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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

  

Job Title: Full-Time Buying Apprentice
Closing Date: 22nd July 2019
Job Reference: A0704

Are you interested in establishing a career in retail buying or merchandising? Do you have great attention to detail? Do you love a varied workload?

At Oldrids Head Office in Boston we have a great opportunity for an Admin Apprentice to join and establish a career in our friendly Buying & Merchandising team.

A methodical and organised approach to work is essential as you will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks including creating orders and data analysis using Excel. You will also learn valuable skills to assist in other areas of the Buying & Merchandising department to enhance your development.

For the duration of the fixed-term apprenticeship you will be required to complete a Level 2 or 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship. Extension of the employment contract and further study support including progression to a higher level qualification will be considered dependent on performance and the business requirement at the time.

Hours are 35 per week, normally Monday to Friday including course time. You should however be able to offer a flexible approach to working times and days.

Apprentice rates of pay apply.

 

 
Job Title: Full-Time Marketing Project Manager
Closing Date: 26th July 2019
Job Reference: A0706

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 we are establishing the new role of Marketing Projects Manager to support our new Head of Marketing in the delivery of game-changing increases in brand awareness, footfall, dwell-time and average spend across our existing estate.

The successful applicant will also support with the B2B and B2C marketing of the Downtown Grantham Designer Outlet. 

This you will do by developing and executing a number of key marketing projects. Each project to include initial strategic proposals and planning, budgeting, media and print buying, creative briefing, liaison with internal stakeholders and external agencies, management of in-store presentation and delivery of events, and reporting on the project sales performance.

To succeed in this important role:

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

• You will need previous experience of marketing, ideally gained whilst working for a multi-site retailer, major brand or hospitality business;

• You will of course be a high-performing networker, with the ability to build strong relationships with all stakeholders;

• Your outgoing personality, influencing skills, tenacity and passion will enable you to break down any barriers to success and engender the support you need from third parties and colleagues across the business to deliver excellent results; and

• It is not necessary to have held a management position previously, but commercial acumen and excellent organisational and budget-management skills are, of course, essential.

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; and

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

Application Form (PDF)      Application Form (PDF)   

 
Oldrids Online, Grantham

 

No Vacancies

   
   

 
 
Oldrids Department Store, Boston

 

No Vacancies

   
   

 

Downtown Furniture Store, Boston
 

No Vacancies

   
   

 
Downtown Superstore, Grantham 

 

Job Title: Sunday Sales Assistant (Soft Furnishings)
Closing Date: 22nd July 2019
Job Reference: G0707

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Sales Team at our Downtown Grantham store. Working primarily on the Soft Furnishings department, 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 three Sundays out of four.

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: Part-Time Accounts Office Assistant
Closing Date: 22nd July 2019
Job Reference: G0708

We have a vacancy for a part-time assistant 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 will be 30 per week, usually worked over 5 days out of 7 between Sunday and Saturday, including regular weekends and evenings within store opening times.

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: Full-Time Buying Apprentice
Closing Date: 22nd July 2019
Job Reference: A0705

Are you interested in establishing a career in retail buying or merchandising? Do you have great attention to detail? Do you love a varied workload?

At Downtown Grantham we have a great opportunity for an Admin Apprentice to join and establish a career in our friendly Buying & Merchandising team.

A methodical and organised approach to work is essential as you will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks including creating orders and data analysis using Excel. You will also learn valuable skills to assist in other areas of the Buying & Merchandising department to enhance your development.

For the duration of the fixed-term apprenticeship you will be required to complete a Level 2 or 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship. Extension of the employment contract and further study support including progression to a higher level qualification will be considered dependent on performance and the business requirement at the time.

Hours are 35 per week, normally Monday to Friday including course time. You should however be able to offer a flexible approach to working times and days.

Apprentice rates of pay apply.

 
Job Title: Sunday Coffee Shop Assistant
Closing Date: 29th July 2019
Job Reference: G0709

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic assistant 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.

You will be working 5 hours per week, normally every other Sunday.

You should be able to offer a flexible approach to working days and times and be available to work additional hours and alternative days if required, including during school and college holiday periods and on Bank Holidays.

 

Application Form (PDF)

  Application Form (PDF) 

 

Job Title: Sunday Sales Assistant (Cookshop)
Closing Date: 29th July 2019
Job Reference: G0710

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Sales team at our Downtown Grantham store. Working primarily on the Cookshop department, you may be required to work on other departments as necessary.

You should be well presented and preferably have good sales experience. You should ideally have 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 usually worked on 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 / college holiday periods and on Bank Holidays.

 
Job Title: Weekend Sales Assistant (Electricals)
Closing Date: 29th July 2019
Job Reference: G0711

We are recruiting for an enthusiastic assistant who has a keen interest in our Electrical products to join the Sales team working primarily on the Electrical 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 10 hours per week, usually on both Saturdays and Sundays.

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
Closing Date: 22nd July 2019
Job Reference: P0701

We have a rare and exciting opportunity for a Customer Service Co-ordinator 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.

 
Job Title: Part-Time Sales Assistant (Buildings / Landscapes)
Closing Date: 29th July 2019
Job Reference: P0702

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Sales team at our Downtown Grantham Garden Centre.

Working primarily on the Buildings and Landscapes 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 be required to work on other departments as necessary.

The work will include the movement of stock, some of which may be very heavy and / or bulky.

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 25 per week, worked on varying shifts over up to 5 days out of 7 between Sunday and Saturday, including regular weekends, occasional evenings, and Bank Holidays.

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, Scunthorpe

  

No Vacancies

   
   

 

Concessions

  

Oasis - Oldrids Boston
Job Title: Sales Advisor
Closing Date: 22nd July 2019

Our Oasis concession within our Oldrids Boston store is currently recruiting for an 8 hours per week Sales Advisor to work primarily during weekdays with occasional weekend working. 

Flexibility is key to work within the small team and the successful applicant should have a keen interest in fashion and the products stocked.

To apply, please hand your CV and a covering letter to a member of the Oasis team in store or e-mail the two documents to oas3776@oasis-stores.com