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Industry-leading salary packages 

Additional share of Service Charge and Gratuities estimated at £4,000 per year (based on full-time hours)

Whether you are looking to develop your career in hospitality, spa therapy or stone masonry, or are looking for a part time job from school or university, with over 20 departments and full time, part time and casual posts available The Carnegie Club is looking for friendly, enthusiastic team players, just like you. 

Situated an hour north of Inverness on the picturesque Dornoch Firth, Skibo Castle sits amidst 8,000 acres of gardens, woodland and moor and offers members and guests a home-from-home in the Highlands.  

The Carnegie Club employs some 200 staff across a wide range of skills. If you feel that you would make an excellent addition to the Skibo family then we warmly encourage you to get in touch. Regardless of your career history or qualifications, if you enjoy being part of a team, take pride in a job well done and have a positive attitude then we want to hear from you.

 At Skibo, we know that happy staff equal happy guests, and as a Carnegie Club colleague you will enjoy a comprehensive range of benefits including 33 days of annual leave (pro rata), free meals whilst on duty, complimentary use of the staff gym and fitness classes, staff events like our Christmas Lunch and start-of-season staff party, discounted rates on estate activities like horse riding, quad biking and spa treatments, plus a discount in the club shop.  

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. If you don’t currently live in the local area, depending on your circumstances we may be able to offer accommodation on the estate – ask our People & Culture team for details. 

If you feel that you would bring something special to Skibo, then please click the Apply Now button below and complete the short application form to let us know how you can complement our talented team. You can tell us which departments you think would be a good fit, or simply let us know what skills and traits you bring to the table and we can suggest the roles that we think you sound perfect for!


Our Departments

Our team of accountants take care of everything finance-related at Skibo, from payroll to processing annual membership dues.

From quad biking and fishing to clays and archery, our Activities Instructors introduce guests of all ages to a wide range of outdoor pursuits.

Behind the scenes at Skibo are the people who - with an exceptional attention to detail - ensure the smooth running of the Club.

Caring for the castle archive, conducting castle tours for members and guests, and sharing Skibo's rich history with a wider audience through the Club Blog.

Children's Barn
Keeping our youngest members amused with fun-filled days at the Barn and a programme of supervised activities, and also providing babysitting in the evenings.

Club Shop
The team at the Skibo Shop create a unique shopping experience for guests, while the golf team make a round on the Carnegie Links an unforgettable experience.

Keeping our members informed about what's happening at the Club, building relationships with select brand partners, and introducing Skibo to potential members.

Food & Beverage
Whether setting tables, receiving deliveries, crafting cocktails or serving dinner in the Club's signature tartan, our F&B team make sure service at Skibo is seamless.

Care and maintenance of the woodland on the 8,000-acre estate, from commercial forestry areas to historic tree conservation.

Front of House
Making reservations and booking activities, organising events, meeting and greeting our guests and assisting them with whatever they might need throughout their stay with a touch of true Highland hospitality.

Tending to the castle's historic gardens as well as the wider estate, and working closely with the Kitchen team to grow much of the produce used in the Club's kitchens.

Responsible for the established pheasant, partridge and duck shoots available in season to guests at Skibo.  

Keeping the championship Carnegie Links in immaculate order, and responsible for preparing the course for play.

Our housekeepers, room and laundry attendants, porters and in-house florist provide members with the ultimate home-from-home experience. 

Creating the delicious dishes enjoyed daily by guests at Skibo, from breakfast to afternoon tea to dinner with seasonal menus and a field-to-fork ethos.

Keeping Skibo Castle and the other buildings and facilities on the estate in excellent order, undertaking everything from painting to plasterwork to drystone dyking.

Looking after our 400 members as well as any potential members, from responding to membership enquiries to ensuring that guests celebrating a birthday at Skibo receive a special gift from the Club.

Providing the soundtrack to a stay at Skibo, from the pipe organ at breakfast to tinkling of the ivories of the 1893 Bechstein piano after dinner.

People and Culture
With around 200 staff working at Skibo, the department oversees the full employee lifecycle from recruitment to retirement and all HR activities in between, ensuring that the culture of the Club shines throughout.

Offering guests at the Club a carefully curated range of luxurious spa therapies in the stunning Skibo Spa, situated on the banks of Loch Ospisdale, as well as overseeing the use of the historic swimming pool.

The team at the Equestrian Centre care for the Club's ponies and horses, and form an integral part of the guest experience by leading estate treks and lessons.

Often the first and last members of the Skibo team that guests meet during their stay, our convivial and professional drivers take our guests wherever they may wish to travel - both on and off the estate. 


Gratuities and the 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. 

What we offer you

  • Share of gratuities and service charge (as above)
  • 33 days annual leave pro rata
  • Meals on shift are provided free of charge
  • 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
  • 'Refer a friend' bonus scheme
  • Staff events

How to Apply

Click this button to fill in a short application form.

You can contact us directly via Facebook Messenger.

Or email recruitment@carnegieclub.co.uk to request an application form. CVs will also be accepted.

Closing Date For Applications: December 31, 2037

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.

By applying for this position, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal data to Skibo Limited and all relevant third parties for the purpose of processing your application for this job position. You understand and acknowledge that your personal data will be processed in accordance with our Data Protection Policy.

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