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Atholl Estates is an exceptional destination offering a mix of high quality and authentic visitor experiences that include Blair Castle and Gardens and a range of outdoor activities, all amid spectacular scenery and a variety of accommodation options. Our 2019 Forward Plan illustrates the range of our enterprises and our immediate plans for them.
We typically attract 145,000 paying visitors and over 70,000-bed night guests each year. The castle and gardens are five-star graded by Visit Scotland and a popular venue for weddings and private functions. The caravan park is four-star graded and currently recognized by the AA as its premier accredited park in Scotland.
We have a fantastic opportunity to join our award-winning caravan park warden team 1 x Full time and 1 x 13 month fixed term contract with the chance of extension. Both positions come with accommodation if needed. A varied and exciting role, being one of the main points of contact for all our guests in the park.
THE ROLE INCLUDES:
– Carrying out general building and caravan maintenance
– Grounds work
– Security and health & safety
– Provision of excellent customer service
A clean driving license is essential.
You will be part of a friendly and close working team on the park and also the wider estate. This is a full-time role, working 5 days out of 7 during our open season. In addition to a competitive remuneration package, the estate promotes the development of skills within its workforce and you will have the opportunity to participate in training, both as part of the job but also to develop your career.
Atholl is an exceptional place, offering a mix of high quality and authentic visitor experiences that include Blair Castle and a range of outdoor activities, all amid spectacular scenery and a variety of accommodation options. Our 2019 Forward Plan illustrates the range of enterprises and our immediate plans for them.
As part of that business mix and beyond our caravan park, we currently offer eleven self-catered properties across the estate, with three more scheduled during the coming year and further plans to expand this part of our business thereafter. We also offer a range of activities, some of which are open for the public to book and others that are exclusive to lodge guests.
The estate has so much to share, being an ideal base for walking, cycling and cultural sightseeing and we see great potential to make Atholl ever more popular as a destination for rural breaks.
A part-time position has become available to take a leading role with our housekeeping team, to ensure we deliver exceptional standards while creating a happy and supported working environment.
Reporting directly to the Lodges Manager, the role demands an eye for detail, experience with holiday home housekeeping and a natural aptitude for leading and inspiring people. The core objective of this role is to organise, observe and motivate while leading from the front, as this will be an operational placement. The senior housekeeper will be working alongside their team.
THE ROLE INCLUDES:
A competitive hourly rate is on offer, negotiable based on previous experience. The role offers a guaranteed minimum hourly week of 20 hours.
The estate also offers an excellent pension scheme and rented accommodation on the estate is an option if required.
RESPONSIBLE TO:: Finance Manager
STARTING: As soon as is possible
A new and rare opportunity has arisen to join the finance team at the Estate as a trainee accountant. This role will be hugely varied and is aimed at offering the successful applicant the opportunity to learn all aspects of the finance function, giving a sound technical foundation in all aspects of accounting and business whilst progressing through a sponsored professional accountancy qualification. This is most likely to be ACCA but if candidates have a strong preference to other qualifications we are open to considering these.
The role will offer exposure to all aspects of the estate, including the prestigious Blair Castle visitor attraction as well as the successful Blair Castle Caravan Park, several rural businesses and significant investment plans over the coming years.
The role is suited to anyone wanting to start a career in accountancy or to further their accounting career by building on the foundational skills required and studying towards a professional qualification at the same time. Ideally, the candidate will be digitally skilled, able to use modern online systems and proficient in Excel. However, all of these can be taught as part of the program if required. It is crucial that the successful candidate is; comfortable with learning new things, hard-working, diligent and inquisitive about how to improve processes and find efficiencies in current approaches, striving for continual improvement and innovation.
The successful candidate will receive a competitive local salary for this level of role, flexible to a degree on the level of experience, as well as funding for professional subscriptions, registrations, study materials and first-round exams. They will also receive extended periods of leave during their professional qualification to allow suitable time for study and examinations. The candidate will be taking a self-study approach to the qualification, however, regular time will be made available by finance staff at the Estate to assist with questions on study material. Atholl Estates offers a rewarding, relaxed, varied and fulfilling working environment.
A flexible approach to working is in place both in terms of location and level of time commitment. It would be expected for the level of training required that this role would predominantly be on site where possible.
Key responsibilities will be shaped during the traineeship based on the needs of the business and areas of skills, interest and developing experience of the candidate. It is likely to involve acting as cover for various members of the finance team during any periods of leave or sickness and helping to develop ad-hoc projects within finance and the business as a whole.
The ideal successful candidate will be a self-starter who is able to build good relationships across the business and help communicate financial information to operational staff.