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Job Vacancies 2019-01-11T15:54:54+00:00

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:

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At Nicholsons we are proud of our teams – why not join us?

Nursery Manager

A management opportunity has arisen in our production nursery to lead a small team on a 10 acre growing site. We have been growing HONS since 1979.

We are passionate about the quality of stock that we produce. We work with wholesale, trade, retail and internal business customers, responding to trends and working to lead market choices. We specialise in our hedging and screening options as well as trading for our wider client base. We constantly work to reduce our environmental footprint through investment and training. Biosecurity and ensuring good trading partners are vital to our success. The successful candidate will have a proven track record in nursery production and management. Self-starting, thoroughness and the ability to lead by example are essential.  Horticultural and professional qualifications are a distinct advantage.

This is a full-time position Monday to Friday with some Saturdays. Working hours are 7.30am to 4.30pm.

Forestry Worker

Nicholsons are looking to recruit a forestry team member to undertake general forestry duties to include planting, woodland maintenance and tree felling, as required by the company. You will be expected to work safely and efficiently and to communicate effectively with others, remaining professional at all times.  Essential requirements include: a willingness to work in the forestry sector, working outside in all weathers, a proven ability to work safely in accordance with health and safety procedures, to follow instructions and to work well as part of a team.  You must have a full driving license.

Preferred requirements for this role would be: ability to demonstrate practical experience in woodland operations, certificated to CS30.30.1, CS31 PA1-6, experience of working with brush-cutters and hand tools and any other competencies/experience suitable to the role.

Working hours are 7.30am – 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Skilled Hard Landscapers

We are looking for skilled hard landscapers to join our successful teams building some of the most beautiful and highly prestigious gardens in Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties.

The positions require candidates with at least 5 years proven experience in all aspects of landscaping as well as being highly motivated individuals.   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.

Other key requirements include dedication to producing exceptional results, leading a team, maintaining a high standard of professionalism at all times and to work hard, energetically and effectively. A polite manner is also required for dealing with customers and work colleagues.  A full UK Driving Licence is necessary.

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.

Junior Contracts Manager

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our expanding company in the Landscape Construction Sector. At Nicholsons, our successful teams work on sites building some of the most beautiful and highly prestigious gardens in Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES: The day to day duties will be to support our Contracts Managers on jobs in progress from £10000 – £1 million through pricing, understanding technical specifications and team and client management in the landscaping sector.

YOU: Will have experience in the construction industry. Also you will be enthusiastic, ambitious and pro-active with an interest/skills in: contract/project and site management, planning and programming, estimating, cost management and quantity surveying, health and safety management, customer care and gardens!

PACKAGE: This is a full-time permanent role. Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 4.30pm. Salary dependent on experience but from £21k.

BENEFITS include: A company vehicle, mobile phone, company branded clothing, appropriate training and relevant tickets, pension scheme, 21 days holiday plus bank holidays rising to 26 days after 2 years, access to company holiday cabin, free membership to Gardening Club …

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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.

  •    01869 340342 extn 0310


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