Careers at Argyll Holidays

Careers at Argyll Holidays

We here at Argyll Holidays are fans of taking the road less travelled. Stop and smell the roses, see a part of the world you’ve never seen and do something a little bit different. We’re in the business of creating great holiday memories, and that’s for our staff as well as our guests.

Argyll Holidays is a family business, based in several stunning locations all throughout the West of Scotland. Boasting eight holiday parks and two hotels, we have a variety of opportunities available, perfect for launching, expanding or furthering your career in tourism and leisure.

If your passion lies within the great outdoors, in customer service, in hospitality or you’re just excited to get out and see the world, escape today and apply to join the family.

Take the time to work in one of the most beautiful parts of the world, make some new friends and create a future tailored to you. We’re now recruiting for our next generation of explorers, adventurers and nature lovers.

Benefits of working at Argyll Holidays

  • Free Gym Membership
  • Free Swimming, Sauna & Steam
  • Staff Discount on Restaurants, Bars, Activities & Treatments
  • Family & Friends Rates for Accommodation
  • Career Development
  • Free Uniform
  • Training Provided
  • Exclusive Local Discounts
  • Generous Retail Savings & Cashback
  • Annual Achievers Awards
  • Workplace Support Services
  • 28 Days Holiday (Pro Rata)

Lifeguard

Lochgoilhead, Argyll and Bute

Argyll Holidays is the leading park resort operator in the West of Scotland.

Due to ongoing investment we have full-time permanent opportunities for qualified Lifeguards. We may also be able to consider applications from candidates willing to undertake STA Lifeguard qualification who meet the pre-requisites of the training.

Drimsynie Estate Holiday Village in beautiful Lochgoilhead is our flagship park. Offering a full suite of on-site leisure activities and hospitality, the swimming pool area is extremely popular with our visitors, owners, locals and staff.

This excellently appointed park is just over one hour's drive from Glasgow city centre.

As a Lifeguard your main duties will be:

* Monitoring users of the pool area to ensure they are safe
* Ensuring people in and around the pool are complying with guidelines to have a safe and enjoyable      visit
* Carrying out first aid and rescues when required
* Being alert at all times
* Ensuring the leisure area standards of hygiene and cleanliness are maintained.

Benefits include full free use of the pool and gym, subsidised staff meals, discounts on all of our activities and holidays, further training and career progression. Accommodation may also be available.

If you hold an NPLQ qualification and are looking for a permanent position with excellent benefits and prospects, please apply now!

Recruitment Assistant

Lochgoilhead

We are looking for a dedicated Recruitment Administrator to work within our People Management (HR) Department to support all aspects of the hiring process.

The Recruitment Administrator's responsibilities will include:

  • Interacting with managers to understand job vacancies and prepare job descriptions 
  • Posting job openings on advertising channels including social media outlets
  • Finding and filtering appropriate job applicants and performing reference checks
  • Scheduling and supporting interviews
  • Extending job offers and arranging the relevant documents
  • Participating in recruitment events, such as career fairs

Ideally our Recruitment Administrator will have experience of the recruitment process, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills and good interpersonal skills.

- This role is based 5 days a week in our Head Office based in Lochgoilhead.

Head Chef - Goil Inn (Interim)

Lochgoilhead

Located within Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park, Lochgoilhead nestles below the mountains, offering spectacular panoramic views across Loch Goil and the Arrochar Alps.

Situated within the village The Goil Inn is a traditional village pub with rooms at the head of Loch Goil. The open plan bar, with a welcoming log fire and friendly local custom, serves local and draught beers, a full range of spirits and a broad wine list.

As a team, our people are customer-orientated and quality-led.  Our aim?  To create holiday memories that will last a lifetime.

This is an exciting opportunity for an inspiring Head Chef to deliver home-cooked, tasty meals using fresh and local produce on an interim basis.

You will have previous experience at Head Chef / Sous Chef level in a pub or small hotel.

Providing great food in a family environment, the key responsibilities of the Head Chef include:

  • Creating high quality dishes, cooked consistently and enthusiastically to a high level, including a menu of daily specials based on seasonality.
  • Developing new products regularly and working with the Management Team for ongoing menu selection.
  • Ensuring that the required preparation is undertaken and completed prior to each service.
  • Maintaining standards in quality of food produced, food storage, stock control, food hygiene, staffing and wastage control.

As a manager it’s important that our Head Chef is a confident communicator who can engage positively with our customers, suppliers and other stakeholders in the business.

You’ll have demonstrable abilities in developing and improving food, food standards and the people you lead.

