Posted on: 1st August 2019

In partnership with Historic Environment Scotland, we have a new opportunity at our Scottish framing yard in Kirriemuir.

Our Scottish Yard has a small but talented team that have been designing and making timber frames in the region for the last twenty years.

Historic Environment Scotland have a long-standing Craft Fellow Programme that supports traditional skills across Scotland, previously developing skills in many areas such as blacksmithing, stone carving, boatbuilding and traditional printing.  The organisation champion how vital traditional skills and materials are and aim to address skills shortages and promote knowledge sharing with programmes such as this.

Craft Fellowships help to increase the number of individuals who have skills and knowledge of the built heritage in Scotland by providing the opportunity to work with an experienced mentor and institution.

A full range of activities in structural timber framing will be covered throughout the year including; Timber selection, Timber conversion, workshop fabrication, safe use and maintenance of power and hand tools, handling of large timbers, erection and assembly procedures on-site and all common processes, techniques and safety procedures that define this type of construction activity.

We are looking for a craft fellow who is self-motivated, keen to learn traditional heavy structural timber framing and who is interested in contributing to Carpenter Oak work and projects.

You will be trained in-house at Carpenter Oak by Alex Cloudsdale who will be the mentor of this fellowship.

You will be required to demonstrate that you meet the requirements below as part of the selection process.  You are not required to have previous experience in carpentry or woodwork, however, we would like to see someone who shows a passion for traditional skills and is interested in a career in this field of work.

Essential requirements:
An interest in working with Carpenter Oak and learning traditional joinery skills
A desire to pursue a career in this field in the heritage sector
Self-motivated and enthusiastic about traditional skills and/or heritage sector

Desirable requirements:
Previous experience of carpentry or joinery
Conscious of environmental issues and the importance of sustainable materials
Basic computer literacy
A full, clean UK driving licence

Applicants should be able to demonstrate enthusiasm for their field and a high level of craft potential.

For more details, and to apply, visit Historic Environment Scotland.