Housekeeping Supervisor (Edinburgh Gin)

Organisation: Ian MacLeod Distillers

Salary: £13.17 per hour

Location: Edinburgh

Do you have the desire to be part of our brand-new Distillery, with a passion for cleanliness, presentation and maintaining high standards? This could be the perfect opportunity for you…

Setting the Scene…

Born in 2010, and distilled in the heart of our namesake city, Edinburgh Gin has established itself as a pioneer in craft and wonder-filled flavour. Having been consistently rated on Tripadvisor as one of Scotland’s top tourist attractions through an offering of innovative and engaging experiences, but not one for ‘resting on our laurels’, in January 2024 we closed the doors to our Edinburgh Gin West End Distillery and Hanover Street retail shop in preparation for our extraordinary next chapter…

Nestled in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, excitement is distilling as we look forward to opening our brand-new, state-of-the-art distillery at the Arches on East Market Street, where traditional craft meets innovation and we celebrate the art of gin-making amidst breath-taking views of Edinburgh’s skyline. This ongoing investment is a true testament to the pride we have in our product and our commitment to sharing this with our visitors, ensuring everyone who comes to see us has the most exceptional Edinburgh Gin experience.

With plans to welcome visitors from Autumn 2024, our new Brand Home is more than just a distillery; it’s a place where stories are told, where discoveries are made, where life-long connections are made with our brand, and where the spirit of Edinburgh comes alive.

As we embark on this next evolution of our Edinburgh Gin journey, fuelled by our passion for gin and dedication to excellence, we are now looking for kindred spirits to join us at this truly exciting time…

Our Opportunity…

As we near the end of our construction activities, it is now time for us to prepare for the opening of our new and much anticipated Brand Home. As part of our pre-opening activities, we are now therefore looking to appoint a brand new role of Housekeeping Supervisor on a full-time, permanent basis.

As part of our small team of Housekeepers, your role will oversee the day to day operational activities delivered by our new Housekeeping team to ensure our Brand Home is always presented to the highest standard. Our Housekeeping team play a crucial role in supporting the delivery of a 5* visitor experience by upholding exceptional tidiness and cleanliness, ensuring all of our guests feel safe, comfortable and at ease throughout their visit.

Who We Are Looking For…

If you are passionate about cleanliness, presentation and maintaining high standards then this could be the role for you! We are looking for someone who has previous experience of leading a small team to deliver the day to day operational requirements of our Housekeeping team. We need someone who can lead by example and create an environment that inspires and motivates the Housekeepers to maintain our high standards and deliver an exceptional visitor experience. In addition, our successful candidate will have a positive work attitude and display strong attention to detail. A warm and friendly personality will fit in well amongst the team.

We are looking for can be flexible in their availability as we operate 7 days per week, and will be offering the vacancy on a 5 from 7 day basis, working the equivalent of 37.5 hours per week. As working shifts will be dependent on the needs of the business, specific working hours may fluctuate in line with consumer demand, so we are therefore looking for individuals who are flexible in their approach.

Candidates must be 18 or over and also be able to demonstrate that they currently have the required documents to live and work in the UK.

What We Will Provide You…

With a highly competitive hourly rate of £13.17, we will offer the successful candidates with a full-time, permanent role and a generous benefits package. Our Housekeeping Supervisor role is offered on an annualised hours contract meaning you will receive a guaranteed monthly income.

Additional Information…

Edinburgh Gin is part of Ian Macleod Distillers, an entrepreneurial, family owned whisky and spirits business who own other premium and luxury brands such as Rosebank, Glengoyne, Tamdhu, Smokehead, to name but a few… ‘Crafting Spirits With Passion’ is what we do best!

Next Steps…

If this sounds like the perfect role for you, then we’d love to hear from you…

Please note, that along with your CV, you will need to answer some key questions and submit a tailored cover letter, clearly outlining why your skills and previous experiences are a perfect fit to what we are looking for – remember this is your opportunity to make yourself stand out from the crowd!

Please note, this is an open application window therefore we may close the advert at any point depending on the candidate applications received so our recommendation is that you apply early to ensure you don’t miss out!

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Ian Macleod Distillers (IMD) are proud members of the Scotch Whisky Association, Drink Aware and the Portman Group. In our individual IMD way, we endeavour to follow best practice to help shape our commitment to wider social responsibility and industry standards. We are advocates of promoting responsible selling and consumption of alcohol