Our Assistant Custodian is a key member of staff, supporting the work of the Leisure and Tourism department in ensuring the presentation, maintenance and security of the Castle and surrounding buildings are to a high quality standard.

Duties include assisting and liaising with the curator in the conservation and display of the Castle collection, upkeep of the interior of the Castle and maintenance duties on site. Keyholder responsibilities will be part of the role.

Raby Estates comprises landholdings split between country estates in County Durham and Shropshire. Central to the operation are busy visitor attractions with Raby Castle at its centre, providing quality service to high volumes of visitors.

Current development plans for the Estates mean that this role and its duties will expand. The successful applicant will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to first class service and an aptitude for supervising staff and volunteers to ensure the highest possible standards are maintained.


This is a full-time role. A full job description can be downloaded below. Interested parties should email Alan McKerchar, Castle Custodian Alan.McKerchar@raby.co.uk

Postal applications can be sent Raby Castle, Staindrop, Co Durham, DL2 3AH. All enquiries to 01833 660888.


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