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Dunvegan Castle & Gardens is one of the most dynamic, diverse and popular award winning 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 award winning 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 our trademark warm Highland welcome in 2019. 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 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.

Dunvegan 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.

MacLeod Table Cafe – Cafe Assistant Manager

Experienced in a similar position, you will provide strong team leadership in this hands-on role and bring some bright ideas for providing the best food and service for our visitors to this popular busy cafe. The ideal candidate will be experienced in food preparation with high standards of customer care.  They will have food hygiene knowledge and appropriate certification, be computer literate and experienced in cash handling.

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

Support the daily operational performance of the Retail Department team with the purpose of delivering a word class customer service experience to every customer, every time.

With our busy retail outlets at Dunvegan Castle, we are looking for people with 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. You will have a natural ability to engage with customers and achieve high standards of work whilst maintaining attention to detail and a friendly, calm and professional manner.

Seal Boat Ticket Office Assistants

Support the daily operational performance of our Seal Boat Shop which includes selling of our high quality range of products within the retail section of the shop as well as assisting visitors when embarking / disembarking our seal boats. Cash-handling and touch-screen till operations skills are required, for which training will be provided. You will have strong interpersonal skills, project a positive attitude as well as communicate effectively with peers and visitors alike. This vacancy comprises two separate positions: one from the 1st April to 30th September and the other is a three month contract from the 1st June to 31st August.

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.

Glenbrittle Campsite Manager (21 March – 30 September 2019)

Voted No.1 UK Campsite by the Daily Telegraph and nominated for the Great Outdoors Magazine annual ‘Campsite of the Year 2019’ awards, we are looking for a seasonal experienced campsite manager who will have previously managed a similar site or worked at managerial level in a similar role. This role is a critical position supporting the wider campsite staff with overall responsibility for delivering an exceptional guest experience to all our visitors. Often operating front of house they will be an ambassador for the company and will be committed to delivering service excellence at all times. The manager will be responsible for the full operation of the campsite, demonstrating inspirational leadership and the ability to motivate and develop their team to contribute to the overall success of the business. The Campsite Manager will demonstrate excellent communication and IT skills and show flexibility to meet the demands of the business that will include working in a busy environment throughout the 2019 season. Training and accommodation will be provided to the successful applicants. You will require your own transport for this post due to the site’s remote location at the foot of the Cuillin mountains. Onsite training will begin in early March.

Campsite Wardens (25 March – 30 September 2019)

Voted No.1 UK Campsite by the Daily Telegraph and nominated for the Great Outdoors Magazine annual ‘Campsite of the Year 2019’ awards, we are looking for dedicated, enthusiastic and hardworking seasonal Campsite Wardens with a genuine sense of pride in their work and varied skill sets for next season. You must have some experience in retail, cash handling and general site maintenance. Training and accommodation will be provided to successful applicants. You will require your own transport for this post due to the site’s remote location at the foot of the Cuillin mountains. Onsite training will begin in early March. We offer competitive rates of pay, in-house training, free shared accommodation plus the chance to work with a great team in wonderful surroundings.

Cuillin Coffee Co. Café Baristas (25 March – 30 September 2019)

We are looking for enthusiastic baristas with previous experience of working in a busy café environment preparing a range of espresso-based drinks to join us on our beach-side coffee bar.

Practical experience of espresso extraction parameters and latte art would be beneficial. You will have the opportunity to grow the brand locally at iconic island locations while working with our favoured spring lever espresso machines. You will be key to the commercial success and development of these ventures. You must be willing to work weekends and be flexible in your hours. A full UK driving licence and your own vehicle are essential for the role. You will be a friendly, confident, self-motivated and trustworthy individual who is passionate about quality coffee whilst looking to enjoy a season developing your skills on the beautiful Isle of Skye.

The closing date for these vacancies is the 22nd February 2019. Due to the high numbers of applications we receive, we regret that only those applicants short-listed for interview will be contacted. To apply for these roles, please email your CV and a covering letter stating why you fit the job criteria to jobs@dunvegancastle.com

Gardener

This full-time post requires an experienced gardener with common sense and a practical approach in all aspects of horticulture to join the existing team and assist the Head Gardener with the development of this garden of national importance. A sound knowledge of plants with the ability to operate a wide range of garden plant and machinery and the desire to undertake physically demanding manual tasks in all weathers using their own initiative and working as part of a team.

We offer an annual salary of £19,280 plus a 3% Estate Bonus and pension scheme. A detailed job description for this position 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:

Ingrid Galbraith

Head Gardener
MacLeod Estate
Dunvegan House
Isle of Skye IV55 8WF

The closing date for applications is 22 February 2019.

Estate Office Administrator

Dunvegan Castle & Gardens is an iconic part of Scotland’s heritage and centrepiece of the 42,000-acre MacLeod Estate on the Isle of Skye. As the ancestral home of the Chiefs of clan MacLeod for 800 years, Dunvegan is an award winning 5* tourist attraction and key driver of economic growth in the region, acting as a magnet for over 168,000 visitors every year.

We are looking for a full-time Estate Office Administrator to join the estate team and act as a first point of contact for the high volume of enquiries our busy estate office receives, in addition to being responsible for a diverse range of administrative duties. You will be a highly organised and self-motivated team player with the ability to handle multiple tasks and problem solve under pressure. For a more detailed job description about this role, please email info@dunvegancastle.com

We offer a competitive salary and package commensurate with this full-time position with a start date before or after the 1st March 2019. We offer an annual salary of £19,280 plus a 3% Estate Bonus and pension scheme.

Please email your CV and a covering letter explaining why the appointment interests you and how you meet the appointment criteria to jobs@dunvegancastle.com or by post to:

Hayley Finnin
MacLeod Estate
Dunvegan House
Isle of Skye IV55 8WF

The closing date for applications is the 28th February 2019.

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 an annual salary of £19,280 plus a 3% Estate Bonus and pension scheme. A detailed job description for this position 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:

Ingrid Galbraith

Head Gardener
MacLeod Estate
Dunvegan House
Isle of Skye IV55 8WF

The closing date for applications is 22 February 2019..

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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