Estate Worker / Groundskeeper - Lanarkshire, Scotland

We are seeking an Estate Worker/Groundskeeper for a full time position on a privately owned estate. The Estate Worker/Groundskeeper’s primary duties will be to support the implementation of the ground care and woodland elements of the Estate Management Plan. Additionally, the candidate will assist with the maintenance of all estate buildings.

The ideal candidate will be practical by nature and familiar with operating a broad range of landscaping and ground care machinery and other power tools. The position requires working outside on the land and in the woodlands in all weather conditions, and, from time to time, requires supporting a variety of activities happening indoors and off the estate as directed by management.

Note: While this role is being advertised as a single position, it would be possible to provide work for a partner in a housekeeping position.

Primary Tasks:

  1. Seasonal maintenance of the lawns and grass verges, estate wide.

  2. Seasonal maintenance of hedging, estate wide.

  3. Seasonal maintenance of flower and vegetable/fruit/herb beds and polytunnels.

  4. Woodland maintenance including the clearing of fallen trees and branches, pruning of branches.

  5. All other ground care activities including but not restricted to: trimming, brush cutting, weeding and leaf clearing.

  6. Maintenance and repair of estate drives and tracks, including winter gritting.

  7. Maintenance and repair of estate fencing and gates.

  8. Maintenance and repair of estate burns, drains and ditches.

  9. Maintain and improve the public image of the Estate along the road verges, paths and rights of way. This will include the monitoring and clearance of litter and fly tipping.

  10. Assist with general estate wide security and the management of incidents and emergencies.

 Secondary Tasks:

  1. Contribute to the ground care and woodland elements of the development and review process of the Estate Management Plan.

  2. Assist with the maintenance and repair of all estate buildings.

  3. Light agricultural work, for example topping fields not tenanted.

  4. Assisting with animal care.

  5. Maintenance of all ground care machinery, implements and tools, including the availability of fuel and all other consumables

  6. Ensure cleanliness of the roofs, yards and gutters.

  7. Assist with the maintenance of all estate motor vehicles, including the tractor.

  8. Ensure the efficient organization and maintenance of the estate’s barns, workshops and garaging.

  9. Other duties as required.

The incumbent will possess the following qualifications and be experienced in:

  • Full UK Driving Licence

  • Experienced in the operation of ride-on ground care machinery and other heavy equipment such as tracked chipping machines and stump grinders.

  • Experienced at driving towing a trailer

  • Holds a basic disclosure check from Disclosure Scotland (or be prepared to apply)

  • Chainsaw proficiency 

  • IPAF proficiency 

  • First Aid

The role of Estate Worker is demanding and requires the post holder to:

  • Be motivated and a strong team player

  • Be practical and possess initiative and organised

  • Have a high level of fitness and strength

  • Be comfortable “working at height”

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