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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 Sarah Jane on 01478 640 509

To apply please email your CV to officemanager@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.

Remedial Works Operative

You will work alongside the Clerk of Works to carry out pre-handover and remedial works across all build portfolios in all locations. A wide range of practical skills and flexibility to travel/stay overnight are required.

Timber Frame Manufacturer

Assist with the manufacturing of roof/floor cassettes and wall panels for timber framed houses and will be based at our workshop in Crossal, Isle of Skye.
Previous experience is not essential as training will be provided. The ideal candidates must be flexible, organised and able to prioritise work.
A high level of physical fitness is required to perform these duties.

Foreman Working Joiners

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

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 Bricklayers

Must have experience in all aspects of the Bricklaying trade, be proactive in managing staff and will need to demonstrate a personal commitment to Quality, Health, Safety and the Environment


A highly organised, methodical and proactive individual is required to support the Finance Director in all aspects of financial management and reporting.
The role requires a high level of Accounting experience to provide a comprehensive service for the Finance Office function.
Applicants will have excellent IT and communication sills with the ability to efficiently prioritise workload.

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.