Luxury Scottish island hotel with cinema and spa needs staff to move in for summer

An award-winning hotel on the Isle of Islay is looking for staff to move into to fill vacancies and offers to provide accommodation for successful applicants.

The Machrie Hotel & Golf Links, which is based on the island off the west coast of Scotland, is a venue nestled in the dunes of a seven mile long beach with stunning sea views and its own championship golf course.

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The dog-friendly hotel has 47 guest rooms ranging from cozy rooms to cozy deluxe rooms to a two-story apartment and 4 self-contained lodges. It has a main season from April to the end of October but maintains a permanent staff all year round and attracts visitors and groups from all over the world as well as regular visitors who come year after year.

Now, with a busy summer ahead, the gorgeous hotel is offering work-from-home positions for those who can relocate to the island to work for them.

They are currently recruiting Guest Service Managers, whose job is to greet guests as soon as they arrive, show them to their room and help them plan their stay and activities.



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You will also handle room reservations, lunch dinner reservations, spa reservations and answer general questions. Job responsibilities also include planning ahead to know who are arriving guests as well as attending to guests requiring assistance during their stay, resolving any issues that arise, and overseeing guest transportation.

Benefits include a team loyalty incentive scheme worth up to £2,000, 50% off restaurant food, use of hotel gym and a discounted membership to Islay Golf Club.

For those moving to the island for work, the hotel is asking “a nominal accommodation contribution of £52.85 per week”. All staff members have their own room but share common facilities, most of the time with another person.

The job posting reads: “When you’re not working, there’s lots to do, like walking, hiking, sea kayaking, biking, bird watching, studying history from Islay, wildlife tours at sea, whiskey distillery tours or make the most of the hotel’s golf facilities and the hotel’s 11 kilometers of sandy beach.

“We know island living isn’t for everyone, but if you don’t need bright lights to entertain you and can also enjoy a simpler life enjoying nature’s glorious gifts , so why not apply today?”

More information about the positions is available here.

Richard F. Gandhi