GENERAL ASSISTANT

We are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic General Assistant to be responsible for general tasks around the lodge including working in the restaurant, gardens, housekeeping, bar, and kitchen supporting the chef.

£10 per hour plus staff benefits

Who we are

Highland Coast Hotels are a collection of unique hotels located along the North Coast 500 with our people at the very heart of what we do. Spirit, warmth, authenticity, that’s what we look for. We encourage curiosity, energy, passion and fun. Creating experiences that exhilarate and enlighten our guests as we showcase the very best in Highland Hospitality. It’s important to us that we nurture and develop our people to be the very best they can be. Training and career opportunities are on offer along with fabulous work locations, great rates of pay, flexible hours and lots of other lovely perks.

Working at Newton Lodge

Newton Lodge is a special place to be, the views are some of the most spectacular in Sutherland looking out over Loch Glen Coul. This high-quality lodge has seven quality guest rooms, a cosy bar, and restaurant with breath-taking views.

We are in one of the most remote yet stunning parts of the Scottish Highlands but what we offer is unique. Being located on the world-renowned North Coast 500 there is always a great buzz about the place and great characters to meet. Our locals are regulars in our bar, so you’ll really feel part of the community.

Working at Newton Lodge you have the great outdoors at your feet so you can create your own adventures every single day. That said, your working day can be very busy especially during the summer months, but a great work/life balance is encouraged.

What we can offer you

  • For this fantastic role we are offering £10 per hour. You can also earn up to £3k per annum in gratuities which we pay out monthly.
  • 28 days annual leave per annum plus and additional day off to celebrate your birthday, we are big on celebrating YOU!
  • Flexibility – full time and part time opportunities are available for this role
  • Ongoing training programme and support for your Personal Development Plan
  • Opportunities to train across different departments and gain recognised qualifications
  • We have a lovely staff uniform – practical but stylish. On your first day you will also receive your new-starter Goodie Bag to welcome you to the team.
  • Delicious free staff meals when you are working on shift. We offer healthy options but some nice treats too!
  • Refer a Friend incentive scheme
  • Discount for you and your friends & family on accommodation, food and beverages
  • We have FREE live-in accommodation available, suited to individuals or couples. Rooms include TV and Wi-Fi, as well as fortnightly grocery shop with a click and collect service
  • Travel allowance for you to reach us when you start your contract, and one return visit home per season paid for by us (UK ONLY).
  • Where available, shared use of hotel bikes, golf clubs and paddle boards (or discounted rates with our experience partners)
  • Starfish Rewards & Recognition programme that celebrates all the wonderful little things we do each day
  • Cycle to work scheme and receive up to 42% off a new bike and accessories
  • If you wear glasses and use a screen at work, we will support with a contribution towards a new pair
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme for confidential support and advice for you and your family
  • Seasonal staff parties and local social events
  • ‘Family dinners’ where we come together as a team to relax and enjoy good company and great food
  • ‘All About Us’ Afternoons – getting together to share an ice cream or pizza and a good old blether!

Role Summary

The lodge is a wee romantic haven in the highlands, with only 7 bedrooms the focus is on guest care through and through. The team is neat and a general assistant role here is expected to do a bit of everything, it’s an all-in attitude.  Responsible for general tasks around Newton Lodge which includes working in the restaurant, gardens, housekeeping, bar, and kitchen supporting the chef. This general role is about maintaining the set high standards of guest care, food and drink and service standards. You will perform all shifts patterns at which times you will have responsibility for the lodge and its environs.

What we need from you

This role is the perfect starting point for those who want to kick-start their career in hospitality therefore, experience is not essential.  We provide training and support throughout your career journey, all we ask is you have the passion to become a hospitality professional and the desire to deliver great service!