General Estate Maintenance Person - Ref 1271 Date: May 22, 2024

Auch Estate, Southern Highlands

General Estate Maintenance Person

About Auch Estate Auch Estate is a large and diverse rural Estate located in the heart of the southern highlands. The Estate extends to 29,000 acres, including 235 acres of forestry, a run-of-river hydro scheme, and a large modern in-house farm transitioning to organic farming and agricultural tourism/education. The Role You will be involved in a wide range of duties across various functions of the Estate, including farming, forestry, landscaping, countryside, groundworks, fencing, general building and property maintenance. You will also assist other departments such as the inhouse farm, future gardens, woodland and wildlife management. You will have the experience or be keen to learn various agricultural and landscaping services with relevant qualifications and the wish to embrace in the way of life of a modern transparent farming estate.

General Duties • Assist Estate Maintenance Supervisor on operations of all Estate departments. • Involved in various labouring duties in the maintenance of landscapes and infrastructure, including machine operation for track repairs, ditching and minor building repairs. Specific duties include • Support all teams in repairs to various property types, including residential dwellings, farm buildings, and heritage assets. • Assist our in-house farm at peak periods of the year with lambing and calving. • Repair tracks and roads. • Maintain grounds and garden. • Fencing, drainage, ditching, wall repairs & other countryside conservation works. • Assist woodland operations, fire log & kindling production. • Actively scan the Estate, improve resolve and issues that impact our environment, visitors, and guest experience. Ensure all waste and litter is collected and recycled.

Required Skills • Experience working on a rural estate would be helpful but not essential. • Holder of a full and clean driving licence. •

Desirable qualifications or having the ambition to obtain: Chainsaw certification, PA 1, 2 & 6 Spraying, Telescopic Forklift certification, ATV, use of Agricultural and Horticultural Machinery (including a 360 Excavator), firearms certificates and other relevant NPTC/LANTRA/NPORS qualifications or certification. • A good general knowledge of regulations applicable to Estate work, including Health & Safety requirements.

Desired Personal Qualities • Well organised, adaptable, reliable and work with enthusiasm, flexibility, self-motivation and commitment. • Excellent communication skills. • High level of attention to detail. • Ability to identify and prioritise tasks in a role with cross-function responsibilities. • Confidence in using your initiative appropriately. • Flexible and open to new ideas and future training. • Discretion and confidentiality. • Excel to work alone and or as part of a larger team. • Interested in field and sport and leisure activities. • Desire to live and work in a remote location.

Work Requirements • Willingness to work flexibly to meet the demands of the estate operation. • 40 hours per week with flexibility of estate life and weekend cover. • Prepared to work outside in all weather (can sometimes be an extreme rural environment!). • Place of work: Auch Estate.

Remuneration • Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications. • Benefits pension Scheme after a 6-month probationary period. • A new, highly energy-efficient property can be included. • Annual leave 28 days per annum, inclusive of public and religious holidays.

Please send your CV to the The Estate Management team email address is

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