Seasonal

ASAP to 1 September

Dalkeith Country Park has been enjoyed by visitors for 120 years and its woodlands, riverside trails, cycle tracks and events calendar are valued by locals and visitors from afar. It is home to Fort Douglas, an exciting children’s adventure park and Restoration Yard, a unique stable yard conversion comprising a retail space, restaurant, food hall and wellness space.

This summer, we will welcome visitors back to our campsite to enjoy our beautiful park, as well as the many other visitor attractions that Edinburgh and the surrounding area has to offer. We are looking for a Cleaner to help keep our fantastic site clean and tidy. You will be responsible for maintaining toilet and shower areas to a high standard, keeping bin areas and paths litter free, and helping out in other areas as required.

• Can you demonstrate a professional and friendly approach?
• Do you have a ‘can do’ attitude and flexible approach to work?
• Are you a team player with some cleaning experience?

Working hours will vary, and we expect you will be required to work 4 to 5 days per week, including weekends. This is a seasonal position ending on 1 September.

Interested? Please email your CV and a covering letter to recruitment@buccleuch.com.

The closing date for applications is 24 July.

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Dalkeith Country Park is a truly special place. On the outskirts of Edinburgh, our beautiful 1,000-acre Estate is home to Restoration Yard’s Store and Restaurant. We have an exciting seasonal opportunity in our daytime catering operation for a Chef to work full-time over the busy summer period and be part of an amazing team who create memorable moments, whether our guests are with us for a spot of lunch, coffee & cake, or celebrating their wedding day.

Our offering consists of a 100-seat beautiful restaurant with an additional 80 outdoor covers. To cater for our wide range of visitors, we also have the Coffee Shop, Larder, Cabin and many other seasonal outlets throughout the year. In this full-time role you will support Chefs in preparing food for our various outlets, including our food truck and pizza pop-up, whilst maintaining the highest standards of hygiene. In addition to normal daytime operations, you will assist with weddings and other events, producing quality food to a high standard.

What skills are required? With a passion for food, excellent knife skills and high standards of hygiene, you will be a hard-working team player who can work effectively in a fast-paced, high volume environment. Candidates must have relevant experience and will ideally have food hygiene/allergen certification.

Why work for us? Unlike many hospitality businesses, we work mostly in the day time, offering a healthier work life balance and sociable hours to fit around your life and commitments. Our colleagues tell us they are proud to work here and value our commitment to their wellbeing.

While this is initially a seasonal role until October there may be an opportunity to extend. Find out more about what we do and about working for us at www.restorationyard.com.

Interested? Please email a copy of your CV and covering letter to Jose Dalto, Head Chef, at recruitment@buccleuch.com.

The closing date for applications is 24 July.

Please view our Privacy Policy at www.restorationyard.com/privacy-policy/

Scottish Canals is looking for Kitchen Assistants to join our friendly team at The Falkirk Wheel!

We are looking for passionate, enthusiastic, and motivated individuals to join our kitchen team and work with us over our Summer to Autumn 2024 season.

Our pace, personality and people make us amongst Scotland’s top visitor attractions. If you’re interested in tourism, travel, international visitors, events and food & drink then this could be the perfect job for you.

This position is during daytime hours and flexible to accommodate work life balance.

This role will suit someone with experience in a kitchen environment, who is keen to learn and develop their skills in the kitchen environment. On the job training will enable superb experience and new expertise.

The successful candidate will be led by our Head Chef and supported by our Sous Chefs to prepare, not exclusively to, our bakery, sandwich and mise en place for the Catering Department at the Falkirk Wheel and Horse Box. We endeavour to deliver the freshest items with seasonal ingredients in all our outlets inclusive of ‘Grab and Go’, Café and outdoor units. You must be flexible to prepare, fresh bakery, sandwiches, wraps, baguettes, specials and support the preparation/production of our woodfired pizzas.

Full uniform will be provided.

