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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
Oldrid & Co. Limited
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 interview, but if you haven’t heard from us within four weeks of the closing date then unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful.

   

 


 

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Head Office, Boston

 

Job Title: Full-Time Administration Apprentice
Closing Date: 23rd October 2017
Job Reference: A1008
 

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Administration Apprentice within the Buying and Merchandising division at our Head Office in Boston.

The successful applicant will provide a range of administrative duties to support the team including a high degree of data entry requiring strong IT and Excel skills, a keen eye for detail and the ability to learn new systems quickly and efficiently.

A methodical and organised approach to work is essential, as is accuracy and numerical aptitude. You will be able to work on your own initiative, follow instruction and work effectively as part of a team.

The contract will be for a fixed term of up to one year during which you will be required to complete a Level 2/3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship. Extension of the employment contract and further study support may be considered dependent on performance and the business requirement at the time.

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

Apprentice rates of pay apply.

 
Job Title: Full-Time Buyer
Closing Date: 23rd October 2017
Job Reference: A1010
 

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Buying and Merchandising team for someone with the drive and enthusiasm to realise the full potential of our Cards and Food & Drink departments. The successful candidate will be an experienced buyer and preferably have experience of and / or a passion for one or more of the aforementioned product categories.

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. 
• Driving and managing the departmental product, attribute and brand mix to ensure commercially-balanced range is delivered.
• Providing strategies for suppliers / brands within departments for approval of the Buying Manager.
• Negotiating with suppliers to secure the desired products and terms, and setting retail prices in line with Company policy. 
• Analysing department product trends 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 including regular weekends. You should be able to offer a flexible approach to working times and days, with the ability to work additional days if required.

Application Form (PDF)   Application Form (PDF)

  


 

Oldrids Department Store, Boston

 

Job Title: Weekend Restaurant Assistant
Closing Date: 23rd October 2017
Job Reference: A1009
 

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.

 
Job Title: Part-Time Sales Assistant Homewares
Closing Date: 23rd October 2017
Job Reference: A1011
 

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Sales team at our Oldrids Boston store.

Working primarily on the Homeware Departments 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.

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 20 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, and be available to work additional hours, including during school and college holiday periods.

Application Form (PDF)   Application Form (PDF)

 

Job Title: Weekend Sales Assistant Womenswear
Closing Date: 30th October 2017
Job Reference: A1012
 

There is an opportunity for an enthusiastic Sales person to join the sales team working primarily on the Womenswear 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 4 per week worked on varying shifts, normally every Saturday and/or Sunday.

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)  

 


 

Downtown Furniture Store, Boston

 

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Downtown Superstore, Grantham

 

Job Title: Part-Time Sales Assistant Womenswear
Closing Date: 23rd October 2017
Job Reference: G1012
 

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

Previous experience in a similar environment would be beneficial.

You will be working 18 hours per week worked on varying shifts over up to five days out of seven 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: Full-Time SEO Specialist
Closing Date: 23rd October 2017
Job Reference: G1013
 

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.

We are seeking a creative and dynamic SEO Specialist with a proven track record in Search Engine Optimisation and marketing activities, to be instrumental in delivering a first class Ecommerce environment.

Reporting to the Head of Ecommerce, you will be responsible for managing all SEO activities such as content strategy, link building and keyword strategy to increase rankings on all major search networks.
Additional responsibilities include identifying online sales opportunities and creating effective marketing campaigns using a variety of digital media.

You will need to possess or have experience of the following to succeed in this crucial role:


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

• You will need to be a “hands on” member of the team and be able to manage priorities accordingly;

• You will have extensive experience of content optimisation and its research and implementation;
• You will have worked with keyword discovery, expansion and optimisation;

• You will have analysed website analytics with a view to identifying opportunities for improvement;

• You will have experience of managing online marketing campaigns;

• You will have an understanding of performance marketing, conversion optimisation and online customer acquisition;

• You will have experience in using Google’s Keyword Tool and a detailed knowledge of Google Analytics as well as an understanding of mobile strategies;

• You will preferably have a relevant qualification in a related subject, although your ability, attitude and previous achievement are of greater importance.

This exciting role 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

Application Form (PDF)   Application Form (PDF)

 


 

Job Title: Head of Ecommerce
Closing Date: 23rd October 2017
Job Reference: G1014
 

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.

We have recently announced ambitious plans for a £125 million designer outlet to open in 2019 at our Downtown site in Grantham.

It is at this exciting time that we are seeking a dynamic Head of
Ecommerce 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 newly-created post, you will be responsible for delivering a market-leading retail driven Ecommerce strategy to maximise ROI. The online strategy will include the development of your team, operating procedures, product ranges and digital market campaigns.

You will need to possess or have experience of the following to succeed in this crucial role:

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

• A proven track record in delivering market-leading retail driven Ecommerce environments;
• You will need a strong background in all aspects of Ecommerce, with both hands-on and strategic experience including the development and performance of an online business strategy;

• You must have previous experience of project managing new services from concept and development through to implementation;

• You will have strong analytical and technical skills, with outstanding communication and management skills;

• You will have experience in the management of Ecommerce budgets and financial forecasting;

• You will have previous experience of delivering a first class user experience;

• You will preferably have a relevant qualification in a related subject, although your ability, attitude and previous achievement are of greater importance.

Applications will be considered from those seeking both fixed-term and permanent employment, 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.

 
Job Title: Full-Time Website Warehouse Assistant
Closing Date: 23rd October 2017
Job Reference: G1015
 

We are looking for an enthusiastic assistant to join the Website Warehouse team at our Downtown Grantham site.

