Buildings Manager

Castle Milk & Corrie Estates
Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire
£45,000 - £60,000 dependent on experience
Closing date
18 Dec 2023

About the Estate

Set in the beautiful rolling countryside of Southwest Scotland, Castlemilk and Corrie Estates is a historic family-owned and managed estate around the town of Lockerbie in Dumfriesshire. The estate runs to around 28,000 acres with tenanted farms, residential properties, commercial premises and around 4,000 acres of forestry as its core activities.

Like many rural businesses, the estate has gone through a rapid period of change over the last three years. Sizable investments are currently being made in our residential housing stock and forestry operations, and large-scale improvements are being undertaken to our IT infrastructure and ways of working.

We are a forward-thinking and innovative business, who want to solidify our core operations, whilst also looking forward and diversifying. We are keen to maximise the opportunities afforded by our excellent location next to the Westcoast Mainline and M74 and are looking to grow our team to help us do this.


About the Role

Castlemilk and Corrie Estates are looking for a diligent and organised Buildings Manager to help manage and drive our investment across the estate. With just under 300 residential properties, more than 50 working farms, additional steadings, sheds, a working forestry yard, commercial premises, and a 150-year-old castle, the estate contains a large amount of physical infrastructure.

The Buildings Manager will have responsibility for all buildings and facilities on the estate and will manage our programme of planned and reactive maintenance. Ensuring full compliance with all regulations and health and safety working practices is paramount to this role.

The main responsibilities include but are not exclusive to;

  • Setting and managing priorities, budgets and schedules for planned and reactive maintenance works across the estate,
  • Managing our inhouse team of trades and external contractors as required,
  • Responsibility for the safety management of all buildings and facilities across the estate,
  • Senior leadership priorities; as a senior leader on the estate, you will be part of a team setting direction, priorities and driving the business forward on matters such as energy efficiency.

This position is being advertised due to the retirement of a long-serving member of staff and the estate is taking this opportunity to expand the role’s responsibilities and remit as part of wider strategic changes. The Buildings Manager will have the opportunity and independence to create their own team and ways of working, building a robust and modern system of maintenance planning which will serve the estate for years to come.

Due to the scale of the estate and the condition and age of some of our buildings, the Buildings Manager role is a challenging one. However, for the right candidate the opportunities to breathe new life into historic buildings, direct and drive large-scale investment and be part of a new chapter of growth on an estate with a long and proud history are unparalleled.

If you have any queries or questions about this role or are considering applying but are not sure you meet the requirements, please contact Katie on for a confidential chat to discuss this opportunity.


The Package

  • The Buildings Manager position is a challenging role, but for the right candidate is unparalleled in the opportunities and autonomy it provides to impact a historic estate,
  • Salary of £45,000 - £60,000 dependent on experience,
  • 30 days holiday, inclusive of bank holidays,
  • 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, with a rota system for call outs.
  • Position available immediately.


Perfect candidate

  • RICS accredited or equivalent, with at least three years post-qualification relevant experience;
  • A can-do and resilient attitude to problem solving;
  • A calm and encouraging approach to leadership and interaction with peers and stakeholders;
  • Organised and efficient;
  • Comfortable with IT, proficient in Microsoft Office applications and comfortable learning new software packages;
  • Discrete and responsible with private or confidential information;
  • Experience in project management, condition surveys and general building surveying duties.
  • A wide understanding of the building industry, including knowledge of materials, trades, methods and legal requirements;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Demonstrate technical proficiency in identifying defects, snags and general construction quality; 


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