The successful applicant will be expected to supervise the maintenance of all garden areas at Balmoral Castle.

Applicants should be experienced in all aspects of gardening and be capable of meeting the high standards required at this important property.

Applicants should be self-motivated, capable of working with minimal supervision and should have good management skills, including personnel management.

The Balmoral Estate seeks an enthusiastic housekeeping assistant for the holiday cottages.

Applicants should be experienced in all aspects of housekeeping and be capable of meeting the high standards required.

A current driving licence is essential.

The Balmoral Estate seeks a motivated multi skilled maintenance person to join our busy Works Department.

The role requires a person who is ideally a qualified trades person with a general knowledge and practical ability of other trades to undertake all aspects of estate maintenance.

This is a full time position (Monday to Friday) and requires rotational on call shifts during August and September.

A current driving licence is essential. Machinery experience / licenses a bonus.

The Balmoral Estate seeks a qualified / time served joiner to join our busy Works Department. The role requires a person with a good all round knowledge of building / maintenance and other trades.

This is a full time position (Monday to Friday) and requires rotational on call shifts during August and September.

A current driving licence is essential.

To maximise visitor enjoyment by providing an efficient and accurate service, and high standards in housekeeping based on the needs of the property.
Torridon is a spectacular mountain property situated within the Highland & Islands regional portfolio and includes some of Scotland’s finest mountain scenery popular with walkers, geologists, and naturalists. Torridon is a much sought-after holiday destination for visitors providing accommodation for families and organised groups through two holiday cottages and a bunkhouse situated within the property.
The Housekeeper is responsible for a wide variety of housekeeping duties in connection with the well-being and care of the holiday accommodation at Torridon estate (as per the Trust’s Housekeeping Procedures Manual), including the following:
• Maintain stock-levels of housekeeping consumables and janitorial supplies.
• Routinely clean and look after the holiday accommodation and will involve but is not limited to:
o vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, polishing of floors
o dusting/polishing of surfaces and fittings such as furniture, ornaments, panelling, stairs, and doors
o dusting/wiping of sills, skirtings, door, and window frames
o cleaning of windows
o cleaning of lavatories, sinks, etc
o changing of bed linen and towels, and making of beds
o cleaning of bathroom/toilet areas and fittings
o cleaning of kitchen areas and equipment
o checking functionality of lighting, heating, TV/radio etc
o replenishing of welcome/hospitality trays, and consumables
o cleaning and providing clean laundry for each occupancy
o disposal of general household waste
• To be first point of contact in case of queries or questions from clients regarding the holiday property and to provide additional service or help when requested.
• Assist with the administration of any repair works, liaising with the Head Ranger to arrange necessary repairs.
• Monitor the condition of furniture – reporting any loss or damage to the Head Ranger.
• Ensure COVID 19 Guidelines and Safe Systems of Work is implemented effectively within function and with external contractors.
• Undertake any administration required in support of housekeeping, including (but not limited to): planning regimes for routine and in-depth cleaning; stock control and ordering of recommended cleaning consumables/janitorial supplies; recording work undertaken.
• Deliver excellent customer care to foster a friendly and inviting atmosphere for visitors.
• Share in the common responsibility of working in a manner mindful of the Trust’s obligations to minimise impact on the environment, through e.g. efficient use of water/heat/light, recycling and the disposal of waste, and considered use of transport.
• In accordance with the property’s procedures, share in the common responsibility for the safe evacuation or management of colleagues and visitors in the event of a fire or security alert or alarm. This includes weekly fire alarm checks whilst cleaning and keeping a record of the checks.
The current duties of this job do not require a criminal record (Disclosure Scotland) check to be carried out.
Operations Manager – North West Highlands
Head Ranger – Torridon
VSA Housekeeper
• Sound previous housekeeping experience including:
o cleaning and presentation of areas open to the public or let for (holiday-) rental
o stocking/ordering housekeeping/janitorial supplies
• Personal commitment to high standards of cleanliness
• Reliable with a flexible approach to working schedule, i.e. requirement to work weekends
• Personal commitment to excellence in customer care
• Attentive to detail with an eye for presentation and finish
• Must have a genuine understanding of, and belief in, the work of the National Trust for Scotland
• This is a physical job, which will normally include use of vacuum cleaners and other cleaning tools and products as well as lifting and carrying objects.
• Excellent interpersonal skills, with an ability to get along with a wide range of people.
• UK driving licence.
• Knowledge of the geographical location.
The Key Responsibilities, Scope of Job, and Required Qualifications, Skills, Experience & Knowledge reflect the requirements of the job at the time of issue.


