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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

   

Job Title: Weekend Restaurant Assistants
Closing Date: 27th January 2020
Job Reference: A0103

Do you know your Earl Grey from your Espresso? Would you like to be part of our top-notch restaurant team?

If so, we are now looking to recruit for multiple weekend assistants to join us in our Oldrids Boston restaurant.

These roles will mainly consist of offering an exemplary service to our customers in the delivery of meals and refreshments to their 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 for all positions are 4 per week, usually worked on either Saturday or Sunday. It is important that you are able to offer a flexible approach to working days and times and you should also be available to work additional hours occasionally if required.

Please quote reference A0103 when applying for this vacancy.

Applicants should send a full CV to hrrecruit@oldrids.co.uk or follow the link below to download an application form which should be forwarded to - HR Department, Oldrids & Downtown, 11 Strait Bargate, Boston, Lincs, PE21 6UF.

   

Application Form (PDF) 

   

 

Downtown Furniture Store, Boston
 
 
Job Title: Full-Time Apprentice Sales Assistant (Electrical)
Closing Date: 20th January 2020
Job Reference: W0103

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.

Please quote reference W0103 when applying for this vacancy.

Applicants should send a full CV to hrrecruit@oldrids.co.uk or follow the link below to download an application form which should be forwarded to - HR Department, Oldrids & Downtown, 11 Strait Bargate, Boston, Lincs, PE21 6UF.

 
Job Title: Part-Time Sales Assistant (Floor Coverings)
Closing Date: 20th January 2020
Job Reference: W0104

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.

Please quote reference W0104 when applying for this vacancy.

Applicants should send a full CV to hrrecruit@oldrids.co.uk or follow the link below to download an application form which should be forwarded to - HR Department, Oldrids & Downtown, 11 Strait Bargate, Boston, Lincs, PE21 6UF.

 

Application Form (PDF) 

  Application Form (PDF)  

 
Job Title: Full-Time Sales Manager
Closing Date: 27th January 2020
Job Reference: W0105

At Oldrids & Downtown our customers are at the heart of everything we do.

We 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.

Based at Downtown Boston you will be leading the Furniture Sales Team, guiding, coaching and developing your team to reach their potential, maximising sales targets whilst selling with integrity, and providing an engaging customer experience.

Leading by example, you will share your enthusiasm to exceed customers expectations through your unrivalled product knowledge, ability to connect with customers and appreciation of a visually inspiring department. You must be able to work effectively with others, building healthy working relationships both internally and externally.

Your hours will be 38.75 per week worked over 5 days between Sunday and Saturday, including evenings and regular weekends within store opening times.

Please quote reference W0105 when applying for this vacancy.

Applicants should send a full CV to hrrecruit@oldrids.co.uk or follow the link below to download an application form which should be forwarded to - HR Department, Oldrids & Downtown, 11 Strait Bargate, Boston, Lincs, PE21 6UF.

 
Job Title: Part-Time Sales Assistant (Beds / Bedroom Furniture)
Closing Date: 27th January 2020
Job Reference: W0106

Do you know your divans from your dressing tables? If you have the right frame of mind, we would like to hear from you…

Based at Downtown Boston, we are recruiting for an Assistant to join our Furniture Sales Team on a part-time basis.

You will provide an exemplary and engaging experience for our customers to ensure that their expectations are exceeded.

You should have a keen interest in the products on offer, be well presented and possess good selling and customer service skills. You should able to handle administration confidently and accurately, be an effective communicator and should be good at prioritising workloads.

Previous experience of delivering a first-class customer experience would be beneficial.

Hours are 25 per week, usually worked on varying shifts over up to 5 days out of 7 between Sunday and Saturday within store opening times. You should be able to offer a flexible approach to working times, being available to work varying days and additional hours if required.

Please quote reference W0106 when applying for this vacancy.

Applicants should send a full CV to hrrecruit@oldrids.co.uk or follow the link below to download an application form which should be forwarded to - HR Department, Oldrids & Downtown, 11 Strait Bargate, Boston, Lincs, PE21 6UF.

 

Application Form (PDF) 

  Application Form (PDF)  

 
Job Title: Fixed-Term Sales Assistant (Fitted Kitchens)
Closing Date: 3rd February 2020
Job Reference: W0201

We want to help our customers acquire their dream kitchens.

At Downtown Boston, we are recruiting for a part-time Assistant to join our Fitted Kitchen Sales Team on a fixed term of up to six months.

The main duty of this role is to gather requirements from customers to plan and design their ideal kitchens, to guide them through their journey from design to installation and to offer the first port of call for any enquiries. You will provide an exemplary and engaging experience to ensure that their expectations are exceeded.

You will be competent using IT and basic software packages confidently and accurately, be an effective communicator and should be good at prioritising workloads.

Previous experience of delivering a first-class customer experience would be beneficial although full training will be provided.

Hours are 20 per week, usually worked on varying shifts over up to 5 days out of 7 between Sunday and Saturday within store opening times. Flexibility to be able to work varying days and additional hours if required would be an advantage.

Please quote reference W0201 when applying for this vacancy.

