Douneside House Staff

Join our Team

One of the things that makes Douneside House special is our exceptional team who believe in the ethos of Douneside House and The MacRobert Trust. Our team are committed to ensuring we exceed expectations.

If you would like to join our award winning team, and you meet the requirements for the available position, please send a covering note and your CV to - we'd be delighted to hear from you.

Chef de Partie

This is an excellent opportunity for a talented and ambitious Chef to join Aberdeen City and Shire's only three rosette kitchen

We are looking for a full time Chef de Partie to join our team of highly dedicated Chefs.

Excellent training and support will be provided and this is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is looking to establish their career in a fine dining establishment, working with some of the best in the industry.

This is a permanent all year round position.

Key Tasks:

• Preparation of all food for front of house operations

Health & Safety:
• To work to and maintain a high standard of cleanliness throughout all areas of back of house.
• To maintain accurate Health & Safety records.
• To comply with local and national legislation regarding food safety.
• To ensure that all equipment is kept in good order and stored correctly.
• Wear the appropriate uniform.

• To ensure stock rotation.
• To ensure stores and provisions are date orientated and stored as required by H&S legislation.
• To ensure proper and accurate records are kept in compliance with Health and Safety legislation.
• Check deliveries ensuring proper management and record keeping of goods and return any damaged/spoiled foodstuffs to suppliers.
• To advice senior chefs of food and ingredient requirements

• To promote the hotel at industry level, participating in events and awards

Douneside is owned by a charitable Trust therefore can offer long term job security, generous pension scheme and additional benefits, including access to the newly refurbished Health Club with pool, gym etc.

Please apply online and include a brief note in your covering email explaining why you would like to join our team!

  • Position Published: 08/04/2017

  • Duration: Permanent

  • Hours: 40

  • Days: 5 Days our of 7 - mixed shifts

  • Department: Kitchen

  • Contract Type: Full time

Restaurant Assistant

We are looking for a restaurant assistant, to be a key part of our 3 AA Rosette team

Douneside House is a really special place. Set in stunning surroundings in Royal Deeside, Douneside is the AA’s Hotel of the Year Scotland 2017/18 and has recently been awarded 3AA Rosettes.
Douneside is owned by The Macrobert Trust, a charitable Trust which exists to preserve the Trust’s estate (including Douneside House) and all profits are either reinvested into the estate or donated to charity. This means our objectives and ethos are very unique.

One of the other things that makes Douneside so special is our staff. You’ll be joining a small, but highly dedicated and passionate team of the very best the hospitality industry has to offer.

We’re looking for Restaurant Assistants who go above and beyond to ensure the best restaurant experience. You’ll ensure our very high standards are met, you’ll be confident interacting with guests and have a keen interest in food and wine.

What we require:
-Previous Restaurant Fine Dining Experience
-High personal standards
-Fantastic ability to interact with Guests

What we offer:
-Various Working Hours
-Access to our state-of-the-art Health Club

Accommodation on-site could be made available. For further details, and to receive a copy of the full job description, please contact

  • Position Published: 04/04/2017

  • Duration: Contract

  • Hours: 5 days out of 7

  • Days: Flexible

  • Department: Restaurant

  • Contract Type: Full Time or Part Time

Housekeeping Assistant

We are looking for a friendly, professional housekeeping assistant with high standards to join our highly dedicated housekeeping team.

Key Tasks:

Clean bedrooms to set standards.

Replenish room supplies.

Clean public areas.

Comply with all H&S guidance.

Note any repairs or maintenance required.

You should be a team player.

Salary: £7.83 per hour plus share of gratuities and 5% employer pension

  • Position Published: 04/04/2017

  • Duration: Casual Contract

  • Hours: Flexible

  • Days: Flexible

  • Department: Housekeeping

  • Contract Type: Flexible

Kitchen Assistant

We are looking for a hard working kitchen assistant to join our team.

We are looking for someone who enjoys working in a team, supporting our award winning Chefs in the kitchen. This is a busy role and previous experience working in a kitchen is desirable. You will gain excellent experience and there is the ability to learn and develop on the job for someone looking for a career in hospitality.

Key tasks:

Keep the kitchen and all equipment clean and hygienic at all times.

Basic food preparation.

Comply with all health and safety policies.

Assist the Chef team as required to deliver our high standards

Hygiene, security and emergency procedures.

This is a full time position of 40 hours per week, on a rotational 5 days out of 7. 

A generous benefits package is on offer, including access to our brand new Health Club with swimming pool.

Shared accommodation is available within the local village, if required, for full time, permanent contracts.

Douneside House is owned by a charitable trust (The MacRobert Trust) so long term job security is offered. We also believe our staff are the key to our success. All profits earned by Douneside House are distributed to UK charities.

  • Position Published: 08/04/2017

  • Duration: Permanent

  • Hours: Flexible

  • Days: Flexible

  • Department: Kitchen

  • Contract Type: Seasonal