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Due to continued growth within the company James MacQueen Building Contractors Ltd is seeking to recruit the following positions, based throughout various sites on the Isle of Skye and the Scottish Highlands.

We offer excellent rates of pay and positive working environment.

Positions available on PAYE or Self Employment basis.

For further information about these roles please contact Katherine on 01478 640 292

To apply please email your CV to katherine@skyebuilder.co.uk


We are seeking to recruit experienced, qualified tradespersons for all types of construction activities – joiners, plumbers, electricians, groundworkers, bricklayers, labourers.

Positions available through direct employment or on a subcontractor basis.

In return, we offer excellent rates of pay, a competitive package and on-going training.

Site Agent

You will be responsible for efficiently planning and organising all labour on site and maintaining excellent quality control whilst meeting required safety standards. You will be proactive and able to lead a team to deliver results.

Foreman Working Joiners

We are looking for experienced Joiners to join our existing teams.

Candidates with 10- 15 years’ experience in the trade looking for career development welcome.

Duties would include fitting wooden structures such as doors, window frames, staircases, partition walls, roof timbers, floor and roof joints (1st fix). Installing doors, cupboards, skirting boards, door surrounds, shelving and ironmongery (2nd fix). Snagging work (final fix).

Applicants would also need to demonstrate a personal commitment to Quality, Health, Safety and the Environment.

Foreman Working Bricklayers

We are looking for experienced Bricklayers to join our existing teams.

Candidates with 10- 15 years’ experience in the trade looking for career development welcome.

Duties include assess key priorities and ensuring work is organised so that it meets program timescales. Hold regular meetings with the construction site team in order to plan and assess progress. Provide feedback to the Site Agent/Manager/Construction Director of any concerns, issues or slippage against plan.

Applicants would also need to demonstrate a personal commitment to Quality, Health, Safety and the Environment.

Administrative Assistant

An organised and enthusiastic individual is required to support our projects across all portfolios.
The successful candidate will be highly organised and productive, be flexible within the team and enthusiastic to learn. You must be committed to offering excellent customer service to our clients throughout their build journey.
Previous administrative experience is desirable, but knowledge of the construction industry is not essential as full training will be given.

R. HOUSE Sales Manager

A dynamic and hard-working individual is required to lead, develop and manage the performance of our team in order to deliver strategic plans and sales targets and further promote the R.HOUSE brand.
The successful applicant will be committed to delivering excellent customer service at the point of sale and throughout the build project, and passionate about developing R.HOUSE by proactively seeking new development opportunities.
We welcome applicants with experience in a similar role, ideally from a sales background, with knowledge of, or interest in, the property or construction sector.

Yard & Warehouse Operative

A highly organised and proactive individual is required to join our team on a full-time basis.
Duties will include maintaining an organised goods in/goods out system, stock check/control and general yard security and housekeeping, as well as supporting the Buying and Logistics Manager.

HGV Driver

HGV Class 1 Driver (rigid/drawbar combination) with Hiab experience.
Some duties will include loading, transportation and off-loading of heavy plant, scaffolding and building materials, as well as assisting with the erection of prefabricated house kits.
A high level of physical fitness is required to perform these duties. The candidate must be self-motivated, good at time keeping and hard working.
Occasional overnights and overtime will be required to complete the weekly schedule.

What they say

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Kenny MacAskill

Site Agent

I started with JMQB in 2008 as a foreman joiner working throughout the Highlands. My position within JMQB progressed and I am now Site Agent for an R.House housing development in Montrose Woods, Auldearn.

My role involves project management for the new-build houses at Montrose Woods, liaising with sub-contractors daily and managing a team of twenty JMQB employees.

I have gained several construction qualifications during my time with JMQB such as CITB site safety plus, as well as completing first aid training, machinery tickets for driving forklifts and dumpers, scaffolding tickets and fire safety training.

My favourite part of the job is watching the houses develop through different stages of the build until the house is complete and ready to hand over to people moving into their new homes at Montrose Woods.

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John Angus Gate


I've worked with JMQB for nearly 11 years now. I began working as an apprentice bricklayer at projects across the Highlands. I served my time and qualified and over the years my role continued to develop to where I am now responsible for all Health and Safety at JMQB and oversee operations for all builds in the Skye area.

Working with JMQB has allowed me to develop my skills enormously. I have managed large scale projects such as the Mcandie Court Development in Fort William and the construction of 8 flats on Dunvegan Road, Portree, Skye.

The most enjoyable part of my job is watching and being part of the company's expansion.

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Ruaridh Kirkwood

Apprentice Joiner

I have worked for JMQB for coming up 4 years, starting my apprenticeship in October 2013.

In that time my role has developed a lot. When I first started off I was in the manufacturing facility in Crossal for a short spell, building house kits and seeing how that side of the work was done. I then went on to site work, erecting R.Houses and working on the inside and outside of the houses which I enjoy a lot. Over the years I've gained more and more confidence and now have the responsibilities of carrying out and completing tasks myself.

I have gained qualifications over my apprenticeship i.e. I now have my fork lift tickets, over-head crane tickets, abrasive wheels, slingers ticket, health and safety and working at heights.

The great thing about my job is it is so varied. I like getting the opportunity to learn new skills and techniques. I also enjoy working away from Skye as it gives me the chance to see different places and different sites.