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Estate Worker - Maintenance

Organisation: The National Trust for Scotland

Salary: £23,595 - £24,913 pro-rata, per annum

Location: Aberdeenshire South


To undertake proactive and reactive maintenance matters throughout a number of sites in the North East of Scotland. Ensuring the continued conservation and development of the buildings and infrastructure to a high standard; allowing the smooth running of the visitor attractions, adjoining properties and surrounding environment.


1. Undertaking day-to-day maintenance at Crathes Castle, Drum Castle, Craigievar Castle and Leith Hall sites to the high standard expected by the Trust, including but not limited to:
• Painting (external and internal)
• Skilled joinery work (external and internal)
• Basic plumbing repairs
• Fence, wall and building repairs
• Refurbishment work to residential properties
• General DIY
• General site work

2. Ensure all activities undertaken are compliant with the property’s Safe System of Work and Emergency Procedures.

3. Demonstrating self-motivation, organising, planning and prioritising, along with good time management.

4. Key holder for multiple sites.

5. Undertaking such other reasonable duties as may be required from time to time to ensure the smooth running of the sites, as required by the Operations Manager.

This role is not one for which the duties, responsibilities or accountabilities of the role require you to undertake a criminal records check.




 Full driving license valid for driving in the UK.


 Current first aid certificate.
 Domestic Legionella Risk Assessment Training.
 Portable Appliance Testing Certificate.



 Solid demonstrable experience in executing a wide range of maintenance trades to a high standard.
 An eye for detail and finish.
 Competence in lone working.
 Practical knowledge of Health and Safety processes and procedures and the ability to work effectively within these processes.
 Experience in producing estimates for set pieces of work.
 Experience of working within a budget and timescales.
 Ability to be proactive and use initiative.
 Competence at working from heights on ladders or scaffolding as necessary.


 Experience of working in a multi-site role.
 Experience working on listed buildings.
 Understanding of traditional building skills.


People Management

 Currently no line management responsibility but needs to be able to deal politely and courteously with all customers, guests, colleagues and tradesmen/contractors.
 Ability to work with and motivate volunteers when necessary.

Finance Management

 Is not a budget-holder.

Key performance indicators and targets

 The ability to provide cost effective high quality maintenance in accordance with the targets of each individual site.

The Key Responsibilities, Scope of Job, and Required Qualifications, Skills, Experience & Knowledge reflect the requirements of the job at the time of issue. The Trust reserves the right to amend these with appropriate consultation and/or request the post-holder to undertake any activities that it believes to be reasonable within the broad scope of the job or his/her general abilities.

Application Deadline: Sunday 25/06/2023