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.

Available catering and hospitality jobs are listed below. 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.

Hotel Apprentice – September 2019

A fantastic way to start your career in Hospitality

Are you looking to start a career in an industry that's fun, fast paced and has endless opportunities?

Douneside House is delighted to be a part of the Hospitality Apprenticeship Scheme North East and we're looking for an Apprentice to join us in September 2019.

The scheme starts in September and lasts 18 months and during this time you will spend time in our food and beverage, housekeeping, reception and kitchen departments. You will also join your fellow apprentices for Masterclasses, events and updates throughout your apprenticeship. You will be assigned a workplace mentor - a member of our team who will be there to support and encourage you to succeed.

At the end of your apprenticeship you will receive a SVQ Level 5 - so its a great way to combine on-the-job training with industry recognised qualifications.

Why Douneside?

Douneside House is a hotel with a difference. We are owned and run by The MacRobert Trust, a charitable Trust based in Aberdeenshire, which gives us unique values and a focus on our team and their development.

Based in beautiful Royal Deeside, Douneside House is home to Aberdeenshire’s only three rosette awarded restaurant and Scotland’s Executive Chef of the Year. We are the 2018 winner of the AA’s Hotel of the Year (Scotland). We have 13 bedrooms and a range of holiday cottages and apartments. Our on-site Health Club has a swimming pool, state-of-the-art gym, sauna, jacuzzi and steam room – which our team can use and enjoy on their time off.

Outside, we are situated within Royal Horticulture Society Accredited Gardens and each year six garden trainees join our team too to undertake horticulture training and qualifications.

You will be joining a small, passionate team of the very best the hospitality industry has to offer. Our apprentices can expect to work hard, learn lots, and have lots of fun whilst being well supported and gaining opportunities to learn all about this fantastic hospitality industry.

The Ideal Apprentice:

-Keen to learn new skills
-Enjoys working with and meeting new people
-Excited about a career in hospitality
-Hard working

Apprentices will earn £17,100 per year (plus tips). Shared accommodation in the local village of Tarland is available.

  • Position Published: 25/07/2019

  • Duration: Permanent

  • Hours: Flexible

  • Days: Flexible

  • Department: All Departments

  • Contract Type: Apprenticeship

Restaurant Assistant – Summer 2019

We are looking for a restaurant assistant, to be a key part of our 3 AA Rosette team, for Summer 2019

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 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

A variety of shift patterns are available from May-end of September, 2019

To apply, please contact

  • Position Published: 22/05/2019

  • Duration: Contract

  • Hours: 5 days out of 7

  • Days: Flexible

  • Department: Restaurant

  • Contract Type: Full Time or Part Time

Housekeeping Assistant – Summer 2019

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: £8.21 per hour plus share of gratuities and 5% employer pension.

Variety of shifts for May-September, 2019.

  • Position Published: 22/05/2019

  • Duration: Casual Contract

  • Hours: Flexible

  • Days: Flexible

  • Department: Housekeeping

  • Contract Type: Flexible