Seasonal

We are Conifox Adventure Park, a fun family-run attraction located in Kirkliston, 20 minutes from the centre of Edinburgh. This year our sell-out Christmas Experience returns bigger and better than ever. Visitors can enjoy a walk around all our festive winter-wonderland: visiting Santa in his magical living room; writing their letter to Santa with Postman Pete, helping Mrs Claus decorate gingerbread men and showing off their dance moves in the Elf Disco Village!

What will this customer service-focused role of Christmas Experience Assistant entail?
As a Christmas Experience Assistant, you’ll perform a vital role as the public face of our Christmas Experiences event, ensuring that our customers have an enjoyable, positive and safe experience. You will provide excellent customer service, directing and interacting with guests to ensure they remain safe at all times.

Your duties will include, although not be limited to:
• Providing a high-level of service to customers visiting the Christmas Experience at all times
• Greeting customers and checking tickets
• Setting up and cleaning the Christmas Experience performance areas and routes to ensure everything is in position and ready for customers to arrive
• Clearing any hazards and controlling entry and exit of customers
• Monitoring guest flows and ensuring any social distancing measures are adhered to at all times
• Providing information to and interacting with guests within the performance zones where you are positioned
• To serve food and drink from our catering outlets within the Christmas Experience and Christmas Market

What will I need to be considered for this Christmas Experience Assistant vacancy?
• Excellent customer service skills, with the ability to work as part of a team within a public facing environment
• Flexible can-do attitude with an approachable and enthusiastic manner
• Ability to remain calm in emergency situations and make balanced decisions
• Although not essential, proven experience of marshalling for evening events would be highly advantageous

How do I apply?
For more information, or to apply for this position please send your CV to our Events Manager, Jonathan Brown – jonathan@conifox.co.uk.

KEY PURPOSE

To ensure that the garden and related policies of Arduaine Garden are managed and maintained as a nationally recognized gardens of historical and horticultural importance, contributing to the property’s’ overall conservation and development, and its enjoyment by visitors and supporters.

The role of ‘Gardener’ as a key member of the Gardening Team will be heavily involved in the care and maintenance of the gardens and wider designed landscapes. This is a Fixed Term post for 12 weeks and the successful applicant must be able to drive.

CONTEXT

Arduaine Garden is located on the south facing slope of a coastal headland on the west of Scotland, near Oban, with Loch Melfort to the north and Asknish Bay to the south. The garden was first designed and laid out by James Arthur Campbell, a tea merchant trading with Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon). Under his care (1897-1929) the Lower Garden and Woodland Garden were created and planted. The succeeding generations maintained the site on limited resources, opening the garden to the public for the first time and adding new plants through their connections up until 1971 when the site was sold. The Wright Brothers purchased the site to prevent it from development and set about reclaiming its infrastructure. They greatly enriched the plant collection at that point, drawing on their background as nurserymen. They had a particular interest in the rhododendron collection both replacing lost species and adding new ones. The Trust acquired the garden in 1992, adding a car park for visitors adjacent to the Loch Melfort Hotel, service buildings and facilities, a second glasshouse, a reception point, public toilets and living accommodation. Access for all service vehicles is through the car park, along a steep narrow private track, though private ground. Access for visitors is by steep footpath across hotel ground to the garden reception point. The plant collection has continued to develop; the climate of the garden benefits from the warming Gulf Stream and the annual rainfall averages 150cm. A second piece of land was purchased in 2003 adjacent to the garden.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Key Purposes of the job will be met by:
1. Undertaking practical maintenance of the garden (e.g. managing trees and shrubs, herbaceous plants, and bulbs; turf care; pest/disease/weed control; staking, plant nutrition, composting and soil improvement to the required standards expected by the Trust and for the maximum safety of, and enjoyment by visitors including other professionals in the horticultural industry;
2. Demonstrating: self-motivation, organisation, planning, prioritisation, good time management and attention to detail;
3. On occasion, supervising and working with volunteers and/or staff members to ensure they deliver required outputs at the appropriate standard, and gain benefit/satisfaction from their activities;
4. Undertaking other reasonable duties as may, from time to time, be required to ensure the smooth running of the property;
5. Ensuring compliance with the Trust’s health, safety, and environment policies and procedures.
6. Fostering positive relationships with local communities and organisations and promote the work of the Trust.