Applicants should send a full CV to hrrecruit@oldrids.co.uk or follow the link below to download an application form which should be forwarded to - HR Department, Oldrids & Downtown, 11 Strait Bargate, Boston, Lincs, PE21 6UF.

   

Application Form (PDF) 

    

 
 
Downtown Superstore, Grantham 

                       

Job Title: Full-Time Head of Customer Experience 
Closing Date: 20th January 2020
Job Reference: A0101

At Oldrids & Downtown our customers are at the heart of everything we do.

We have been retail pioneers since 1804. Our first department store in Boston, Lincolnshire 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 on the development of a £125 million premium designer outlet centre, to open in 2021 at our Downtown site adjacent to the A1 in Grantham.

It is at this exciting time that we are introducing the new role of Head of Customer Experience to bring together all of our various strands of after-sales customer service under one senior leader.

There will be strategic and operational dimensions to this important new role, which will have overall responsibility for the service received by all of our customers across our entire business, from the point at which they have paid their deposits and left our stores – thereby allowing our Store Managers to focus on continuing to deliver an exceptional in-store customer experience.

Working with your four direct line reports and their respective teams, you will drive modernisation, efficiency and the delivery of industry-leading standards of after-sales customer service through the closer integration of our existing customer accounts, home delivery and after-sales service functions.

You will set the vision for the future of after-sales customer service across our Company and then deliver on this strategy in an effective, timely and commercial manner.

To succeed in this crucial and challenging role:

• Leadership, teamwork and courage are key attributes you will need in abundance;

• You will need a strong background in all aspects of customer service, with both hands-on and strategic experience – including the development and execution of an industry-leading customer service 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, coupled with outstanding communication and management skills; and

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

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a retail business with a great heritage and a future to match. The role comes with a competitive salary and benefits package including:

• Car allowance;

• Private medical insurance;

• 34 days’ holiday per year including Public Holidays and increasing with service; and

• Staff discount of up to 20% across all stores.

Please quote reference A0101 when applying for this vacancy.

Applicants should send a full CV to hrrecruit@oldrids.co.uk or follow the link below to download an application form which should be forwarded to - HR Department, Oldrids & Downtown, 11 Strait Bargate, Boston, Lincs, PE21 6UF.

 
Job Title: Part-Time Till Operator / Sales Assistant
Closing Date: 20th January 2020
Job Reference: G0105

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

Hours are 15 per week worked on varying shifts, usually over 3 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 be available to work additional hours and alternative days if required.

Please quote reference G0105 when applying for this vacancy.

Applicants should send a full CV to hrrecruit@oldrids.co.uk or follow the link below to download an application form which should be forwarded to - HR Department, Oldrids & Downtown, 11 Strait Bargate, Boston, Lincs, PE21 6UF.

Application Form (PDF)

  Application Form (PDF)

   

Job Title: Weekend Sales Assistant (Electricals) 
Closing Date: 27th January 2020
Job Reference: G0106

Do you want to be connected with an intriguing and engaging weekend job opportunity? If you have the spark, we would like to hear from you…

Based at Downtown Grantham, we are looking to recruit an Assistant to join our welcoming and friendly Electrical Sales Team at the weekends.

You will provide an exemplary and engaging experience for our customers to ensure that their expectations are exceeded. The successful candidate will be an effective communicator and should be good at prioritising workloads.

Previous experience in a similar environment would be beneficial but is not essential, as full training will be given.

Hours are 10 per week, usually worked on both Saturdays and Sundays. It is important that you are able to offer a flexible approach to working days and times and you should also be available to work additional hours occasionally if required.

Please quote reference G0106 when applying for this vacancy.

Applicants should send a full CV to hrrecruit@oldrids.co.uk or follow the link below to download an application form which should be forwarded to - HR Department, Oldrids & Downtown, 11 Strait Bargate, Boston, Lincs, PE21 6UF.

 
Job Title: Part-Time Sales Assistants (Beds / Bedroom Furniture)
Closing Date: 27th January 2020
Job Reference: G0107

Do you know your divans from your dressing tables? If you have the right frame of mind, we would like to hear from you…

Based at Downtown Grantham, we are recruiting for part-time Assistants to join our Furniture Sales Team either on a permanent contract or on a fixed term basis of up to one year.

You will provide an exemplary and engaging experience for our customers to ensure that their expectations are exceeded.

You should have a keen interest in the products on offer, be well presented and possess good selling and customer service skills. You should able to handle administration confidently and accurately, be an effective communicator and should be good at prioritising workloads.

Previous experience of delivering a first-class customer experience would be beneficial.

Hours for the permanent role are 24.75 per week usually worked over 3 days out of 7 including two Sundays per four weeks. Hours for the fixed term position are 19.25 per week usually worked over 3 days out of 7. You should be able to offer a flexible approach to working times, being available to work varying days and additional hours if required.

Please quote reference G0107 when applying for this vacancy.

Applicants should send a full CV to hrrecruit@oldrids.co.uk or follow the link below to download an application form which should be forwarded to - HR Department, Oldrids & Downtown, 11 Strait Bargate, Boston, Lincs, PE21 6UF.

