JOBS

Estate Staff 1893 RGB)

Dunvegan Castle & Gardens is one of the most dynamic, diverse and popular 5* visitor attractions on the Isle of Skye.

We are always on the lookout for enthusiastic customer focused people to join our team and ensure that our visitors receive our trademark warm Highland Welcome. You will be a team player, enjoy working in a busy environment and take pride in maintaining high standards of customer service at all times. We offer excellent rates of pay, in-house training and the chance to work with a great team in the wonderful historic surroundings of Dunvegan Castle & Gardens. And there is no obligation to have facial hair or dress like our estate staff pictured here outside the castle front door in 1893.

For more information about joining our team, please contact the MacLeod Estate Office on +44 (0)1470 521206 or email jobs@dunvegancastle.com

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Latest Vacancies

Seasonal Vacancies

Dunvegan Castle & Gardens is one of the most dynamic, diverse and popular 5* visitor attractions on the Isle of Skye. We are looking for enthusiastic and customer focused people to join our existing team and ensure that our 168,000 plus visitors receive a warm Highland welcome this season. You will be a team player, enjoy working in a busy environment and take pride in maintaining our 5* visitor experience at all times.

We offer excellent rates of pay starting at £7.85 per hour and above, in-house training and the chance to work with a great team in historic surroundings. Job descriptions for these roles are available upon request.

Castle Ticket Office

As the first point of contact for our visitors, first impressions count. We are looking for people who will give a very warm Highland Welcome to our visitors. With excellent communication skills and the ability to meet the demanding expectations of our visitors, you will be able to remain calm under pressure and keep smiling in the face of our high visitor volumes during the peak season. Cash-handling and touch-screen till operations skills are required for which training will be provided.

Castle Guides

These vital positions as the welcoming face of Dunvegan Castle require strong communication skills, an interest in Scottish history and people who will actively engage with the high volume of visitors we welcome each season. Some cash-handling and touch-screen till operations are required for which training will be provided.

MacLeod Tables Cafe Assistants

You will pride yourself on the highest standards of customer care. Ideally with a current basic food hygiene certificate, you will ensure the cafe premises are always scrupulously clean and all our delicious freshly prepared food is beautifully presented. Food preparation, cash-handling and touch-screen till operations skills are required for which training will be provided.

Retail Assistants

With our busy retail outlets at Dunvegan Castle, we are looking for people with a strong customer service ethos and a passion for selling our high quality range of products across our four retail outlets. Cash-handling and touch-screen till operations skills are required for which training will be provided.

Boatmen/women

We are looking for marine operatives to join our existing team at one of our most popular and busy visitor attractions at Dunvegan. With responsibility for helming our traditional clinker-built boats with up to 7 passengers on short trips to see the Loch Dunvegan resident seal colony, the ideal candidate will have the required Level II Powerboat licence with commercial endorsements: VHF radio, Sea Survival and First Aid (or acceptable equivalents). Training will be provided.

Visitor Facilities Cleaner

We require some extra help to keep our visitor areas spotlessly throughout the season. Applicants must have very high standards and preferably be able to accommodate part-time working seven days per week.

To apply for any of these posts, please email your CV and covering letter with references, stating why you fit the job criteria to jobs@dunvegancastle.com.

The closing date for these applications is 31 January 2018. Due to the high numbers of applications we receive, we regret that only those applicants short-listed for interview will be contacted.

Glenbrittle Campsite Wardens

Voted No.1 UK Campsite by the Daily Telegraph a few years ago, we are looking for dedicated, enthusiastic and hardworking full and part-time seasonal Campsite Wardens with a genuine sense of pride in their work for the 2018 season (30th March to 30th September).

Onsite training will begin in early March. You must be willing to work weekends and be flexible with your working hours. A full UK driving licence and your own vehicle are essential for the role. You must have some experience in retail, cash handling and general site maintenance.  Training and accommodation will be provided (suitable for either a couple or friends in shared accommodation) to the successful applicants.

We offer excellent rates of pay, in-house training and the chance to work with a great team in stunning surroundings. Job descriptions for these roles are available upon request.

So if you are a friendly, confident, self-motivated and trustworthy individual who is passionate about offering our campers an unrivalled camping experience on the beautiful Isle of Skye, please forward your CV and covering email stating why you fit the job criteria to jobs@dunvegancastle.com

The closing date for these applications is 28th February 2018. Due to the high numbers of applications we receive, we regret that only those applicants short-listed for interview will be contacted.

Maintenance & Marine

We are looking for a friendly and enthusiastic team player to join our maintenance and marine team at the MacLeod Estate on a fulltime basis. Always calm under pressure, we expect you to be self-motivated, be a good communicator and to deliver results with energy complemented by a sense of humour. A can-do attitude, strong work ethic and clean driving license are essential.

In terms of the skill set required for this position, we are looking for a multi-skilled handyman with a working knowledge of timber carcassing, cladding, first fix carpentry, manual wet trades, stonework and block laying. Rendering and plastering as well as working knowledge of traditional lime mortars is desirable but not essential. On the marine side, we require a Boat Master Grade 3 or Powerboat Level 2 with commercial endorsement for sailing with passengers. If you do not hold any of the above qualifications, the MacLeod Estate will offer training.

We offer excellent rates of pay, in-house training and the chance to work with a great team in stunning surroundings. A more detailed job description for this role is available upon request. So if this role sounds like you, please email send your CV and a covering letter stating how your experience and qualifications match the role profile to jobs@dunvegancastle.com or by post to:

Lynne Leslie
MacLeod Estate
Dunvegan House
Isle of Skye IV55 8WF

The closing date for applications is 31st March 2018.

Groundsman

This full-time post requires someone with common sense and experience in all aspects of garden maintenance and hard landscaping work to join the existing team and assist the Head Gardener with the upkeep of this garden of national importance.

With an ability to drive and maintain a wide range of garden machinery, tools and vehicles, the post holder must be fully capable of undertaking physically demanding manual tasks in all weathers. Working as part of a five-strong garden team, there are no line management responsibilities associated with this post. The Garden dept. has a Head Gardener and Assistant Head Gardener who you shall report to.

We offer excellent rates of pay, in-house training and the chance to work with a great team in stunning surroundings. A more detailed job description for this role is available upon request. So if this role sounds like you, please email send your CV and a covering letter stating how your experience and qualifications match the role profile to jobs@dunvegancastle.com or by post to:

Una Craven, Head Gardener

MacLeod Estate
Dunvegan House
Isle of Skye IV55 8WF

The closing date for applications is 31st March 2018.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we regret that only those applicants short-listed for interview will be contacted.

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