Monitoring and improving costs and efficiencies will also be part of your remit.

In return, you can benefit from working and living in one of the most stunning locations in Scotland (we can offer quality individual or family accommodation), within a friendly and hard-working, customer focused team that’s truly unique.  In addition to salary, you’ll benefit from free access to our leisure facilities across all of our locations, a large portfolio of staff discounts and the Argyll Holidays company pension scheme.

Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK

Joiner

Lochgoilhead

Drimsynie Construction is a specialist leisure industry construction company based in Argyll, Scotland – just over one hour from Glasgow. Working across several locations in the West of Scotland we ensure the facilities offered by our clients are constructed and maintained to the high standards their holidaymakers and owners have come to expect.

We currently have an opportunity for a time-served Joiner to work with our experienced team of tradesmen. Responsibilities will include

  • Carrying out first and second fix project work.
  • Assist with a range of general maintenance, repair and improvement work where required.
  • Manage, programme and organise own activities in conjunction with Supervisor
  • Assess plans and or work schedules to ascertain exact material requirements
  • Complete work according to targets and schedules
  • Ensure all work is carried out to set standard and/or specifications
  • Ensure that the established Safe Systems of Work are employed and that all work is carried out in a safe, skilled and professional manner
  • Comply with all relevant current Health & Safety legislation

Our working week is Monday to Friday (7.30-16.30) however there may also be a requirement to work from time to time at evenings and weekends.

You will be a positive team player with a proven ability of working in a team situation or own your own. You will have to demonstrate the successful completion of a carpentry/joinery apprenticeship. You will have an understanding of working in a multi trade environment coupled with the ability for practical application of your site health and safety knowledge. A training in use of all wood working machinery is desirable as is a full UK driving license.

Site Services Manager

Dunoon, Argyll & Bute

Looking for your next opportunity?

Argyll Holidays are currently looking for a highly qualified Site Services Manager for our 5 Star Holiday Park in Dunoon Argyll.  The individual will be responsible for leading the maintenance and grounds team.  Managing maintenance activities across the park for holiday guests, owners, buildings, vehicles, landscapes and offices. The goal is to ensure they support the company’s business operation in the smooth running of a holiday park.

As our Site Services Manager, you will:

  • Schedule, train, supervise and motivate employees within the grounds / maintenance teams.
  • Prioritise the maintenance and repairs for hire fleet, owners, buildings, grounds, vehicles and offices.
  • Ability to track and report on activity
  • Monitor expenses and control the budget for maintenance
  • Co-ordinate work from outside contractors
  • Control and monitor inventory/stock
  • Delegate tasks to meet maintenance needs and demands
  • Implement safety policies and procedures for the department and holiday park.
  • Develop maintenance schedules and enforce
  • Respond to emergency maintenance calls
  • Perform troubleshooting for re-active repairs and situations
  • Perform administrative tasks as required
  • Assist in the moving and siting of holiday homes and caravans
  • Prepare, maintain and repair bases to standard
  • Communicate with customers, Holiday Homes Sales, Park Team members and Management in a professional manner
  • Maintain a professional standard of appearance and communication at all times.
  • Ensure all equipment is maintained in good working order.
  • Ensure all maintenance vehicles are cleaned, fuelled and in good working order
  • To perform any other duties as required to ensure the successful and efficient running of the Maintenance Department


As part of the Argyll Holidays family you will also benefit from free Gym membership, unlimited access to our pool and spa as well as staff discounts on food, beverages, activities and park stays. We can also offer live in accommodation at very low rates. 

Grounds Assistant

Lochgoilhead

Drimsynie Estate Holiday Village is in picturesque Argyll on the shores of Loch Goil.

Our grounds draw on the natural beauty of the area and are extremely well maintained and curated. An outdoor position has arisen which involves general grounds maintenance skills such as grass planting, cutting and strimming, weeding, sweeping, litter picking and leaf blowing.

You may also be required to assist in the emptying, cleaning and testing water quality of hot tubs and in general maintenance duties associated with holiday homes such as draining down and winterising.

In addition to being comfortable in the use of machinery to carry out these duties a driving licence would be desirable.

Pub Manager, The Goil Inn

Lochgoilhead

Looking for your next opportunity as a Pub Manager?

We are currently recruiting for a Pub Manager to join our successful team in The Goil Inn, a traditional village pub with rooms, situated at the head of Loch Goil, home to some of the most spectacular scenery in Scotland. The open plan bar, with a welcoming log fire and friendly local custom, serves local and draught beers, a full range of spirits and a broad wine list. In the restaurant, our chef delivers home-cooked, tasty meals using fresh and local produce.

