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 Merchandise Planner
Closing Date: Friday 26th August 2016
Job Reference: A0812
 

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Merchandise Planner to join our Buying and Merchandising team. Working in the Home and Gift division, 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 Buyer 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 Buying and Merchandising 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.

 
 
Job Title: Full-Time Administration Apprentice 
 Closing Date: Thursday 8th September 2016
 Job Reference: A0901

 

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Administration Apprentice. The successful applicant will provide a range of administrative duties to support the Purchasing Administration team at our Head Office in Boston.

There will be a high degree of data entry requiring strong IT and Excel skills, a keen eye for detail and the ability to learn new systems quickly and efficiently.

A methodical and organised approach to work is essential, as is accuracy and numerical aptitude. You will be able to work on your own initiative, follow instruction and work effectively as part of a team.

The contract will be for a fixed term of up to one year during which you will be required to complete a Level 2 Business and Administration Apprenticeship. 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, normally Monday to Friday including course time. You should be able to offer a flexible approach to working times and days.

Apprentice rates of pay apply.

 Application Form (PDF)    Application Form (PDF)


 

Oldrids Department Store, Boston       

Job Title: Fixed-Term Part-Time Cleaning Supervisor
Closing Date: Wednesday 31st August 2016
Job Reference: A0814
 

We have an exciting opportunity for a part-time Supervisor to join the Cleaning Team at our Oldrids Boston store on a fixed-term basis of up to one year.

Responsibilities will include organising day-to-day rotas and highlighting any equipment maintenance needs. You will be required to monitor stocks of cleaning materials and order supplies as required for the store.

You will also be very much a ‘hands-on’ member of the Cleaning team responsible for maintaining the high standards of cleanliness in the store.

You should be well-presented, self motivated and willing to carry out varied cleaning duties including vacuuming, polishing glass and mirrors, and cleaning the store entrances, gangways, toilets, restaurant and offices, along with any other general cleaning tasks.

Previous experience in a similar role would be an advantage.

You will be working 20 hours per week 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, including being available during school and college holiday periods and on Bank Holidays.

 
Job Title: Part-Time Sales Assistant Menswear 
 Closing Date: Thursday 8th September 2016
 Job Reference: A0902

 

There is an opportunity for an enthusiastic Sales person to join the sales team working primarily on the Menswear 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 16 per week worked on varying shifts over up to 5 days 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)

 


 

Downtown Furniture Store, Boston

 No Vacancies


 

Downtown Superstore, Grantham            

Job Title: Sunday Sales Assistant Electrical
Closing Date: Monday 29th August 2016
Job Reference: G0818
 

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Sales Team at our Downtown Grantham 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 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 Till Operator / Sales Assistant
Closing Date: Monday 5th September 2016 
Job Reference: G0901 
 

 

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 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: Weekend Sales Assistants Beds / Bedroom Furniture
Closing Date: Wednesday 7th September 2016
Job Reference: G0902
 

We have two vacancies for enthusiastic assistants 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.

We are seeking one assistant to work 6 hours every Sunday, and another to work 6 hours per week on 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: Full-Time Carpet Workroom Assistant / Estimator
Closing Date: Wednesday 7th September 2016
Job Reference: G0903

 

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic Carpet Workroom Assistant/Estimator to join the Flooring team at our Downtown Grantham store.

The role entails both the preparation of floor covering orders, including the cutting of floor coverings for the fitters, as well as measuring floor fits and following through to resulting sales. The ability to interpret plans and take measurements is essential in this role, as is excellent customer service skills when securing sales alongside your colleagues in store or during visits to customers' homes.

The successful candidate will be an effective communicator and should be good at prioritising workloads. You should be well presented, PC literate and confident when dealing with any administration required, including the booking in and out of stock. Previous experience in a similar environment would be beneficial but is not essential, as full training will be given.

Hours will be 36.25 per week, worked on varying shifts over five days out of seven between Sunday and Saturday, including occasional evenings and weekends.

You should have a flexible approach to working days and times, being available to work varying days and additional hours if required.

 Application Form (PDF)    Application Form (PDF)

 


 

Downtown Garden Centre, Grantham   

 No Vacancies      


 

 Downtown Home & Fashion Store, Lincoln

Job Title: Full-Time Sales Assistants Furniture
Closing Date: Monday 5th September 2016
Job Reference: T0901
 

We are looking for two enthusiastic assistants 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 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.

 
Job Title: Fixed-Term Full-Time Sales Assistant Electrical
Closing Date: Monday 5th September 2016
Job Reference: T0902
 

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Sales team at our Downtown Lincoln store for a fixed term basis of up to 6 months.

Working primarily on the Electrical 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 38.75 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)
   Application Form (PDF)


 

Oldrids Department Store, Gainsborough

 No Vacancies    


 

Concessions

Wallis are currently recruiting for their new concession opening in Downtown Grantham. Vacancies are currently available for a 30 hour per week Supervisor and a 16 hour per week Sales Advisor, as well as two 8 hour per week and three 4 hour per week Sales Advisors.

Apply by sending a CV to Donna Jordan, c/o Wallis, 27 High Street, Meadowhall, Sheffield S9 1EN.