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We have over 290 employees and although our roles, backgrounds and approaches are completely different, we’re all united as part of the Jacksons family.

Find your passion at Jacksons Fencing

What’s exciting about working for a fencing company? While fencing is a necessary part of every home, school, business park, or data centre, Jacksons’ fences are not your average panel. There are so many aspects to creating a high-quality, long-lasting fence, that everyone who works for us seems to become quite passionate about it!

Why become part of the team?

  • - We’re a proud British manufacturer (a rare breed)
  • You’ll be well looked after – so many friendly faces
  • - We’re a (fairly large) family-run business – people who truly care about their products, services, and people
  • - Access to a great health insurance scheme after an initial period
  • - Generous pension contribution
  • - Helping to create and sell sustainable products that are better for the planet

Interested? Why not apply and find out more, you’ll soon learn that there’s a lot to be excited about when it comes to fencing. From apprenticeships learning how to operate machinery and create our products, to managers organising schedules for our busy automation engineers, there are so many opportunities with our company, just tell us what you’re good at and why you want to work here...

Jacksons Fencing is always expanding so if no vacancies are showing, do check back on this page frequently to find out about our latest roles. 

Fettler & Powder Coating Operative

Location: Ashford

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Metal Yard Supervisor

Location: Ashford

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MIG Welder

Location: Ashford

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Purchasing and Scheduling Coordinator

Location: Ashford

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Timber Assembly Operative

Location: Ashford

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Read stories from our employees

Malcolm Jupp
Timber Gate Assembly

Malcolm

Keith Gay
Metal Production Manager

Keith

Sandra Simpson
Timber Assembly Supervisor

Sandra

Steve Lang
Metal Setting

Steve

Automation Products Manager - Tim

Name: Tim Neal


What Year did you start working at Jacksons?

1994


Why did you decide to join Jacksons?

For me it was the prospect of working for a market leader in an industry where I could employ my skills in various disciplines. I.e., product development, system building, installation etc.


Can you describe your role?
Wow, where to begin! The job is really varied, which is what makes it so interesting. I guess one way to describe it is that I am one of the technical ‘go to’ channels for anything to do with the range of automated products sold by Jacksons. This means that I work with our sales team to ensure we have accurate specifications details and I support the field sales force by liaising directly with customers (and prospective customers), either on site or via the telephone to discuss their requirements and where necessary to resolve any technical issues. This includes ensuring that when we agree a sale of a product, it is the correct and most suitable solution to meet the customer’s specific needs. I am also actively involved in identifying new products and regularly attend exhibitions or visit suppliers to review any emerging innovations relevant to our sector.

 


What do you enjoy about the role and how does it impact customers?

Simply making sure that customers are provided with an automated access solution that is safe, secure and the best on the market. I enjoy the changes and being part of the advances in technology.


What’s it like to work here?
It is an interesting role and company and all staff are a joy to work with, hence why I have been here so long.

 

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Credit Manager - Jane

Name: Jane Garlinge


What Year did you start working at Jacksons?

1995


Why did you decide to join Jacksons?

I heard about the vacancy and thought it would be a good career opportunity.


Can you describe your role?
My role involves talking to the customers directly to obtain payment or deal with their queries.

 


What do you enjoy about the role and how does it impact customers?

 

I enjoy my role as a Credit Manager. You get to speak to different customers each day and a fair few of the regular ones I’ve got to know well, so we have a good working relationship.
It’s a great family run business. In my 27 years of employment with Jacksons I can honestly say I love working for them and I’m proud that I’ve helped and continue to help them grow into the business it is today.

 


What’s it like to work here?
One of the best things about Jacksons that many of us say is that it’s like an extended family. All employees are great to work with and won’t hesitate to offer a helping hand if you need it.

 

Approved Installer Manager - Chris

Name: Chris Hone


What Year did you start working at Jacksons?

2017


Why did you decide to join Jacksons?

Jacksons is a long-standing company which I had dealt with as a customer previously. The fact that they produce high quality items and do not compromise on any aspect whilst delivering them, tied in with my own values.


Can you describe your role?
To grow and nurture a group of independent companies with similar values to Jacksons who, through education and support, become advocates of our products.

 


What do you enjoy about the role and how does it impact customers?

