Our Vacancies

Dalhousie Castle is a fortress fit for a king or queen with blissful spa facilities, 2 Rosette fine dining and 35 beautifully appointed bedrooms. Standing within its own 11-acre parkland estate on the banks of the River Esk, 8 miles south east of Edinburgh, our 13th century castle is a truly enchanting place to start, develop or progress your career in hospitality.

The Robert Parker Collection includes five specially selected properties, located in magnificent surroundings, offering our guests a luxurious experience in a home away from home. Our properties are located in Edinburgh, the Scottish Borders, Northumberland and the Lake District.

Please see our current vacancies below. If there are no positions that are of interest to you, we are happy to receive speculative applications which will be placed on file for a period of six months and we will be in touch should a suitable vacancy arise within this time.

 

Food & Beverage Assistant Manager – £23,000 – £25,000 

We have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join our team as a Food & Beverage Assistant Manager. As an F&B Assistant Manager you will be responsible for overseeing the smooth operation of the food and beverage operation and assisting the Food & Beverage Manager in ensuring we are consistently improving our standards and ensuring that all sales opportunities and relevant cost controls within your department are maximised. At times you will need to deal effectively and courteously with all customer complaints and comments, taking action to remedy and improve standards and/or escalate as appropriate.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in a high volume and high standard similar operation at a supervisory level and possess excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills to support, and work with others from different parts of the hotel. This is a hands-on role and you’ll need a proven ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, maintaining attention to detail. We are looking for someone with excellent customer focus and who shows genuine care; proven experience and desire to provide great service to high standards, that include warmth, respect, informality and professionalism.

BENEFITS

  • Salary £23,000 – £25,000 dependent on experience
  • 28 days’ holiday pro rata
  • Auto enrolment pension
  • Complimentary afternoon tea for two – and every year of service
  • Complimentary lunch or dinner for two – and every year of service
  • One-night complimentary B&B – and every year of service (in a Robert Parker Collection Hotel)
  • 50% discount on food and beverage purchases
  • 20% discount on published spa treatments and products (in a Robert Parker Collection Hotel)
  • Staff discount card on B&B and DBB stays
  • Free parking on site

Please send a covering letter and CV to Sonia Vaughan at people@rpchotels.co.uk

Chef de Partie –  up to £26,250

Working straight shifts up to 52 hrs a week

We are looking to appoint a Chef de Partie to join our kitchen team of eight delivering outstanding cuisine in our two restaurants and busy function outlet. The role will involve delivering food to company standards, maintaining and rotating stock levels along with business on books, maintaining a high standard of hygiene in both personal and work area and following all food safety procedures. You’ll have the opportunity to bring ideas to the plate to further advance the food offering at the castle. We are looking for someone who works well as part of a team and strives to help others and with experience working in a busy kitchen.

BENEFITS

  • Salary £26,250
  • 28 days’ holiday pro rata
  • Whites will be supplied following a successful trial period
  • Auto enrolment pension
  • Complimentary afternoon tea for two – and every year of service
  • Complimentary lunch or dinner for two – and every year of service
  • One-night complimentary B&B – and every year of service (in a Robert Parker Collection Hotel)
  • 50% discount on food and beverage purchases
  • 20% discount on published spa treatments and products (in a Robert Parker Collection Hotel)
  • Staff discount card on B&B and DBB stays
  • Free parking on site
  • Staff meals while on duty
  • Gratuities

 

Please send a covering letter and CV to Francois Giraud at Francois.giraud@dalhousiecastle.co.uk

Breakfast Chef – £24,150 

We have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic Breakfast Chef to join the team based at Dalhousie Castle. Reporting to our Head Chef, you will produce breakfast items as per our menu, set by the Head Chef, receive early deliveries and will be responsible for the smooth operation and food production of the kitchen during breakfast service. The ideal candidate will have experience working in a busy hotel kitchen as well as excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills to support, and work with others from different parts of the hotel. You will need the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, maintaining attention to detail.

BENEFITS

  • Salary £24,150
  • 28 days’ holiday pro rata
  • Auto enrolment pension
  • Complimentary afternoon tea for two – and every year of service
  • Complimentary lunch or dinner for two – and every year of service
  • One-night complimentary B&B – and every year of service (in a Robert Parker Collection Hotel)
  • 50% discount on food and beverage purchases
  • 20% discount on published spa treatments and products (in a Robert Parker Collection Hotel)
  • Staff discount card on B&B and DBB stays
  • Free parking on-site
  • Staff meals while on duty
  • Gratuities

Please send a covering letter and CV to Francois Giraud at Francois.giraud@dalhousiecastle.co.uk

Housekeeping Supervisor – £10 per hour

Part time, 20 hours per week

We have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join our team as a Housekeeping Supervisor. As Housekeeping Supervisor you will oversee the team and take responsibility for the housekeeping department in the absence of the Head Housekeeper.

The role will include daily cleaning of bedrooms, bathrooms and public areas to the required standard within the time frame set out by the company. You’ll be required to perform stock checks and replenishment of consumables as well as communicating closely with the maintenance team to facilitate a smooth and enjoyable guest experience. You will need to be aware of and comply with statutory requirements regarding the work place such as health and safety, hygiene, fire prevention, manual handling and chemicals and other substances that may be hazardous to your health.