SCOPE OF JOB

People Management
 Not a line manager but will, on occasion, supervise volunteers and staff under instructions from the Gardens and Designed Landscape Manager (GDLM) or Visitors Services Manager;
 Will work closely with other property colleagues, and will have some interaction with other technical/specialist advisory colleagues based in other locations and departments (e.g. other NTS gardens in South and West)
 Will have regular (daily) interaction with members of the public and guests of all ages and abilities.

Finance Management
 Not a budget-holder.

Tools/equipment
 Will be a user of driven vehicles such as ride-on mowers and tractors;
 Will be a frequent user of powered tools such as Blowers, mowers, strimmers, hedge-cutters;
 Will be a frequent user of hand-tools such as spades, forks, trowels, rakes, hoes, shears, and secateurs.

REQUIRED SKILLS, EXPERIENCE & KNOWLEDGE

The above outlines the key skills the post-holder will need to possess and exercise. In addition, either knowledge of or experience in the following is required:

Essential
 A college Diploma in Horticulture or demonstrable equivalent knowledge;
 Practical experience in general amenity gardening ideally in a garden open to the public.
 Demonstrable skills in plant husbandry, particularly trees, shrubs, herbaceous plants, turf culture and pruning.
 Sound demonstrable plant knowledge and identification skills.
 PA1 and PA6 spraying certificates, or willingness to be trained in the use of pesticides and to exercise that training.
 Sound knowledge of basic tool and machinery use and maintenance
 Some practical knowledge of Health and Safety processes and procedures and the ability to work effectively within these processes.
 Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; confident in interacting and dealing with a wide range of people; and able to represent the Trust.
 Good organisational and time-management skills – including the ability to prioritise work where necessary and also the ability to work using own initiative, in the absence of direct line management.
 Eye for detail and finish, quality standard and best practice.
 Current driving licence valid for driving in the UK.

Desirable
 Competent IT skills sufficient for maintaining plant records, use of the internet/intranet, assisting volunteers, on-line learning etc.
 Skills in arboricultural techniques, basic chain-saw certificates – CS30 & CS31, or willingness to be trained in the basic use of chainsaws and to exercise that training.
 Experience of working in a mixed-team that includes short-term/seasonal staff and/or volunteers.

The Key Responsibilities, Scope of Job, and Required Skills, Experience & Knowledge reflect the requirements of the job at the time of issue. The Trust reserves the right to amend these with appropriate consultation and/or request the post-holder to undertake any activities that it believes to be reasonable within the broad scope of the job or his/her general abilities.

Talisker Distillery Visitor Centre in Skye is a Scottish Tourist Board attraction and the home of the premium Talisker Single Malt Whisky. The original distillery on the Isle of Skye, which is set on the shores of Loch Harport has breathtaking scenic views.

This fantastic opportunity exists for Bar staff to join our clients dynamic team who aim to create a remarkable experiences for all of their visitors taking them on a journey they will always remember and sharing their love for Whisky with all visitors. You will be responsible for preparing both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, whilst providing a first-class customer service experience. This is a fast-paced operation however it is imperative to go the extra mile for your customers.

Does this sound like the opportunity you have been looking for? We would love to hear from you and discuss this exciting role in more detail. Please contact, Paula Lang at Brightwork on 0141 272 8144

Your Time at Work
The site is open across seven days per week and we require flexibility as some evening and weekend work is required.

Our Perfect Worker
This is a crucial and important role within the team, and you will be required to act as an ambassador for our client’s brands, whilst maintaining high presentation standards. Following clear cash handling procedures whilst ensuring stock control and bar set up procedures are imperative. Serving food as required is also essential part of the role. The ability to work together as a team and have exemplary communication skills are essential.

Building strong rapport with customers is key and having the confidence and passion to represent our client in a dazzling way, ensuring the customers leave with complete satisfaction.

Key Information and Benefits
Temporary ongoing role rate of pay £11.10

Talisker Distillery Visitor Centre in Skye is a Scottish Tourist Board attraction and the home of the premium Talisker Single Malt Whisky. The original distillery on the Isle of Skye, which is set on the shores of Loch Harport has breathtaking scenic views.