At Argyll Holidays we demonstrate our passion for giving our guests an excellent experience and deliver amazing hospitality constantly.

As our Pub Manager, you will:

- Deliver an outstanding Drinking and Eating experience for our customers 
- Take overall responsibility for all Bars as well as the smooth running of the pub / hotel
- Take control of operations in terms of sales, costs, GP% and all KPI's
- Deliver consistently high standards of service and customer satisfaction in line with company procedures 
- Should be highly attentive to detail and be capable of delivering consistent standards
- Should have a warm, personable nature and a can do attitude
- Must have experience in a similar environment with the knowledge and confidence to deliver

As part of the Argyll Holidays family you will also benefit from free Gym membership, unlimited access to our pool and spa as well as staff discounts on food, beverages, activities and park stays.  We can also offer live in accommodation at very low rates. 

Chef de Partie

Dunoon

Hunters Quay in Dunoon is one of Argyll Holiday's most popular resorts attracting many thousands of families throughout the year and, of course, they use and enjoy our excellent leisure facilities and activities.

It's a great place to have fun whilst doing a job you love and it's a great place for a chef looking to progress his/her career in a team environment, helping to deliver quality, fresh food to a high number of visitors and guests.

For the roles below we offer a competitive full-time salary with a share of tips, plus:

  • Free Gym Membership
  • Free Pool, Sauna, Steam Room
  • Discounts on Food & Beverage, Activities and Spa Treatments
  • Retail discounts and cash back across a broad range of retailers.
  • Friends & Family rates on accommodation
  • Access to Argyll Holidays rewards & incentives
  • Workplace Support Service.
  • Opportunities for further career development including access to the Argyll Academy 
  • 28 days holiday
  • Uniform
  • Contributory pension scheme

Key responsibilities:

  • Preparing, cooking and presenting dishes within your speciality
  • Managing and training any demi-chef de parties or commis working with you
  • Helping the sous chef and head chef to develop new dishes and menus
  • Ensuring you and your team have high standards of food hygiene and follow the rules of health and safety
  • Monitoring portion and waste control to maintain profit margins

Apply today!

Assistant Food & Beverage Manager

Dunoon

We’ve got an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Food & Beverage Manager at our Hunters Quay Holiday Village in Dunoon, Argyll.

Our award-winning complex of premium lodges, chalets and caravans is just a short ferry ride from Greenock, with a newly refurbished kitchen, as well as a restaurant, bar, and conference and banqueting facilities.

The role includes competitive salary plus bonus, pension and benefits. 

You'll have previous management experience and pride yourself on ensuring our guest service is second to none.

We’re focused on our guests, and we want an Assistant Food & Beverage Manager who shares that enthusiasm for delivering great hospitality while understanding how to run a business in a competitive commercial environment. 

At Argyll Holidays we work towards the highest levels of guest satisfaction and delivering great holiday memories. We’re passionate about developing talent, running annual bonus schemes and awards to mark achievement.

You will also benefit from free Gym membership, unlimited access to our pool and spa as well as staff discounts on food, beverages, activities and park stays. 

So if you’re passionate about fresh food and great guest service, love supervising others, fostering teamwork and a can do attitude; if you have a proven track record in getting results through product knowledge and suggestive selling, this is the job for you!

Sous Chef

Lochgoilhead

Argyll Holidays is an award winning Resort and Park Operator based in several beautiful locations throughout the West of Scotland. With 8 holiday parks and 2 hotels, we now have a fantastic team of approximately 240 people working alongside us and contributing to our success.

The stunning new hotel at Drimsynie Estate near Arrochar offers weddings and events in addition to a range of family dining opportunities in beautiful View Restaurant and the entertaining Rob Roy bar.  We are now looking to expand our team through the recruitment of a Sous Chef. 

What will I be responsible for?

The successful Sous Chef will be comfortable working in a family dining environment with a distinct offering and daily specials tailored to tempt the palette.   Working with our very talented Head Chef, you will be capable of producing fresh, good quality food to a fast pace whilst maintaining the level of detail our guests expect.  On a daily basis you can expect to take responsibility for:

  • Controlling and managing food costs
  • Ordering stocks and completing stock takes
  • Organising rotas
  • Overseeing food quality and safety in accordance with industry standards
  • Managing large prep tasks
  • Contributing to dish creation

Who are we looking for?