Application Form (PDF)

  Application Form (PDF)

 

Job Title: Weekend Coffee Shop Assistant 
Closing Date: 3rd February 2020
Job Reference: G0201

Do you know your Earl Grey from your Espresso? Would you like to be part of our top-notch Coffee Shop team?

If so, we are now looking to recruit for a weekend assistant to join us in our Downtown Grantham Coffee Shop.

The role will mainly consist of offering an exemplary service to our customers in the delivery of meals and refreshments to their 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 for this position are 10 per week, usually worked on both Saturdays and Sundays during store opening times. It is important that you are able to offer a flexible approach to working days and times and you should also be available to work additional hours occasionally if required.

Please quote reference G0201 when applying for this vacancy.

Applicants should send a full CV to hrrecruit@oldrids.co.uk or follow the link below to download an application form which should be forwarded to - HR Department, Oldrids & Downtown, 11 Strait Bargate, Boston, Lincs, PE21 6UF.

 
Job Title: Part-Time Flooring Workroom Assistant
Closing Date: 3rd February 2020
Job Reference: G0202

Do you want to take a straight line to a unique and varied role? If you can cut it, we would like to hear from you…

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic Flooring Workroom Assistant to join the Flooring team at our Downtown Grantham store.

This is a practical role, mainly entailing the preparation of floor covering orders in our flooring workroom. The ability to interpret plans and take measurements is essential in this role, as is a desire to provide an exceptional service to our customers. Occasionally you may be required to provide an estimating service however full training will be provided when necessary.

Hours will be 28 per week usually worked between Monday and Friday, although flexibility is needed and there may be a requirement to work occasional weekends and evenings within store opening times.

Please quote reference G0202 when applying for this vacancy.

Applicants should send a full CV to hrrecruit@oldrids.co.uk or follow the link below to download an application form which should be forwarded to - HR Department, Oldrids & Downtown, 11 Strait Bargate, Boston, Lincs, PE21 6UF.

Application Form (PDF)

  Application Form (PDF)

 

Job Title: Part-Time Cleaning Assistant (Fixed-Term)
Closing Date: 3rd February 2020
Job Reference: G0203

We have a part-time vacancy to join our welcoming and friendly Cleaning team to help maintain high standards of cleanliness within our Downtown Grantham store, on a fixed-term basis of up to six months.

Primary duties include general upkeep of the store, canteen and office areas as well as maintaining high standards of cleanliness and maintenance to the customer toilets. You may also be required to undertake other general cleaning tasks as required.

The successful applicant should be well-presented, self-motivated and willing to carry out varied duties as part of team. Previous experience in cleaning or hygiene would be beneficial.

Hours are 3 per day usually starting at 7.45am, working either four or five days per week including weekends. Flexibility offered towards working days and times would be an advantage.

Please quote reference G0203 when applying for this vacancy.

Applicants should send a full CV to hrrecruit@oldrids.co.uk or follow the link below to download an application form which should be forwarded to - HR Department, Oldrids & Downtown, 11 Strait Bargate, Boston, Lincs, PE21 6UF.

   

Application Form (PDF)

 

 

Downtown Garden Centre, Grantham

  

Job Title: Part-Time Sales Assistant (Leisure Furniture)
Closing Date: 3rd February 2020
Job Reference: P0201

Our Downtown Grantham Garden Centre has an exciting opportunity for an Assistant to work on the Leisure Furniture department on a part-time basis.

You will provide an outstanding experience for our customers to ensure that their expectations are exceeded.

You should have a keen interest in the products on offer, be well presented and possess good selling and customer service skills. You should able to handle administration confidently and accurately, be an effective communicator and should be good at prioritising workloads.

Previous experience of delivering an exceptional customer experience would be beneficial.

Hours are 25 per week, usually worked on varying shifts over up to 5 days out of 7 between Sunday and Saturday within store opening times. You should be able to offer a flexible approach to working times, being available to work varying days and additional hours if required.

Please quote reference P0201 when applying for this vacancy.

Applicants should send a full CV to hrrecruit@oldrids.co.uk or follow the link below to download an application form which should be forwarded to - HR Department, Oldrids & Downtown, 11 Strait Bargate, Boston, Lincs, PE21 6UF.

   

Application Form (PDF)

 

 

Oldrids Department Store, Scunthorpe

    

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Concessions

   

Job Title: Part-Time Supervisor
Concession: Quiz, Oldrids Boston
Closing Date: 20th January 2020

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 customers. 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.

As a Supervisor at our Quiz Boston concession which is based on the first floor at Oldrids Boston, the ideal candidate will:

• Be a self-motivated individual with Sales experience
• Possess good leadership and communication skills
• Have Visual Merchandising experience
• Possess excellent customer service skills
• Be Sales driven and commercially aware of the women’s fashion market
• Be fully flexible with regards to hours worked

Hours are 16 hours per week usually worked over 3 days out of 7.

If you are interested in applying for this exciting opportunity please e-mail your CV to boston@quizclothing.co.uk or hand it to the Quiz till point on the first floor at Oldrids Boston.