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.


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.


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.


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.

 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.


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:

 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.

 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.

Glengoyne – Housekeeper

We are Glengoyne…

Since 1833, we have been making our wonderful malt whisky… We have a multi award-winning premium whisky and our visitor experience is rated on Trip Advisor as one of Scotland’s top-rated tourist attractions! Nestled in a beautiful and picturesque setting just north of Glasgow, stands our beautiful Glengoyne Distillery. At the heart of our brand, product and experience are our people… it’s our people who make all of the magic happen!

We currently have an opportunity for an experienced, hardworking and reliable individual to join the Glengoyne family in the role of Housekeeper. As part of our small team of Housekeepers, you will be responsible for ensuring Glengoyne is maintained to the highest standards, providing our visitors with an all-round world class experience!

So… if you are passionate about cleanliness, presentation and maintaining high standards then this could be the role for you! We’re looking for someone who is efficient, can use their own initiative, has a positive work attitude and displays strong attention to detail. In addition, a warm and friendly personality will fit in well amongst the team. The day to day activities will include full cleaning of the visitor centre and staff office areas which will ensure the Distillery is in a ‘spick and span’ condition ready for the arrival of our visitors.

It is anticipated the role will be based on an average of 18 hours per week contract with expected working hours of 6.00am to 12.00noon on a ‘3 from 7’ day basis however, this is dependent on the needs of the business and hours may fluctuate in line with consumer demand, we are therefore looking for individuals who are flexible. Glengoyne is located North of Glasgow on the A81 at Dumgoyne, and as a result of the hours required and the flexibility needed, it is anticipated that applicants need to be within commuting distance to the Distillery and ideally with their own transport given the remote location and the hours worked. In addition, given the industry and product we service, to be considered for a role, applicants must be aged 18 or over.

Glengoyne is part of Ian Macleod Distillers, an entrepreneurial, family owned whisky and spirits business who own other premium and luxury brands such as Edinburgh Gin, Tamdhu, Smokehead, to name but a few! ‘Crafting Spirits With Passion’ is what we do best. This is a rewarding role with a competitive hourly rate, if this role appears to be ‘right up your street’, then we’d love to hear from you…

Next steps…

To apply for this opportunity, visit our careers website (www.ianmacleod.com/careers) and search our vacancies. Click the apply now button to create your own recruitment account with us and submit your application and CV. Please remember that along with your CV, you will need to answer some key questions and submit a tailored cover letter, clearly outlining why your skills and previous experiences are a perfect fit to what we are looking for! Your cover letter is your opportunity to make yourself stand out from the crowd!

The closing date for applications is 26th October 2021 and it is anticipated that interviews will be held the following week at Glengoyne. We are ideally looking for an individual to join us in November 2021. Please note, we may close the application window early depending on the candidate applications received, so our recommendation is that you apply early to ensure you do not miss out!

***No Agency Contact***


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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.

The role

Plan, organise, develop, and coordinate the Property and Estates elements of delegated capital projects at Edinburgh Zoo, defining and developing and recommending appropriate actions in support of RZSS’ vision and mission, ensuring all contract information is in place to deliver a safe coordinated project.

This is a full time fixed term position for 18 – 24 months where the working hours are 37.5 hours per week and weekend working may be required.

