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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 Buying Administration Apprentices
Closing Date: 1st October 2018
Job Reference: A1005

Do you have great attention to detail? Do you love working with numbers? Are you interested in Fashion and Homewares?

We have a rare and exciting opportunity for two keen and eager apprentices with lots of initiative to gain valuable work experience working in our Buying and Merchandising division at our Head Office in Boston.

You will be responsible for undertaking a wide variety of tasks in our busy Buying team including a range of administrative duties, data entry and collating reports, requiring strong IT and Excel skills, a keen eye for detail and the ability to learn new systems quickly and efficiently.

This fixed-term contract for the duration of the apprenticeship will require the successful candidates to complete a Level 2 or 3 Apprenticeship in Business Administration. Extension of the employment contract and further study support may be considered dependent on individual performance and the business requirement at the time.

Hours will be 35 per week including course time, normally worked Monday to Friday although you should be able to offer a flexible approach to working times and days.

Telephone interviews will be conducted on the 2nd or 3rd of October.

   
 Application Form (PDF)  

 

Oldrids Online, Grantham

 

No Vacancies

   
   

 

Oldrids Department Store, Boston

 

Job Title: Fixed-Term Sales Assistant
Closing Date: 1st October 2018
Job Reference: A1001

There is an opportunity for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Sales team working primarily across the Homewares departments at our Oldrids Boston store on a fixed term basis of up to 4 months.

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 18 per week, usually worked on varying shifts over up to 5 days out of 7 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.

 
Job Title: Fixed-Term Replenishment Assistants
Closing Date: 1st October 2018
Job Reference: A1002

We have vacancies for two part-time assistants to support the Replenishment team within our Oldrids Boston store on a fixed-term basis of up to 5 months.

Duties will primarily be pricing stock, distributing priced stock to departments and unloading and accepting deliveries in line with Company procedures. Applicants should note that some stock may be heavy and / or bulky.

Accuracy is vitally important, as is the ability to communicate effectively at all levels. You should be well presented, possess a calm, confident manner and be able to work on your own initiative as well as being part of the team.

Previous experience in a similar role would be beneficial.

Hours are 18 per week worked on varying shifts over up to 5 days out of 7 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 and Bank Holidays.

Application Form (PDF)
  Application Form (PDF)

 
Job Title: Catering & Hospitality Apprentice
Closing Date: 8th October 2018
Job Reference: A1003

We have a rare opportunity for a keen and eager apprentice to gain valuable work experience working in our lively Oldrids Boston restaurant. This will give you a great platform from which to establish a career in Catering and Hospitality.

You will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks in our fast-paced restaurant including meal preparation, working in our in-house bakery and producing staff meals. You will also learn valuable skills to assist in other areas of the kitchen and be proficient in delivering a high level of customer care.

This fixed-term contract for the duration of the apprenticeship will require the successful candidate to complete a negotiable suitable qualification within the Catering and Hospitality framework. Extension of the employment contract and further study support may be considered dependent on individual 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: Sunday Sales Assistant
Closing Date: 8th October 2018
Job Reference: A1004

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 6 per week normally worked on Sundays.

It is 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: 8th October 2018
Job Reference: A1006

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 11 hours per week on varying shifts over up to 5 days out of 7 including weekends.

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 Visual Merchandiser 
Closing Date: 8th October 2018
Job Reference: A1007

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated assistant to join the Visual Merchandising team at our Oldrids Boston store.

This is a highly creative role requiring a keen eye for detail.You will be working within a small team ensuring visual merchandising standards are met across the entire store.

You should be self-motivated, with the passion and flair to install seasonal schemes and point of sale whilst creating theatre and excitement in a large store.

You will also be required to produce in-store ticketing using PC and Mac programmes.

Applications are welcomed from candidates with previous experience in a Visual Merchandising or design-led role, and, although not essential, a Visual Merchandising
or Art & Design qualification would be beneficial.

Hours are 38.75 per week normally worked Monday to Friday. Occasional weekend and evening working may be required and you should be able to offer a flexible approach to working times and days.

Application Form (PDF)
  Application Form (PDF)

 
Downtown Furniture Store, Boston
 
Job Title: Full-Time Restaurant Manager 
Closing Date: 15th October 2018
Job Reference: W1001

A rare opportunity has arisen for an experienced catering manager to join Oldrids & Downtown in the role of Restaurant Manager at our Downtown Boston store.

Reporting to the Store Manager, you will be an outstanding people manager and an inspirational role model for your team. Your other responsibilities will include stock management, maintaining exceptional standards of food safety and hygiene, trialling new products, and using your commercial acumen and knowledge of the customer to increase sales and enhance profitability.

In addition to a passion for food and customer service, you will need to be PC-literate, financially astute, and extremely organised in your approach to your work. Although not essential, previous experience of delivering Basic Food Hygiene training would be beneficial.

You will be working 36.25 hours per week on varying shifts over up to 5 days between Sunday and Saturday, including regular weekends, evenings and Bank Holidays. You should be able to offer a flexible approach to working times.

 
Job Title: Full-Time Restaurant Assistant Manager 
Closing Date: 8th October 2018
Job Reference: W1002

Reporting to the Restaurant Manager, you will be supporting the smooth running of the Restaurant in our Downtown Boston store on a day-to-day basis.

