Couple Job

Location United Kingdom
Sector Private Households & Estates
Job Role Couple
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary Negotiable
Job Number  52339
Created 02 May 2019

Couple Job Argyll Scotland


Greycoat Lumley’s client have an exceptional opportunity for an enterprising couple in Argyll on the west coast of Scotland. The jobs are varied and flexible, including housekeeping and catering, estate and woodland activities, and work in the privately owned Distillery.


The opportunity exists for an enthusiastic, self-starting couple to join the team running the diversified Private Estate and associated new distillery within the grounds. The work is varied and the couple will play a key part in realising the aspirations of both enterprises to create a sustainable future for their teams and the small community of which they form an important part.


Initially the work will be the equivalent of 1full-time and 1 part time role with the expectation that it will expand to 2 full-time jobs.


Specific responsibilities, which may be allocated between the couple according to preference and skills:


  • A variety of activities associated involved in the distillation, maturation and bottling of the single malt whisky.

  • Operation and maintenance of plant and equipment.

  • Care for two let holiday cottages, including changeovers and customer care

  • Support for housekeeping and catering in the main house when let and when musical events are taking place at the former chapel on the Estate

  • Future opportunities include additional work at the distillery as visitor numbers grow and the sale of whisky commences in 2020 as well as expansion of visitor activity on the Estate.


Key skills and attributes sought include:


  • The ability to work both as part of a team and independently. Accepting responsibility and taking the initiative

  • High level of commitment and attention to detail

  • Flexibility and a willingness to learn

  • A shared commitment to enhancement of the environment and sustainability

  • Enjoyment of living in a relatively remote and secluded location

  • Desirable skills - tractor driving and plant operation, chainsaw certificate, spraying certificate, gun licence


The couple taking these roles will join an enthusiastic and close-knit team, which also plays a key role in the small local community. The estate is at the end of a long single road which has a general store, petrol station and highly rated primary school. The nearest towns 1½ to 2 hours away.


A full driving licence is required for both candidates


Salary: Negotiable


Accommodation: Modern house with views over the Sound of Mull including Council tax.


Start: ASAP


Job Number: 52339



Consultant: Lesley Jones




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