Some of the things you’ll do:

* Contribute to various stages of delegated P&E projects including the works being assessed, prepared, scheduled and allocated.
* Contribute to the development, implementation of systems and processes which ensure that projects being undertaken are aligned with other, planned works carried out by other areas of the service
* Provide effective guidance to assigned groups to identify and implement service improvements
* Contribute to and monitor P&E project budgets
* Tender project work when required in accordance with agreed standards, producing accurate tender documents to ensure projects can be priced to provide best value for budget
* Manage and co-ordinate the work of sub-contractors, to ensure it is carried out according to agreed quality standards, budgets and timescales.

What we’re looking for:

* You’ll be educated to HNC in Construction Management or equivalent
* Understanding of basic principles of structural design, ability to work to design drawings
* Excellent analytical skills, with the ability to interpret complex financial and performance information
* Experience of implementing and working within, particularly from a client’s responsibly viewpoint, CDM 2015

We offer a range of great benefits which can be found at www.rzss.org.uk/about-rzss/staff-benefits

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.

Forming part of the Senior Management Team of DCA, the post holder will lead the Operations Team, overseeing Facilities, IT, Health and Safety, and play a key role in Risk Management.

The post holder will lead on key operational relationships with partners including DCC (Building & IT), catering franchise, suppliers, contractors and professional advisers.

The postholder will ensure that all of DCA’s health & safety policies are adhered to, that the building is maintained to a high standard, and to help deliver an effective IT service with DCC and our suppliers.

To apply, please send your completed application for the position to dca.recruitment@dca.org.uk

Please note we do not accept CV applications.

Deadline for completed applications is Monday 18 October 2021.

DCA is supported by Dundee City Council and Creative Scotland. DCA is committed to Equal Opportunities.


Accurate information is essential in order to make well informed management decisions. This position will provide a key role in maintaining and providing access to the National Trust for Scotland’s GIS system, map requests service, biological records. This will ensure spatial and biological data are used to their full potential to meet Trust objectives, processes are efficient, data quality is maintained, and information is made widely available. Support to the wider National Trust for Scotland team will also be given as required and during the final months of 2021 the officer will provide support to the Property Database & Lettings Officer in delivery of various Asset management tasks.


The Key Purpose of the role will be met by:

• Administer the NTS ArcGIS Online Organisational account
• Maintenance of the NTS Geographical Information System including all centrally stored internal and external spatial datasets to ensure information is kept up to date and relevant to all GIS users;
• Recommendation of clear protocols and methods for data management to ensure systems are efficient and data quality is maintained, whilst developing a system for making spatial information accessible to all;
• Administering the NTS Ordnance Survey account including licencing, sub-contractor licences and purchasing;
• Advising staff regarding OS licence and copyright issues;
• Providing an efficient Trust-wide map requests service to non-GIS users;
• Providing GIS training and support to staff, students and volunteers;
• Tree inspection data management and mapping support;
• Mobile data collection app creation and maintenance;
• System management of the Recorder 6 Central Biological Records Database (SQL server) including the collation and management of biological information in a consistent manner compatible with Trust and national datasets.
• Mobilisation of biological records onto the NBN ATLAS;
• Responding to biological data requests and management of data sharing agreements, ensuring compliance with General Data Protection Regulations.
• Management of the NTS National Biodiversity Network account and communications to ensure NTS input into national strategic plans;
• Volunteer management of Biological Recording and GIS Data Assistants to deliver Trust objectives.
• Supporting the National Estates Team as required

The current duties of this post do not require a criminal records (Disclosure Scotland) check to be carried out.


People Management
No line management responsibility. Responsible for volunteer management and regular contact with other colleagues / volunteers / external organisations/ and the general public.

Financial Management

No budgetary responsibility. Will be responsible for ensuring Ordnance Survey and ESRI licence fees are reviewed and maintained on an annual basis and volunteer expenses are processed as required.


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

 Skilled user of ArcGIS software including ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online
 Skilled user of electronic data management systems such as Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access and Recorder 6;
 Excellent IT skills (including Microsoft Office software);
 Knowledge of OS licencing, copyright, and data sharing agreements;
 Excellent communication skills combined with the ability to translate technical language to those not familiar with data management software;
 The ability to demonstrate good cartographic and report writing skills;
 Team worker, but with ability to work on own initiative to manage own projects;
 Excellent time management and organisational skills in order to manage expectations of all stakeholders;
 Experience interacting with internal/external customers;
 A methodical, rigorous approach with an eye for detail and accuracy.

