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Job Vacancies 2019-08-16T10:37:19+00:00

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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 to Rachel Verdon: rachel@nicholsonsgb.com

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FORESTRY TEAM LEADER

Location: North Aston, Oxfordshire, UK

The Nicholsons Forestry Department, part of a well-established and highly respected independent family run business, is based at our tree and hedging nursery near Banbury in Oxfordshire, alongside our landscaping department.

We are looking to recruit an experienced Forestry Operative to ‘’lead’’ a small team, 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.  Additional requirements for this role would be: proven ability to manage a small team, ability to demonstrate practical experience in woodland operations, experience of working with brush-cutters and hand tools and any other competencies/experience suitable to the role.

Essential qualifications include: Chainsaw (CS30/31), Pesticide (PA1/PA6), Full UK Driving Licence and trailer certification, (preferable).

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

For the successful applicant, we will offer a range of benefits which include company branded clothing, PPE, appropriate training and relevant tickets, pension scheme, 21 days holiday rising to 26 days holiday after two years, both plus Bank Holidays (pro-rata on a 40 hour week), and access to company holiday cabins.  Wage would depend on experience.

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CAD & DESIGN ASSISTANT

Location: North Aston, Oxfordshire, UK

We are looking to recruit a CAD and Design Assistant in our Landscaping department. The role would involve:

  • Preparing CAD drawings using Vectorworks
  • Preparing image sheets, mood boards and design proposals
  • Bills of quantities
  • Working as part of a team collaborating on ideas
  • Working accurately and efficiently with good time management skills
  • Strong communication and teamwork
  • Needing to understand compromise and conflict resolution.

We are looking to take a placement student, graduate or current professional.

This is a full-time position: Monday to Friday from 7.30am – 4.30pm.

For the successful applicant, we will offer a range of benefits which includes: appropriate training, pension scheme, 21 days holiday rising to 26 days holiday after two years’ service, both plus Bank Holidays (pro-rata on a 40 hour week), and access to company holiday cabins.  Wage would depend on experience.  Due to the remote location of our business a driving licence would be beneficial.

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FORESTRY WORKER

Location: North Aston, Oxfordshire, UK

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 licence.

Preferred requirements for this role would include: 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.

For the successful applicant, we will offer a range of benefits which include company branded clothing, PPE, appropriate training and relevant tickets, pension scheme, 21 days holiday rising to 26 days holiday after two years, both plus Bank Holidays (pro-rata on a 40 hour week), and access to company holiday cabins.  Wage would depend on experience.

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FENCING TEAM MEMBER

Location: North Aston, Oxfordshire, UK

Nicholsons is looking to employ a fencing team member/trainee for a 6 month period which would be extended following successful completion of a 6 month period.   The job will involve working within our fencing team to take down/install/repair and maintain all types of fencing. In addition to this you may be expected to locate and identify services and excavate foundations for fencing. You are to work directly under the supervision of a fencing team leader and will be expected to follow verbal and written instructions working towards obtaining the necessary skills to become an experienced fencer.

The successful applicant must have a desire to learn about fencing/forestry work, an ability to work as part of a team, a willingness to work outdoors in all weathers, comply with all health & safety regulations, be flexible around working hours to complete the task, work in a professional manner at all times and have a full UK driving licence.   Ideally candidates will have a first aid qualification, and proof of experience of working with power tools/attachments and or wood/timber treated products.  Applicants should be aware that the nature of the role means it involves heavy and or repeated lifting.

This is a full-time position: Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 4.30pm (with flexibility).

For the successful applicant, we will offer a range of benefits which include company branded clothing, PPE, appropriate training and relevant tickets, pension scheme, 21 days holiday rising to 26 days holiday after two years, both plus Bank Holidays (pro-rata on a 40 hour week), and access to company holiday cabins.  Wage would depend on experience

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EXPERIENCED GARDENERS

Location: North Aston, Oxfordshire, UK

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.  A full UK driving licence required.

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

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