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Seasonal Recruitment

Recruiting now. We have various opportunities in Visitor Operations available across the country.

Steward, Nina Probst, at Blackness Castle

1 Overview

We're recruiting now for Visitor Operations posts throughout Scotland. 

Our people safeguard historic places from Shetland to Stranraer, bringing to life more than 5,000 years of history for millions of visitors each year at castles, abbeys, mills and more.

Do you love working with people? Would you like to work at some of Scotland's most beautiful historic locations? We have various opportunities available across the country. 

Steward David Keith describes a day in the life at Melrose Abbey, a magnificent ruin on a grand scale.

2 North and Islands

Visitor Operations - Seasonal Vacancies

Thank you for your interest in an HES Visitor Operations position.

North/Island Region includes a diverse range of attractions from Duff House with its amazing art collection to prehistoric archaeological Jarlshof in Shetland.

Each sites individual visitor numbers, location and offering shape the day to day activities of Visitor Operations staff but dedication to delivering excellent customer service and ensuring high standards of site presentation are essential.

If a Visitor Operations position sounds like something you would be interested in, we would love to hear from you.

At present we have filled all seasonal vacancies in North Region, but we are always looking for talented individuals with a passion for customer service to work at HES sites. If you would be interested in a Visitor Operations position in the future, please complete the application form below and send to vorecruitment@hes.scot and we will be in contact you if a suitable position becomes vacant.

Download our Application Form

Sites located within North and Islands Region:

Balvenie Castle (Dufftown, Moray)
Corgarff Castle (Corgraff, Strathdon)
Dallas Dhu Distillery (Forres, Moray)
Duff House (Banff, Aberdeenshire)
Elgin Cathedral (Elgin, Moray)
Huntly Castle (Huntly, Aberdeenshire)
Kildrummy Castle (Kildrummy, Aberdeenshire)
Spynie Palace (Near Elgin, Moray)
Tolquhon Castle (Near Tarves, Aberdeenshire)

Bishops & Earls Palaces (Kirkwall, Orkney)
Brough of Birsay (Orkney)
Broch of Gurness (Orkney)
Hackness Martello Tower and Battery (Hackness, Orkney)
Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement (Sumburgh, Shetland)
Kisimul Castle (Castle Bay, Isle of Barra)
Maeshowe Chambered Cairn (Stenness, Orkney)
Skara Brae (Near Sandwick, Orkney)
The Blackhouse (Arnol, Isle of Lewis)

3 Urquhart Hub

Visitor Operations - Seasonal Vacancies

Thank you for your interest in an HES Visitor Operations position.

Opportunities are available at a variety of sites across Urquhart Hub, which includes a diverse range of attractions from Urquhart Castle with its fantastic views over Loch Ness to existing military base Fort George.

Each sites individual visitor numbers, location and offering will shape the day to day activities of Visitor Operations staff but dedication to delivering excellent customer service and ensuring high standards of site presentation are essential.

If a Visitor Operations position sounds like something you would be interested in, we would love to hear from you.

At present we have filled all seasonal vacancies in the Urquhart Hub, but we are always looking for talented individuals with a passion for customer service to work at HES sites. If you would be interested in a Visitor Operations position in the future, please complete the application form below and send to vorecruitment@hes.scot and we will be in contact you if a suitable position becomes vacant.

Download our Application Form

Sites located within Urquhart Hub:

Fort George (Near Ardersier, Inverness-shire)
Urquhart Castle (Drumnadrochit, Inverness-shire)

4 Central Region

Visitor Operations - Seasonal Vacancies

Thank you for your interest in an HES Visitor Operations position.

Opportunities are available at a variety of sites across Central Region, which includes a diverse range of attractions from Iona Abbey a vibrant centre of Christian worship since St Columba arrived in AD 563, to Firth of Forth island site Inchcolm Abbey.

Each sites individual visitor numbers, location and offering will shape the day to day activities of Visitor Operations staff but dedication to delivering excellent customer service and ensuring high standards of site presentation are essential.

If a Visitor Operations position sounds like something you would be interested in, we would love to hear from you. 

Aberdour Castle (Fife)

Lochleven Castle (Kinross)

We are always looking for talented individuals with a passion for customer service to work at HES sites. If you would be interested in a Visitor Operations position at a site not included in the above listing, please complete the application below and sent it to vorecruitment@hes.scot and we will be in contact if a suitable position becomes vacant.

