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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 not been unsuccessful.

   

 


 

Head Office, Boston

 

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Oldrids Online, Grantham

 

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Oldrids Department Store, Boston

   

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Downtown Furniture Store, Boston
 
Job Title: Part-Time Cleaning Assistant
Closing Date: 18th November 2019
Job Reference: W1101

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Cleaning team to maintain high standards of cleanliness in our Downtown Boston store.

The successful applicant should be well-presented, self motivated and willing to carry out varied duties, with the primary duty of maintaining high standards of cleanliness and maintenance to both customer and staff toilets, as well as general cleaning of the store, canteen and office areas. You may also be required to undertake other general cleaning tasks as required.

Previous experience in a similar role would be preferred.

Hours will be 7.5 per week, normally starting at 7.45am for 2.5 hours a day on 3 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 to work varying days and additional hours if required.

 
Job Title: Full-Time Sales Assistants (Furniture)
Closing Date: 18th November 2019
Job Reference: W1102

We have vacancies for enthusiastic assistants to join the Sales team working across our Lounge and Dining, Beds and Bedroom Furniture department within 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.

Positions of 36.25 and 30 hours available, 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. 

Application Form (PDF)

  Application Form (PDF)
 
 
Job Title: Full-Time Sales Apprentice (Electrical)
Closing Date: 25th November 2019
Job Reference: W1103

We have a rare opportunity for an enthusiastic Sales Apprentice to work within the Electrical Department at our Downtown Boston store.

The main focus of this role will be on selling, requiring you to possess excellent customer service skills. You will be able to work on your own initiative, follow instruction and work effectively as part of a team. You should also be well presented and have a keen interest in the Electrical products we offer.

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.

You will be working 35 hours per week on varying shifts over 5 days out of 7 between Sunday and Saturday, including regular weekends and evenings up until store closing times. 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 (Floor Coverings)
Closing Date: 25th November 2019
Job Reference: W1104

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 large edge-of-town store under the Downtown brand.

There is now an opportunity for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Sales team working primarily on the Floor Coverings 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 15 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.

Application Form (PDF)

  Application Form (PDF)
 
 
Downtown Superstore, Grantham 

               

Job Title: Fixed-Term Sales Assistant (Beds / Bedroom Furniture)
Closing Date: 11th November 2019
Job Reference: G1106

We have a fixed-term vacancy for up to one year for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Sales team working primarily on our Beds and Bedroom Furniture departments at Downtown Grantham.

The successful candidate 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 of the role 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 19.25 per week, usually worked on 3 days out of 7 between Sunday and Saturday, including regular weekends and occasional evenings up until store closing times.

You should have a flexible approach to working days and times and should be available to work additional hours or varying shift patterns if required.

 
Job Title: Fixed-Term Online Operations Assistant
Closing Date: 11th November 2019
Job Reference: G1113

With our Christmas ranges now available for the most wonderful time of the year, we are looking for an individual to join the festive cheer within our Online team, based at Downtown Grantham, to fulfil customer orders on a fixed-term basis until 5 January 2020.

The role will primarily focus on packing orders to be sent out to our Online customers. These orders need to be packed with the care and attention that our customers expect, so we are looking for an individual with great attention to detail and an excellent customer service attitude.

Working as part of a small team, you will be required to handle products of all shapes and sizes, some of which may be heavy and / or bulky.

We work hard to bring new customers to our business, as well as retaining existing ones, and the careful and timely fulfilment of customer orders is critical to our fast-growing Online operation.

Hours are a minimum of 4 per day, usually worked between 10am-2pm, and there may be an opportunity for additional hours. These shifts will usually be worked Monday to Friday, although there may be a requirement to work occasional weekends.

Application Form (PDF)

  Application Form (PDF)

 

Job Title: Weekend Coffee Shop Assistant
Closing Date: 18th November 2019
Job Reference: G1107

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic assistant to join the Coffee Shop within 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 7.25 per week, usually worked on varying shifts on both 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.