With a great reputation to uphold, it goes without saying that you will have proven experience of maintaining the highest standards of hygiene and be able to quickly develop your experience of effectively managing a kitchen team to achieve the highest standards of food production. As our ideal Sous Chef you will also:

  • Be a team player
  • Take pride in delivering delicious food
  • Be able to inject energy and fun in to the work place
  • Be creative and inventive in menu development

Rewards & Benefits

In return for your hard work as a Sous Chef, you will have the opportunity to work for a great company who truly invest in their staff.  As a group we offer excellent potential for progression.

Please Note: You should have full eligibility to work in the UK and be fluent in written and spoken English

Breakfast Chef - Accommodation Available

Lochgoilhead

Drimsynie Estate in Lochgoilhead is one of Argyll Holiday's most popular resorts attracting many thousands of families throughout the year and, of course, they use and enjoy our excellent leisure facilities and activities.

It's a great place to have fun whilst doing a job you love and it's a great place to develop your career.  Now is the perfect time for an experienced Breakfast Chef to join our talented kitchen brigade.

This role is an excellent opportunity for an individual looking to progress their career in a team environment, helping to deliver quality, fresh food to a high number of visitors and guests.

Key responsibilities:

  • Assisting in the preparation of breakfast menu dishes
  • Maintaining high standards of hygiene
  • Measuring dish ingredients and portion sizes accurately
  • Dealing with deliveries and stock rotation

As an efficient and reliable early riser (7am start) you will take responsibility and ownership of the breakfast shift at this beautiful venue catering to our hotel and lodge guests. Only quality ingredients are offered in our continental and cooked to order breakfast options, all prepared within our new state of the art kitchen.

We can provide the successful candidate with a minimum 25 hours per week, with additional hours if desired paid at a competitive hourly rate plus share of tips. 

We can offer the option of accommodation plus

  • Free Gym Membership
  • Free Pool, Sauna, Steam Room
  • Staff Discounts on Food & Beverage, Activities and Spa Treatments
  • Retail discounts and cash back across a broad range of retailers.
  • Friends & Family rates on accommodation
  • Access to Argyll Holidays rewards & incentives
  • Workplace Support Service.
  • Opportunities for further career development including access to the Argyll Academy and Argyll Achievers Awards.
  • 28 days holiday
  • Uniform
  • Contributory pension scheme

Apply today!

Housekeeper (Full Time)

Lochgoilhead

Argyll Holidays Housekeeping & Lodges team is key to the rave reviews our holiday accommodation attracts. We currently have Part-Time (approx. 16 hours per week) and Seasonal vacancies at Drimsynie Estate in Lochgoilhead.

Ideally you will have a demonstrable eye for detail and a high level of hygiene standards.  You enjoy the satisfaction of creating a clean and hygienic welcome for guests and working as part of a close, collaborative Housekeeping team.

Our terms and conditions are very competitive and you will also benefit from free access to our pool and gym, staff discounts, pension scheme and a supportive, team-orientated work environment.

Join us and help create amazing holiday memories for our customers.

Requirements:
•Attention to detail, passion for cleanliness
•Pleasant and upbeat manner
•Physically fit
•Customer service focused
 

Laundry Assistant - Part Time (16+ hours)

Lochgoilhead

Argyll Holidays Housekeeping & Lodges team is key to the rave reviews our holiday accommodation attracts. We currently have a part time vacancy in our busy laundry at Drimsynie Estate in Lochgoilhead.

Ideally you will have a demonstrable eye for detail and a high level of hygiene standards.  You will be a key part of the Housekeeping team creating a clean and hygienic welcome for guests.

Our benefits package is very competitive and you will also benefit from free access to our pool and gym, staff discounts, pension scheme and a supportive, team-orientated work environment.

Join us and help create amazing holiday memories for our customers.

Requirements
- Attention to detail, passion for cleanliness
- Pleasant and upbeat manner
- Physically fit
- Customer service focused

Benefits
- Competitive Hourly Rate.
- Employee Discounts
- Access to Leisure Facilities
- Pension Scheme

Laundry Assistant - Full Time

Lochgoilhead

Argyll Holidays Housekeeping & Lodges team is key to the rave reviews our holiday accommodation attracts. We currently have a full time vacancy in our busy laundry at Drimsynie Estate in Lochgoilhead.

Ideally you will have a demonstrable eye for detail and a high level of hygiene standards.  You will be a key part of the Housekeeping team creating a clean and hygienic welcome for guests.

Our benefits package is very competitive and you will also benefit from free access to our pool and gym, staff discounts, pension scheme and a supportive, team-orientated work environment.

