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We have stores throughout Lincolnshire, as well as an online store. We stock a wide range 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 brands you know and love. The employment opportunities we offer are as varied as the range 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
Oldrids & Downtown
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 an 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 Marketing

Closing Date: 14th December 2018
Job Reference: A1201

Oldrids & Downtown have been retail pioneers since 1804. Our first department store in Boston was one of the earliest of its kind. We were also ahead of the curve when we opened our first edge-of-town store under the Downtown brand.

We have recently announced plans for a £125 million designer outlet centre to open in 2020 at our Downtown site in Grantham.

It is at this exciting time that we are seeking an outstanding Head of Marketing to complement our existing leadership team and play a key role in helping to shape the next 200 years of the Company’s history.

Reporting to the Retail Operations Director in this pivotal post, you will develop an industry-leading marketing strategy for our existing retail portfolio and lead a team of six direct reports to execute this strategy across all channels, delivering game-changing increases in brand awareness, footfall, dwell-time and average spend. In addition, you will oversee all aspects of the B2B and B2C marketing of the Downtown Grantham Designer Outlet.

To succeed in this crucial role:

• Leadership, teamwork and courage are key attributes you should have;

• You will ideally have already proven yourself as a marketing leader working for a multi-site retailer;
• You will need a strong background in retail marketing, with both hands-on and strategic experience, and will have managed the full marketing mix, including direct mail, e-mail campaigns and events;

• You must have previous experience of devising innovative and creative marketing strategies and leading a team to deliver them;

• You will be personable, credible, and a strategic thinker, with outstanding communication and stakeholder-management skills;

• You must be passionate about delivering top performance through the team, with the ability to inspire customers and colleagues, and drive a positive, growth-oriented mind-set;

• Commercial acumen, negotiation skills and the proven ability to manage a substantial budget are essential;

• You will preferably have a relevant degree in marketing or business, although your ability, attitude and previous achievements are of greater importance.

This is a fantastic opportunity to play a leading role in a transformation of historic significance to our business from concept through to completion, and comes with a competitive salary and benefits package including:

• Staff discount of up to 20% across all stores;

• Pension contributions of up to 7% of salary; and

• 34 days’ holiday per year including Public Holidays and increasing with service.

 

   
Application Form (PDF)  

 

Oldrids Online, Grantham

 

No Vacancies

   
   

 
 
Oldrids Department Store, Boston

 

No Vacancies

   
   

 
 
Downtown Furniture Store, Boston
 

Job Title: Full-Time Sales Apprentice (Lounge and Dining)

Closing Date: 3rd December 2018
Job Reference: W1201

Providing quality furniture to our customers coupled with exceptional service has been a fundamental value of our Downtown Boston store since opening in 1981. We now have a great opportunity for an individual to join the team at Downtown Boston as an apprentice and establish a career dealing with all aspects of Lounge and Dining furniture Sales.

The main focus of this position will be on the selling of our varying furniture products including sofas, dining tables and chairs whilst exceeding customer service expectations. The role also provides a unique insight into retail stock control using our in house systems and processes to enhance your development.

The contract will be for a fixed term of up to 15 months during which you will be required to complete a Level 2 Retailer Apprenticeship. Extension of the employment contract and further study support to progress to the Level 3 Retail Team Leader Apprenticeship may be considered dependent on performance and the business requirement at the time.

Hours will be 35 per week including course time, worked on varying shifts over 5 days out of 7, including regular weekends and occasional evenings. You should be able to offer a flexible approach to working times and days.

Apprentice rates of pay apply.

 

 

Job Title: Part-Time Sales Assistant (Soft Furnishings)

Closing Date: 3rd December 2018
Job Reference: W1202

There is an opportunity for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Sales team working primarily on the Soft Furnishings department at our Downtown 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 25 per week, usually worked on varying shifts over up to 5 days out of 7 between Sunday and Saturday, including regular weekends and 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 Superstore, Grantham
    
Job Title: Weekend Sales Assistants (Electrical and Technology)
Closing Date: 26th November 2018
Job Reference: G1108

We are looking for enthusiastic assistants who have a keen interest in Electricals and Technology to join the Sales team working primarily on the Electrical and Technology departments at our Downtown Grantham store. You may also occasionally be required to cover duties on other departments as required.

You should 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 either 10 hours per week every Saturday and Sunday, or 6 or 5 hours per week normally worked on either Saturday 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: Sunday Loss Prevention Officer
Closing Date: 3rd December 2018
Job Reference: G1201

We have a rare opportunity for a Loss Prevention Officer to join the team at our Downtown Grantham site.

Involved in all aspects of Loss Prevention and store security, you should be well presented and possess excellent customer service skills, including diplomacy and tact when required to deal with challenging situations.

You should be P.C. literate, hard working, committed and organised in your approach to your work and have a good understanding of the Loss Prevention role, ideally with experience gained in a similar retail environment.

An SIA licence would be beneficial. The appointed candidate will be required to undergo a Police Data Access check.

Hours are 6 per week normally worked on Sundays although flexibility may be required occasionally to work differing or additional days.

 

Application Form (PDF)
 
Application Form (PDF)

 

Job Title: Weekend Coffee Shop Assistant
Closing Date: 3rd December 2018
Job Reference: G1202

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 environment would be beneficial.

Hours are 10 per fortnight usually worked every other Saturday and 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

   
   

 

Oldrids Department Store, Scunthorpe

  

No Vacancies

   
   

 

Concessions

  

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