Distillery Ambassador (Edinburgh Gin)
Organisation: Ian MacLeod Distillers
Salary: £12.00 per hour
Are you a natural born storyteller, with a passion for gin as well as exciting and delighting visitors to Scotland’s capital?
This opportunity could well be the one for you
Setting the scene…
Our Edinburgh Gin distillery and visitor attraction is a destination unlike any other. It’s the public facing home of our multiple award-winning gin and has consistently been rated as one of Scotland’s top tourist attractions on Trip Advisor! Located in our gorgeous capital city, we welcome guests from all over the world to discover what makes our selection of beautifully crafted, vibrant and naturally flavoured gins so unique. Through our outstanding visitor experiences, our Brand Home team passionately bring our spirit to life, and are at the heart of this premium product and brand; after all, it’s our people who make the magic happen…
We currently operate across two sites – our visitor attraction located in a historic building on Rutland Place, and our beautiful retail store on Hanover Street. Not one for ‘resting on our laurels’, you may have heard that we have made significant investment in our Edinburgh Gin Distillery, with plans to relocate to a brand new site, situated in Edinburgh’s Old Town, on East Market Street. With construction underway, we can’t wait to open the doors and welcome guests to our truly exquisite new home in 2024, bringing our wonderful team with us, as we continue on this journey!
It’s a hugely exciting time for us and we are looking for kindred spirits to join us as one of our prestigious Distillery Ambassadors, who will become part of our story during this momentous period!
As a Distillery Ambassador, you will be a true advocate of Edinburgh Gin, delivering highly engaging and unique distillery tours and tastings, virtual experiences, retail and event work. We love variety and are looking for fun, energetic and enthusiastic individuals, who are charismatic, can use their own initiative, have a positive work attitude and a passion for providing an exceptional visitor experience, bringing our brand story to life. Our experience offering is varied and our visitors come from all over the world to learn about Edinburgh Gin, so the ability to adapt and build rapport with different groups is essential.
Previous experience within a similar customer centric and experience led environment, such as visitor attraction, retail, or hospitality, would be advantageous.
At present, we have 4 x permanent opportunities with a mixture of full and part-time hours available (please indicate your hours preference in your application). Our distillery and retail store are open 7 days a week meaning weekend and occasional evening work is required. We’re therefore looking for individuals with flexibility to join us on an annualised hours based contract, providing you with both flexibility and a regular guaranteed income. This is a highly rewarding role, offering a competitive rate of pay at £12 per hour, in addition to a comprehensive benefits package.
We are an equal opportunities employer, however unfortunately due to the age of the current premises at Rutland Place, the distillery is not currently wheelchair accessible (these issues will be resolved as part of the relocation to our new premises on East Market Street). Candidates must be able to demonstrate that they currently have the required documents to live and work in the UK.
Edinburgh Gin is part of Ian Macleod Distillers, an entrepreneurial, family owned whisky and spirits business who own other premium and luxury brands such as Glengoyne, Rosebank, Tamdhu and Smokehead, to name but a few! ‘Crafting Spirits With Passion’ is what we do best! Feel free to visit our website (www.ianmcacleod.com) to find more about who we are and what we do.
So, if this sounds ‘right up your street’ and you want to be part of the next evolution of Edinburgh Gin, we’d love to hear from you…
Please note, this is an open application window therefore we may close the advert at any point depending on the candidate applications received so our recommendation is that you apply early to ensure you don’t miss out!
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