Recruitment

Head of House Opening, Scone Palace 

A rare opportunity to join one of Scotland’s top visitor attractions.  Scone Palace welcomes over 100,000 visitors each year and hosts an exciting range of events, including the Rewind Festival and The Scottish Game Fair.  We are seeking an experienced manager to play a vital role in maximising visitor enjoyment and leading and motivating staff to ensure the highest standards of service are delivered.

As a member of the management team you will be responsible for the Scone Palace visitor experience.  You will have direct management responsibility for the following staff and their respective teams (collectively known as House Opening): 

  • Sales & Events
  • Retail & Catering
  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Marketing
  • Accommodation 
  • Daily Visits 

Optimising the financial performance of the House Opening department is key to the role and applicants must be able to demonstrate:

  • Commercial awareness – with a focus on increasing visitor numbers, event participation and occupancy 
  • Ability to identify new income streams to enhance the visitor experience 
  • Ability to budget accurately, produce realistic projections and monitor performance 
  • Proven track record of working to targets, both volume and financial
  • Negotiation skills, tact and diplomacy 
  • Experience of managing and leading teams to deliver results
  • Resilience to meet the challenges facing the industry at present
  • Knowledge of the operational attention to detail that will be required to succeed within the industry
  • Ability to present clear and concise ideas to internal and external stakeholders and produce top quality written proposals and presentations 

Applicants should hold a qualification in Hospitality/Heritage Management or related field and relevant work experience.   

Salary:  Competitive  

For more information: download a job description below.

www.scone-palace.co.uk  or contact  01738 554920

To apply:  complete an application form and return to: Scone Palace, Perth, PH2 6BD or e-mail estate@scone-palace.co.uk

 

 Seasonal Assistant Chef

Scone Palace is looking to appoint a Seasonal Assistant Chef.

The appointment will run from 1st April – 31st October 2017.

Duties to include preparing and serving food within our busy coffee shop. Soups, sandwiches, baked potato and daily specials. Some evening function work.

Normal working hours are 8am – 4pm, working 5 days out of seven, occasionally more if the business requires.  Weekend working will be required.

We are looking for someone with experience to at least chef de partie level or of working in a high volume fast paced environment. A good knowledge of current food hygiene legislation is essential.

Salary:  Competitive  

For more information: download a job description below.

www.scone-palace.co.uk  or contact  01738 554920

To apply:  complete an application form and return to: Scone Palace, Perth, PH2 6BD or e-mail estate@scone-palace.co.uk