Visitor Services Assistant – Housekeeper

Organisation: The National Trust for Scotland

Salary: £22,672 pro-rata, per annum

Location: Fyvie Castle, Turriff, Aberdeenshire

To maximise visitor enjoyment by providing an efficient and accurate service, and high standards in housekeeping based on the needs of the property.

Fyvie Castle is a popular visitor attraction for tourists and locals alike.

The Housekeeper is responsible for a wide variety of housekeeping duties in connection with the well-being and care of the holiday accommodation and visitor facilities at Fyvie Castle (as per the Trust’s Housekeeping Procedures Manual), including the following:

• Maintain stock-levels of housekeeping consumables and janitorial supplies.
• Routinely clean and look after the holiday accommodation and will involve but is not limited to:
o vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, polishing of floors
o dusting/polishing of surfaces and fittings such as furniture, ornaments, panelling, stairs, and doors
o dusting/wiping of sills, skirtings, door, and window frames
o cleaning of windows
o cleaning of lavatories, sinks, etc
o changing of bed linen and towels, and making of beds
o cleaning of bathroom/toilet areas and fittings
o cleaning of kitchen areas and equipment
o checking functionality of lighting, heating, TV/radio etc
o replenishing of welcome/hospitality trays, and consumables
o cleaning and providing clean laundry for each occupancy
o disposal of general household waste

• Monitor the condition of furniture – reporting any loss or damage to the Visitor Services Manager
• Ensure COVID 19 Guidelines and Safe Systems of Work is implemented effectively within function and with external contractors.
• Deliver excellent customer.
• Share in the common responsibility of working in a manner mindful of the Trust’s obligations to minimise impact on the environment, through e.g. efficient use of water/heat/light, recycling and the disposal of waste, and considered use of transport.
• In accordance with the property’s procedures, share in the common responsibility for the safe evacuation or management of colleagues and visitors in the event of a fire or security alert or alarm. This includes weekly fire alarm checks whilst cleaning and keeping a record of the checks.

The current duties of this job do not require a criminal record (Disclosure Scotland) check to be carried out.

• Sound previous housekeeping experience including:
o cleaning and presentation of areas open to the public or let for (holiday-) rental
o stocking/ordering housekeeping/janitorial supplies
• Personal commitment to high standards of cleanliness
• Reliable with a flexible approach to working schedule, i.e. requirement to work weekends
• Personal commitment to excellence in customer care
• Attentive to detail with an eye for presentation and finish
• Must have a genuine understanding of, and belief in, the work of the National Trust for Scotland
• This is a physical job, which will normally include use of vacuum cleaners and other cleaning tools and products as well as lifting and carrying objects.
• UK driving licence.

• Knowledge of the geographical location.

Fixed Term – 12 hours (till December 2023)
Variable weekly hour’s available which will include regular weekend duties and possible occasional evening working.

Application Deadline: Friday 21/04/2023