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Nicholsons is a long-established and developing company with three successful divisions; Forestry, Landscaping, and Retail. Continued growth and new opportunities mean that Nicholsons is regularly seeking fresh recruits to join the workforce. At present we have the following vacancies – see below. If you would like to apply, please email your cv and completed Application Form to Rachel Verdon: rachel@nicholsonsgb.com

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CENTRAL SERVICES YARD ASSISTANT

Location: North Aston, Oxfordshire, UK

We are looking for an energetic, hard-working Yard Assistant to support our Central Services team. This role will be a rewarding position working predominantly on our site in North Aston and would suit a self-motivated person who enjoys a variety of physical work and likes to be kept busy. Work would mainly be outside, working in all weathers, such as hedge cutting, vehicle and tool maintenance, ensuring the safe running of the yard and working effectively with the rest of the team. Off-site work would include delivery driving  If you have a passion for the environment, this would be a benefit as there is a key focus on managing recycling on site, assuring items have been allocated properly and disposed of correctly for the company.

This role requires you to have a full UK driving licence. It would be an advantage if you have experience with fork-lifts and telehandlers, machines, delivery work and an interest in plants, but these are not essential.  A positive can-do attitude would be an advantage too.

This physically demanding position is full time, Monday to Friday 7.30am to 4.30pm with extra hours required occasionally. We will offer a range of benefits which include PPE (including boot allowance), company branded clothing, appropriate training and relevant tickets, pension scheme, 21 days holiday pay pro-rata on a 40 hour week, rising to 26 days after 2 years’ service both plus Bank Holidays, and access to company holiday cabins in Wales, Scotland and France.

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SOUS CHEF

Location: North Aston, Oxfordshire, UK

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a supporting Chef to join the team at The Yurt, which is nestled here at Nicholsons within our Oxfordshire based tree nursery. We are looking for a creative, energetic, positive chef with good attention to detail to join our dynamic team.

The right applicant will ideally have 2 years of chef experience, will have worked in a team in a kitchen and have a passion for the locally sourced fresh food they deliver.  The role will include ordering supplies, preparation, cooking, baking and presentation of food in line with required food hygiene standards and in line with what our Creative Chef advises.

The applicant will need to demonstrate their excellent baking ability, organisational skills and that they are speedy and efficient and have the ability to run a smooth, spotless and welcoming, yet commercial operation.  Budgeting, planning and cost checking will all be part of the process.

A degree of flexibility is required for this role, which is five days per week, Monday to Saturday (with one day off), with hours between 8.00am and 5pm.  There may be the occasional event out of hours, but advance notice will be given.

For the successful applicant this will be a salaried position for 40 hours per week.  Training opportunities are encouraged to up-skill.  Benefits include: 29 days holiday per annum (including bank holidays) based on a 40-hour week, rising to 34 days (including bank holidays) after 2 years’ service, pension, access to our company holiday cabins in Wales, Scotland and France. Ideally applicants will be able to drive and have a car due to our remote location.

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LANDSCAPER

Location: North Aston, Oxfordshire, UK

Hard work, fun and rewarding….that is what our hard landscapers say about a career at Nicholsons. If you have hard landscape experience, are motivated to be the best, want to work on prestigious schemes in a supportive family environment, then apply to Nicholsons today.

Key skills include:

  • to work hard, energetically and effectively
  • dedication to producing exceptional results
  • maintaining a high standard of professionalism at all times.

A full UK Driving Licence is required.  Post holders must be physically fit due to the nature of the 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 which include a pension, 21 days holiday increasing to 26 days after 2 years’ service plus bank holidays and access to our holiday cabins in Wales, Scotland and France.

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PROFESSIONAL GARDENER

Location: North Aston, Oxfordshire, UK

We are seeking a professional gardener to join our gardening team. Applicants should be self-motivated and capable of hard physical work with an excellent knowledge of gardening practices, including seasonal work, pruning and plants as you will be responsible for all aspects of the garden.  Candidates must be enthusiastic, able to communicate well and have a good client interface.  You will also be involved in training for other team members and self-learning is always encouraged.  A full, clean UK driving licence is required and a trailer licence would be beneficial.

This position is ideally full-time, Monday to Friday 7.30am to 4.30pm. We will offer a range of benefits which include PPE (including boot allowance), tools, van (if relevant) company branded clothing, appropriate training and relevant tickets, pension scheme, 21 days holiday pay rising to 26 days after 2 years’ service both plus Bank Holidays, and access to company holiday cabins in Wales, Scotland and France.

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“Thrilled to bits with the end result of the Nicholson’s design and execution, do please extend my gratitude to all concerned.

 Steve is a gifted leader. Skilled and hard-working himself, he set a measured pace for the job, while training all of us  meanwhile. Thank you for letting him come here.

Kind regards, R”