Host pair for a 4 star Castle bed and breakfast near Oban

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Live in (1 bedroom apartment with utilities and Council Tax included). One pet welcome.

Barcaldine Castle is a well-established, luxury bed and breakfast and weddings business situated in a stunning location 9 miles north of Oban.

The castle has 6 stylish en-suite guest bedrooms, personally furnished with antiques and high quality designer soft furnishings.  Whilst the property retains its historic features, there are 21stcentury comforts throughout and we operate to 4 star gold standards.

The successful applicants will be responsible for the day to day running of the castle.  This includes welcoming guests, arranging maintenance, breakfast and food services, cleaning and general upkeep, laundry, keeping accurate records, stock purchasing, health and safety and operation of a small bar.  Ideally the successful apllicants will have experience with computerised reservation systems (ie, in basic accounts (Excel), marketing and of running bespoke events.

Experience in a similar high-end hospitality role is essential, as well as having a passion for good customer service, exceptional attention to detail and enthusiasm to support leading the castle business forward.  This is a hands on role, affording you the opportunity to be the face of the business.  An honest, hard working and reliable team are essential to the successful operation of the business.

Applicants should be dynamic, energetic, practical and physically fit as the castle has a 42 step stone staircase.  Cleaning is part of the job with the assistance of a daily part-time housekeeper.  All laundry is processed in house.  Bookings are taken externally and a local senior manager is on hand for training, support and time off cover. There are no normal working hours for this employment and you are required to work such hours as are necessary for the performance of the business. The castle trades 7 days a week and hours are split shifts from 7am until 10pm daily.  Time off is one full day and one evening per week.  You will be asked to agree that the 48 hour weekly working time limit in Regulation 4(1) of the Working Time Regulations 1998 shall not apply to this Employment.

This is a great opportunity for a motivated couple or two friends who thrive on variety, love hospitality and strive to exceed customer expectations.

Excellent references and own transport essential.

Please apply by e mail with CV to Caroline Campbell [email protected]

Closing date for applications is 4th December.  Interviews will be held by video call or at the castle between 11thDecember and 10thJanuary.

  • Job Information 

  • Company: Barcaldine Castle
  • Vacancy: Host pair for a 4 star Castle bed and breakfast near Oban
  • Category: Breakfast Staff, General Management, Housekeeping
  • Dates: 1st March 2024 to 6th November 2024
  • Salary: £2500 per person per month
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