Hospitality & Events Assistant

Organisation: Hopetoun House

Salary: £10.90 per hour

Location: Hopetoun House - South Queensferry

Hopetoun House is one of Scotland’s finest Stately Homes and is managed by the Hopetoun House Preservation Trust. The Trust’s purpose is the preservation and conservation of the house, its contents and immediate grounds together with facilitating public access and making educational use of Hopetoun. Hopetoun currently welcomes around 50,000 visitors per year and is graded as a 5 Star attraction by Visit Scotland.

The Role

We are looking for a Hospitality & Event Assistant to join our team and assist our Event Managers with the delivery of luxury events, weddings and functions at Hopetoun House. You must have an outgoing, can-do personality with a passion for excellent customer service and an eye for detail.

The candidate will work alongside our Operations Team in order to deliver private events at Hopetoun.

Hours of Work and Rate

As this work is dependent on bookings the shifts are determined by the events booked and days of the week can be sporadic, but typically fall on the weekend. We operate private events all year round, however the majority of the shifts will be within the summer months. The candidate would work on a zero-hour contract, though we would expect a minimum of one shift per week at busy periods.

Rate of pay: £10.90 per hour

Zero Hour Contract

Food is also typically (but not always) provided during the shift.

Example shift patterns

Our core requirement is for the Saturday day events (typically from 11am – 6pm), though additional hours may occasionally be available if you wish to take them for midweek evening events, and sometimes for daytime lunches and conferences.

Duties include

Day Shift;

Preparing the House and/or event rooms before an event, making sure all is presentable
Final check of external areas – tidy and sweep if required
Unlocking windows and fire-exits before an event
Assisting with the general set-up for events (placing chair covers/stationery/occasional lights/candles)
Directing client and guest car-parking outside the House
Meeting and greeting guests, taking their coats and giving them directions
Assisting guests and clients with any queries and questions
Assisting the Event manager in moving and directing guests from area to area
Handing out (and later retrieving) shawls and umbrellas to guests and clients if required
Lighting the fires and keeping them going through an event and stocking the wood baskets
Regularly checking that toilets are provisioned and tidy
Liaising with third party contractors and working partners as directed by the Event Manager e.g. caterers, florists, bands, AV suppliers, fireworks providers, coach drivers
Anything else within reason that the Event Manager requires in order to deliver a five star event.
There is no public transport near Hopetoun, so own transport is essential.

To apply please send over a cover note and CV to

Application Deadline: Sunday 30/04/2023