Weddings and Corporate Hospitality Manager
Working closely as part of the castle management team, the successful candidate’s key role is to be responsible for the sales and operation of all weddings and functions at Blair Castle, reaching or exceeding annual performance targets. A hands-on approach is essential for this role and you will be expected to be fully accessible to clients, prospective customers and staff.
Weddings and functions impact on all areas of the castle operation and some wider estate departments (e.g. accommodation) and it is vital that you are a team player, working closely with other managers and supervisors to ensure catering, staffing, cleaning, maintenance and conservation issues are all considered when planning or delivering an event.
It is your responsibility to provide, through the castle team, an excellent experience for our guests, maintaining the high standards expected by the management team, our customers and in keeping with our Visit Scotland 5 star visitor attraction rating.
You will also provide back up for the Duty Management team, through which you will learn about all aspects of the castle operation, which will give you essential background to selling weddings and functions at the castle and ensure an excellent experience for our guests. You will be supported by an operations officer who can deputise for you and provide administrative back-up.
The castle is open every day during the main season (Easter to end of October) but we offer weddings and functions all year round. Our staff work on rota and currently our day visitor and function operations share the same teams.
Click HERE to download a full job description. An application form can be downloaded HERE.
The main duties are:
• Lawn and grass maintenance.
• Maintenance of shrubs and herbaceous borders.
• Maintenance of roads, tracks, drains, fences.
• Maintenance of amenity and garden land across the estate as required
• Operation and maintenance of strimmers, tractors, mowers, sprayers and chainsaws.
An application form can be downloaded HERE.
Permanent Receptionist, Blair Castle office
The role of the Castle Office Receptionist is to deliver efficient and effective administration for Blair Castle for both internal and external customers. The administration office is the first point of contact for telephone and email communications for visitors, suppliers and contractors. This is a permanent role based on a five day week. During the open season some of this time needs to be worked at weekends.
A full job description is available HERE.
The closing date for applications is 29th January. An application form can be downloaded HERE.
Seasonal recruitment, 2017
Atholl Estates is an exceptional destination offering a mix of high quality and authentic visitor experiences that include Blair Castle, Blair Castle Caravan Park and a range of outdoor activities, all amid spectacular scenery and a variety of accommodation options. We are looking ahead to the 2017 season which commences in the spring and invite applications for the following seasonal positions:
Blair Castle Caravan Park:
To download an application form for any of these positions please click HERE.
Closing date for applications is 31st January 2017.