Caretaker (Nights)

Organisation: Dalkeith Country Park

Salary: £19,667

Location: Dalkeith Country Park

Excellent benefits

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.

We are looking for a Caretaker to ensure that our heating/alarm systems, buildings and surrounding areas are maintained to a high standard. You will carry out maintenance work, cleaning, painting and repairs, as well as providing break cover for the security team.

• Can you demonstrate excellent DIY, cleaning and caretaking skills?
• Do you have high standards and a positive approach to customer service?
• Are you flexible with a ‘can do’ attitude?

Candidates should hold a full UK driving licence and will ideally have electrical, plumbing or joinery knowledge. An SIA licence and first aid certificate will be an advantage.

You will work, 6pm to 7am (with a one hour break), on a four night on, four nights off basis (equating to an average of 42 hours per week). You will also be asked to provide holiday cover (day and night shifts) which will be paid as overtime.

Interested? To apply please email your CV and covering letter to

The closing date for applications is 8 October.

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Application Deadline: Friday 08/10/2021