Head Conservation Housekeeper

Organisation: Blair Castle

Salary: £11+ per hour

Location: Blair Castle, Blair Atholl

We are looking to recruit a Head Conservation Housekeeper. The ideal candidate will come from a background of conservation housekeeping within a museum or historic house environment, with at least 2 years experience.
They shall be expected to organise and assist with conservation of the castle, with our archivist and housekeeping team. Cleaning duties in all areas of Blair Castle. As a frequent contact with our visitors is part of the daily routine, a smart appearance and a high standard of customer care are expected.

Duties will include; Monitor and rectify if necessary housekeepers performance, demeanour and attitude towards visitors.
Monitor and rectify if necessary housekeepers awareness of their security responsibilities.
Monitor and rectify if necessary housekeepers’ attitudes towards timekeeping.
Resolve minor disciplinary incidents directly involving the team and refer any incidents with wider implications or that require recording to the head housekeeper.
Carry out the conservation cleaning programme and general housekeeping as devised and directed by the Housekeeping & Castle Manager in all areas of the building
Take an active role in monitoring the condition of all items and report immediately any signs of deterioration
Undertake the conservation cleaning and dust protection of items of furniture, ceramics, metalwork, carpets and tapestries as directed by the Archivist
To assist with general housekeeping and cleaning duties, including vacuuming and dusting, working with extra care around antique and museum items in the castle.
Cleaning of all public areas including the castle exhibition.
Daily deep cleaning and daily maintenance cleaning of toilets.
Cleaning staff areas
Assistance and support to other teams within the Castle enterprise as required.
Comply with health & safety directives and organisational policy, including regular fire drills.
Comply with organisational policy for green tourism and recycling policies.
Attend team meetings and training sessions as required including after hours sessions – reasonable notice is given and staff are paid for their time.
Monitor and record environmental conditions of exhibition rooms.

Please send your cv to to apply

Application Deadline: Saturday 01/04/2023