Location:                                Raby Castle

Department:                          Leisure and Tourism

Employment Basis:             Part time

Hourly Rate :                         Above NMW

Closing Date:                         24th May 2024

Job Ref:                                 VA148-2024               


Job details

We are looking for a dynamic, hardworking and experienced cleaner to maintain high levels of cleanliness within the newly developed visitor facilities known as ‘The Rising’ at Raby Castle. Cleaning duties are required 2 days per week and will include weekend working on a rota basis. Additional days will be available to cover event days or holidays.


What you’ll be doing

A cleaning position at Raby Castle is one of the most diverse roles there is to offer. As well as providing a unique opportunity to work in extraordinary locations across this beautiful country estate, this role offers a fast paced, varied role for someone bursting with energy, who is passionate about providing exemplary service.

As a cleaner you will ensure that all facilities within the visitor attraction are presented to the highest standard.  You will contribute to the care of both new and historic buildings. You will also help monitor environmental conditions and report any maintenance issues to the Housekeeping Supervisor or General Manager.


What we need to see

The ideal candidate is efficient, reliable, and detail-oriented with a can-do attitude. This is an important role within the Raby team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Comprehensive cleaning (washing floors, emptying bins, vacuuming, cleaning public toilets, dusting etc.) ensuring the service meets high standards of hygiene and cleanliness
  • Cleaning of staff facilities such as offices, break rooms and toilets.
  • Perform and document any routine inspection activities.
  • Work in a responsible and safe manner at all times, adhering to Health & Safety policies, safe working practices and Company Policies and Procedures (e.g. COSHH, manual handling etc.).
  • Represent Raby appropriately at all times by being smart in appearance and behaving in an appropriate manner in line with our estate values.


Skills Required

  • Good manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination
  • Attention to detail
  • Enthusiasm to learn and undertake continuing professional development
  • Great team player
  • Discretion and ability to handle confidential information


Knowledge and Experience:

  • Proven working experience as a cleaner
  • Ability to handle heavy cleaning equipment and machinery
  • Knowledge of cleaning chemicals and supplies
  • Familiarity with Material Safety Data Sheets


Overview of Raby Estates

Raby Estates is a thriving family run business that has been operating in County Durham and Shropshire for many centuries. The estate is diverse in terms of its landscape and comprises three main landholdings around Raby Castle and High Force in County Durham and the Shropshire Estate near Shrewsbury.

The Estate has three major landmarks; Raby Castle – one of the finest medieval castles in England, High Force Waterfall in the stunning countryside of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and The Wrekin which is one of Shropshire’s most iconic hills. All three areas welcome visitors from far and wide, making the Leisure and Tourism aspects of the Estate a thriving part of its business.

It is the perfect time to join the passionate team here at Raby, with ‘The Rising’ development set to open this Spring at Raby Castle. This will complete the elegant leisure destination with heritage buildings used for magnificent event spaces, remodelled walled gardens, stylish shopping and food as fresh as it gets in The Vinery glasshouse.

This incredible scheme is something you could be part of promoting, taking a key role with events in these iconic spaces.

This awe-inspiring family run estate is vast and thriving with opportunities, with an abundance of news stories and events for both visitors and the community alike. With a diverse range of departments including, tourism, farming, buildings, forestry, land management and sporting – no two days are ever the same!


What we’ve got to offer

It’s people that make a place, without people, a place is simply an empty shell. At Raby this is certainly true, it’s our people that make Raby special.

We strive to offer our employees an excellent working environment and the tools to perform, enabling them to achieve their goals and be the best they can be.

As well as some of the most iconic locations to work we offer:

  • Group Pension Scheme (7.7% employer contribution)
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Uniform
  • Free car parking
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Continuous improvement through staff training and staff development programmes
  • Discounts at our retail and food outlets
  • Discounts to our Shropshire holiday cottage and High Force Hotel
  • Free access into our leisure attractions at Raby Castle and High Force
  • Private, behind the scenes tour of Raby Castle
  • Raby Estate social events throughout the year


How to apply

If you would like to be part of our journey, we’d love to hear from you. If you feel you have the necessary skills, experience and personality to undertake this role, please get in touch.



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