Come and enjoy working at the best hostel in Skye!

We are currently seeking- 

Hostel Manager. Full time. Start 30th April 2022. Salary £28-38,000 per annum. Live-in available. Applications close 19th April.

Hostel Assistant. Full or part time. Start immediate. Pay starting at £10 per hour. Applications close 8th April.

Details of both posts below and you can get a feel for staying and working in our buzzing hostel  by clicking here


Position available- Hostel Manager

We would like to hear from anyone who feels they have the experience and motivation to manage our small and beautiful hostel on Skye.

Click here for an insight into how we operate and why staff like working here.

Skye Basecamp Manager

Contract- Full-time, live-in available.

Start- 30th April 2022

Salary- £28,000 – £38,000 commensurate with experience.

Hostel Manager role responsibilities:

Day-to-day operational management and the customer experience.
Management responsibility for hostel employees.

Financial control of operations.
Developing the good reputation of the business as the ideal place to stay for active visitors to Skye.

Day to day key roles:

Staff scheduling and overseeing of performance

Overseeing bookings and correspondence

Financial recording and reporting of income and expenses

Dealing with suppliers and essential trades

Overseeing Health and Safety and the legal aspects.

Day to day key jobs:

Staffing and rotas

Wages and time sheets

Marketing and bookings

Laundry and cleaning

Maintenance and renovation works

Special events

Merchandise.

 

The ideal candidate will have

  • Experience in the hospitality industry and hostels preferably
  • The personality to manage and motivate staff
  • First class planning and organisation abilities
  • A good level of computer literacy
  • A good level of numeracy
  • Familiarity with employment law
  • A full UK driving license
  • Be legally permitted to work in the UK

Having an active interest and knowledge of outdoor pursuits and a good knowledge of Skye would be good but not essential.

Please do get in touch if you like the sound of working here!

We are open-minded and realistic. You must be experienced in managing people first and foremost. Most importantly you will be part of a small close-knit team so a good sense of humour, and willingness to adapt helps us keep a positive environment for both guests and employees.

Applications should be received no later than 8th April 2022

Please submit your CV with contact details of two referees and a covering letter detailing any specific experience or qualities that you have for this new post-

By e-mail to: bookings@skyebasecamp.co.uk

In writing to: Skye Basecamp, Lime Park, Broadford, Isle of Skye. IV49 9AE 


Position available: Hostel Assistant 

We’re looking for a bright and friendly person to join our team as a hostel assistant for the season ahead.

Skye Basecamp General Assistant

Contract: April 2022 until October 2022 with potential for permanent position

Start:  Immediate

Hours: 30-40 hours per week negotiable (and part-time available)

Pay: £10 per hour starting rate. 

Accommodation: Not included 

 

Key duties: 

Reception and check-in

Handling enquiries by telephone and email

Housekeeping

 

Experience- ideally you should have: 

  • Worked successfully in a customer facing role and enjoy helping guests enjoy their stay 
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work both as team and without supervision
  • Flexible and adaptable approach to work to changing workload and priorities
  • Reasonable IT literacy (Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • Housekeeping experience with keen attention to detail
  • Full UK driver’s license
  • A good knowledge of Skye and the surrounding area

We offer : 

  • Comprehensive induction and work-related training 
  • Homely, supportive and friendly culture in our close-knit team 
  • Opportunities to develop and learn mountaineering skills from our team of guides 
  • Laundry is processed by Aberdeen Laundry services so no ironing! 

Hours 

We are open 7 days a week

Reception is open between 8 and 10am and then again between 5 and 11pm

Cleaning duties are carried out between 10am and 5pm

Shifts tend to be 6-8 hours as opposed to split but the nature of hostel-life leads to a different set of goals every day. We ask staff members to be flexible but you will be paid a minimum 30 hours per week and get at least 2 days per week off.

Pay

Starting pay for 2-week trial period is £10 per hour. Final rates will depend on experience and circumstances such as travel.

Please do get in touch if you like the sound of working here!

We’d like to hear from you even if you are unsure about your experience as we give training in all aspects of the hostel operations. If you would like to join us but can only offer part-time please do still get in touch. Most importantly you will be part of a small close-knit team so a good sense of humour, and willingness to adapt  helps us keep a positive environment for both guests and employees.

Applications should be received no later than 8th April 2022

Please submit your CV with contact details of two referees and a covering letter detailing any specific experience or qualities that you have for this new post-

By e-mail to: bookings@skyebasecamp.co.uk

In writing to: Skye Basecamp, Lime Park, Broadford, Isle of Skye. IV49 9AE