Skilled Construction Worker

Location:                                Raby Castle, The Rising

Department:                          Construction – Leisure & Tourism

Employment Basis:              Seasonal (with the possibility of becoming a permanent position for the right candidate)

Salary:                                    Competitive depending on experience

Job Reference:                      VA120-2023


Job details

The Raby Rising development project is the most ambitious construction project Raby Castle Park & Gardens has embarked on in decades. It will see the restoration and refurbishment of many listed historic buildings as well as several newbuild structures. We are looking for a hardworking and dedicated labourer to join our construction team, who is passionate about working in this remarkable setting. You will be required to assist various trades and undertake a variety of tasks across a wide selection of existing buildings as well as some new iconic additions.

What you’ll be doing

The successful candidate will have plenty of experience, excellent communication skills, a good eye for detail and be willing & flexible to undertake all challenges expected on a fast paced multi discipline construction site.

What we need to see

Ideally candidates should hold a relevant Construction Skills Competence Scheme (CSCS) card. Previous experience of carrying out masonry and brickwork and working on historic listed buildings is advantageous.

The position is offered on a seasonal basis (but for the right candidate this could become a permanent position) and provides a rare opportunity to work on a wide variety of historic listed buildings as well as some new build additions.

Overview of Raby Estates

Raby Castle near Staindrop has been the home of the Vane family for generations and is open to visitors. Lord and Lady Barnard seek to develop the Castle and grounds so that it becomes one of the foremost visitor attractions in the North.

The Raby Estate comprises substantial landholdings and trading operations including in-house farms, let farms and residential property, along with sporting enterprises across Estates in Co Durham and Shropshire. We also have visitor attractions at Raby Castle, High Force Hotel and Waterfall in Upper Teesdale and The Wrekin in Shropshire.

As well as the Estate’s own Home Farm in Raby Park, there are many tenanted farms and a large number of houses and cottages in villages around Teesdale, many are whitewashed farmsteads and houses where families have been tenants for several generations.

What we’ve got to offer

Its 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:

  • Attractive Salary
  • 33 days holiday (inclusive of statutory holidays)
  • 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 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, we’d love to hear from you.

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