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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 Visitor & Events Manager
Closing Date: 4th June 2018
Job Reference: A0601
 

This is a unique role with true autonomy to really make a difference.  Flexibility and an inclusive management style are vital, as is the flair to create something special for our customers whilst working within our branding guidelines and wider business strategy.

To succeed in this important role:

•You will need previous experience of owning and driving retail or tourism-based events, ideally gained whilst working for a multi-site retailer or tourist destination.

•You will be a confident and enthusiastic networker, with the ability to build strong relationships with all stakeholders.

•Your outgoing personality, influencing skills, tenacity and passion will enable you to engender the support you need from third parties and colleagues across the business to deliver excellent results.

•You must be comfortable working under your own steam and proactive in engaging with your colleagues from across the business to help you deliver the events as and when they occur.

•You must possess a high level of personal resilience and be financially astute to operate and deliver within budgets, and report regularly on the success and performance of each event. 

This fantastic opportunity to be an ambassador for our brand and help us deliver a transformation of historic significance to our business 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, increasing with service.

   
Application Form (PDF)    

 


 

iStore, Grantham

  

Job Title: Full-Time Website Designer
Closing Date: 4th June 2018
Job Reference: G0601
 

Oldrids.co.uk is the online store for Oldrids & Downtown, an iconic retailer based in Lincolnshire. 

We have exciting plans to develop our online business to become a significant part of our business.  We have a new team in place and a real passion to deliver a fantastic online experience and major sales growth.  We are looking for a talented web designer with a passion for delivering fantastic online design.

You will support the Head of Ecommerce in developing oldrids.co.uk into a website that offers compelling content on a site that our customers will love. 

It will showcase our fantastic range, market-leading brands and leverage our heritage and expertise to deliver a superb online shopping experience.

Key responsibilities of this role include:

• Delivering a continuous cycle of fresh web design across oldrids.co.uk, including the homepage, landing pages and brand pages, whilst showing a mobile-first attitude at all times.

• Creating emails to support our active email programs whilst driving customer engagement.

• Ensuring post-order communications, including order confirmation emails and customer review messages, are on brand and in the correct marketing tone.

• Delivering all required design to support our online marketing activity including creative for affiliates, retargeting and paid activity where appropriate.

• Supporting the user experience online by developing wireframes and user stories where necessary to ensure our web development continues at pace.

• Bring a strong creative and technical angle to the online team, helping to establish UX and UI standards.

• As and when required, play a role in site maintenance and ensuring that all content is accurate, up-to-date and brand-enhancing.

You will first and foremost be a creative person but with a good understanding of online design technology and strong attention to detail to provide a great user experience. A good working knowledge across HTML 5, CSS, JavaScript, Adobe creative suites and key web languages and technologies is required.

This unique opportunity 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, increasing with service.

 

 
 Job Title: Full-Time Junior Online Marketing Manager
Closing Date: 4th June 2018
Job Reference: G0602
 

Oldrids.co.uk is the online store for Oldrids & Downtown, an iconic retailer based in Lincolnshire.

We have exciting plans to develop our online business to become a significant part of our business.  We have a new team in place and a real passion to deliver a fantastic online experience and major sales growth.  We are looking for an energetic and ambitious individual who will support the Head of Ecommerce in developing and implementing our online Marketing plans.

The person will need to have enthusiasm for online and for retail, a sharp eye for detail, good commercial acumen and some experience in Digital Marketing, including PPC, SEO, Google Analytics or equivalent.

Key responsibilities of this role include:

• Coordinating email marketing, owning email plans, briefing, coordination and sign-off for an active email program.

• Supporting the development of our email database – growing the number of customers with whom we can communicate and assisting in segmenting those customers.

• Liaising with the Digital Marketing agency on paid marketing activity, ensuring that our commercial activity is translated into effective and profitable campaigns online.

• Coordinating our Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) plans with the Digital Marketing agency, the Web Development partner and our internal teams to ensure a strong performance in this critical field.

• Managing our affiliate network, ensuring that we deliver strong incremental business from our key affiliate partners.

• Working with our Marketing department to ensure strong and consistent online presence in our in-store and offline Marketing.

• Maintaining a strong customer focus and supporting the Head of Ecommerce in ensuring our online tone of voice, look and feel are on brand and delivering the experience we expect.

This fantastic opportunity 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, increasing with service.

 

 

 Application Form (PDF)    Application Form (PDF)

 


 

Oldrids Department Store, Boston

 

Job Title: Full-Time Visual Merchandising Manager
Closing Date: 28th May 2018
Job Reference: A0503
 

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.

Still family-owned, we now operate Oldrids & Downtown stores across Lincolnshire, from Scunthorpe in the north to Boston and Grantham in the south, and we employ 700 people across the county.

In 2017 we announced ambitious plans to develop a £125 million designer outlet at our flagship Downtown site in Grantham.

It is at this exciting time that we are seeking an established VM Manager to join our Head of VM in the execution of industry-leading and game-changing visual merchandising across our five large-format stores.

