Full time, 37.5 hours per week with seasonal variation
Salary: £17,020 - £17,665 per annum (placing dependent on experience). An allowance for accommodation will be deducted from this amount, dependant on accommodation option selected.
We have a vacancy for a Housekeeper, based at our Christian Residential Activity Centre at Alltnacriche, just outside Aviemore.
Alltnacriche regularly hosts school groups participating in residential experiences, SU Holidays and youth groups enjoying weekend breaks. We offer a range of outdoor activities to our guests, and use outdoor classroom concepts with schools. Classroom Outdoors is our highly regarded programme of school residential experiences and we welcome 700 – 800 pupils from around 30 schools to Alltnacriche each year.
Our ideal candidate will have the understanding and experience to take care of a 58 bed residential Centre, ensuring that appropriate regular cleaning and maintenance cycles are followed and that standards are kept high. You will ideally have two years’ experience in a similar role, and will have the ability to make the position your own, with a strong focus on developing routines and schedules as the number of guests visiting the Centre increases and the business grows. Relationships with both colleagues and guests are key and you will be someone who enjoys getting to know people as they visit on a regular basis.
The high standard and cleanliness of the place is regularly commented on. You will take the lead in ensuring public areas and facilities are kept clean and tidy and will implement a daily toilet cleaning schedule. You will organise turnarounds and provide the structure and guidelines to enable your colleagues to support you in completing this work. You will be responsible for ordering of chemicals and materials and will carry out regular stock checks, ensuring that all storage areas are kept clean and tidy. You will be responsible for compliance with COSHH regulations and will take the lead in this area.
Outside of the main schools’ seasons, you will carry out a programme of deeper cleans and maintenance schedules. You will also be responsible for creating a welcoming environment immediately outside the main Centre buildings, eg; planting, grass cutting, maintaining window boxes, etc .
Living on site is required in the role – accommodation is provided and your specific needs can be discussed at interview. We are very flexible in how this role can be configured; for example it may suit a married couple who wish to job share sharing splitting the work between them.
Alltnacriche is a small team and you will be involved in all aspects of caring for our guests, including regular evening work, and you will be required to hold the duty phone overnight once a week. Participation in the intentional Christian community of the Centre is essential and applicants must be able to join with other believers in prayer and bible study.
Scripture Union Scotland is a registered charity that aims to help all of Scotland’s children and young people explore the significance of Jesus Christ for their lives. The Centre supports SU Scotland’s strategy – facilitating residential events that help and enable young people in Scotland to explore the Christian faith.
For this post, it is important that you are committed to SU Scotland’s ethos, working principles and vision and are able to demonstrate this through your commitment and motivation. It is also an Occupational Requirement (Equality Act – part 1, schedule 9), that the post-holder is a committed Christian.
The successful applicant will be required to become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Scheme and the appointment will be subject to a satisfactory PVG Scheme Disclosure.
More information and an application pack is available at:
Alternatively, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0141 352 7634.
Closing date: 13th December
Interview date (at Alltnacriche): 18th December (overnight accommodation and food provided)
Scripture Union Scotland is an equitable employer and operates a child protection policy.
Scottish Charity No. SC011222