BENEFITS

  • Salary £10 per hour/ 20 hours per week
  • 28 days’ holiday pro rata
  • Auto enrolment pension
  • Complimentary afternoon tea for two – and every year of service
  • Complimentary lunch or dinner for two – and every year of service
  • One-night complimentary B&B – and every year of service (in a Robert Parker Collection Hotel)
  • 50% discount on food and beverage purchases
  • 20% discount on published spa treatments and products (in a Robert Parker Collection Hotel)
  • Staff discount card on B&B and DBB stays
  • Free parking on site

Please send a covering letter and CV to housekeeping@dalhousiecastle.co.uk

Spa Therapist – £9.36 per hour

Part time, 16 hours per week

We are recruiting for an experienced Beauty Therapist to work in the Aqueous Spa at Dalhousie Castle.

Our spa therapists are the face of the spa, communicating with different departments and guests alike, ensuring a smooth and memorable experience. The successful applicant will have previous experience in a high volume and high standard similar operation, hold a Beauty Therapy SVQ Level 3 or equivalent qualification and possess excellent massage and skin expertise skills. You must be confident, professional and able to work on your own initiative, providing massage, facial, manicure, pedicure and waxing services to the highest standard, adhering to all company policies on health and safety. The role also involves assisting the Spa team with bookings and appointments scheduling, providing additional administration support if required, answering client calls in a polite and friendly manner and promoting the sale of branded products where appropriate. We are looking for someone who will deliver the highest level of customer service at all times – with warmth, respect, informality and professionalism.

BENEFITS

  • Salary £9.36 per hour/ 16 hours per week
  • 28 days’ holiday pro rata
  • Auto enrolment pension
  • Complimentary afternoon tea for two – and every year of service
  • Complimentary lunch or dinner for two – and every year of service
  • One-night complimentary B&B – and every year of service (in a Robert Parker Collection Hotel)
  • 50% discount on food and beverage purchases
  • 20% discount on published spa treatments and products (in a Robert Parker Collection Hotel)
  • Staff discount card on B&B and DBB stays
  • Free parking on site

Please send a covering letter and CV to Karen Finlay at karen.finlay@dalhousiecastle.co.uk

 

Receptionist – £9.40 per hour

Part time, 24 hours per week

We are looking for a part-time receptionist to join our friendly team. Providing a warm welcome and a can-do attitude, as part of the reception team you are the first point of contact for many guests. You will be dealing with reservations and requests from guests, whether by email, phone or face to face. Responsibilities include welcoming guests in a polite and friendly manner, consistently demonstrating great customer service, making reservations and ensuring the customers’ expectations are met and exceeded.

BENEFITS

  • Salary £9.40 per hour/ 24 hours per week
  • 28 days’ holiday pro rata
  • Auto enrolment pension
  • Complimentary afternoon tea for two – and every year of service
  • Complimentary lunch or dinner for two – and every year of service
  • One-night complimentary B&B – and every year of service (in a Robert Parker Collection Hotel)
  • 50% discount on food and beverage purchases
  • 20% discount on published spa treatments and products (in a Robert Parker Collection Hotel)
  • Staff discount card on B&B and DBB stays
  • Free parking on site

Please send a covering letter and CV to frontofficemanager@dalhousiecastle.co.uk

 

FOOD & BEVERAGE ASSISTANT – £9.40 per hour

Full time, 35 hours per week

We have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join our team as a Food & Beverage Assistant. As an F&B Assistant, you will be passionate about delivering exceptional service in our 2 AA rosette restaurant. Main duties include serving customers for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Successful applicants must have excellent customer service skills. No experience needed, just a great work ethic and a brilliant approach to customer and guest service – full training will be given.

BENEFITS

  • Salary £9.40 per hour/ 35 hours per week
  • 28 days’ holiday pro rata
  • Auto enrolment pension
  • Complimentary afternoon tea for two – and every year of service
  • Complimentary lunch or dinner for two – and every year of service
  • One-night complimentary B&B – and every year of service (in a Robert Parker Collection Hotel)
  • 50% discount on food and beverage purchases
  • 20% discount on published spa treatments and products (in a Robert Parker Collection Hotel)
  • Staff discount card on B&B and DBB stays
  • Free parking on site

Please send a covering letter and CV to Thomas.mcghee@dalhousiecastle.co.uk

 

KITCHEN PORTER – £9.40 per hour

Full time, 30 hours per week

We are currently looking for a kitchen porter to join our team at Dalhousie Castle. As part of our kitchen team you will assist the chefs in ensuring we maintain a clean and healthy environment for food preparation. Your primary responsibility will be to keep the kitchen clean and tidy, ensuring dishes and equipment are cleaned and ready for use and maintaining excellent standards of hygiene.

No experience needed, just a great work ethic and a can do attitude.

BENEFITS

  • Salary £9.40 per hour/ 35 hours per week
  • 28 days’ holiday pro rata
  • Auto enrolment pension
  • Complimentary afternoon tea for two – and every year of service
  • Complimentary lunch or dinner for two – and every year of service
  • One-night complimentary B&B – and every year of service (in a Robert Parker Collection Hotel)
  • 50% discount on food and beverage purchases
  • 20% discount on published spa treatments and products (in a Robert Parker Collection Hotel)
  • Staff discount card on B&B and DBB stays
  • Free parking on site

Please send a covering letter and CV to Francois.giraud@dalhousiecastle.co.uk