 
Job Title: Weekend Till Operator / Sales Assistant
Closing Date: 18th November 2019
Job Reference: G1108

We are looking for an enthusiastic assistant to join the 'Float' team at our Downtown Grantham store.

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 department as necessary, where good customer service skills and an interest in the products on offer is desirable.

Hours are 6 per week on varying shifts, normally worked on Saturday 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.

Application Form (PDF)

  Application Form (PDF)

 

Job Title: Full-Time Buyer (Furniture)
Closing Date: 25th November 2019
Job Reference: G1109

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 large edge-of-town store under the Downtown brand.

And now we are embarking upon the development of a £125 million designer outlet centre, to open at our Downtown site in Grantham.

It is at this exciting time that a rare opportunity has arisen for a Big-Ticket Buyer to join our Buying and Merchandising team. This is a store-based role, with line management responsibility for a sales team, and would suit an experienced buyer looking for a new challenge, or someone with a background in Big-Ticket sales and the aptitude to diversify into buying.

You will need to ooze enthusiasm for the product, be brilliant at building relationships with brands, staff and customers alike, and be professional yet charismatic in securing the best deals and support from our suppliers in order to drive the range and business forward.

Key responsibilities of the role include:

• Delivering the planned sales and profitability of the departments by managing and optimising the brands through effective sourcing, selection and negotiation of prices;

• Inspiring the sales team to create life-long customers through world-class customer service;

• Driving and managing the departmental product, attribute and brand mix to ensure commercially-balanced range is delivered to meet the needs of our customer;

• Providing strategies for suppliers / brands within departments for the approval of the Buying, Merchandising and Concessions Manager;

• Negotiating with suppliers to secure the desired products on favourable terms, and setting retail prices to capture market share; and

• Analysing department product trends and customer behaviours and feeding these into buying plans within agreed timelines.

You should be literate and numerate with the ability to analyse data, possess strong administrative skills, be capable of working under pressure to meet deadlines, and able to work both on your own initiative and as part of a team.

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.

This fantastic opportunity comes with a competitive salary and benefits package including:

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

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

 
Job Title: Full-Time & Part-Time Accounts Office Assistants
Closing Date: 25th November 2019
Job Reference: G1112

We have vacancies for full-time and part-time assistants to join the Accounts Office team at Downtown Grantham.

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 environment would be beneficial.

Hours available are 36.25 or 21 per week, usually worked 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 Garden Centre, Grantham

  

Job Title: Part-Time Customer Service Co-ordinator / Team Leader
Closing Date: 18th November 2019
Job Reference: P1103

We have a rare and exciting opportunity for a Customer Service Co-ordinator / Team Leader to join the management team at our Downtown Grantham Garden Centre.

Reporting to the Store Manager, you will be responsible for the day to day management of the store float team, ensuring optimum staff coverage on tills whilst supporting the wider store team with coverage as required.

Duties include supervision of the team to deliver excellent customer service by driving customer engagement and retail standards, completion of staff scheduling for all selling teams within the Garden Centre and timesheets completion for the central till team.

You will possess excellent leadership, customer service and selling skills, with the ability to coach others to maximise sales and profitability through the customer experience. You will be P.C. literate, hard working, committed and organised in your approach to your work.

We are ideally looking for a candidate who has experience of leading a team in a fast paced environment, with a proven track record of delivering results.

Hours will be 29 per week, worked on varying shifts over 5 days out of 7 between Sunday and Saturday, including occasional evenings and regular weekends and Bank Holidays. You should be able to offer a fully flexible approach to working days and times.

   

Application Form (PDF)

   

  

Oldrids Department Store, Scunthorpe

    

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Concessions

  

Job Title: Quiz Supervisor
Closing Date: 11th November 2019
Store: Oldrids Scunthorpe

Quiz is a fast fashion retail group that focuses on delivery catwalk style looks and all the latest trends at value of money prices. Our target audience is the fashion conscious womenswear market. We aim to be exciting and innovative, offering our customers the fashions, footwear and accessories that they want, when they want.

