Maintenance Joiner

Situated on the beautiful Moray Coast in the North of Scotland, Gordonstoun is widely recognised as the world leader in character education. We have a co-educational community of over 500 students aged from 6-18, who are predominantly full boarding and are drawn from over 40 countries.

We enjoy over 150 acres and more than 50 buildings, consisting of domestic and non-domestic properties, which provide accommodation for students and staff. These range from stunning listed buildings built in the 17th century, to construction of new buildings such as our new Classroom Hub as part of our campus wide Masterplan.

Working at Gordonstoun comes with many benefits, where you become part of the family not just a workforce. As well as a competitive salary some of these benefits include: providing training and support to our staff to help colleagues progress and diversify their career through different pathways; we offer subsidised transport from Hopeman, Burghead and Lossiemouth for those who require it; we provide a diverse range of foods cooked by our award-winning chefs at Refectory and free staff meals while on shift. Additionally, we have a generous seven-week Holiday allowance annually for full-time staff and much more.

We are looking for a talented, enthusiastic and qualified Maintenance Joiner who has experience and working knowledge of carrying out a variety of handyperson and joinery tasks in support of the maintenance team as we conduct maintenance, repairs and installations within existing buildings across campus. The right candidate will take pride in completing these works while ensuring student and staff experience and stakeholder standards are maintained, while upholding safety guidelines and complying with codes and regulations.

There may also be the opportunity within this role to demonstrate the ability to take on further responsibility, progressing towards becoming the Maintenance Supervisor.

Maintenance Joiner Job Duties include:

Carrying out planned and reactive maintenance, repairs and refurbishments of existing building works.

Making and fitting specific joinery items and/or furniture.

Carrying out day to day handypersons tasks and snagging works such as basic re-decoration works.

Assist other trades within the team with tasks if required.

Assess the materials and parts needed for a job, place and track orders for those parts.

Provide professional assessments and advice.

Previous joinery experience and the ability to demonstrate strong written and verbal communication, customer service skills, risk assessment, joinery apprenticeship, diagnostics, fault finding, valid UK driver's license, initiative, responsibility, safety, professional appearance.

Gordonstoun is striving to build a team that is truly inclusive. We welcome applications from marginalised and under-represented groups.

If you’re excited to learn more, please contact our recruitment department at or call recruitment on 01343 837831. Your application form should be emailed to

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