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Careers at Nikwax

Nikwax provides a challenging environment for staff with opportunities spanning manufacturing, design, engineering, sales, marketing, service and support. Our business is growing and we constantly seek motivated individuals to join our successful teams.

Current vacancies

If you would like to work at Nikwax, keep a look out for the latest career opportunities below.

IT Support Technician (Closes 8th August, 2021) Click here to view

Join the GearForm group and support award-winning and established businesses that are currently evolving into employee-owned companies, as an IT Support Technician

Located in the picturesque, rural setting of East Sussex, Nikwax Ltd. and Páramo Ltd. are highly successful outdoor businesses that are run by a close-knit, friendly and hardworking team of employees. Nikwax is a leading manufacturer of care products and material systems for outdoor clothing, footwear and equipment. Our highly-trained and dedicated staff develop and manufacture in-house, from our headquarters in the charming village of Wadhurst. As the only outdoor company to have won the Queen’s Award for Sustainable Development, Nikwax has an ongoing dedication to minimise impact on the environment and we have carbon balanced our operations since the company was founded in 1977. Páramo Directional Clothing designs durable garments for outdoor people who want to stay comfortable in all weathers and environments. Also located in Wadhurst, our designers work with superior fabric systems and innovative designs to create garments that can be indefinitely renewed with Nikwax aftercare. Páramo has a partnership with the Miquelina Foundation in Bogotá, Colombia, where the garments are manufactured, all carrying the Fair Trade Label, by a skilled team of women, whom we have helped transition from exploitative situations and prostitution to find a better life for themselves.
We highly value our employees and this is an exciting opportunity to join our group as we evolve towards becoming employee owned; this will allow us to protect and build upon our purpose and values, whilst securing a bright future for the staff. We offer competitive rewards and a flexible working approach, with a balance of homeworking and office days, so you can enhance your work-life balance.

The Role

To work on the IT Helpdesk providing 1st line support. Installing and configuring computer systems, diagnosing and solving both hardware and software faults. To be an expert user in all company systems providing training and maintaining user guides as necessary by:

  • providing 1st line support on both hardware and software to users across all sites and countries
  • assisting in the training of staff in the use of day to day systems
  • being responsible for creating and updating program instructions and user guides, making available as required
  • being in charge of the accurate logging of Helpdesk tickets and solutions worked upon
  • helping with web and spam filtering content management
  • running the IT/Finance related month end procedures.

The Person will be

  • a problem solver with good prioritisation skills
  • proactive and driven
  • conscientious with good interpersonal skills
  • numerate with an eye for detail
  • educated to an A level/college standard with an IT qualification.

The successful applicant will be based in our offices in Wadhurst but will work from home 2 days per week.

The Rewards

  • work within a company where you can clearly see the effect of your efforts
  • work for an international company with values that you can believe in
  • work within a friendly and informal environment
  • competitive benefits and rewards.

To Apply

If you would like to apply for this position, please send your Covering Letter (clearly stating your salary requirements) & CV by no later than 8th August 2021:

Nikwax Ltd,
Unit F Durgates Industrial Estate,
East Sussex

Or e-mail:

Candidates must be able to provide evidence of their right to work in the UK.

Previous applicants need not reapply.

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