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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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HORTICULTURAL SALES ASSISTANT

Location: North Aston, Oxfordshire, UK

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Plant Centre team as a Horticultural Sales Assistant. We pride ourselves in being able to offer a captivating customer experience and so for this role you would ideally need proven horticultural experience, ie RHS Level 2 or more, to enable you to talk to and advise customers in a thoroughly knowledgeable and friendly manner about plant options for their current needs and to sell our fantastic range of plants.  This would result in following up with necessary paperwork and helping to load vehicles.

Day to day jobs include making sure plants are looking their absolute best, including weeding, feeding, plant care, watering, moving stock and pruning at the appropriate times of year.  The role is hands on with some flexibility so you will need to be versatile to what is required of you for the day. It will also be physical at times and you will be working outdoors in all weathers.

A love of sales and people are essential and the successful applicant should have a commercial outlook and an eye for detail and presentation.   In return we will provide appropriate training. A full driving licence is most likely necessary due to our remote location.

This is a full-time role for five days per week (40 hours) and would include Saturdays (7.30am to 4.30pm weekdays and 8am to 4.30pm Saturdays).  Necessary uniform is provided.    Benefits include: pension, 29 days holiday (including Bank holidays), access to holiday cabins, free fitness/yoga sessions and gardening club. Wage will depend on experience.

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ARBORICULTURAL OPERATIVE

Location: North Aston, Oxfordshire, UK

Hardwork, fun and rewarding … that’s what our arb team say about a career at Nicholsons.  If you are a highly motivated, hard-working and enthusiastic applicant looking to develop a career in arboriculture, then apply to Nicholsons today. Applicants will need to be able to undertake aboricultural operations for the company in a safe and efficient manner, working with the team, ensuring a high standard of professionalism and workmanship is always maintained.

Ideally, but not essential, applicants will have some experience in the industry, relevant NPTC qualifications (i.e: CS 30, 31,32, 38, and 39), be able to demonstrate safe and competent climbing and working practices, have a certificate of competence in Brushwood Chipper Operations and must have a full UK driving licence, ideally with towing licence B+E.

Hours of work are 7.30am – 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.  Nicholsons offers a competitive rate of pay, dependent on experience and qualifications, all PPE equipment and is pro- active in providing additional training to aid career progression. Benefits include a generous pension, discretionary bonus, 21 days holiday plus bank holidays, rising to 26 days after 2 years, holiday cabin in Wales, Scotland and France for staff to use.

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NURSERY MAINTENANCE OPERATIVE & HORTICULTURALIST

Location: North Aston, Oxfordshire, UK

We are seeking a candidate with an active interest in horticulture and with proven experience of practical outdoor maintenance skills to assist in the running of our 23-acre plant nursery.

The successful candidate will need an understanding of the watering needs of plants, particularly in containers, and a basic understanding of irrigation systems would be desirable. Regular tasks will include hedge cutting, pruning, weeding, bed clearance and maintenance, and any other seasonal needs of the plants.

From time to time, the successful applicant will support the wider needs of the site, including general maintenance, plant loading and other duties. Candidates should be flexible and adaptable to meet these needs as required.

Candidates should be physically capable as this role is active and hands-on. A full, clean UK driving licence would be preferred, due to our remote location. We especially welcome applications from candidates who hold a PA1 & PA6 spraying licence.

The position is full-time, Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 4.30pm and may occasionally include weekend work, which can be paid as extra or taken as time in lieu as preferred. We offer a range of benefits, including PPE (including boot allowance), tools, 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 – once probation has been successfully completed.

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SUPERVISOR – LANDSCAPING

Location: North Aston, Oxfordshire, UK

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a driven, positive, and highly motivated individual to join our skilled Soft Landscaping team, working to maintain a prestigious site in the Bicester area.

Experience in areas such as plant knowledge, pruning, lawn-care, site preparation, clearance work, planting, watering and machinery skills, including hedge cutters and mowers, are not vital but will be helpful for the role.  There will be an element of administrative work and so computer and communication skills are necessary too. The successful applicant will also be expected to step in when the Contracts Manager is away.

This role requires an enthusiastic approach to learning new skills, dedication to producing exceptional results, ability to maintain a high standard of professionalism at all times and to work hard, energetically and effectively within a strong team.  A full clean UK Driving Licence is necessary.

Working hours are generally 7.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week. Annual leave is based on 21 days per annum plus Bank Holidays pro rata rising to 26 after 2 years’ service.  Other benefits include pension, uniform and access to our three holiday cabins in Wales, Scotland and France.

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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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OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

Location: North Aston, Oxfordshire, UK

Are you looking for an administrative role within a lively, fun, successfully run family business with an opportunity to be fully involved?

If so, the vacancy we have for an office administrator to support our Landscape Team, may be for you…

The key responsibilities for this position include excellent administrative support, attention to detail, planning skills, ability to prepare quotes from initial stages to conversion and ensuring the correct materials and plants are available for each project. Also vital to this role is exceptional communication skills and confidence to talk to staff and clients to ensure each project goes well.

The successful applicant will have excellent computer skills ie adept on Excel and good Outlook skills and be prepared to learn new technology, a can-do energetic and driven attitude and a friendly manner.  An interest, and ideally knowledge, of plants would be preferable.

Hours of work are 7.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday.  A full driving licence is required as site visits may be necessary on occasions.  Our benefits package includes pension, annual leave of 21 days holiday rising to 26 days holiday per annum 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”