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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 the 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.

MacLeod Tables Cafe Cook/Baker (part-time)

As an experienced cook/baker with enthusiasm and a passion for quality food you will be responsible to the Cafe Manager, ensuring ingredients, preparation, cooking, taste and presentation are consistently of a high standard. With an ability to bring new ideas, combining fresh local and seasonal produce, you will play a key role in this popular and busy café. Food hygiene knowledge and appropriate certification is essential.,

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.

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.

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 our visitors and achieve high standards of work whilst maintaining attention to detail combined with a friendly, calm and professional manner.

Seal Boats Retail Assistant

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.

Parking Attendant/Visitor Facilities Cleaner

We require some extra help to manage the busy castle car park during peak hours and keep our visitor areas spotlessly clean throughout the season. Applicants must have very high standards of customer care and be able to accommodate part-time working seven days per week.

The closing date for these vacancies is the 26 July 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

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 £20,500 starting annual salary with scope for a higher salary depending upon the previous experience, skillset and qualifications of the successful applicant. The start date is 12 August 2019 and the closing date for applications is the 26 July 2019.

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:

Iain Langlands
MacLeod Estate
Dunvegan House
Isle of Skye IV55 8WF

Retail Vacancies

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

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 our visitors and achieve high standards of work whilst maintaining attention to detail combined with a friendly, calm and professional manner.

Seal Boats Retail Assistant

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.

The closing date for these vacancies is the 26 July 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

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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