Join us and help create amazing holiday memories for our customers.

Requirements
- Attention to detail, passion for cleanliness
- Pleasant and upbeat manner
- Physically fit
- Customer service focused

Benefits
- Competitive Hourly Rate.
- Employee Discounts
- Access to Leisure Facilities
- Pension Scheme

General Assistant - Drimsynie House Hotel

Lochgoilhead

Argyll Holidays is the market-leading holiday park company in Scotland with 8 holiday parks of premium lodges and caravans and 2 idyllic hotels, each set within the most picturesque locations in the country.

With over 50,000 people holidaying with us every year, many year-on-year, and over 1300 lodge and caravan owners, our brand represents an all-round holiday experience across the generations, whether for family fun or quiet tranquillity.

As a team, our people are customer-orientated and quality-led.  Our aim?  To create holiday memories that will last a lifetime.

As Food & Beverages General Assistant you will join our high energy, customer focused hospitality team based in Lochgoilhead, just over an hour from Glasgow. Under the guidance of our experienced team leaders and duty managers, you will have the opportunity to shine in all areas of customer service, ensuring our holiday makers and owners enjoy a relaxing time within the complex.

You will already have excellent customer service skills, a positive attitude and a friendly and approachable manner. Previous experience of operating in busy food/bar service environment is essential.

Shift patterns vary, including rotational evening and weekend working.  We also offer free access to company leisure facilities, uniform and live-in opportunities. 

Assistant Food & Beverage Manager

Lochgoilhead, Argyll & Bute

We’ve got an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Food & Beverage Manager at our Drimsynie Estate, in the idyllic setting of Lochgoilhead, Argyll.

Our award-winning complex of premium lodges, chalets and caravans is just over an hour from Glasgow, with a newly built food and beverage area including new kitchen, restaurants, terrace bar, conference and banqueting facilities in June 2018.

The role includes competitive salary plus bonus, pension, benefits, as well as a live-in opportunity. 

You'll have previous management experience and pride yourself on ensuring our guest service is second to none.

We’re focused on our guests, and we want an Assistant Food & Beverage Manager who shares that enthusiasm for delivering great hospitality while understanding how to run a business in a competitive commercial environment. 

At Argyll Holidays we work towards the highest levels of guest satisfaction and delivering great holiday memories. We’re passionate about developing talent, running annual bonus schemes and awards to mark achievement.

You will also benefit from free Gym membership, unlimited access to our pool and spa as well as staff discounts on food, beverages, activities and park stays. 

So if you’re passionate about fresh food and great guest service, love supervising others, fostering teamwork and a can do attitude; if you have a proven track record in getting results through product knowledge and suggestive selling, this is the job for you!

Lifeguard

Lochgoilhead, Argyll and Bute

Argyll Holidays is the leading park resort operator in the West of Scotland.

Due to ongoing investment we have full-time permanent opportunities for qualified Lifeguards. We may also be able to consider applications from candidates willing to undertake STA Lifeguard qualification who meet the pre-requisites of the training.

Drimsynie Estate Holiday Village in beautiful Lochgoilhead is our flagship park, currently undergoing a major investment to extend the main complex building. Offering a full suite of on-site leisure activities and hospitality, the swimming pool area is extremely popular with our visitors, owners, locals and staff.

This excellently appointed park is just over one hour's drive from Glasgow city centre.

As a Lifeguard your main duties will be:

* Monitoring users of the pool area to ensure they are safe

* Ensuring people in and around the pool are complying with guidelines to have a safe and enjoyable visit

* Carrying out first aid and rescues when required

* Being alert at all times

* Ensuring the leisure area standards of hygiene and cleanliness are maintained.

Benefits include full free use of the pool and gym, subsidised staff meals, discounts on all of our activities and holidays, further training and career progression. Accommodation may also be available.

If you hold an NPLQ qualification and are looking for a permanent position with excellent benefits and prospects, please apply now!

Chef De Partie

Lochgoilhead, Argyll & Bute

Do you have proven experience as a Chef De Partie or solid Commis experience and looking for the next move up? Are you looking for an exciting new challenge?

Argyll Holidays is the market-leading holiday park company in Scotland with 8 holiday parks of premium lodges and caravans and 2 idyllic hotels, each set within the most picturesque locations in the country.

With over 50,000 people holidaying with them every year, many year-on-year, and over 1300 lodge and caravan owners, their brand represents an all-round holiday experience across the generations, whether for family fun or quiet tranquillity.

