Location:                                 Raby Castle, The Rising
Department:                          Construction – Leisure & Tourism
Employment Basis:            Full-time, Permanent
Salary:                                      Competitive depending on experience

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 new-build structures.  We are looking for  3 hardworking and dedicated joiners to join our construction team, who are passionate about working in this remarkable setting. You will be required to carry out all aspects of carpentry and joinery working alongside various trades.


What you’ll be doing

The successful candidates will undertake all aspects of first and second fix joinery to the highest standard as required, working as part of the directly employed Raby construction team on ‘The Rising’, carrying out work on both new build and refurbishment projects.

Full details of key tasks and responsibilities are available in the Job Description.


What we need to see

This is an exciting position, and the successful candidates for the positions of joiners, will have excellent communication skills, a good eye for detail, and be willing and flexible to undertake all challenges expected on a fast-paced multi-discipline construction site. This will also include a wide selection of existing buildings as well as some new iconic additions.

Ideally candidates should hold a relevant Construction Skills Competence Scheme (CSCS) card, Prefabricated Access Suppliers and Manufacturers Association (PASMA) and be asbestos awareness trained. Previous experience of working on historic listed buildings is advantageous.

The positions are offered on a permanent basis and provide 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

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:

  • Attractive Salary
  • 33 days holiday (inclusive of statutory holidays)
  • Group Pension Scheme (7.7% employer contribution)
  • Group Life Insurance
  • 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 and feel you have the necessary skills, experience and personality to undertake this role, we’d love to hear from you.


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