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Dundas Castle Exclusive Use Wedding Venue
Dundas Castle Boathouse Exclusive Use Private Accommodation
Dundas Castle Scottish Exclusive Use Wedding Venue

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Dundas Castle is a 5 Star ‘exclusive use’ venue and a family home. Each and every member of the Dundas Team takes pride in what we do and feels privileged to be able to work in such a beautiful place; steeped in history, charm and romance. A testament to this is that many of us have been here for 5, 10 and even over 15 years. We are a highly motivated and professional team, who provide a consistently high quality of service within the hospitality industry.

If you are interested in a career within our energetic and passionate team, please refer back to this page regularly. We will make sure it is updated with any vacancies as soon as they arise.

Please note that due to our location, all team members must have a full UK driver’s license and their own vehicle.

 

OPERATIONS MANAGER

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen to join an established 5 star exclusive use venue in Edinburgh as Operations Manager. The Operations Manager will report to the General Manager and lead the Operations Team during events. This role is full time and involves evening and weekend work.

Dundas Castle is an exclusive use five-star events venue and family home. Situated within its own private 500-acre estate, Dundas Castle is a destination in itself. You will be joining a professional, hard-working team who provide a consistently high standard of service within the events industry.

This role requires an enthusiastic, flexible, highly organised, level headed events professional, with a passion to deliver a five-star experience every time. Working with the Assistant Operations Manager, Events Team and a range of suppliers, you will be responsible for managing weddings, corporate and private events. An organised approach to detailed planning in the lead up to the event, creating thorough itineraries and post-event reporting are crucial to ensure continued high quality of service. Responsibility for recruiting and training operations team members, along with managing the rota and staff budget allocation.

As part of the Management Team, ensure that all aspects of the Castle are maintained to a high standard, particularly in terms of health and safety. Furthermore, working alongside the Commercial Team on sales activities to drive the business forward with a view to meeting and exceeding targets.

Support and guidance will be provided by the established Commercial Team.

We are seeking a highly professional, confident individual who works well under pressure, has meticulous attention to detail and drive to succeed. Excellent communication skills are essential as the role includes liaising and maintaining strong relationships with the internal team, external suppliers, partners, clients and guests. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 3 years event operation experience within the events and hospitality industry, have excellent personal presentation and grooming.

A full driving license and own transport is essential.

A full job description will be provided to applicants.

Minimum 3 years events experience is required.

Job Type: Full-time, commencing mid-January 2020

Deadline for Applicants: 12 noon on Friday 15th November 2019

 

 

EVENT SALES MANAGER

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join an established 5 star exclusive use events venue near Edinburgh.

The Sales Manager will be a member of the Commercial Team and predominantly work to secure corporate and private events. This role is full time and involves some evening and weekend work.

Dundas Castle is an exclusive use five star exclusive events venue and family home. Situated within its own private 500 acre estate, Dundas Castle is a destination in itself. You will be joining a professional, hard-working team who provide a consistent, high standard of service within the events industry.

This role requires an enthusiastic, flexible, highly organised sales and events professional, with a passion to succeed in a competitive market. The principal responsibility will be to plan, implement and deliver a robust sales strategy to ensure that the annual budget for corporate and private events is met and exceeded. This will be achieved via business development and relationship building to establish strong partnerships with companies and agents in order to secure event business for Dundas.

The Sales Manager will focus on the entire client sales pipeline for corporate and private clients, taking them from initial enquiry, providing detailed proposals, confirming and contracting events and planning itineraries. There will also be duty manager responsibility to deliver events on the day, as and when required. Whilst this role is standard office hours Monday to Friday, it does involve some evening and weekend work, particularly on events. There may also be a requirement for the same involvement with wedding clients.

Taking the lead in all commercial sales activities, including weekend and weekday tours of the Castle for potential clients. Providing regular comprehensive sales reports, maintaining a good understanding of events industry trends, a creative approach to sales and business development and the desire to deliver a 5 star service every time.

We are seeking a highly professional, confident individual who works well under pressure, has meticulous attention to detail and drive to succeed. Excellent communication skills are essential as the role includes liaising and maintaining strong relationships with the internal team, external suppliers, partners, clients and guests.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 3 year’s sales experience within the events and hospitality industry.

A full driving license and own transport are essential.

As this role is extremely varied. A full job description will be provided to applicants.

Job Type: Full-time

Deadline for Applicants: 12 noon on Monday 18th November 2019