be responsible for the smooth running of the first floor of this busy department store, overseeing various sales departments including Menswear, Womenswear, Childrenswear and Toys.

You will possess excellent leadership, customer service and selling skills with the ability to maximise sales and profitability through the customer experience. You should also have an eye for detail with a good understanding of merchandising.

The successful candidate will be hardworking, committed, organised, PC literate, and will ideally have previous experience leading and developing a team to deliver customer service and sales performance.

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

 
Job Title: Part-Time Sales Assistant Menswear
Closing Date: Monday 6th March 2017
Job Reference: S0301
 

We are looking for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Sales team at our Oldrids Scunthorpe store. 

Working primarily on the Menswear department 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 20 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 during school and college holiday periods and on Bank Holidays.

Application Form (PDF)   Application Form (PDF)

 


 

Concessions

Job Title: Travel Shop Branch Manager
 

Our Co-operative travel shop at our Oldrids Scunthorpe store are currently recruiting for a full-time Travel Shop Branch Manager, to oversee the day to day operations for the concession.

For more information and details of how to apply, please follow the link below.

   
https://www.cecjobs.coop/vacancy-details/5984
 

Job Title: Full-Time Sales Manager
Closing Date: Monday 27th February 2017
Job Reference: S0203
 

Reporting to the Store Manager, you will be responsible for the smooth running of the first floor of this busy department store, overseeing various sales departments including Menswear, Womenswear, Childrenswear and Toys.

You will possess excellent leadership, customer service and selling skills with the ability to maximise sales and profitability through the customer experience. You should also have an eye for detail with a good understanding of merchandising.

The successful candidate will be hardworking, committed, organised, PC literate, and will ideally have previous experience leading and developing a team to deliver customer service and sales performance.

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