You will be required to.
• Assist kitchen team with daily tasks.
• Have good food safety knowledge.
• Assist with catering for indoor and outdoor units, including working as a Pizza Chef, and events.
• Maintaining food service to high standard
• Assist with preparing food for display and sale.
• Complete daily food and fridge temperatures

To be successful you will have:
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Experience in similar role.
• A real enjoyment for hospitality and delivery of 5 star products.
• A confident, friendly, helpful and engaging nature.
• The ability to deliver a professional service.
• The drive to work across various disciplines.
• Good time management and organisational skills.
• The ability to work well under pressure.
• A sense of own initiative with the ability to work effectively as part of a team.
• A flexible approach to the role.

This role attracts a salary of £12.13 per hour. You will work on a rota which may include weekends and bank holidays. Given the nature of this role, previous experience working in a similar environment is essential.

Scottish Canals are responsible for the management and development of five canals; we care for bridges, buildings, locks, The Falkirk Wheel, The Kelpies and 19 water supply reservoirs in locations across Scotland.  Our success is rooted in valuing the contributions of our entire workforce – we care, we create, and we collaborate.

We are currently seeking cheerful, positive, and outgoing people to join our seasonal team. This is a great role for people who love nature and the outdoors, enjoy meeting new people, being out and about in the fresh air, and who want to learn new skills! You’ll meet an incredible variety of people from all over the world, have the chance to experience something truly unique, work as a team, and spend time in some of the most spectacular landscapes in the country.

You’ll be provided with all the training you will need to be safe and successful, and can expect to start out by being based within busier areas of our canal network.   You’ll be meeting and engaging with boaters and members of the public, sharing information, answering questions, and helping to keep the canal operating safely and efficiently.

Key Duties Include:

Operating locks and swing bridges (full training given)
Planning boat movements to move vessels through the canal as efficiently as possible
Assisting boaters and members of the public with information and enquiries
Operating mowers & strimmers
Carrying out minor maintenance works as directed
Maintaining accurate and timely records as required.
Assisting and supporting water management and water conservation

To be successful you will have:

A customer focused approach
Basic DIY and maintenance skills
The ability to communicate positively and effectively with other team members and boaters to support the efficient operation of the canal
Basic literacy and numeracy skills, including basic use of computers and smart phones
Health and safety awareness
A full driving licence and your own transport is essential

This role attracts an hourly rate of £12.13. You will work on a rolling rota which may include weekends and bank holidays.

Full uniform, company phone and training will be provided. 

 

Scottish Canals is looking for Destination Assistants – Retail at The Falkirk Wheel!

We are looking for passionate, enthusiastic, and motivated individuals to join our team and work with us over our Summer to Autumn 2024 season.

Our pace, personality and people make us amongst Scotland’s top visitor attractions.

If you’re interested in tourism, travel, international visitors, events, food & drink, boating and outdoor activities, then this could be the perfect job for you.

From welcoming thousands of UK and international visitors, to supplying information, serving customers and spending time both in and outdoors, our Destination Assistants enjoy a wide range of fun and exciting responsibilities. 

You will assist customers with purchases, keep our attractions looking their best and help to ensure our visitors have a 5-star trip to remember.

Full uniform and training will be provided.

Key Duties include: 

Welcome, engage an inform our customers to exceed expectations.
Description and selling of our products and services.
Receiving, pricing, and distributing stock supplies. 
Receiving and processing customer payments.
Cleaning and tidying public areas.
Stock movement and replenishment.
Assisting in other departments of the business when requested.

To be successful you will have:

Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills
A real enjoyment for dealing and helping the public
A confident, friendly, welcoming, helpful, engaging nature
The ability to deliver a professional service to customers
The drive to work across various disciplines (gift shop, tourism, events, etc.)
Good time management and organisational skills
The ability to work well under pressure
A sense of own initiative with the ability to work effectively as part of a team
A flexible approach to the role and willingness to learn

Previous experience in a similar role is welcomed, but not essential.

This role attracts a salary of £12.13 per hour. You will work on a rota which may include weekends and bank holidays.

Scottish Canals is looking for Destination Assistants – Welcome Hosts to join our friendly team at The Falkirk Wheel!

We are looking for passionate, enthusiastic, and motivated individuals to join our team and work with us over our Summer to Autumn 2024 season.

If you’re interested in tourism, travel, events, food & drink, boating and outdoor activities, then this could be the perfect opportunity for you.  We have seasonal and casual contracts available with a degree of flexibility around working patterns and hours.