Due to continued success and growth, we are now looking to expand our team through the recruitment of two Chefs de Partie for our kitchens in Drimsynie Estate.  Offering stunning loch and mountain views, Drimsynie Estate offers wedding and conference facilities in addition to family dining in The View and Rob Roy Restaurants.

What will I be responsible for?

Working alongside the talented kitchen team, the successful Chef De Partie will take responsibility for producing fresh quality good in a fast paced environment. We offer a varied menu with family appeal including an exciting range of daily specials. On a daily basis you will take responsibility for:

  • Preparing, cooking and presenting dishes within your speciality
  • Managing and training any demi-chef de parties or commis working with you
  • Helping the Sous Chef and Head Chef to develop new dishes and menus
  • Ensuring you operate with high standards of food safety and follow the hygiene rules to industry standards and HACCP regulations
  • Monitoring portion and waste control to maintain profit margins

Who are we looking for?

As our ideal Chef De Partie you will take pride in delivering delicious food in a consistent and safe manner and also:

  • Be a team player
  • Be able to inject energy and fun in to the work place
  • Enjoy following recipes and plating to spec.
  • Be organised

Rewards & Benefits

In return for your hard work as a Chef de Partie, you will have the opportunity to work for a great company who truly invest in their staff.  As a group we offer excellent potential for progression. In addition to opportunities for further development we offer a competitive salary plus optional live-in accommodation, free access to leisure facilities, staff discounts and pension.  Our kitchen staff also benefit from shared tips.

Please Note: You should have full eligibility to work in the UK and be fluent in written and spoken English

Sous Chef, Accommodation Available, Amazing Location

Lochgoilhead, Argyll & Bute

Argyll Holidays is an award winning Resort and Park Operator based in several beautiful locations throughout the West of Scotland. With 8 holiday parks and 2 hotels, we now have a fantastic team of approximately 240 people working alongside us and contributing to our success.

The stunning new hotel at Drimsynie Estate near Arrochar offers weddings and events in addition to a range of family dining opportunities in beautiful View Restaurant and the entertaining Rob Roy bar.  We are now looking to expand our team through the recruitment of a Sous Chef. 

What will I be responsible for?

The successful Sous Chef will be comfortable working in a family dining environment with a distinct offering and daily specials tailored to tempt the palette.   Working with our very talented Head Chef, you will be capable of producing fresh, good quality food to a fast pace whilst maintaining the level of detail our guests expect.  On a daily basis you can expect to take responsibility for:

  • Controlling and managing food costs
  • Ordering stocks and completing stock takes
  • Organising rotas
  • Overseeing food quality and safety in accordance with industry standards
  • Managing large prep tasks
  • Contributing to dish creation

Who are we looking for?

With a great reputation to uphold, it goes without saying that you will have proven experience of maintaining the highest standards of hygiene and be able to quickly develop your experience of effectively managing a kitchen team to achieve the highest standards of food production. As our ideal Sous Chef you will also:

  • Be a team player
  • Take pride in delivering delicious food
  • Be able to inject energy and fun in to the work place
  • Be creative and inventive in menu development

Rewards & Benefits

In return for your hard work as a Sous Chef, you will have the opportunity to work for a great company who truly invest in their staff.  As a group we offer excellent potential for progression. 

Please Note: You should have full eligibility to work in the UK and be fluent in written and spoken English

Sous Chef, Holiday Village

Dunoon, Argyll & Bute

Hunters Bar and Grill at Hunters Quay Holiday Village offers a tasty seasonal menu with flair that appeals to our holiday makers, owners and locals alike.

We have an opportunity for a Sous Chef, who will be comfortable working in a family dining environment with a distinct offering and daily specials tailored to tempt the palette.   Working with our talented Head Chef, you will be capable of producing good quality food at a fast pace whilst maintaining the level of detail our guests expect.  On a daily basis you can expect to take responsibility for:

  • Controlling and managing food costs
  • Ordering stocks and completing stock takes
  • Organising rotas
  • Overseeing food quality and safety in accordance with industry standards
  • Managing large prep tasks
  • Contributing to dish creation

Who are we looking for?

With a great reputation to uphold, it goes without saying that you will have proven experience of maintaining the highest standards of hygiene and be able to quickly develop your experience of effectively managing a kitchen team to achieve the highest standards of food production. As our ideal Sous Chef you will also:

  • Be a team player
  • Take pride in delivering delicious food
  • Be able to inject energy and fun in to the work place
  • Be creative and inventive in menu development

Rewards & Benefits

In return for your hard work as a Sous Chef, you will have the opportunity to work for a great company who truly invest in their staff.  As a group we offer excellent potential for progression. 

