Organisation: Dalkeith Country Park

Salary: £23,000 - £25,000 per annum (depending on experience)

Location: Dalkeith

Dalkeith Country Park is a truly special place. Just a few miles from Edinburgh, it’s home to Fort Douglas adventure playground and Restoration Yard, set in a beautiful 1,000-acre country estate. With over 300 years of history, a 700-year-old oak wood and miles of waymarked trails, visitors can enjoy exploring the park before a delicious meal in our restaurant, The Kitchen, or a browse around our wonderfully eclectic retail store. You’ll also find our Wellbeing Lab offering yoga and fitness classes.

As Caretaker you will support the Facilities team ensuring that the needs of our visitors, colleagues, and tenants are met and that day-to-day operations at Dalkeith Country Park run smoothly with emergencies being responded to effectively. In addition, you will carry out small maintenance jobs and liaise with contractors on bigger jobs.

This is a hugely varied, rewarding, and exciting role. No two days are the same and you will be “hands on” in every aspect of park activity! Watch this short video to hear first-hand what makes this such a unique and interesting place to work:

• Do you have caretaking experience?
• Can you engage with a wide range of people?
• Are you organised, flexible, and able to use your initiative?

Shifts are 7.30am to 6.30pm on a 4 on 4 off basis, with average hours being 35 – 40 per week. Additional cover for holidays and sickness may be required. A full UK driving licence is essential. Supervisory experience will be an advantage.

Interested? Please email your CV and covering letter to the recruitment team at

Closing date for applications is 27 September.

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Application Deadline: Wednesday 27/09/2023