You should have basic cooking and food preparation skills and previous experience of working in a similar Coffee Shop / Restaurant environment, as well as excellent customer service, communication and administration skills.

You will be expected to support, and deputise for, the Restaurant Manager in all aspects of the role and in their absence. This includes staffing, customer care, ordering, stock control, and ensuring that hygiene standards are met.

Previous supervisory experience and a food hygiene qualification are preferred, although not essential.

Hours will be 36.25 per week, worked on varying shifts over 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 times.

Application Form (PDF)   Application Form (PDF)

 
Downtown Superstore, Grantham
 
Job Title: Sunday Sales Assistants (Various Departments)
Closing Date: 1st October 2018
Job Reference: G1001

We have vacancies for enthusiastic assistants to join the Sales teams at our Downtown Grantham store. We have several vacancies to work primarily on departments including Lounge and Dining, Footwear, Ladieswear, Technology or Electrical.

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.

You will normally be working every Sunday for either 5 or 6 hours per week.

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.

If you are interested in applying for this vacancy please state on either your application form or covering letter which department as listed above would be your preferred department to work on.

 
Job Title: Weekend Sales Assistant (Electrical)
Closing Date: 1st October 2018
Job Reference: G1002

We are looking for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Sales team at our Downtown Grantham store. Working primarily on the Electrical department you may also be required to cover duties on other departments as required.

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 10 per week worked on varying shifts, normally every 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)
 

Application Form (PDF)

 

 

Job Title: Part-Time Coffee Shop Assistants
Closing Date: 1st October 2018
Job Reference: G1003

We are looking to recruit two enthusiastic assistants 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 cooking experience or experience of working in a similar Coffee Shop environment would be beneficial.

You will be working either 20 or 25 hours per week normally worked over 4 days out of 7 between Sunday and Saturday, including regular weekends and evenings.

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 Coffee Shop Assistants
Closing Date: 1st October 2018
Job Reference: G1005

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 cooking experience or experience of working in a similar Coffee Shop environment would be beneficial.

You will be working 20 hours per week normally worked over 4 days out of 7 between Sunday and Saturday, including regular weekends and evenings.

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: Full-Time Web Designer
Closing Date: 8th October 2018
Job Reference: G1004

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: Weekend Distribution Assistant
Closing Date: 8th October 2018
Job Reference: G1006

We are looking to recruit a weekend Distribution Assistant to join the team at Downtown Grantham.

Based primarily in ‘Customer Collect’ you will be required to locate and pick stock – some of which may be very bulky – and assist customers with their purchases. You should be well presented, possess excellent customer service skills, be literate, numerate and able to communicate at all levels. You will be required to process all relevant paperwork according to Company policy.

Experience gained working in a similar environment would be an advantage.

You will be working 13.25 hours per fortnight on varying shifts, normally every other weekend.

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)

 

Downtown Garden Centre, Grantham

 

No Vacancies

   
   

 

Oldrids Department Store, Scunthorpe

 

Job Title: Fixed-Term Sales Assistant
Closing Date: 8th October 2018
Job Reference: S1003

We are looking for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Sales team at our Oldrids Scunthorpe store on a fixed-term basis of up to one year.

Working primarily on the Furniture department you may also be required to cover duties on other departments as required.

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 37 per week, normally worked on varying shifts over 4 days out of 7 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.

 
Job Title: Part-Time Sales Assistant
Closing Date: 8th October 2018
Job Reference: S1002

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

Working primarily on the Menswear department you may also be required to cover duties on other departments as required.

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 30 per week, normally worked on varying shifts over 5 days out of 7 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)

 

Concessions

  

QUIZ (Oldrids Boston): Part-Time Sales Advisor - Fixed-Term
Closing Date: 1st October 2018
 

Quiz is a dynamic fast fashion retail group that focuses on delivering catwalk style looks and all the latest trends at value for 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 exciting 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 Sales Advisor to work within our concession in Oldrids Boston for a fixed-term of up to one year. The ideal candidate will:

• possess excellent customer service skills
• be interested in the latest trends and fashions
• be flexible to meet the needs of the business

The hours will be 9 per week normally worked over two days although flexibility will be required.

To apply please hand in your CV and a covering letter to the Quiz counter within Oldrids Boston or e-mail your CV to hrrecruit@oldrids.co.uk

 
Oasis (Oldrids Boston): Part-Time Sales Advisor
Closing Date: 1st October 2018
 

We are looking for a Sales Advisor to work as part of the team on our Oasis concession within Oldrids Boston. The ideal candidate will:

• possess excellent customer service skills
• be interested in the latest trends and fashions
• be flexible to meet the needs of the business

The hours will be 4 per week normally worked over two days although flexibility will be required.

To apply please hand in your CV and a covering letter to the Oasis counter within Oldrids Boston or e-mail your CV to hrrecruit@oldrids.co.uk

 

 

Oasis (Oldrids Boston): Part-Time Sales Advisor
Closing Date: 1st October 2018
 

We are looking for a Sales Advisor to work as part of the team on our Oasis concession within Oldrids Boston. The ideal candidate will:

• possess excellent customer service skills
• be interested in the latest trends and fashions
• be flexible to meet the needs of the business

The hours will be 4 per week normally worked on day at the weekend although flexibility will be required.

To apply please hand in your CV and a covering letter to the Oasis counter within Oldrids Boston or e-mail your CV to hrrecruit@oldrids.co.uk