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Logo: Dalkeith Country ParkAssistant Park Manager

Dalkeith Country Park

Circa £22,000 depending on experience


Dalkeith Country Park has been enjoyed by visitors for 120 years and its woodlands, riverside trails, cycle tracks and events calendar are valued by visitors from near and far.  The Park includes Fort Douglas which is an exciting adventure play park for visitors of all ages, while the stable yard houses Restoration Yard, a unique venture comprising a retail store, coffee bar, restaurant, foodhall and wellness space. 


In this role you will be responsible for ensuring the Park grounds and infrastructure are maintained to the highest standards.  This is a unique opportunity to be involved with all aspects of the conservation and biodiversity of our 1,000-acre site, including the Old Oakwood which is a Site of Specific Scientific Interest (SSSI).


  • Can you demonstrate solid ground maintenance experience and a flexible “can-do” attitude?
  • Have you successfully contributed to implementation of a woodland management plan?
  • Are you an excellent communicator with the interpersonal skills required to deal with a range of people, including visitors, tenants and volunteers?


The successful candidate will need a chainsaw certificate and a full UK driving licence, while a tractor/trailer driving or ATV qualification will be an advantage.  Knowledge of the Wildlife & Countryside Act (1981) and experience of managing a team will also be advantageous.


Interested?  Please submit your CV and a covering letter to our Park & Projects Manager at aburke@buccleuch.com.


The closing date for applications is 21st November.  Interviews will be held on 6th & 9th December.


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