Seasonal Hostel Assistant - Aviemore Youth Hostel in Stirling - Hostelling Scotland

Job Overview

Stirling, Scotland
Job Type
Full Time
Date Posted
2 days ago

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Job Description

Join our team, with an adventurous spirit, to help our guests discover and experience the real Scotland through hostelling with us whilst you can also enjoy hillwalking, climbing and many other outdoor activities and explore amazing surroundings in your spare time.

As a non-profit charity with people and communities at our heart, we also give people, who otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity, the chance of a well needed break to explore and experience Scotland or to develop their skills for life, learning and work through our youth programmes. 

Working with Hostelling Scotland is more than just a job. Become an Ambassador for Scotland and make a difference!

We are recruiting a Seasonal Hostel Assistant for 2022 Season to join our dedicated, friendly and professional team at our Aviemore Youth Hostel, part of the Lochaber Group.

About the role:

You will provide excellent customer service, undertaking ranges of hostel duties including full reception service, check-in/out, handling customer enquiries, cleaning and housekeeping and basic catering duties.

Full details of job description is available on our website.

Ideally suitable applicant will have:

Worked successfully in a customer facing role, preferably in similar hospitality surroundings with commitment to excellent customer service
Excellent, confident communication skill and ability to work as team and without supervision.
Experience in cash handling and IT literacy (Word, Excel, Outlook and email)
Housekeeping experience with keen attention to details.
Flexible and adaptable approach to work to changing workload and priorities during busy times

Knowledge of food and hygiene practice and Health and Safety at Work including fire safety and evacuation would be an advantage.

You will be trained in all areas and will rotate through a variety of shifts to ensure everyone is capable of covering the various aspects of the hostel operations.

You will be part of a small close knit team, it is therefore essential that all members are capable and willing to support and respect each other, maintaining team morale to create a positive environment for both guest and employee experience.

We can offer:

Comprehensive induction and work related training
Supportive culture with regular and open communications
Opportunity to work and explore stunning locations and surroundings
Free employee membership and discounts on Hostelling Scotland accommodations to explore Scotland
Employee Assistance Programme for your health, wellness and well being
Pension and holidays
Uniform is provided

Additional Information:

The role involves some degree of physical activities such as bed making of bunk beds with upper and lower beds, including stripping and turning beds.
Cover may be required at other hostels within the Cairngorm Group to provide support, i.e. Braemar, Cairngorm Lodge and Pitlochry Youth Hostels.
All successful candidates are required to provide one satisfactory reference and a recent Basic Disclosure clearance
You must be able to present an evidence of your right to work in the UK prior to start with us.

Who we are:

Hostelling Scotland is a not-for-profit charity with over 60 youth and affiliate hostels. Since 1931, we have welcomed millions of visitors through our doors, helping them to ‘get outside’, to explore what Scotland got to offer, discovering the beautiful locations and the natural benefits of the great outdoors.


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