Visitor Services Assistant - Housekeeping

Organisation: The National Trust for Scotland

Salary: £24,960 pro-rata, per annum

Location: Castle Fraser

Castle Fraser

Castle Fraser is situated in the foothills of the Grampian Mountains. Only 3 miles from the village of Kemnay the estate is set in the rolling farmland of Aberdeenshire with mixed forestry plantations nearby. The history of the Fraser family goes back to the 15th century with parts of the Castle itself date back to 1576.


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 Castle Fraser (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:

vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, polishing of floors

dusting/polishing of surfaces and fittings such as furniture, ornaments, panelling, stairs, and doors

dusting/wiping of sills, skirtings, door, and window frames

cleaning of windows

cleaning of lavatories, sinks, etc

changing of bed linen and towels, and making of beds

cleaning of bathroom/toilet areas and fittings

cleaning of kitchen areas and equipment

checking functionality of lighting, heating, TV/radio etc

replenishing of welcome/hospitality trays, and consumables

cleaning and providing clean laundry for each occupancy

disposal of general household waste

To be first point of contact in case of queries or questions from clients regarding the holiday property and to provide additional service or help when requested.

Assist with the administration of any repair works.

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.

Undertake any administration required in support of housekeeping, including (but not limited to): planning regimes for routine and in-depth cleaning; stock control and ordering of recommended cleaning consumables/janitorial supplies; recording work undertaken.

Deliver excellent customer care to foster a friendly and inviting atmosphere for visitors.

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.

Application Deadline: Sunday 14/07/2024