This fantastic opportunity as a Seasonal Tour Guide provides a chance to be involved with a dynamic team who aim to create remarkable experiences for all their visitors, taking them on a journey they will always remember and sharing their love for Whisky with all visitors. You will be responsible for sharing the heritage with passion and enthusiasm and acting as ambassadors to the business.

Does this sound like the opportunity you have been looking for? We would love to hear from you and discuss this exciting role in more detail. Please contact, Paula Lang at Brightwork on 0141 272 8144 or email [Email address hidden]

Your Time at Work
The site is open across seven days per week and we require flexibility as some evening and weekend work is required.

Our Perfect Worker
This is a crucial and important role within the team, and you will be required to provide a first-class customer service experience. From warmly greeting the visitors to promoting brands, providing guidance on questions and upselling products alongside assisting in the shop. The ability to work together as a team and have exemplary communication skills are imperative.

Building strong rapport with customers is key and having the confidence and passion to represent our client in a dazzling way, ensuring the customers leave with complete satisfaction.

No prior knowledge of Whisky is necessary, however if you are fluent in other languages that would be advantageous but not essential.

Key Information and Benefits
Temporary ongoing role, rate of pay £11.10

Dalwhinnie Distillery is home to a famous Highland Single Malt Whisky recognised for its fantastic flavours. This magnificent five-star Scottish Tourist Board attraction is a breath-taking experience.

This fantastic opportunity exists for Bar staff to join our clients dynamic team who aim to create a remarkable experiences for all of their visitors taking them on a journey they will always remember and sharing their love for Whisky with all visitors. You will be responsible for preparing both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, whilst providing a first-class customer service experience. This is a fast-paced operation however it is imperative to go the extra mile for your customers.

Your Time at Work
The site is open across seven days per week and we require flexibility as some evening and weekend work is required.

Our Perfect Worker
This is a crucial and important role within the team, and you will be required to act as an ambassador for our client’s brands, whilst maintaining high presentation standards. Following clear cash handling procedures whilst ensuring stock control and bar set up procedures are imperative. The ability to work together as a team and have exemplary communication skills are essential.

Building strong rapport with customers is key and having the confidence and passion to represent our client in a dazzling way, ensuring the customers leave with complete satisfaction.

Key Information and Benefits
Temporary on going role, rate of pay £9.50.

Dalwhinnie Distillery is home to a famous Highland Single Malt Whisky recognised for its fantastic flavours. This magnificent five-star Scottish Tourist Board attraction is a breath-taking experience.

A fantastic opportunity as a Seasonal Tour Guide provides a chance to be involved with a dynamic team who aim to create remarkable experiences for all their visitors, taking them on a journey they will always remember and sharing their love for Whisky with all visitors. You will be responsible for sharing the heritage with passion and enthusiasm and acting as ambassadors to the business.

This is a crucial and important role within the team, and you will be required to provide a first-class customer service experience. From warmly greeting the visitors to promoting brands, providing guidance on questions and upselling products alongside assisting in the shop. The ability to work together as a team and have exemplary communication skills are imperative.

Building strong rapport with customers is key and having the confidence and passion to represent our client in a dazzling way, ensuring the customers leave with complete satisfaction.

No prior knowledge of Whisky is necessary, however if you are fluent in other languages that would be advantageous but not essential.

The site is open across seven days per week and we require flexibility as some evening and weekend work is required.

Does this sound like the opportunity you have been looking for? We would love to hear from you and discuss this exciting role in more detail. Please contact, Paula Lang at Brightwork on 0141 272 8144

Blair Athol Distillery stands at the gateway to the Scottish Highlands in the picturesque town of Pitlochry. Flowing through the grounds from the slopes of Ben Vrackie, the ancient source of water plays a key role in assisting the exquisite flavour and finish on the prestigious Whisky.

This fantastic opportunity as a Seasonal Tour Guide provides a chance to be involved with a dynamic team who aim to create remarkable experiences for all their visitors, taking them on a journey they will always remember and sharing their love for Whisky with all visitors. You will be responsible for sharing the heritage with passion and enthusiasm and acting as ambassadors to the business.

No prior knowledge of Whisky is necessary, however if you are fluent in other languages that would be advantageous but not essential.

Your Time at Work
The site is open across seven days per week and we require flexibility as some evening and weekend work is required.

