Maintenance/Gardening Assistant (Seasonal)

Organisation: Drumlanrig Castle

Location: Drumlanrig Castle, Thornhill, DG3 4AQ

1 February to 31 October 2024
4 days on, 4 days off

We are looking for professional and motivated individuals to represent one of Dumfries & Galloway’s finest tourist destinations during the 2024 season.

In this customer facing role, you will assist with general maintenance of the playground and garden areas. Maintenance responsibilities will include litter picking, emptying bins, and ensuring the playground area is maintained in excellent condition for our visitors via playground checks (training will be provided for this). Garden duties will include weeding, watering, and strimming, as well as helping visitors in our garden centre. Working hours will be 7.45am to 4.30pm on a 4 days on, 4 days off basis, including weekends.

• Do you enjoy working outdoors?
• Are you hardworking with a flexible approach to work?
• Can you demonstrate strong customer service skills?

Candidates should be able to demonstrate experience in a customer facing role and have an interest in horticulture (gardening experience is not essential as training will be provided). As Drumlanrig Castle is not accessible by public transport, access to your own transport is essential.

Interested? Please apply by emailing a copy of your CV and covering letter to

The closing date for applications is 29 December.

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Application Deadline: Friday 29/12/2023