Estate Handyman Job

Location UK
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Handyperson
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary Negotiable
Job Number  53183
Created 16 August 2019

Assistant Foreman Job, Reay Forest Estate, Achfary, Sutherland

Greycoat Lumleys' client, Reay Forest Estate forms part of the Grosvenor Estate, owned by the Duke of Westminster and Grosvenor family. Located in the North West Highlands region of Scotland and extending to in excess of 96,000 acres, the Estate is renowned for its outstanding natural beauty. 

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Estate as Assistant Foreman. Working primarily from Achfary, the successful applicant will join the Estate’s maintenance team and primarily be involved with maintenance of buildings and infrastructure with wide ranging duties across the Estate as required. Communicating effectively with the Estate Foreman, Head of Departments, contractors and team members on a daily basis will be a prerequisite.

Key responsibilities include prioritising reactive maintenance, the successful and timely completion of planned maintenance, whilst ensuring that cyclical work is completed on time and on budget. Ideally you will be familiar with the seasonal demands of fishing, shooting and stalking. Experience of working on a private Estate is not essential but a positive, can do approach is.

The position requires a confident and credible candidate, who will report to the Reay Forest Estate Foreman and be comfortable leading the day to day activities of the Maintenance team. Personal qualities include a practical and hands on approach to problem solving and a strong attention to detail. The successful candidate will be flexible and willing to commit to the necessary hours during busy periods of the year or as required.

Applicants will be numerate, have excellent communication skills and a working knowledge of Microsoft packages. A full, valid driving license is essential, with the successful candidate joining a remote yet welcoming community.

Salary: Competitive + Benefits + Accommodation


Accommodation: 2 – 4 bedroom property – families welcome


Consultant: Lesley Jones


Start: ASAP


Job Number: 53183



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