Admin, Finance & IT

Ian Macleod Distillers Ltd… ‘An international, entrepreneurial, brand-led, successful and respected, family business’

We are Ian Macleod Distillers and ‘Crafting Spirits with Passion’ is what we do best… We all have stories. They make us who we are. They are our past, our present and our future. Ours humbly begins over 80 years ago with family and follows generations of passion for crafting quality spirits. It is one steeped in traditional but unafraid of evolution. You may not know it yet, but you are part of our story… we hope to become part of yours. We thrive in a constantly evolving, exciting and passionate environment, driven by both individual and team successes. Providing the platform for personal growth, we enable you to really make your mark as a core part of our family.

As a family owned company, we are strong believers in looking after our people. After all, everyone should have a workplace that they can call home. It’s where passion and quality reside… we’re always focussed on the highest levels of quality and service in everything we do, without compromise. At the heart of our brands, products and experiences are our people – it’s our people who make all of the magic happen!    


We currently have an exciting opportunity for fun, energetic and enthusiastic individuals to join our family as one of our prestigious Distillery Ambassador. As a Distillery Ambassador, you will be a true advocate of Edinburgh Gin, delivering engaging distillery tours and tastings, virtual experiences, retail and event work.

We have a multi award-winning premium gin and our visitor experience is rated on Trip Advisor as one of Scotland’s top-rated tourist attractions! Our Edinburgh Gin Distillery can be found in the bustling Westend of its home city.

We’re looking for …

– Charismatic individuals with outgoing personalities         
– Real passion for both our product and providing only the best and engaging experiences for our visitors, customers and consumers   
– Confident public speakers as the role will involve you professionally bringing to life the guided experiences on a variety of platforms, including face to face and in a virtual setting  
– Individuals with superb interactive and social skills combined with social media skills and being comfortable using and engaging with different types of technologies  
– Flexibility to support the events team and representing our brand at various event activities both on and off site
– Previous visitor centre experience is highly desirable, although full training is provided.           
– With our distillery shop, previous retail experience is also desirable

We currently have 3 opportunities available to join our Distillery Amabassador (Visit Centre) team, with various working hours (i.e. full and part time). The working pattern however is flexible hours and will include weekend and occasional evening work.

The contracts are offered on a fixed term basis until 31st December 2021 however, there may be opportunity for us to extend contracts depending on business needs.

A real living wage employer, 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, Tamdhu, Smokehead, to name but a few! ‘Crafting Spirits With Passion’ is what we do best. We are looking for a unique group of people with individual personalities, backgrounds, perspectives, and skills to apply. We are an equal opportunities employer, however unfortunately due to the age of the premises the distillery is not wheelchair accessible.

Our Distillery Ambassador role is a varied and rewarding role so… if this type of role excites you then we’d love to hear from you!

Visit, search our vacancies and click the Apply Now button to create an account with us and register your interest in the position. We are looking for you to complete the following, all of which can be submitted through our recruitment portal.

1. answers the key questions we have for you
2. submit a copy of your CV (MS Office or PDF)
3. provide us with a creative and tailored cover letter outlining your fit for the role (MS Office or PDF)

As part of your application, please advise us which contract you are applying for (i.e. full or part time), or if you are willing to be considered for any of our opportunities.

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!

Proudly supporting the #OpenToWork movement. 

Ian Macleod Distillers (IMD) are proud members of the Scotch Whisky Association, Drink Aware and the Portman Group. In our individual IMD way, we endeavour to follow best practice to help shape our commitment to wider social responsibility and industry standards. We are advocates of promoting responsible selling and consumption of alcohol.

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We are seeking an enthusiastic, professional and organised individual to provide administrative support across the business until October 2021.

The successful candidate will have experience of working in a busy office environment and be willing to work flexibly in order to provide a first class service.
The role will encompass providing efficient support, answering and directing telephone calls, responding to general enquiries, processing payments and undertaking general reception and administrative duties and necessitates excellent organisational, and communication skills.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate excellent IT skills, a keen eye for detail and the ability to work accurately and independently. A positive and helpful attitude is essential.