We realise the most important part of our success is our customer. This is why we are focused on delivering an excting shopping experience and making sure that our high standards of quality, value for money and service are always met.

We are looking for a Concession Supervisor to work within our concession in Oldrids, Grantham the ideal candidate will:
• Be a self-motivated individual with management experience or looking for the next step up;
• Possess good leadership and communication skills;
• Have visual merchandising experience;
• Possess excellent customer service skills;
• Be sales driven and commercially aware of the ladies fashion market; and
• Be fully flexible with regards to hours of work.

Hours will be 19.5 per week, worked on varying shifts over five days out of seven between Sunday and Saturday, including regular weekends and evenings up until store closing times.

You should be able to offer a flexible approach to working days and times.

To apply for this position please email your CV to: scunthorpe@quizcclothing.co.uk

 
Job Title: Quiz Sales Assistant
Closing Date: 18th November 2019
Store: Downtown Grantham

Quiz is a fast fashion retail group that focuses on delivery catwalk style looks and all the latest trends at value of money prices. Our target audience is the fashion conscious womenswear market. We aim to be exciting and innovative, offering our customers the fashions, footwear and accessories that they want, when they want.

We realise the most important part of our success is our customer. This is why we are focused on delivering an excting shopping experience and making sure that our high standards of quality, value for money and service are always met.

As Part Time Sales Assistant at our concession in Grantham, we are looking for a self-motivated individual who:
• Has a passion for fast fashion retail;
• Will provide excellent customer service in line with our sales standards and have previous experience working in this type of environment; and
• Will be very flexible regarding working hours and want to contribute and be part of a fun team, working to achieve our sales targets.

Hours will be 8 per week.

To apply for this position please email your CV to: grantham@quizcclothing.co.uk

 

 

 

Job Title: Quiz Manager
Closing Date: 25th November 2019
Store: Oldrids Scunthorpe

Quiz is a fast fashion retail group that focuses on delivery catwalk style looks and all the latest trends at value of money prices. Our target audience is the fashion conscious womenswear market. We aim to be exciting and innovative, offering our customers the fashions, footwear and accessories that they want, when they want.


We realise the most important part of our success is our customer. This is why we are focused on delivering an excting shopping experience and making sure that our high standards of quality, value for money and service are always met.
We are looking for a Concession Manager to work within our concession in Oldrids, Scunthorpe the ideal candidate will:
• Be a self-motivated individual with management experience or looking for the next step up;
• Possess good leadership and communication skills;
• Have visual merchandising experience;
• Possess excellent customer service skills;
• Be sales driven and commercially aware of the ladies fashion market; and
• Be fully flexible with regards to hours of work.


Hours will be 37.5 per week, worked on varying shifts over five days out of seven between Sunday and Saturday, including regular weekends and evenings up until store closing times.


You should be able to offer a flexible approach to working days and times.


To apply for this position please email your CV to: scunthorpe@quizcclothing.co.uk

 
Job Title: Dorothy Perkins Weekend Sales Assistant
Closing Date: 25th November 2019
Store: Oldrids Scunthorpe

We are looking for a passionate, self-motivated individual to join our Dorothy Perkins concession in Oldrids Scunthorpe. As a Weekend Sales Assistant you should:
• Strive to provide great service by engaging with customers;
• Be able to support visual and Brand standards on the sales floor;
• Work as part of a team to achieve sales and KPI targets;
• Keep up to date with trends and best sellers;
• Have a genuine love of fashion and passion for our Brands; and
• Love working in a busy, customer facing environment.

Hours will be 4 per week, worked on varying shifts across weekends.

You should be able to offer a flexible approach to working days and times.

Applicants should please hand their CV to the Dorothy Perkins counter in store.