 Degree in Geographical Information Systems, relevant natural science subject, or equivalent practical experience;
 Demonstrable experience of working with biological data;
 Experience of one or more biological data management systems;
 Volunteer management experience;
 Experience delivering GIS training at a range of ability levels.
 Experience of designing or planning databases;
 Experience of basic asset management activities such as property databases, logging property status updates with external parties, collating and submitting renewables readings, various coding/record keeping activities ;
 Empathy for the work of the National Trust for Scotland.

The Key Responsibilities, Scope of Role, and 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.

Acknowledge every colleague, customer and contractor in a friendly way
Uphold high levels of work you can be proud of so that no-one is disappointed
Assist colleagues in a proactive and positive way so that everyone feels valued
Uphold outstanding levels of quality and service to overcome any challenge
Ensure that the service you provide is never just fine, it is always excellent

What about you?
A clear communicator with a natural character
A genuine team player with a warmth of spirit
Inquisitive, keen to learn how things work, with a thirst for knowledge
Comfortable with technical repairs, bringing a blend of enthusiasm and
A hardworking, flexible problem solver determined to raise the bar
A cheerful colleague offering a double measure of fun!

What will you be doing?
Carrying out daily building checks and working through maintenance projects
Investigating faults and thinking on your feet to develop workable solutions
Assisting with a of range plumbing, lighting, decorating and carpentry works
Learning the workings of our car-ride and undertaking its repairs and servicing
Prioritising personal, colleague and customer safety in everything you do

Contract full time, 36.25 hours per week
Hours rota based, includes evenings and weekends
Salary £9.86 per hour

You will be busy; on your feet all day and you will be
constantly learning! Our friendly technical team will
look after you and encourage you to reach your full
potential through regular training and coaching.

What about us?
We are a team of friendly and passionate storytellers in a five-star visitor
attraction, and our vision is to make the world fall in love with Scotch whisky!
Why not have a look around our website, or to get a better feel for our team’s
enthusiasm, expertise and personality, why not read our blog?
Our technical assistants ensure that everything in our building runs smoothly
and safely- from our tour’s AV equipment to our building’s fire warning

Do you think you’d bring something special to our team? Then we’d love to
hear from you! Ideally you will have worked in maintenance before, but
maybe you love tinkering with cars or bikes, or perhaps you love building
things. If so, your application will really stand out. Tell us why you’d love to
join our team.

Job Summary

This is a specialist conservator role, delivering paintings conservation across the collection. It is based within the Directorate of Conservation and Collections Management, reporting to one of the Senior Paintings Conservators. It sits alongside and compliments the other conservation specialisms of paper, sculpture, time-based media, preventive conservation and heritage science.

Key Responsibilities
Paintings conservation and research (80%)
• Assist colleagues with the planning and programming of the paintings conservation work required to deliver the loans, displays, exhibitions, acquisitions and collections care activities which are scheduled.
• Keep records of work undertaken over the course of the year and liaise with colleagues to flag up any anticipated issues with the delivery of the work programme and to advise on whether additional requests can be accommodated.
• Undertake the conservation work required for exhibitions and displays of paintings, both within NGS and at non-NGS sites, including advising on the suitability of works of art for transport and display, condition checking, conservation treatments and application of preventive conservation measures.
• Undertake paintings conservation work required to improve standards of collections care, such as condition surveys of targeted parts of the collection and remedial treatments of objects in poor condition.
• Carry out a range of written and electronic documentation, including requesting photography, communicating findings and providing data for entry onto the NGS collections management database (Multi Mimsy) and NGS website.
• With colleagues, respond to any incident reports which relate to paintings.
• Liaise with conservation technicians and art handling technicians to ensure that works are safely packed and installed, which may involve designing specialist storage and display cases.
• Where appropriate, undertake art historical research relating to parts of the NGS paintings collection, and conservation research relating to modes of deterioration and conservation materials and techniques.