Please Note: You should have full eligibility to work in the UK and be fluent in written and spoken English

Painter

Lochgoilhead, Argyll & Bute

Job Purpose
To deliver high quality painting work to the interior and exterior of structures, buildings and other surfaces, using the correct tools while observing all safety measures.
An excellent painter is knowledgeable in selecting the right material for their job. They have experience in painting with various tools and in various heights and spaces while observing all safety measures.
They must be reliable and deft as well as possess great attention to detail in completing their duties.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Read blueprints/instructions and examine surfaces to determine the kind and amount of work necessary
  • Make on-site preparations such as building scaffolding, covering fixtures etc.
  • Prepare walls and other surfaces for painting by scraping, using sandpaper, removing old paint etc.
  • Fill cracks and holes with appropriate material (e.g. plaster)
  • Mix paint and other materials to prepare the right color or texture
  • Paint surfaces according to instructions with various tools
  • Apply varnish and other finishes
  • Work in a tidy manner, leaving site in tidy, safe and clean standard
  • Take and adhere to all health and safety precautions
  • To be appropriately dressed in clean uniform and personal presentation  to a high standard

Education, Training & Experience:

  • Proven experience as a Painter
  • Industry relevant qualifications
  • Excellent knowledge of painting materials and how to select, mix and apply them
  • Solid knowledge of commercial and/or construction painting techniques
  • Aptitude in using the correct tools
  • Manual dexterity with excellent balance to work on scaffolding, ladders etc
  • Conscientious with great attention to detail
  • Good level of spoken English

Hours of Work:

  • 40 hours on a shift basis including week-ends and bank holidays
  • Additional hours as required dependent on business requirements

Benefits:

  • Contributory pension
  • 28 days holiday
  • Company discount scheme
  • Company Uniform

Part-Time Housekeeper (Approx. 16 hours per week)

Lochgoilhead, Argyll & Bute

Argyll Holidays Housekeeping & Lodges team is key to the rave reviews our holiday accommodation attracts. We currently have Part-Time (approx. 16 hours per week) and Seasonal vacancies at Drimsynie Estate in Lochgoilhead.

Ideally you will have a demonstrable eye for detail and a high level of hygiene standards.  You enjoy the satisfaction of creating a clean and hygienic welcome for guests and working as part of a close, collaborative Housekeeping team.

Our terms and conditions are very competitive and you will also benefit from free access to our pool and gym, staff discounts, pension scheme and a supportive, team-orientated work environment.

Join us and help create amazing holiday memories for our customers.

Requirements:
•Attention to detail, passion for cleanliness
•Pleasant and upbeat manner
•Physically fit
•Customer service focused

Hours of Work:
•Part-Time Mondays, Fridays or Saturdays

Housekeeping Manager

Lochgoilhead

Job Purpose:

To enhance the customer holiday experience by taking a hands on approach to managing all aspect of the cleaning and upkeep of hire fleet to standard and within budget.
 

Key Responsibilities:

  • To organise cleaning rotas on a weekly and daily basis ensuring hire fleet units are ready for 4pm check-in.
  • To ensure staff operate to the standards set out in the Housekeeping and Laundry SOP’s
  • To ensure all check out hire fleet units are cleaned on date of departure and on stand by for let.
  • To ensure all staff accommodation units are checked and cleaned on departure and serviced to standard ready for occupation.
  • To manage the stock of housekeeping and laundry items, inventory management and monthly stock take
  • To send complex manager/general manager orders with costings for approval as and when items are required
  • To plan and organize deep cleaning schedules
  • To maintain upkeep of the hire fleet unit fixtures and fittings
  • To deal with matters as and when they arise in a prompt fashion
  • To maintain consistently high standards in all areas of responsibility
  • To ensure customer service is at the forefront of the department focus and activity
  • To check hire fleet units and staff accommodation is ready for customers, as required
  • To ensure that Health and Safety regulations are observed including COSHH, Manual handling and lone worker requirements
  • To control costs (including staffing) to ensure operation within budget across all lines
  • To manage laundry operation ensuring efficient, effective and cost effective, customer focused service
  • To lead staff to deliver high standards of performance and to manage poor performance appropriately
  • To undertake training and development of staff
  • To manage staff including performance and ongoing development
  • To act as an ambassador for the business and ensure that the company is promoted externally on all occasions.
  • To liaise with Private Owners with regards to reporting faults, jobs required etc.
  • To develop ways of working with the aim of constant improvement.
  • Work collaboratively with Holiday Home Sales including off site sales to deliver unit housekeeping to standard in a timely fashion.
  • Undertake minor repair works if appropriate.
  • To perform any other duties as required by the company