Our pace, personality and people make us amongst Scotland’s top visitor attractions. From welcoming thousands of international visitors, serving customers and creating memorable experiences, our Destination Assistants enjoy a wide range of fun and exciting responsibilities. 

You will assist customers with purchases, supply information, keep our attractions looking their best and help to ensure our visitors have a 5-star trip to remember. The role will involve customer service, cash handling, replenishment of the gift shop, and the preparation of food and drink.

Full uniform and training will be provided.

Key Duties Include:

Greeting customers as they enter our visitor centre
Checking people in for boat trips
Selling boat trip tickets
Signposting guests
Assisting Travel Trade
To be successful you will have:

Excellent interpersonal skills
A real enjoyment for dealing with the public
A confident, friendly, welcoming, helpful, engaging nature
The ability to deliver a professional service to customers
The drive to work across various disciplines (gift shop, café, tourism, events etc.)
Good time management and organisational skills
The ability to work well under pressure
A sense of own initiative with the ability to work effectively as part of a team
A flexible approach to the role

Previous experience in a similar role is welcomed, but not essential.

This role attracts a salary of £12.13 per hour. You will work on a rota which may include weekends and bank holidays.

Apply with us for an opportunity to attend a Seasonal Recruitment Open Day at Edinburgh Castle on Wednesday 24th, Thursday 25th or Friday 26th July.

Please note the open days on Wednesday 24th and 25th July are now full. Any applications received from 15/07/24 until the closing date at midday on 18/07/24 will be considered for a place at an open day on Friday 26th July.

The team at Edinburgh Castle welcome millions of visitors both locally and internationally. As Scotland’s number one visited paying attraction, we inform, entertain and educate on Edinburgh Castle’s rich and vibrant history. Here at the Castle, we are on the lookout for enthusiastic, customer-driven individuals to join us for the remainder of our busy Summer months from now until 30 September 2024. We have part-time and full-time hours available. Both will include weekend working.

Seasonal employment opportunities available are within our Admissions and Retail Teams:

Admissions team
As part of this team, you’ll offer a friendly welcome at the start of every visitor’s journey. Assisting with ticketing options, access advice and providing an overview of the site are just a few of the day-to-day jobs that you would carry out as part of this team. Through site knowledge and a warm demeanor, you’ll be an ambassador for the Castle and the wider estate.

Retail team
In this team, you’ll use your product knowledge and offer a friendly and professional service to visitors, you’ll work with your colleagues to contribute additional income for the estate. Artisan and locally made products are a key element to the retail offering.

*How can I apply?*

Complete the application form on our website, where you will provide some information about yourself and we’ll ask you to provide a paragraph on how you meet the essential requirements of the role (up to 250 words). If your application meets the requirements, you’ll then be contacted by one of the team to assign you a slot to come and meet with us to find out more about our roles and attend a short interview.

*PLEASE NOTE THAT THE METHODS OF APPLICATION SECTION IN THE ‘GUIDANCE FOR APPLICANTS’ DOCUMENT ON OUR WEBSITE IS NOT APPLICABLE FOR THIS APPLICATION PROCESS*

Interested?

You can download the full job description via our website and submit your application for the chance to secure one of these exciting seasonal opportunities this Summer!

Scottish Canals is looking for Activities & Events Assistants to join our friendly team at The Falkirk Wheel!

We are looking for passionate, enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our team and work with us over our Spring to Autumn 2024 season.

The Falkirk Wheel offer a range of outdoor activities to schools, groups and families, including; archery, bushcraft, canoeing, combat archery, e-boats, mini golf, stand up paddle boarding and team challenges. We also coordinate seasonal and ad-hoc events and we need creative candidates to help us deliver more! We have casual contracts available with a degree of flexibility around working patterns and hours.

Our pace, personality and people make us amongst Scotland’s top visitor attractions. From welcoming thousands of international visitors, serving customers and creating memorable experiences, our Activities & Events Assistants enjoy a wide range of fun and exciting responsibilities. 

If you are looking to start or continue your journey as an outdoor instructor or working in events, then this could be the perfect opportunity for you!

Full uniform and training will be provided.

