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.

Part of the Robert Parker Collection, which is all about grand buildings in grand locations. The five historic hotels stand in some of Britain’s most beautiful landscapes, whether in the mountains of the Lake District, or in parkland beside a river in the Scottish Borders. Each has been individually designed to enhance its period charm and exude a refined but homely atmosphere.

 

 

BEAUTY THERAPIST

Dalhousie Castle are currently looking to recruit a qualified Beauty Therapist to join our Aqueous Spa team In this role you will be expected to work to the highest standards, delivering efficient customer service and creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all of our guests, with the aim of delivering a relaxing and enjoyable experience. A range of treatments are available within our treatment rooms so the successful applicant is required to have experience and/or qualifications in the following:

  • Massage
  • Body treatments
  • Facials
  • Manicure / Pedicure (including gel polish)
  • Waxing
  • Tinting
  • Make-up

Previous experience in a therapist role in a luxury four star environment would be an advantage. The ideal candidate will have excellent understanding of client care & treatment. With a flexible & adaptable approach to working hours. An impeccable commitment to personal presentation, a genuine interest in holistic spa treatments. Working in an environment that can change quickly due to the demands of the overall hotel business, will be essential to the role. Along with working as part of a dedicated and passionate team. This position operates on a rotational shift basis, including weekends and public holidays. Part of the recruitment process for this role will require a trail shift to provide evidence of qualification, knowledge and experience.

Benefits

In return for your dedication to delivering high quality service and standards, we offer training, development and progression opportunities in addition to other benefits such as hotel discounts and uniforms. Benefits include:

  • Year round complimentary use of the hotels leisure and pool facilities
  • 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
  • Staff discount card on B&B and DBB stays

 

 

HEAD HOUSEKEEPER

Dalhousie Castle are currently looking to recruit a Head Housekeeper. Reporting into the Front of House Manager. The main duties of the role will be the day to day operational running of the department.

This will include daily work sheet preparations for room attendants, stock takes of consumables, inspection of rooms and public areas to ensure company standards of cleanliness & presentation are adhered to. As well as communicating closely with the front desk and maintenance team to facilitate a smooth & enjoyable guest experience. As a head of department, you will be required to produce rotas based on the demands of the business, along with managing the personnel within the department in regards to training & development.

First stage interviews will be conducted by the Deputy General Manager.

Benefits

In return for your dedication to delivering high quality service and standards, we offer training, development and progression opportunities in addition to other benefits such as hotel discounts and uniforms. Benefits include:

  • Year round complimentary use of the hotels leisure and pool facilities
  • 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
  • Staff discount card on B&B and DBB stays

 

 

JUNIOR SOUS CHEF

Dalhousie Castle are currently recruiting for a Junior Sous Chef. Reporting into the Head Chef the main duties of the role will involve the daily operation of a specific section in the kitchen, which serves two restaurants and events space for up to 100 people. Complying with all relevant food safety regulations and company policies in relation to standard procedures.

We’re looking for an individual experienced in Rosette dining, with 6-8 years professional history in such a role. Someone capable of supporting the Head Chef in the absence of the Sous Chef (including attendance at daily/weekly operational meetings), organising and prioritising the workload to ensure efficiency of service, whilst meeting the expectations of our guests. The ability to communicate effectively with other members of the kitchen and front of house team is important to achieve and maintain our reputation as an award winning establishment.

This position will have a working shift pattern of up to 55 hours per week, 5 days over 7, including weekends and public holidays. As part of the recruitment process all applicants will be required to conduct a trial shift to provide evidence of skill-set.

Benefits

In return for your dedication to delivering high quality service and standards, we offer training, development and progression opportunities in addition to other benefits such as hotel discounts and uniforms. Benefits include:

  • Year round complimentary use of the hotels leisure and pool facilities
  • 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
  • Staff discount card on B&B and DBB stays

 

 

PASTRY CHEF

Dalhousie Castle are currently recruiting for a Pastry Chef. Reporting into the Head Chef the main duties of the role will involve the daily operation of this section of the kitchen, which serves two restaurants and events space for up to 100 people. Complying with all relevant food safety regulations and company policies in relation to standard procedures.

We’re looking for an individual experienced in Rosette dining, with 5-7 years professional history in such a role. Someone capable of organising and prioritising their workload to ensure efficiency of service, whilst meeting the expectations of our guests. Having the ability to communicate effectively with other members of the kitchen and front of house team is important to achieve and maintain our reputation as an award winning establishment.

This position will have a working shift pattern of up to 55 hours per week, 5 days over 7, including weekends and public holidays. As part of the recruitment process all applicants will be required to conduct a trial shift to provide evidence of skill-set.

Benefits

In return for your dedication to delivering high quality service and standards, we offer training, development and progression opportunities in addition to other benefits such as hotel discounts and uniforms. Benefits include:

  • Year round complimentary use of the hotels leisure and pool facilities
  • 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
  • Staff discount card on B&B and DBB stays

 

 

PORTER

Dalhousie Castle are currently looking to recruit a Front Desk Receptionist. Reporting into the Front of House Manager. The main responsibilities of the role will be to the day to day duties of guest arrival, departure and guest requirements throughout their stay. Complying with the standards & procedures expected of an AA 4-star hotel, along with the handling of payments and personal data in a discrete professional manner. The role will also involve working closely with other departmental teams to assist in practical tasks to facilitate a smooth operation and a high level of guest service. This is a shift rotation position, which will require early starts and late finishes including on weekends and public holidays. As well as occasional night shifts (11pm-7am) to cover during high business demand periods and departmental holiday cover.

We are looking for an outgoing and confident person. Capable of organising & prioritising tasks, whilst providing our guests with the level of attentive service they have come to expect, in person and over the phone. Experience and knowledge of property management systems is useful, but not essential as any training will be provided.

First stage interviews will be conducted by the Deputy General Manager, with contact being made by phone or email to arrange a mutually suitable date & time.

Benefits

In return for your dedication to delivering high quality service and standards, we offer training, development and progression opportunities in addition to other benefits such as hotel discounts and uniforms. Benefits include:

  • Year round complimentary use of the hotels leisure and pool facilities
  • 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
  • Staff discount card on B&B and DBB stays

 

 

FRONT DESK RECEPTIONIST

Dalhousie Castle are currently looking to recruit a Front Desk Receptionist. Reporting into the Front of House Manager. The main responsibilities of the role will be to the day to day duties of guest arrival, departure and guest requirements throughout their stay. Complying with the standards & procedures expected of an AA 4-star hotel, along with the handling of payments and personal data in a discrete professional manner. The role will also involve receiving and processing reservations for individuals, groups and events. As well as working closely with the housekeeping and porter team. This is a shift rotation position, which will require early starts and late finishes including on weekends and public holidays. As well as occasional night shifts (11pm-7am) to cover during high business demand periods and departmental holiday cover.

We are looking for an outgoing and confident person. Capable of organising & prioritising tasks, whilst providing our guests with the level of attentive service they have come to expect, in person and over the phone. Experience and knowledge of property management systems is useful, but not essential as any training will be provided.

First stage interviews will be conducted by the Deputy General Manager, with contact being made by phone or email to arrange a mutually suitable date & time.

Benefits

In return for your dedication to delivering high quality service and standards, we offer training, development and progression opportunities in addition to other benefits such as hotel discounts and uniforms. Benefits include:

  • Year round complimentary use of the hotels leisure and pool facilities
  • 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
  • Staff discount card on B&B and DBB stays