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Jobs at Ellicar

Ellicar Pools is looking for skilled construction specialists, talented soft landscapers, and people with potential who are willing to learn. Sound like you? 

Who we are

Are you at your best outdoors in the natural environment?

We’re Ellicar Pools, award-winning natural pool designers and builders known for designing and constructing the most beautiful, biologically filtered swimming ponds in the world. And we surround them with naturalistic, landscaped gardens that are ecologically diverse and a haven for wildlife. 

Do you thrive on creating something special from nothing?

Behind the scenes, we’re a small but mighty specialist team of landscape designers, craftsmen, construction specialists, horticulturalists, water specialists, wildlife, and wild swimming enthusiasts who get to turn uninteresting spaces into extraordinary places. 

Join our team

In short, we get to do what we love, day in and day out. Fancy joining us?

You might want to use your skills and experience on projects that make a difference to people and the planet

Perhaps you’re looking for the chance to turn your hobby or interest into a career

Maybe you don’t have the experience, but you’ve got bags of enthusiasm and the right attitude to learn and grow

From concept to completion, our talented team work closely together to create bespoke natural pools. From civils and construction to engineering and expert lining, plumbing, joinery, and hard landscaping, the construction work involved is skilled and diverse. 

Skills & training

Don’t worry, we don’t expect you to have all those skills - we can teach you. But you do need to be practical, lateral thinking, adaptable, willing to learn on the job, comfortable working on a construction site and working outdoors in all weathers.

However, if you do have experience, some of the skills and types of experience that could be beneficial include:

  • Bricklaying, paving, curbing, civils, woodwork, drainage, plumbing and experience of using construction hand tools and machinery
  • Experience of working on a construction site, site safety, CDM, risk assessments and safe working methods 
  • Plan reading and setting out on site, using a laser level
  • Managing or working within a small team, managing projects to time, managing deliveries
  • Soft landscaping, including fencing, ground preparation, tree planting 

Our Values

Being honest, ethical, and delivering excellence without fail drives everything we do. Naturally, we’re passionate about the environment too. Our work is designed to give back to the planet by creating ecologically diverse landscapes, by bringing to life the vision and dreams we share with our valued clients.

You’ll help us do that with pride and a sense of purpose.

And you’ll have the chance to help us improve our techniques and working methods and shape our designs. Input from each team member on every project means we can keep delivering the best for our clients and playing our part in protecting the planet.

We want you to enjoy coming to work every day.

And so we offer generous salaries with all work travel time paid, time off in lieu, flexible working time, professional training and continual support in your role.

In addition to diverse, challenging, purposeful construction work, we give you a friendly work environment within a caring, family-run business and opportunities to develop as we continue to grow.

Location & Travel

Ellicar HQ is at Ellicar Gardens in North Nottinghamshire, and our soft landscaping projects are based around Yorkshire and the East Midlands. 

Our natural swimming pool projects are focused around Yorkshire and the East Midlands but for projects further afield you will need to be happy living away during the week. We provide you with comfortable accommodation, cover expenses, pay your travel time and offer time off in lieu between projects.

Vacancies

How to apply

If you are interested in any of the vacancies listed on this page, please send us an email and tell us which job you want to apply for and why you are interested in the role.

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