For more information: download application form and job description from or contact

To apply: complete an application form and return to:

The role

To develop and deliver specified areas of the Society’s Summer School programme. Within the RZSS Discovery & Learning team, construct an innovative and creative programme designed to engage and excite participants in line with the RZSS mission and vision.

This is a full-time, fixed term role from 27th June until 30th July 2021.

Some of the things you’ll do:

* Deliver all aspects of a defined range of D&L’s educational and learning activities for agreed target participants, to agreed department standards in support of RZSS’ vision and mission, ensuring all activities deliver value for money and impact for conservation.
* Work with colleagues to develop, deliver and evaluate an agreed range of educational and learning programmes, lessons and resources to achieve agreed outcomes and meet the requirements of relevant curricula, qualification and training systems; and which are accessible to all.
* Use and teach outdoor skills such as campfire building, tool use, plant/animal identification.
* Deliver assigned projects or programmes to agreed standards of quality, time, budget and risk profile.
* Build and maintain collaborative working relationships with colleagues to ensure programmes are administered, delivered and the logistics managed effectively as part of the wider D&L programme.

What we’re looking for:

* Third year or above in a degree programme or equivalent level of qualification in a relevant subject
* Experience of teaching or working in a teaching-related environment with particular emphasis upon science communication and using outdoor skills e.g. bushcraft
* Demonstrable interest in wildlife and the environment
* Track record of providing first-class care and service through educational delivery

Due to the nature of the role, any offer of employment is subject to satisfactory references, right to work in the UK and PVG check prior to commencement.

Interviews are likely to take place on Monday 3rd May 2021. You will be required to attend an induction day on the 15th May and be available to plan your programme over a period of seven weeks, to be complete by July 2nd.

For details on how to apply and further information on what the role involves and essential/desirable criteria – please visit the RZSS Job Opportunities page.

Closing Date: 16th April 2021 (5 pm)

The role

Undertake designated specialist IT activities across multiple locations, in order to provide an effective IT service to colleagues, in accordance with agreed service standards, under appropriate guidance and direction, in support of RZSS’ vision and mission. Assist the Head of IT, and other IT staff, as needed in providing a professional service to all employees.

This is a fixed term role – up to 2 years.

Some of the things you’ll do:

* Monitors and ensures that all back-end IT services (e.g. servers, storage, network cabling/switches, IP-CCTV, telephony, Wi-Fi, digital signage etc) are functional and operational across all Society sites.
* Where IT issues are identified, responsible for troubleshooting to identify and implement solutions to issues affecting IT services across all Society sites.
* Supports the deployment and maintenance of all Society IT infrastructure, hardware and software, to agreed procedures and operational standards.
* Provides high level (2nd and 3rd line) technical support for all Society IT hardware estate (servers, storage, networking, IP-CCTV, desktops, laptops, printers, peripherals, VoIP/PBX telephone.
* Provides high level (2nd and 3rd line) technical support for the Society’s networking and communications infrastructure (Internet, WAN, LAN, VLAN, Wi-Fi etc).
* Provides high level technical support for both the Society’s standard IT software provision (Windows, Mac, Office365 etc) and its line of Business specialist systems.

What we’re looking for:

* Degree level or equivalent level IT qualification/experience
* Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate or equivalent
* The ability to communicate technical issues, both verbally and in writing, to a varied user base)
* Experience in an IT department providing personal support to users with a range of abilities, including the provision of 1st 2nd and 3rd line support.
* Significant experience in a similar technical role.

For details on how to apply and further information on what the role involves and essential/desirable criteria – please visit the RZSS Job Opportunties Page.

Closing Date: 16 April 2021

Post title: Development Executive

Hours: 35 hours per week

Working Pattern: Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm
(Flexibility required to work occasional evenings and weekends)

Salary: £28,000 per annum

Role details:
The Development Executive is a new post at DCA which will play a key role in delivering our fundraising strategy, working with the Director and the Executive Administrator. The post holder will have responsibility for securing income from grant making trusts and foundations, statutory funders, corporate partnerships and individuals for DCA’s core programme areas: Exhibitions, Cinema, Print Studio, and Learning. Initially, the post holder will have responsibility for raising an annual revenue target of circa £100k, and this will be increased proportionally as the role develops.