In this field-based role you will be a hands-on line manager to the VM teams in each store, inspiring and challenging them to deliver solutions that are inspirational, commercial, cost-effective and consistent with our brand identity.

To succeed in this crucial role the successful candidate will require:

• Experience leading a visual merchandising team;
• Experience working in a multi-product retail environment;

• Proven ability to coach and develop others;

• Creative and commercial visual competence with a meticulous eye for detail;

• Extensive knowledge of visual merchandising, retailing and graphic communication techniques;

• Passion for home furnishing, fashion and design trends;

• Computer proficiency, with the specific ability to use Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative applications;

• Clear and confident communication skills (verbal and written);

• Enthusiasm for teamwork; and

• Proven analytical, organisational and problem-solving skills.

This fantastic opportunity comes with a competitive salary and benefits package including up to 20% staff discount across all stores.

 
Job Title: Weekend Restaurant Assistant 
Closing Date: 28th May 2018
Job Reference: A0504
 

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)

 
 
 
 
 
Job Title: Part-Time Restaurant Assistant
Closing Date: 28th May 2018
Job Reference: A0505
 

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 19.5 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: Full-Time Restaurant Apprentice
Closing Date: 4th June 2018
Job Reference: A0602
 

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Restaurant Apprentice to join the team at our Oldrids Boston store.

Your duties will include helping to prepare meals, bakery products and staff meals, as well as assisting in other areas of the kitchen and restaurant.

The contract will be for a fixed-term of up to 18 months during which you will be required to complete an Intermediate Apprenticeship in Food Production and Cooking.  Extension of the employment contract and further study support may be considered dependent on performance and the business requirement at the time.

Hours will be 35 per week, worked on varying shifts over 5 days between Sunday and Saturday, 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.

 

Application Form (PDF)    Application Form (PDF)
 

 
Downtown Furniture Store, Boston
 

No Vacancies

   
   

 

 
Downtown Superstore, Grantham

 

Job Title: Weekend Sales Assistant Menswear
Closing Date: 28th May 2018
Job Reference: G0503
 

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

Working primarily on the Menswear 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 and till work.

You will be working 6 hours per week on varying shifts, normally every Saturday and / 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, including during school / college holiday periods and on Bank Holidays.

 
Job Title: Full-Time Distribution Assistant
Closing Date: 4th June 2018
Job Reference: G0603
 

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) 

 


 

Downtown Garden Centre, Grantham

 

No Vacancies

   
   

  

 

Oldrids Department Store, Scunthorpe

 

No Vacancies

   
   

 

 
Concessions

  

Quiz Temporary Sales Assistant (Maternity Cover)
Closing Date: 28th May 2018
Oldrids Boston
 

We have an exciting opportunity for a confident and enthusiastic Sales Assistant to join the Quiz concession based within Oldrids Boston. The ideal candidate should have an interest in the products offered and strong customer service skills. Hours are 9 per week worked over two days including weekends. The successful applicant should be fully flexible in order to meet the needs of the business. 

If you are interested in applying please submit a CV and covering letter to a Quiz member of staff within Oldrids Boston or e-mail them to boston@quizclothing.co.uk.

 
Quiz Part-Time Supervisor
Closing Date: 28th May 2018
Oldrids Boston
 

We have an exciting opportunity for a confident and enthusiastic Supervisor to join the Quiz concession based within Oldrids Boston. The ideal candidate should have an interest in the products offered and strong customer service skills. Hours are 16 per week worked over three days including weekends. The successful applicant should be fully flexible in order to meet the needs of the business and have a passion for fast fashion retail.  

If you are interested in applying please submit a CV and covering letter to a Quiz member of staff within Oldrids Boston or e-mail them to boston@quizclothing.co.uk.

     

 

Job Title: Full-Time Visual Merchandising Manager
Closing Date: 28th May 2018
Job Reference: A0503
 

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.

Still family-owned, we now operate Oldrids & Downtown stores across Lincolnshire, from Scunthorpe in the north to Boston and Grantham in the south, and we employ 700 people across the county.

In 2017 we announced ambitious plans to develop a £125 million designer outlet at our flagship Downtown site in Grantham.

It is at this exciting time that we are seeking an established VM Manager to join our Head of VM in the execution of industry-leading and game-changing visual merchandising across our five large-format stores.

In this field-based role you will be a hands-on line manager to the VM teams in each store, inspiring and challenging them to deliver solutions that are inspirational, commercial, cost-effective and consistent with our brand identity.

To succeed in this crucial role the successful candidate will require:

• Experience leading a visual merchandising team;
• Experience working in a multi-product retail environment;

• Proven ability to coach and develop others;

• Creative and commercial visual competence with a meticulous eye for detail;

• Extensive knowledge of visual merchandising, retailing and graphic communication techniques;

• Passion for home furnishing, fashion and design trends;

• Computer proficiency, with the specific ability to use Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative applications;

• Clear and confident communication skills (verbal and written);

• Enthusiasm for teamwork; and

• Proven analytical, organisational and problem-solving skills.

This fantastic opportunity comes with a competitive salary and benefits package including up to 20% staff discount across all stores.