We are excited to be recruiting for a Stonemason to join our dynamic Works Team
Are you a Stonemason, looking for a role within the prestigious and historic Roxburghe Estate? Then we are looking for you to join our team!
We are excited to be recruiting for a Stonemason to join our dynamic Works Team where the
opportunity to pursue a long-term career in a varied working environment would be provided.
As a site-based operative, you will be adaptable and will work in a variety of situations across the Estate. You will work across our entire built environment which includes our heritage assets such as Floors Castle, our grounds, farms, and private rented properties.
Operating within the Works Team, the Stonemason will contribute to the ongoing maintenance and repair work carried out across the prestigious and historic Roxburghe Estate.
The estate has been part of the Scottish Borders since 1358. Everything we do, is to ensure that we continue into the next millennium. Through our longevity we have developed deep connections with the land and its people and we are guided by the principle that our operations benefit the health of the environment and the prosperity of local communities. We are not just enduring; we will constantly innovate and grow to maximise the potential of the region and land under our care so we will be a source of inspiration and a model estate for the 21st Century.
Working With Us
It takes a certain sort of person to flourish in such a fast-paced, multi-dimensional environment like Roxburghe Estates. Therefore, we look for talented, self-motivated, and enthusiastic individuals who will be able to share our passion for providing a warm welcome and amazing experiences.
Custodians, Community, Authenticity, Drive & Warmth
To understand, improve and develop our natural, heritage and built environments, allowing them to flourish as sustainable businesses capable of making significant contributions to a vibrant Borders community, now and for generations to come.
As a site-based operative, you will be adaptable and will work in a variety of situations across the Estate. You will work across our entire built environment which includes our heritage assets such as Floors Castle, our grounds, farms and private rented properties.
Given the scale and nature of the Estate, it is undoubted that the work is varied; you may find
yourself using all of your skills and training to carve out a detailed stone replacement one day to perhaps the more typical rebuilding or pointing a policy wall or chimney the next.
It’s not all about the prestige though! Working with a labourer, or on your own, you will also be
expected to carry out some jobbing type builder repairs throughout the wider Estate.
Over and above everything else, and despite their exceptional craft skills, the Works Department are an adaptable team who respond to the challenge at hand.
We are looking for someone who is…
- passionate and enthusiastic about their work
- adaptable. In line with the Works Team, who are adaptable and respond to all challenges at hand, the Mason must have a similar approach and be willing to muck in and offer support when needed
- diligent and determined
- positive with a can-do attitude
- well organised and able to follow instruction
- proactive and capable of using initiative. Whether this be to ask a question or carry out a
task on an individual basis without prompt, you will need to be confident to do so
an excellent communicator
- a team player!
What do you need to be successful?
- Minimum of 3 years relevant experience in general building, stone dressing and lime
- Comfortable working at height.
- Ability to apply plasters and harls.
- Training in work at height, use of PASMA tower scaffolds and MEWPS.
How to Apply
Please send a covering letter and CV, including remuneration package expectations, for the attention of our Clerk of Works, Craig Logan, to [email protected].
For an informal chat about the role or for more information, please call the Estate Office on 01573223333 and ask to speak with Craig.