Does this sound like the opportunity you have been looking for? We would love to hear from you and discuss this exciting role in more detail. Please contact, Paula Lang at Brightwork on 0141 272 8144.

JOB PURPOSE
To maximise our visitors’ enjoyment of National Trust for Scotland managed sites by maintaining the excellent standards we set across our properties to enable us to provide the best possible experience for our visitors. Providing an efficient, reliable service and high standards in housekeeping based on the needs of the property. Specifically, to ensure that all areas and public facilities are cleaned and maintained to the highest standards, to make the property the best possible place to visit and work.

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:

We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated and talented customer focused individuals to join our team at Haddo House.
Situated in the heart of Aberdeenshire, Haddo House is a popular visitor attraction for tourists and locals alike.
Staff should be passionate about delivering outstanding customer experiences to our visitors and guests and able to maximise opportunities to generate income. It’s important that Visitor Service Assistants (VSA’s) ensure the property and its assets are safe and secure. Furthermore, we’re looking for team workers who are also able to use their own initiative and are driven to make a difference.
This role is about creating a 5 star visitor experience and providing outstanding customer service.

From 24th November 2021 to 2nd January 2022

Based in Edinburgh

Salary per hour £9.54, 30 hours per week

(predominantly evening shifts 4pm to 10pm with some day shifts required 10am to 4pm)

The Botanics Trading Company Ltd is looking to appoint temporary sales assistants to support our Christmas at the Botanics light event at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh that runs from November 25th to January 2nd 2022. Applicants should possess excellent customer service skills and experience in a fast paced retail environment. A friendly outgoing personality and good attention to detail are essential. Successful candidates would be required to work evening shifts from 4pm for a maximum of 6 hours per shift to 10pm including some weekends as well as Christmas Eve and Boxing Day.

A full job description and person specification which outlines all of the essential and desirable criteria for this post can be downloaded from our website, www.rbge.org.uk/about-us/vacancies

Applications should be made by way of CV and covering letter which outlines your suitability for this post and should be sent to the HR Department at The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 20a Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR or recruitment@rbge.org.uk by noon on Wednesday 20th October.

If you have not heard from us by Friday 29th October, please assume your application has not been shortlisted.

No recruitment agencies please.

Brightwork are currently recruiting for a part time cleaner to join our client, a drinks manufacturing organisation at Caol Ila Distillery , Isle of Islay.

Your Time at Work
Overseeing the general housekeeping for the site, will include but not be limited to:
* General housekeeping of main reception area, offices and meeting rooms, ensuring fully hoovered, dusted
* Mopping and general cleaning of onsite toilets
* Ensuring all surfaces within the canteen areas are cleaned
* Any other general cleaning duties as required

Our Perfect Worker
The successful candidate should have a keen eye for detail, no previous experience required as training will be given.. Ideal candidate would be able to occasionally take on extra hours to cover holidays.

Key Information and Benefits
Working on a temporary ongoing basis, the successful candidate will be required to work Monday to Friday 2 hrs each day . Rate of pay £9.50

Please note that due to the nature of our clients’ business within the drinks industry, the successful candidate needs to be 18yrs old or over.

Does this sound like the opportunity you have been looking for? We would love to hear from you and discuss this exciting role in more detail. Please contact, Paula Lang at Brightwork on 07720 089 060 or email Paula.Lang@brightwork.co.uk

3rd December – 4th January

Dalkeith Country Park is excited to be hosting the magical ‘Spectacle of Light’ this year. The event will give visitors the opportunity to explore the night-time wonder of our beautiful park under the stars. This enchanting journey up amongst the woodland canopy will be a visual and musical feast featuring an illuminated trail with pixie lanterns, our exciting Sky Maze as well as the mini maze for children under 5.

We are looking for Marshalls who are friendly, professional and share the welcoming spirit of our beautiful park. You will enjoy engaging with customers, have a positive attitude and be comfortable taking charge when the need arises.

• Are you bursting with enthusiasm and ready to engage with our visitors?
• Will you take the safety of our visitors seriously?
• Do you want to be part of a truly magical experience?

Hours of work are likely to be 3pm to 9pm and will include weekends. Previous experience in a similar role will be an advantage.

Interested? To apply please email your CV and covering letter to recruitment@buccleuch.com.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 19th November.

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