Education, Training & Experience:

  • Previous housekeeping experience
  • Previous experience of leading a team
  • Educated to a good level of numeracy and literacy

Hours of Work:

  • 40 hours per week
  • Weekend and bank holiday working essential
  • Additional hours as required dependent on business requirements

Benefits:

  • 28 days holiday
  • Company Accommodation if required
  • Free use of Leisure Facilities
  • Various company discounts

Holiday Home Sales Manager

Argyll & Bute

Job Purpose:

To assist and take accountability for Holiday Homes sales and revenue generation whilst helping to effectively manage sales staff.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Achieve all personal sales targets set by the company
  • Plan, implement and motivate sales staff to ensure all monthly and yearly targets are achieved.
  • Actively source and act on all possible sales opportunities from a wide variety of sources including, leads, website, telephone enquiries, holidaymakers, owner referrals, existing owners
  • To ensure that all leads are logged on Park Vision with full details in an accurate and timely manner
  • Effective management of lead to sale conversion
  • Proactively manage leads and enquiries ensuring a consistent follow-up
  • Implementation and training of sales processes and administration and effective record keeping
  • Ensuring that all sales processes from lead to completion are compliant and ethical
  • To offer and arrange finance if required and being compliant with FCA rules and standards
  • Full knowledge of pipeline sales
  • Effective management of handover of units to customers in line with company procedures.
  • Plan and devise effective marketing strategies in conjunction with head of marketing for lead generation of new business and existing owner base
  • Assist in weekly sales meetings and effective implementation of these
  • General administration duties for the holiday home sales department as required
  • Ensure customer satisfaction and assist in the responsibility of all aftersales issues
  • Understand the process for receiving delivery of both new and pre-owned units.  Ensuring they are PDI’d and rectified and reported to the correct manufacturer and followed up
  • Presenting the companies stock in the best possible way eg. dressed, clean, lit, heated, steps, for sale signs, descriptions
  • Ensuring all stock is on the website with several photographs showing the unit dressed (eg. no bare mattresses)
  • Ability to value and appraise stock
  • Represent the company at trade shows and events
  • Proactively engage with holiday home owners
  • Assist in implementation of holiday home owner events and owner engagement
  • Full visibility to all owners and prospective purchasers on park
  • To have a full understanding of all stock, SIV’s and pricing to maximize margin
  • Liaison with other departments across all parks to ensure the smooth running and interaction of holiday home sales

Education, Training & Experience:

  • Previous experience of Sales Management
  • Previous experience of managing cost centre’s and setting budgets
  • At least 3 years personal sales experience
  • Previous experience of IT

Hours of Work:

  • Minimum of 40 hours per week however additional hours as required dependent on business requirements
  • Weekend working essential

Holiday Home Sales Advisor

Argyll & Bute

Job Purpose:

Responsible for achieving the sales targets as set by the Company based on number of units sold / revenue generated. To cover all parks as and when required.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To act on all possible sales opportunities from a wide variety of sources including walk-ons, telephone enquiries etc
  • To carry out park and facilities tours with all prospective customers
  • To pro actively work with existing owners with a view to upgrading
  • Responsible for the whole process from purchase to sale completion
  • To take delivery of units and prepare both new units and used units for demonstration and presentation
  • Responsible for the final unit check, demonstration of appliances and hand over
  • Provision of the after sales service and ongoing customer care
  • To arrange finance if required
  • Take part in both on and off site promotions (Eg Caravan show)
  • To understand Park vision and ensure that all information logged is accurate and timely
  • Proactive lead management based on Park vision
  • To work to agreed service standards of leads provided by New Business Department
  • First point of contact for holiday home owners
  • To strictly adhere to FCA procedures to ensure fair and ethical practices
  • Support and attend Holiday Home Owner activities and events
  • Ensure high standard of presentation of the Holiday Homes Sales office, the show ground and holiday homes for sale
  • Responsible for own learning and development and for keeping up to date with industry and competitor knowledge
  • Other duties as required

Education, Training & Experience:

  • Previous experience of dealing with the public
  • Experience is caravan sales is desirable
  • Competent in IT skills

Hours of Work:

  • Minimum of 40 hours per week however additional hours as required dependent on business requirements
  • Weekend working
  • 6 days in peak season (June - September)
  • May be a requirement to cover other parks / work at different locations