To be successful you will:

Bring a positive can-do attitude and a passion for the great outdoors!
Demonstrate pride in your professional appearance, workspace and delivering exceptional customer service at all times
Work as part of a close-knit, hardworking team in a fast-paced environment
Strong communication skills to engage with a variety of customers
Excellent organisational and multitasking skills
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team
Detail-oriented with a proactive approach to problem solving
May have sales and administration experience

Key Duties Include:

Assist in the planning and organisation of outdoor activities and events
Work collaboratively to deliver the day-to-day activities operation and coordination of bookings
Prepare for and deliver safe, fun activity and events experiences for our customers of all ages
Identify and contribute creative ideas for enhancing the overall experience and appeal of our activities and events
Maintain and organise equipment inventory to good working order and ensure storage facilities tidy
Uphold safety standards and protocols, prioritising the wellbeing of self and participants
Assist with administration duties including email enquiries, bookings, sales and marketing

You may possess the following qualifications:

Outdoor First Aid
BC Paddlesports Instructor or Leader
Archery GB instructor
Previous experience in a similar role is welcomed, but not essential as training can be offered.

This role attracts a salary of £12.13 per hour. You will work on a rota which may include weekends and bank holidays.

A PVG certificate is essential for this role and successful applicants will be assisted in their application.

Hours: Full Time (40 Hours per week/any 5 days out of 7, between the hours of 7am and 7pm)
Duration: Temporary
Pay: £12.60 per hour

The Royal Yacht Britannia is an award-winning, five-star visitor attraction and exclusive evening events venue in Edinburgh, which employs more than 160 staff. This former floating palace of Queen Elizabeth II, usually attracts circa 350,000 visitors a year from around the world, and would normally host circa 100 exclusive evening events per annum.

Britannia provides an exceptional experience for visitors. This dedication to excellence has led to the Royal Yacht being rated as Tripadvisor’s No.1 UK Attraction (AGAIN), and the top 1% in the world in its category.

Our Visitor Experience department is dedicated to ensuring that visitors receive the highest level of customer experience possible and we are looking for a Housekeeper to join the team.

Reporting directly to the Housekeeping Team Leader, key responsibilities will include:

– Ensuring that the Britannia tour route and Visitor Centre are cleaned to a high standard and maintained throughout your shift.
– Safe use and storage of all equipment and chemicals required to maintain the cleanliness of the tour route and Visitor Centre.
– Assisting with any other duties, as required by the Housekeeping Team Leaders and Visitor Experience Managers.

The ideal candidate will enjoy a varied role and be committed to delivering high standards in Housekeeping, have a friendly, can-do attitude and a desire to help and assist staff and visitors alike.

Company benefits include:

– 10% employer pension contribution with a choice to contribute up to a further 5% yourself, which would then be matched by us as well! (So 20% potential contribution to your pension).
– 33 days pro-rata annual holiday entitlement.
– Life Assurance.
– Complimentary tickets.
– Staff discount in the Gift Shop, Royal Deck Tearoom & The Lighthouse Restaurant & Bar aboard Fingal.
– Free car parking for staff.

If you feel you have the personality, skills and experience we are looking for, then we would love to hear from you.

Please send your CV outlining why you feel you would be suitable for the role of Housekeeper to: recruitment@tryb.co.uk or postal applications to:

Sarah Thomson
Visitor Experience Manager
The Royal Yacht Britannia
Ocean Drive
Leith
Edinburgh
EH6 6JJ

Closing date: 15 July 2024

No agencies please.

Please note, due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to unsuccessful candidates. If you have been selected for interview you will be contacted directly.

Dalkeith Country Park is a truly special place. On the outskirts of Edinburgh, our beautiful 1,000-acre Estate is home to Restoration Yard’s gorgeous restaurant, The Kitchen. The catering team are passionate about creating memorable moments, whether our guests are with us for a spot of lunch, coffee & cake, or celebrating their wedding day. As well as our beautiful restaurant we also have the Coffee Shop, Larder, Cabin and many other pop-up outlets throughout the year to cater for our wide range of guests.

We are looking for enthusiastic Baristas and F&B Assistants who want to help our passionate team to provide an exceptional service to our guests over the busy summer season.

