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:

Experienced Gardeners

Are you an experienced gardener who would like to join our professional garden maintenance team whilst continuing to develop your skills?  We are looking for applicants who are self-motivated and capable of hard physical work with a good knowledge of gardening practices and plant knowledge.   Candidates must be enthusiastic, able to communicate well within a team and have a good client interface. Full-time positions available.  Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 4.30pm.  Full, clean driving licence required.

Washer Upper!

Fancy being a highly valued pot washer in a Yurt?

We need a friendly, helpful and team player to join our wonderful chefs and front of house assistants to keep the flow of service in our beautiful 40ft Yurt set in the middle of our tree nursery. If you love washing up and cleaning and can do this with a smile, why not apply?

This is a full-time position, 40 hours per week, Monday to Saturday, day-time only. Own transport essential!

Front Of House Yurt

Want to work somewhere ‘different’? How about joining our excellent team as Front of House in our beautiful 40ft Yurt Café, set in the tree nursery at Nicholsons, 30 minutes north of Oxford…

If you share our love of hospitality, freshly prepared and locally sourced food, have a ‘can do’ approach, excellent spoken English and a friendly manner, apply now.  Previous experience will of course be taken into account, so do tell us about that.

This is a day-time position, 40 hours per week, to include Saturdays.  Own transport essential!

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 but ideally 5 years.  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.

Front of House – The Yurt – Saturdays

The Yurt at Nicholsons is a beautiful 40ft Yurt set in the plant centre at Nicholsons, less than 30 minutes north of Oxford. We serve a freshly prepared British influenced menu with select wines.

We are looking for waiting staff to join and complement our existing excellent team. Your main role will be as a member of waiting staff but we’ll also need you to get involved with many of the events that take place. You’ll need a love of hospitality, a ‘can do’ approach, excellent spoken English, have an attentive, professional and friendly manner. Experience of high-end service will of course be taken into account but we’re very willing to train the right person.

This is for Saturday work – every other week to start with – from 8am – 5pm. Due to the remote nature of the location, it is advisable that applicants have their own form of transport.

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 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, 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.   There is the opportunity to progress to Team Leader with this position once the necessary skills have been demonstrated.

Part-time Florist

If you are a talented florist with a “creative eye”, flair in abundance and an addiction to all that is floral (with a particular penchant for vintage/rustic/country style) looking for an exciting new opportunity, we want you!!

Floriology are now looking for a part-time florist to join their team in their new home at Nicholsons, North Oxfordshire. As this role will involve working closely with our clients, a friendly, welcoming demeanour and a “can do” attitude is a must. The individual must also be flexible, committed and most importantly a team player who enjoys contributing and making a difference. Think this sounds like you? Then get in touch with either Georgina or Charlotte at .


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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