31 October, 2017


Bourne is a quintessential English town. It’s located on the border of south Lincolnshire, on the A15, some 17 miles north of Peterborough. It has a conventional town centre layout which revolves around a traditional high street, where a small market is held on Thursdays and Saturdays. Small independent shops and hospitality outlets live happily alongside some of the bigger names in retail such as Boots, Superdrug and Costa.

And now one more big name is being added to the mix. M&S is opening a new Simply Food store in the Burghley Centre, right in the middle of the town.

It’s bound to be a great shopping attraction, not only for Bourne’s 15,000 residents but for the 10,000 people living in the outlying small towns and villages. There are also easy links to and from Peterborough and Stamford.

It’s a move that has been welcomed by the town. Paul Ross, chairman of Bourne in Business, said: “It’s absolutely brilliant that M&S is coming to Bourne as we need big names on the high street. This will bring people back to shop in the town.”

It’s also good news for people looking for a great local job. The store will comprise 7,100 sq. ft. of space and will include an In-Store Bakery and Click & Collect service. So we’re going to need Customer Assistants on the sales floor and in store operations, as well as In-Store Bakery Assistants. If you prefer to work behind the scenes, we’re going to need an Admin Assistant. And because the safety of our customers and colleagues is paramount, there is also a vacancy for a Fire, Health and Safety Officer.

The store will be open from 8am to 8pm, so there’s a good chance we’ll be able to offer you shifts that tie in with your existing commitments. And if you live outside the town centre, you’ll be pleased to know that there is some staff parking available at the back of the store, with further free off-road parking available within 5 minutes.

Let’s leave the last word to Isabel, the new store manager: “Bourne is a fantastic location for our new M&S Simply Food store. It has superb road and rail inks into Peterborough, Stamford and the surrounding community are eagerly awaiting our opening.” 

Apply for a job at our new Bourne store here.

Inside M&S