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 Head of Operational Risk
Closing Date: Monday 23rd January 2017
Job Reference: A0105
 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full-time Head of Operational Risk, to be based at our Head Office in Boston.

Reporting to the Property Director, your main responsibilities will include monitoring and ensuring our Health & Safety, Data Protection and Loss Prevention 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 ideal candidate will be an accomplished trainer and ideally 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

No Vacancies

 


 

Downtown Furniture Store, Boston  

Job Title: Sunday Sales Assistant Home Interiors / Cookshop
Closing Date: Monday 30th January 2017
Job Reference: W0107
 

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic 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 12 hours per four weeks on varying shifts, normally every 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.

 
Job Title: Sunday Accounts Office Assistant
Closing Date: Monday 23rd January 2017
Job Reference: W0108
 

We have an exciting opportunity for a part-time assistant to join the Accounts Office team at our Downtown Boston store.

The main duties of the role are completing general administrative duties, processing customer payments, customer service to both internal and external contacts, filing and operating the telephone.

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent customer service skills, be PC literate, numerate and accurate. Experience in a customer facing environment and administration is preferred, although not essential.

You will be working 6 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 and college holiday periods.

Application Form (PDF)   Application Form (PDF) 

 


 

Downtown Superstore, Grantham             

Job Title: Part-Time Sales Assistant Electrical
Closing Date: Monday 23rd January 2017
Job Reference: G0107
 

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic part-time sales assistant in our Downtown Grantham Store. Working primarily on the Electrical 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, 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 25 per week, worked on varying shifts over 5 days out of 7 between Sunday and Saturday, including regular evenings and weekends. 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 Sales Assistant Womenswear
Closing Date: Monday 23rd January 2017
Job Reference: G0108
 

We are looking for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Sales team at our Downtown Grantham store. Working primarily on the Womenswear department you may 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.

You will be working 20 hours per week worked on varying shifts over up to five days out of seven 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)

 


 

Job Title: Part-Time Coffee Shop Assistants
Closing Date: Monday 23rd January 2017
Job Reference: G0109
 

We have vacancies for two enthusiastic assistants 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.

Hours will be either 30 or 25 per week, normally worked on 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 30th January 2017
Job Reference: G0110
 

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: Weekend Accounts Office Assistant
Closing Date: Monday 30th January 2017
Job Reference: G0111
 

We have a vacancy for a weekend assistant to join the Accounts Office team at our Downtown Grantham store.

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 7.5 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)    

 


 

Downtown Garden Centre, Grantham       

No Vacancies

 



Downtown Home & Fashion Store, Lincoln

Job Title: Full-Time Sales Assistants Furniture & Floor Coverings
Closing Date: Monday 23rd January 2017
Job Reference: T0102
 

We are looking for two enthusiastic assistants to join the Sales team at our Downtown Lincoln store. Working primarily on either the Furniture or Floor Coverings department, 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. You may be required to work on other departments as necessary.

Hours will be 38.75 per week, worked on varying shifts over up to 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.

   
Application Form (PDF)    

 


 

Oldrids Department Store, Gainsborough   

No Vacancies

 


 

Oldrids Department Store, Scunthorpe 

Job Title: Fixed-Term Sales Assistants Womenswear / Cosmetics
Closing Date: Monday 30th January 2017
Job Reference: S0108
 

We are looking for two enthusiastic assistants to join the Sales team at our Oldrids Scunthorpe store on a fixed-term basis of up to 3 months. Working primarily on either the Womenswear or Cosmetics 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 20 per week on our Cosmetics department or 16 per week on our Womenswear department, both worked on varying shifts over up to 4 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: Part-Time Coffee Shop Assistants
Closing Date: Monday 30th January 2017
Job Reference: S0109
 

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

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

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

Hours are 12 per week, worked on varying shifts of up to three days out of seven 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)