What skills are required? With a passion for providing great customer service you will be a hardworking, confident, friendly and welcoming team player who can work effectively in a fast-paced environment and communicate effectively with others. You should have experience in a similar hospitality role, a positive attitude and great people skills.

Why work for us? Unlike many hospitality businesses, we work mostly in the daytime, offering a healthier work life balance and sociable hours to fit around your life. Our colleagues tell us they are proud to work here and value our commitment to their wellbeing.

If you want the opportunity to develop while working in a fun environment with like-minded people, then we want to hear from you! Weekend working is essential to cover our busiest times. We have a variety of seasonal, full-time and part-time shifts available depending on your availability. Find out more about what we do and about working for us at www.restorationyard.com.

Interested? Please email a copy of your CV and covering letter to our recruitment team at recruitment@buccleuch.com indicating what hours you are available to work.

The closing date for applications is 12 July.

Please view our Privacy Policy at https://www.restorationyard.com/privacy-policy/

ASAP to 1 September

Dalkeith Country Park has been enjoyed by visitors for 120 years and its woodlands, riverside trails, cycle tracks and events calendar are valued by locals and visitors from afar. It is home to Fort Douglas, an exciting children’s adventure park and Restoration Yard, a unique stable yard conversion comprising a retail space, restaurant, food hall and wellness space.

This summer, we will welcome visitors back to our campsite to enjoy our beautiful park, as well as the many other visitor attractions that Edinburgh and the surrounding area has to offer. We are looking for a Cleaner to help keep our fantastic site clean and tidy. You will be responsible for maintaining toilet and shower areas to a high standard, keeping bin areas and paths litter free, and helping out in other areas as required.

• Can you demonstrate a professional and friendly approach?
• Do you have a ‘can do’ attitude and flexible approach to work?
• Are you a team player with some cleaning experience?

Working hours will vary, and we expect you will be required to work 4 to 5 days per week, including weekends. This is a seasonal position ending on 1 September.

Interested? Please email your CV and a covering letter to recruitment@buccleuch.com.

The closing date for applications is 28 June.

To view our privacy policy please visit http://www.dalkeithcountrypark.co.uk/privacy/

The role

Works across one site (RZSS Highland Wildlife Park).
Assists other senior staff members in planning the route for the staff transport bus.
Drives the tour bus (8 seater) for the reserve tour guide and booked visitors.
Drives the shuttle bus for visitors between HWP and Aviemore and assists with the promotion of HWP
Performs maintenance checks and cleans the transport bus/s

Some of the things you’ll do:

Drive the bus to/from agreed pick up points as required, maintaining records of driving hours, distance travelled, ensuring compliance with legal requirements, health & safety regulations.
Undertake fuelling, oil checks and regular maintenance checks.
Keeping appropriate records and reporting maintenance requirements to enable them to be dealt with as appropriate.
Perform a daily check of the vehicle prior to driving.
Work with the Visitor Experience Team Leader to prepare an appropriate route plan for journeys, taking account of road conditions (incl. height restrictions), weather, fuel needs and staffing numbers.
Contribute to day-to-day route planning and discussion.
Maintain the overall tidiness and cleanliness of the bus, both internally and externally.
Ensure the bus and its contents are made secure when parked (either at Highland Wildlife Park, during promotional trips or at home address if required to take bus home).
Ensure compliance with RZSS’s policies, procedures and guidelines, together with all relevant regulatory and statutory requirements (e.g. H&S; HR; etc.).

What we’re looking for:

Full current driving licence
Ability to identify and solve problems e.g. route changes / weather etc.
Ability to keep accurate records e.g. driving hours, mileage, fuel use and expenditure

Please see the role profile for further information on what the role involves and essential/desirable criteria.

There are multiple roles available, on a fixed term, temporary basis. The role is expected to last until 31 August 2024 and will cover our 7 day operations Monday – Sunday
Full time and part time options are available, there are 3 positions available at either 12, 18 or 37.5 hours per week.
Salary is £23,400 per annum, pro rated to hours worked

Shortlisting of applications and interviews for this position will take place while the advert is live; the advert will close once a successful candidate has been found. Interested candidates are therefore encouraged to submit applications as quickly as possible.