We are currently seeking a self-motivated and enthusiastic individual with commitment to provide an excellent customer service to join our team at our Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel.

Working within our Catering team, you will assist with the smooth operation of our busy Restaurant, Café Bistro and Conference Room in a professional and efficient manner, in addition, undertaking general hostel assistant duties to help out other departments as and when required such as reception, housekeeping, etc.

Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel runs at a high occupancy level and therefore you will have a commitment to high standards of customer service, excellent communication skills, ability to work in a team as well as unsupervised, using your own initiatives and keen attention to detail.

Routine duties and responsibilities

  • Preparing and serving food and beverages to hostel guests including barista coffee, wines and beers, snacks and meals
  • Undertaking kitchen porter duties as and when required, including cleaning all kitchens and catering equipment, ensuring they are stored correctly and neatly, washing dishes, sweeping/mopping floors, emptying bins, and receiving and storing of food deliveries
  • Assisting other departments such as reception, housekeeping and laundry duties as and when required.

Additional information:

  • Experience of working in the hospitality / catering industry, including previous experience undertaking large group catering, as waiting staff or kitchen assistant within busy catering environment, or pastry chef would be an advantage
  • Relevant certificates (e.g. Elementary Food Hygiene Certificate) or knowledge of HACCP and COSHH would also be an advantage
  • Please note that the successful candidate is required to provide satisfactory reference and to apply for a Basic Disclosure before they can commence their employment.

About Hostelling Scotland:

Hostelling Scotland is a self-funding charity operating a network of over 60 exceptional youth and affiliate hostels for the benefit of all those wishing to learn and experience what Scotland has to offer. Our unique sites provide affordable, comfortable, safe and quality-assured accommodation with a warm friendly welcome, local knowledge, activities and services for guests travelling around Scotland.

Please note Hostelling Scotland operates a policy where only successful applicants will be contacted. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of your application you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.

Hostelling Scotland has a commitment to Equal Opportunities and Diversity

Scottish Youth Hostels Association (trading as Hostelling Scotland) is a registered Scottish charity, No. SC013138 and a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland, No. SC310841, Registered Office 7 Glebe Crescent, Stirling FK8 2JA.

About Hostelling Scotland

Hostelling Scotland is a not-for-profit charity with over 60 youth and affiliate hostels. Since 1931, we have welcomed visitors from all over the world, providing affordable, welcoming accommodation in some of the best locations across Scotland. We pride ourselves on exceptional service, offering expert local knowledge and a warm welcome to all those with an adventurous spirit and who wish to experience the real Scotland.

We remain true to our ethos and are proud of our charitable objectives, with people and communities at the heart of our organisation. Our charitable youth programmes enable young people to develop their skills for life, learning and work.