I love the fact that through my interactions with our existing Approved Installers, I can not only impact the financial success of both the installers and Jacksons but can confidently say we are giving best advice to all our end customers and increasing the awareness of Jacksons’ products.


What’s it like to work here?
Every day will throw up a new challenge or an opportunity to learn something new about an aspect of the business. One of the best parts is that there is great camaraderie with everyone I deal with.

North West Sales Executive - Chloe

Name: Chloe Astin


What Year did you start working at Jacksons?

2018


Why did you decide to join Jacksons?

Before I joined Jacksons, I was looking for an administration apprenticeship role and found Jacksons was advertising on the Government website. As I already had knowledge of the company, I felt comfortable applying for this role. Since then, I have been welcomed into a friendly and hardworking team and the wider Jacksons family.


Can you describe your role?
My position and responsibilities have changed since I started at Jacksons. When I began, I carried out Administration tasks to support my colleagues. Towards the end of my apprenticeship in 2019, I found myself becoming more involved in sales. I was then offered a full-time sales executive position which I still hold today. I now assist customers in purchasing fencing, helping them find an Approved Installer and processing quotations/orders.

 


What do you enjoy about the role and how does it impact customers?

Being the customers’ main point of contact for any queries they have regarding both domestic and commercial fencing/gates. Working for a company that manufactures high quality products that offers a 25-year guarantee makes selling the products enjoyable.


What’s it like to work here?
Working for Jacksons is like having an extended family. Everyone is friendly, hardworking and always willing to help one another out. I have always found Jacksons a rewarding place to work. Your loyalty and efforts are rewarded and do not go unnoticed.

Senior Marketing Manager - Nick

Name: Nick Bishenden


What Year did you start working at Jacksons?

2007


Why did you decide to join Jacksons?

 

I was working in an IT role that I enjoyed, but sometimes you just need make a jump to bigger and better things. After reading about Jacksons and the family run business aspect, I decided that I liked the idea of being part of the team, and here I am over 15 years later.

 


Can you describe your role?
My role has changed significantly since I started. I was working in the IT department supporting staff with computer queries and helping move the infrastructure forward. I then found myself involved in helping with the Jacksons websites and being part of some of the marketing tactics. I now overlook the Marketing department but it’s an active role that I get stuck into many aspects of.


What do you enjoy about the role and how does it impact customers?

We are lucky in the marketing department as we get to promote a product that we believe in. All our products are high quality, and this makes marketing them enjoyable. It’s about making sure our customers receive that message through our marketing channels. There are parts of the role that are difficult, one example is trying to promote how passionate our staff are about working for Jacksons and the effort that goes into making the products. Unless you visit our site and get to meet some of our staff in our manufacturing plants, I don’t believe you will ever feel the passion that our staff have simply by looking on our website.


What’s it like to work here?

I never thought that I would stay working for one company for more than a few years as in my mind a role would lose excitement and it means that I was becoming stagnant. I was wrong, I love being part of the Jacksons team, everyone is friendly, and I still find it as exciting as the day I started.

IT Manager - Robert

Name: Robert Parsons (Started in 1977)


Why did you decide to join Jacksons?

My initial career was with a firm of local accountants, however I very quickly decided that was not a career that I wanted to pursue. Jacksons was a local family run business and very much smaller than it is today. My initial role was ‘Buying Office Assistant’, it was very interesting and I was impressed by the momentum at which the business was expanding. Ian Jackson who founded the business with his father back in 1947 was completely focused on driving the business forward. He decided to invest in various management and business training courses for me and I quickly moved into running the computer systems, including various project work around Accounting, Stock Control, Credit Control, Marketing and Websites


Can you describe your role?
My role has always been very interesting and varied and I currently head up the companies IT functions, including Infrastructure, IT Strategy and security, Business Systems, and Data Management.

 


What do you enjoy about the role and how does it impact customers?

 

I enjoy the many challenges and working with the internal IT team and my colleagues across the company. I also enjoy working with and managing many of our systems’ suppliers.

 


What’s it like to work here?
I have always enjoyed my varied job role and have been supported by the business, because it is still family run you are respected as an individual and that works for me.

 

More About Jacksons Fencing

We are a family run company, established in 1947.  Read more about us, our history and why our employees are proud to work at Jacksons.  

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