This is a physically-demanding role requiring the successful applicant to manage the selection and distribution of orders placed via our website, in addition to managing customer queries received by phone and e-mail.

You should be well presented, possess excellent customer service skills, be literate, numerate and have good attention to detail. You will be required to process all relevant paperwork according to Company policy and should be computer literate especially in Microsoft Word and Excel.

Previous experience in a similar Ecommerce, administrative or warehouse role would be beneficial, but is not essential.

You will be working 38.75 hours per week, worked on varying shifts over five days between Sunday and Saturday, including regular weekends and occasional evenings. You should be able to offer a flexible approach to working days and times, including being available during school and college holiday periods and on Bank Holidays.

Application Form (PDF)   Application Form (PDF)

 


 

Job Title: Part-Time Visual Merchandisers
Closing Date: 30th October 2017
Job Reference: G1017
 

We are looking for two enthusiastic and motivated part time Visual Merchandisers to join our new Visual Merchandising team at our Downtown Grantham site, looking after both the Downtown Grantham superstore and the Garden Centre.

This is a highly creative role requiring a keen eye for detail to ensure visual merchandising standards are met across both stores.

You should be self-motivated, with the passion and flair to install displays, seasonal schemes and Point-of-Sale whilst creating theatre and excitement in two large retail environments.

You will also be required to produce in-store ticketing and signage using Microsoft and Adobe computer programmes.

Applications are welcomed from candidates with previous experience in or exposure to Visual Merchandising. A Visual Merchandising or Art & Design qualification would be beneficial but is not essential.

The hours for these roles will be 15.5 or 23.25 per week, usually worked over 2 or 3 days or 3 or 4 days respectively, including occasional evening and weekends. You should be able to offer a flexible approach to working days and times and be available to work during school and college holidays.

 
Job Title: Full-Time Home Delivery Driver
Closing Date: 30th October 2017
Job Reference: G1018
 

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic person to join our Distribution team at our Downtown Grantham store. You will be working as part of the delivery team as a Driver, offering a prompt, efficient and courteous service to customers through our delivery area, including the assembly of some products and the basic installation of some household appliances.

It is essential that you have a full, clean driving licence and hold an up-to-date CPC.

The movement of stock – some of which may be very bulky – is a main requirement of the role and so previous experience of safe manual handling would be advantageous.

You should be well presented, possess excellent customer service skills, and be literate, numerate and able to deal with the administrative aspects of the role in line with Company policy. You may also be required to cover warehouse duties such as stock allocation and the handling of goods in and out.

Hours are 37.5 per week worked on varying shifts over five days between Monday and Saturday, including up to one 8.00pm finish per week. You should be able to offer a flexible approach to working days and times.

Application Form (PDF)   Application Form (PDF)

 


 
Downtown Garden Centre, Grantham

  

Job Title: Full-Time Horticulture Apprentice
Closing Date: 23rd October 2017
Job Reference: P1009
 

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Horticulture Apprentice to join the team on our Plants department at Downtown Grantham Garden Centre.

You will have an interest in plant growth and development and the care and maintenance involved.
You should be well presented, possess excellent customer service skills, be numerate, PC literate and able to communicate at all levels. You should be confident when required to deal with administration.

The contract will be for a fixed-term of up to one year during which you will be required to complete a Level 2 Horticulture Operative Apprenticeship. 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 course time, and 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: Fixed-Term Christmas Cover
Closing Date: 30th October 2017
Job Reference: P1010
 

There’s a real feeling of excitement and anticipation in the store at the moment as new ranges are beginning to arrive for the Festive Season. We are now looking for three enthusiastic, hardworking and flexible individuals to join our team on either our Ice Rink or covering one of our busy till points, to deliver a fantastic shopping experience for our customers. There’s a real buzz at Christmas, so come join the excitement!

All roles focus on sales and exceeding customer expectations, requiring you to demonstrate a keen interest in the enticing products on offer as well as excellent customer service and selling skills.
You should be well presented, literate, numerate and confident when dealing with any administration required. Previous experience gained in a similar retail environment would be beneficial.

We are offering contracts of 20 or 30 hours per week which will require you to work varying shifts over up to 5 days out of 7 between Sunday and Saturday including regular evenings and weekends. Flexibility is essential, requiring you to work varying days and additional hours if required, including evenings, school and college holiday periods and on Bank Holidays. All contracts are offered on a Fixed-Term basis and are expected to terminate week ending 24th December 2017 and 6th January 2018.

Application Form (PDF)   Application Form (PDF)
 
Job Title: Sunday Coffee Shop Assistant
Closing Date: 30th October 2017
Job Reference: P1011
 

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

You should be well presented, literate, numerate and be able to demonstrate excellent customer service, selling and communication skills.

Duties will primarily be cooking and basic food preparation but will also include customer service, clearing tables, till work, stock replenishment and general housekeeping duties.

Previous experience in cooking and food preparation within a similar catering environment would be desirable.

You will be working 5 hours per week on varying shifts, normally every 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)  

 

 
Oldrids Department Store, Gainsborough

 

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Oldrids Department Store, Scunthorpe

 

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Concessions

 

Oasis (Downtown Grantham) 

Our brand new Oasis concession are looking to recruit a 39 hour per week supervisor and five Sales Advisors on 6 or 4 hour per week contracts to join the team.

If you are interested in joining the concession please contact Kristy Owen at: Kristyowe@oasis-stores.co.uk