Job Vacancies at Nicholsons

Nicholsons is a long-established and developing company with three successful divisions; Forestry, Landscaping, and Plants. Continued growth and new opportunities mean that Nicholsons is regularly seeking fresh recruits to join the workforce. At present we have the following vacancies. If you would like to apply, please email your cv to:

Fencing/Forestry Operative

Nicholsons are looking to recruit a fencing/forestry operative to join the team.  The position includes assisting the team leader with all levels of fencing and forestry projects, complying with Health and Safety regulations, being productive and having a commercial eye for all projects.  This is a physically demanding role.

The successful candidate will have good clear communication skills, a full UK driving licence, a desire to work outside in all weathers.  Hours of work are 7.30am to 4.30pm. Jobs will be in and around the Oxfordshire area.

Accounts Assistant

A vacancy has arisen in our Accounts department and so we are looking to take on an Accounts Assistant who has at least one year’s experience in accounts and is starting on, or working towards, a qualification in AAT.  The role will involve work in both purchase and sales ledgers using  Excel and an accounts package.  The successful candidate will have great interpersonal and communication skills, be self-disciplined, have good team working skills, have the ability to work to monthly deadlines and can assist with the smooth running of the accounts department in this growing business.

Working hours are 7.30am to 4.30pm.  Due to our remote location, it would be an advantage to have a car.  Salary will be dependent on experience.

Kitchen Porter

We are looking to recruit a Kitchen Porter in our Yurt at Nicholsons.  The purpose of the job is to keep the service flowing in the café with duties such as washing up, loading the dishwasher, clearing tables, cleaning and, when appropriate, helping the chefs.

The successful applicant will be hardworking, cheerful, efficient and willing to help and work in a team. No previous training necessary.

This position is for Tuesdays to Saturdays and will be from 8am to 5pm, with appropriate breaks during the day.

Nicholsons is an award winning company based in leafy North Oxfordshire. The successful candidate would ideally need to hold a full clean driving licence as there is limited public transport.

Forestry Manager

An opportunity has arisen for a dynamic individual to join our busy and experienced Forestry team. This position would ideally suit a qualified forester with field experience, now looking to develop their skills within a strong team environment. You should have sound technical forestry knowledge and a good understanding of current and relevant legislation.

The position would involve working with four managers in a department offering a full management service to clients. As well as undertaking a variety of forestry jobs, you would be responsible for active involvement in the management of our in house forestry and fencing teams. Other duties will include, preparation of woodland management plans, budgeting and planning of woodland operations, tendering for contracts and subsequent execution of allotted contracts.

Key requirements for this role include good communication and computer skills, whilst experience in ARC GIS would be a distinct advantage. A hands on approach to all aspects of the workload is also required. A full driver’s licence is essential and a trailer licence would be advantageous.

This is a full time position Monday – Friday 7:30am to 4:30pm with a competitive salary.

Skilled Hard Landscape Team Leader

We are looking for a skilled hard landscaper to lead one of our successful teams building some of the most beautiful, and highly prestigious gardens in Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties.

The position requires a candidate with proven experience in all aspects of landscaping as well as being a highly motivated individual.   Key skills include:
·         a good knowledge of working with a range of materials with a desire to keep learning
·         ability to read and interpret scale drawings
·         keeping a commercial overview at all stages of each build
·         developing, nurturing and managing a team.
Other key requirements include dedication to producing exceptional results, maintaining a high standard of professionalism at all times and to work hard, energetically and effectively as a team leader. A polite manner is also required for dealing with customers and work colleagues.  A full UK Driving Licence is required.
Post holders must be physically fit as the role regularly requires physical work, and must be comfortable working outside in all conditions. This position is full time, Monday to Friday 7.30 am to 4.30 pm.  We will offer a generous salary dependent on experience, along with our other benefits.

Head Gardeners – Full and Part-time Positions Available

We are seeking experienced gardeners to join our professional team. Applicants should be self-motivated and capable of hard physical work with a good knowledge of gardening practices and plant knowledge. All applicants must be enthusiastic, able to communicate well within a team and have a good client interface. Both full-time and part-time positions available.  Full, clean driving licence required.

Arboricultural Operative

We currently have a vacancy for a full time arborist/climber or grounds person with a minimum of two years’ experience in the industry (not essential).  The position would suit a highly motivated, hardworking and enthusiastic applicant looking to develop a career in arboriculture. It would be beneficial to have the relevant NPTC qualifications (i.e. CS 30, 31, 38, and 39), the ability to demonstrate safe and competent climbing and working practices and a certificate of competence in Brushwood Chipper Operations.

All applicants must have a full UK driving licence, ideally (not essential) with the towing licence B + E , be reliable with excellent timekeeping and be able to work as part of a team.

Nicholsons offer a competitive rate of pay, dependent on experience and qualifications, all PPE equipment and are pro- active in providing additional training to aid career progression.

This is a full time position, Monday to Friday 7.30am – 4.30pm.

How To Apply

If you would like to apply for any of the positions listed above, please submit your detailed letter of application, supported by a full CV to:

Rachel Verdon
Human Resources
The Park
North Aston
OX25 6HL

You may also email Rachel, supplying your CV as an attachment in MS Word or Adobe PDF format. All applications will be received in strict confidence. Please make it very clear which job you are applying for.

Work with Nicholsons

We often have vacancies so if you like the look of us, get in contact and we will let you know if we have a suitable position for you. Contact Rachel Verdon.

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