Stonemason / Craftsman
Honister Slate Mine is the last working Slate Mine in England and we are looking to expand our team and welcome a new team member to our workshop.
We are based at the summit of Honister pass and we have a fully operational slate mine working 7 days a week to keep up with demand for this unique volcanic slate with its rich deep green hue. Our customers are both trade and public, all looking to have a part of a Lake District Mountain as part of their project.
Our time served craftsmen work alongside this magnificent stone to produce a wide range of goods, from kitchen worktops, fire hearths, dining products and accessories to headstones, garden benches, house signs, aggregates, and flooring plus many more bespoke items in both commercial and residential projects. We love a challenge and take immense pride in not just the quality of the stone we work alongside but, in the craftsmanship and care put into producing these items.
We ask that you come with a strong work ethic, common sense, and a desire to learn along with efficient time keeping and a drive to succeed whilst also being trusted to work independently to time deadlines with good communication skills.
All training will be provided onsite, and no experience is needed however you will need to be physically fit due to the labour-intensive nature of this role.
Your duties will include cutting, slabbing, and polishing stone, working on bespoke items with customised measurements, and working in a stone masons workshop environment.
Any of the below skills are an advantage to succeed in this role however not compulsory:
- Using hand and power tools to shape, trim, cut stones and polish slate
- Experience with slate and/or wood
- Working as a team and self-managed.
- Can work under pressure
- Forklift and heavy plant experience
- A valid UK driving license held for three years and more.
- Full time position and weekends, pay depends on your experience
- Accommodation can also be provided for full time position
- If you interested please email your CV to email@example.com
Mine Tour Guide
We are looking for someone passionate about the Lake District, history and working with people.
Honister slate mine needs an enthusiastic tour guide to lead visitors on our much-loved mine tours. Take groups of all ages, from all walks of life into the mountain to not only explore the subterranean world of mine caverns and tunnels, but to tell the fascinating story of Honister.
Our story stretches back over 400 years; Outliving Victorian miners, pioneering industrial revolutions, and remaining steadfast through world wars through to the present day.
Honister Slate Mine has both earnt and truly secured its place in the history books providing slate to some of the most prestigious buildings in the UK. Whilst also diversifying over the past 20 years to provide a multitude of adrenaline activities alongside our mine tours and fully operational slate mine.
We don’t expect you to be a fountain of knowledge on all things Honister just yet! We just ask that you come with a passion and hunger to learn our story and to tell it with the same genuine passion and appreciation our guides have over the years; Making us a place families fondly come back to through all generations year after year.
This role is available as a full time or part time role, we run tours 7 days a week up to 4 times daily.
Please get in touch to discuss individual requirements.
Due to our location transport is essential and you will need to be physically fit to spend your days leading these walking guided tours.
Please email a cover letter and your cv to firstname.lastname@example.org
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