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Maintenance/Gardening Assistant (Seasonal)

Buccleuch
Thornhill
Temporary contract

Location

Thornhill

Benefits
Pulled from the full job description

  • Employee discount
  • Free parking
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • On-site parking
  • Store discount

Full job description

February to 31 October 2024

Monday to Friday then 4 days on, 4 days off from 1 March

We are looking for professional and motivated individuals to represent one of Dumfries & Galloway’s finest tourist destinations during the 2024 season.

In this customer facing role, you will assist with general maintenance of the playground and garden areas. Maintenance responsibilities will include litter picking, emptying bins, and ensuring the playground area is maintained in excellent condition for our visitors via playground checks (training will be provided for this). Garden duties will include weeding, watering, and strimming, as well as helping visitors in our garden centre. Working hours will be 8.45am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday in February then on a 4 days on, 4 days off basis, including weekends, from March.

  • Do you enjoy working outdoors?
  • Are you hardworking with a flexible approach to work?
  • Can you demonstrate strong customer service skills?

Candidates should be able to demonstrate experience in a customer facing role and have an interest in horticulture (gardening experience is not essential as training will be provided). As Drumlanrig Castle is not accessible by public transport, access to your own transport is essential.

Interested? Please click on ‘Apply now’ to send your CV and covering letter to Claire Oram, Visitor Services Operations Manager.

The closing date for applications is 23 February.

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Job Type: Temporary contract

Benefits:

  • Employee discount
  • Free parking
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • On-site parking
  • Store discount

Schedule:

  • Weekend availability

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 23/02/2024