Children's Activities Assistant

July 11, 2024
Closing Date For Applications:
July 24, 2024

£11.66 p/h + service charge + gratuities (see below for details)

Seasonal, full-time, part-time, and casual contracts available

09:00-17:30, weekends included

Immediate start date


Children at Skibo

  • Families are a central part of The Carnegie Club, with children of all ages visiting Skibo throughout the year.
  • The Children’s Barn is the base of all children’s activities, but it only makes up a small part of the fun to be had at Skibo. For our youngest members, the 8,000-acre Highland estate serves as a playground itself, allowing our childcare team to lead experiences both indoor and outdoor that create memories to last a lifetime!
  • Our Children's Barn team leads daily supervised activities across our estate for our younger members to enjoy, from bushcraft to baking, painting to canoeing, and swimming to treasure hunts.
  • During school holidays, the Children’s Barn team plays an integral role in providing a wide array of special events for members and guests to experience as a family.
  • Each evening, babysitting is offered to families, giving parents a chance to relax and enjoy dinner with other members, safe in the knowledge that their little ones are being cared for by our friendly and professional babysitters. 

About the role

  • This role is a brilliant opportunity for someone who is enthusiastic and passionate about providing a safe, nurturing, and fun environment for children.
  • Our Children’s Barn team enjoys a unique opportunity to experience the Skibo estate alongside our youngest members and to collaborate with colleagues from across the Club's departments, all while creating joyful and memorable experiences for children.
  • Every day is different for the Children’s Barn team, who adapt the daily activities to suit the many different age groups and individual needs of the children that visit us throughout the year. Central to the Club’s ethos is creating personalised magical moments for our members and guests, and this extends to children at Skibo!
  • As part of the Children's Barn team, you’ll help plan, organise, and put together unique exciting experiences whilst maintaining the children's safety as your number one priority. 
  • Our Barn is open 7 days a week between 09:00 and 17:30, so you may be offered shifts on weekdays, weekends and during holiday periods.  

Who we are looking for

  • Your friends describe you as fun, creative, and adaptable, and you have a genuine enthusiasm for creating a safe and positive environment for children.
  • You have experience working in a childcare setting.
  • You’re an active team member who recognises the importance of developing a friendly relationship with children and their parents/carers.
  • You understand safeguarding and its immense importance to this role.
  • You’re able to communicate confidently with your team, other departments, members, and guests of the Club to ensure the smooth running of the childcare department.
  • You can be patient while adding a creative and energetic flair to your interactions with children. 
  • You’re a responsible self-starter who goes beyond catering to the needs of our children to understand the Club ethos, foster inclusive staff culture, and maintain the hygiene and safety standards of the Children’s Barn.
  • A Food Hygiene qualification is desirable.
  • You’re detail-oriented and understand the importance of maintaining paperwork.
  • Please note that all our childcare positions are subject to PVG membership checks, which we will perform if your application is successful. 

What we can offer you

  • Share of gratuities and service charge see next section for details
  • 33 days annual leave (pro rata)
  • Meals on shift are provided free of charge
  • Uniform provided 
  • Access to staff benefit scheme
  • For team members who otherwise would not be able to travel to Skibo, the Club offers a staff transport service. Details can be found here.
  • Complimentary use of staff gym and fitness classes
  • Discounted estate activities including quad biking and horse riding
  • Discount in the club shop
  • Colleague events

"No two days in the Children's Barn are the same because we tailor our activities to the children who are at the Club at that time - you could be crafting with them, organising a game of football on the castle lawn or even canoeing on the loch (some days it might even be all three!)."

Carole MacLennan, Children’s Barn Manager

About gratuities & service charge

  • Gratuities (tips) and service charge (an additional charge added to room rates and other services at the Club that is passed directly to staff) are paid to all employees on a pro-rata basis regardless of their role. 
  • It is estimated that in 2024, full-time staff can expect to receive around £4,000 in addition to their annual salary.  

Our Values

  • Seamlessly Connected We are joined up in how we operate and look after our colleagues, members, and guests.
  • Go Beyond We have a drive and energy to do things better.
  • Make Their Day We anticipate the needs of our colleagues and members to bring joy.
  • Our People Uncommonly committed people with a passion to deliver and delight.
  • Our Estate Appreciating our incredible environment in which to perform - both at Skibo and the wider Highlands.
  • Personalised Magical Moments Creating personalised moments tailored for each colleague, member, and guest.

How to Apply

Click this button to fill in a short application form.

You can contact us directly via Facebook Messenger.

Or email to request an application form. CVs will also be accepted.

Closing Date For Applications: July 24, 2024

Applications may close before the deadline, so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

We are committed to making our recruitment process as inclusive and welcoming as we can for everyone, no matter who you are or where you’re from. If there is anything at all we can do to help you feel comfortable and show off your best side during the process, please do let us know.

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