JOB VACANCY - ESTATE WORKER

Key member of a small team

This is a varied and satisfying long term opportunity for a practical and enthusiastic estate worker to be a part of a small team managing a hill estate in Dumfriesshire.


Tasks would include grounds and buildings maintenance, light forestry, dyking, fencing, vehicle and equipment maintenance, and vermin control. Positive attitude will be key, as will a full UK driving licence. Certifications for chainsaws, firearms and shotguns would also be beneficial. Training will be available for the right candidate.


A competitive package, including a four-bedroom house, is available.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 1200 MONDAY 6 JULY 2020

TYPICAL WEEK

No week is the same and there will be a wide variety of jobs to do depending on the time of year, weather, and how you choose to prioritise them. It could, however, look a little like this:

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MONDAY

  • Meet up with electricians to arrange house access

  • Re-hang gate with new post

  • Prepare vegetable garden for planting out

  • Check kerosene levels for re-ordering

TUESDAY

  • Routine maintenance on tractor and winch

  • Clear away fallen beech limb and fell damaged young tree

  • Repair damage to dyke

  • Clear ditch and drain from fallen branches and leaves

WEDNESDAY

  • Plant out vegetables

  • Move, log and stack beech limb into log shed

  • Mow lawns around house

  • Evening stalk in new forestry

THURSDAY

  • Chainsaw sharpening and maintenance

  • Winch three thinned larch trees out of wood for gate posts

  • Restock holiday cottage log pile and clear weeds from gravel

  • Put out wheelie bins for collection

FRIDAY

  • Arrange mower maintenance

  • Repair quad bike trailer

  • Clear gutters around steading

  • Prepare workshop door for repainting

EMPLOYMENT PACKAGE

Benefits:

  • Hours and wage negotiable

  • Statutory pension

  • Four-bedroom house, well-suited to a young family

  • 29 days holiday (including public holidays) or equivalent pro rata

  • Training

  • Free supply of logs for personal use

House:

  • Four bedrooms

  • One bathroom and separate WC

  • Large living room with wood-burning stove and dining area

  • Large kitchen with modern Raeburn cooker

  • Larder

  • Boot room back hall

  • Two external sheds and a kennel

  • Large garden, including vegetable patch

FIND OUT MORE

If  you have any questions about the role or would like information on how to apply, please submit your details using this form.

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