Download our Application Form

Sites located within Central Region:

Bonawe Iron Furnace (Taynuilt, Argyll)
Dunstaffnage Castle (Dunbeg, Argyll)
Iona Abbey (Isle of Iona)

Aberdour Castle (Aberdour, Fife)
Arbroath Abbey (Arbroath, Angus)
Dunfermline Abbey (Dunfermline, Fife)
Edzell Castle (Edzell, Angus)
Elcho Castle (Elcho, Perthshire)
Huntingtower Castle (Near Perth, Perthshire)
Inchcolm Abbey (Inchcolm Island, near Delgety Bay)
Lochleven Castle (Kinross, Perthshire)
Meigle Museum (Meigle, Perthshire)
St Andrews Castle (St Andrews, Fife)
St Andrews Cathedral (St Andrews, Fife)
Stanley Mills (Stanley, Perthshire)
St Serf’s Dunning (Dunning, Perthshire)
St Vigeans Museum (Near Dunning, Perthshire)

5 South Region

Visitor Operations - Seasonal Vacancies

Thank you for your interest in an HES Visitor Operations position.

South Region includes a diverse range of attractions such as the Scottish Borders Abbeys (Melrose, Jedburgh, and Dryburgh) and Linlithgow Palace the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots.

Each sites individual visitor numbers, location and offering shapes the day to day activities of Visitor Operations staff but dedication to delivering excellent customer service and ensuring high standards of site presentation are essential when working at any HES property.

If a Visitor Operations position sounds like something you would be interested in, we would love to hear from you.

At present we have filled all seasonal vacancies in South Region, but we are always looking for talented individuals with a passion for customer service to work at HES sites. If you would be interested in a Visitor Operations position in the future, please complete the application form below and send to vorecruitment@hes.scot and we will be in contact you if a suitable position becomes vacant.

Download our Application Form

Sites located within South Region:

Bothwell Castle (Uddingston, South Lanarkshire)
Craigmillar Castle (Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh)
Craignethan Castle (Near Lesmahagow, Lanark)
Crichton Castle (Near Pathhead, Midlothian)
Dirleton Castle (Dirleton, East Lothian)
Dumbarton Castle (Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire)
Glasgow Cathedral (Glasgow, City of Glasgow)
Newark Castle (Port Glasgow, Inverclyde)
Rothesay Castle (Isle of Bute)
Seton Collegiate Church (Near Longniddry, East Lothian)
Tantallon Castle (North Berwick, East Lothian)

Blackness Castle (Blackness, West Lothian)
Cairnpapple Hill (Near Torphichen, West Lothian)
Linlithgow Palace (Linlithgow, West Lothian)

Caerlaverock Castle (Near Glencaple, Dumfries & Galloway)
Cardoness Castle (Near Cardoness, Dumfries & Galloway)
Crossraguel Abbey (Maybole, South Ayrshire)
Dryburgh Abbey (Near St Boswells, Scottish Borders)
Dundrennan Abbey (Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway)
Glenluce Abbey (Glenluce, Dumfries & Galloway)
Hermitage Castle (Near Newcastleton, Scottish Borders)
Jedburgh Abbey (Jedburgh, Scottish Borders)
MacLennan’s Castle (Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway)
Melrose Abbey (Melrose, Scottish Borders)
New Abbey Corn Mill (New Abbey, Dumfries & Galloway)
Smailholm Tower (Near Kelso, Scottish Borders)
Sweetheart Abbey (New Abbey, Dumfries & Galloway)
Threave Castle (Near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway)

6 Stirling Hub

Visitor Operations - Seasonal Vacancies

Thank you for your interest in an HES Visitor Operations position. Stirling Hub includes a diverse range of attractions from our second most visited attraction Stirling Castle to Outlander filming location Doune Castle.

Each sites individual visitor numbers, location and offering shapes the day to day activities of Visitor Operations staff but dedication to delivering excellent customer service and ensuring high standards of site presentation are essential.

If a Visitor Operations position sounds like something you would be interested in, we would love to hear from you.

At present we have filled all seasonal vacancies in the Stirling Hub, but we are always looking for talented individuals with a passion for customer service to work at HES sites. If you would be interested in a Visitor Operations position in the future, please complete the application form below and send to vorecruitment@hes.scot and we will be in contact you if a suitable position becomes vacant.

Download our Application Form

Sites located within Stirling Hub Region:

Stirling Castle (Stirling city, Stirling)
Doune Castle (Doune, Stirling)
Castle Campbell (Dollar, Clackmannanshire)
Dunblane Cathedral (Dunblane, Stirling)
Inchmahome Priory (Near Kippen, Stirling)

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