Visitor Services Assistant - Kitchen Assistant

Organisation: The National Trust for Scotland

Salary: £24,960 pro-rata, per annum

Location: Culzean Castle

Here at National Trust for Scotland’s beautiful Culzean Castle we are looking for energetic, cheerful, and hard-working individuals to join our amazing Food and Beverage team.
We are looking for a Kitchen Assistant to join our talented kitchen team and help in the day-to-day operation of the Food & Beverage outlets at Culzean Castle.
Core hours will be the minimum hours available, with the opportunity to work additional hours to suit the needs of the business. Must have full flexibility and weekend availability, hours will be issued on a weekly rota basis. Perfect for those seeking a better work / life balance as the restaurant operates between 10am and 5pm – no more late nights!

• Assist the chefs with preparation of menu.
• Contribute to food production as per the menu cycle / specification for all F&B outlets and event catering (corporate, hospitality, meetings etc)
• Ensure the highest standards of kitchen hygiene, cleanliness, tidiness and related schedules are adhered to.
• Share in the common responsibility of implementing the Trust’s “Health & Safety Policy”, being mindful at all times of the health and safety of self, staff, volunteers, and 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, considered use of transport.
• Help to reduce occurrences where Health or Safety of yourself and other employees may be put in jeopardy.
• Adherence to the COSHH Training provided and control of substances covered by COSHH.
• Involvement in the upkeep and maintenance of both the entire department site and, specifically, the F&B outlets.


• Ability to work as part of a team and the ability to foster and motivate a team.
• Previous kitchen experience – sandwich making, preparing of ingredients.
• The ability and willingness to learn and try new things, to be flexible and step outside of your comfort zone.
• An open and honest way of communicating, ready to ask others for their ideas and to be open to hear and consider different points of view.
• A pro-active approach to taking initiative and to driving forward ideas and projects designed to improve daily operations and deliver an exceptional visitor experience.

Application Deadline: Sunday 21/04/2024