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Staff behind the bar at Kylesku Hotel, Sutherland

Hospitality Jobs in the Highlands

Interested in careers at Kylesku Hotel? Searching for jobs in the hospitality industry? Looking for an inspiring Highland adventure where you can develop your professional skills as part of an award-winning, supportive hospitality team?

Then, our chef, hotel, restaurant and bar jobs sound like they’d be the perfect fit for you!

If you have the right mix of experience, ambition and dedication, along with a good sense of fun and an appetite for the beautiful Scottish wilderness, we’d love to hear from you.

Find out more about our SVQ 2 Qualification in Hospitality today!

Current Vacancies

Join the team

We are always on the look out for energetic people to come and work with us at Kylesku Hotel with both seasonal and permanent openings available.

If you are interested in working in housekeeping, kitchen, restaurant or bar then please send your CV to or see above for current vacancies.

Working at Kylesku Hotel

It is our warm welcome, both for our guests, and equally for new members of the team, that we are most proud of. We have a fabulous, happy and professional team, all of whom share our philosophy and passion. And with our inspirational, remote location we attract high levels of trade which keep us busy and out of mischief!

We are proud of the opportunities that working at Kylesku brings to our local residents; however, we also welcome people from further afield so if you’re looking to embark on a brand new adventure in the spectacular Scottish Highlands come and join us!!

All our positions are available as live-in jobs and accommodation is suited to individuals or couples.

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  • Opportunity to live and work in an area of outstanding beauty
  • Friendly and supportive team environment
  • Great rates of pay with salaried full-time, permanent opportunities also available
  • We are a real Scottish Living Wage employer starting at £10 per hour at entry level
  • You can also earn up to £3k per annum in gratuities which we pay out monthly
  • Refer a friend incentive - for every new employee that you refer, and that works for 4 months or more, we will pay you £500!
  • We strive to nurture and develop our people so you will receive an ongoing training programme and we will work closely with you on your Personal Development Plan
  • Opportunities to train across different departments and gain recognised qualifications
  • Our Starfish Rewards & Recognition programme celebrates all the wonderful little things we do each day that make a big difference to our lovely guests and each other
  • Delicious free staff meals when you are working on shift. We offer healthy options but some nice treats too!
  • You will get an additional day off to celebrate your birthday, we are big on celebrating YOU!
  • Accommodation is provided both on and off site
  • Two days off a week - if coming with a partner or friend then we’ll do all we can to match rotas, etc.
  • We offer a shared gym membership for our local leisure centre
  • You can take advantage of the cycle to work scheme and receive up to 42% off a new bike and accessories
  • If you wear glasses we will support with a contribution towards a new pair of specs
  • All team members have access to an Employee Assistance Programme for confidential support and advice for you and your family
  • Free boat trip to enjoy and familiarise yourself with our amazing surroundings
  • Seasonal staff parties and local social events
  • ‘Family dinners’ where we come together as a team to relax and enjoy good company and great food
  • ‘All About Us’ Afternoons – getting together to share an ice cream or pizza and a good old blether!

We are delighted to be able to offer free staff accommodation both off and on-site. We have live-in accommodation available, suited to individuals or couples.

In addition you will also receive:

  • TV and Wi-Fi
  • Welcome pack including new bedding and everything to get you started
  • Fortnightly click and collect grocery shop
  • Travel allowance to get you here and for one visit home per season (UK only)
  • Discounted staff meals when not on shift
  • One guest to stay per season in your accommodation
BE OUR GUEST and bring your friends and family too!

Experience what our guests do with discounts in the restaurant, bar and when staying overnight in Kylesku Hotel or any Highland Coast Hotel:

  • 50% discount off bed & breakfast during the months of October to March (inclusive)
  • 50% discount in our restaurants all year round
  • 30% discount in our bars all year round

Who would enjoy working at Kylesku?

Someone who is looking to develop their skills with a job in the hospitality industry, that could kickstart their full-time career or looking to change their career path and try something new. Whether you’re already familiar with the local area or looking to embrace a completely new working environment.

Additionally, a person who is curious about the landscape, interested in nature and wildlife, willing to meet new people and immerse themselves in the local community, enjoys the outdoors and is excited to go on new adventures in their spare time.

Here is what some of our team think...

Wild swimming in Loch Gleann Dubh, Sutherland.
Our outdoors-loving staff often have a dip in the loch to refresh after a busy shift.

This is the first time I’ve worked in a hotel and restaurant at the same time doing lots of different things. So, it’s teaching me to change my mindset very quickly. Also, just the different foods and wines and that sort of thing. Another standout thing would probably be learning about the mussels, which are just across the loch from us, and how they farm them, but not farm them. It’s open, fresh water.

It’s really good that we are all mostly trained for everything. So it’s really easy to cover when you need a day off. It’s not like it’s just, ‘You are a KP. You are just in the laundry.’ It’s everybody can do everything.

How to interact with the guests on a completely different level that I’ve had in my previous hospitality experiences, being very formal before. But here, it’s more of a relaxed formal. So, we still have those formalities in place, but we still go at our own pace.
Kylesku Hotel Kitchen 7 O7 A0692 Photograph by Angus Bremner

What our staff say aBOUT US

They just look after us. If we’ve got a problem, we go to them. Even if it’s a personal problem, I know we can go to them and say, ‘This is what’s going on'.

I feel so relaxed with them. I can be honest with them. I can tell them everything.

The team is great and you get to play in the Scottish Highlands on your days off.
Dogwalking on the old road near Kylesku Hotel

The management at Kylesku are fully committed to their team and they run great personalised training courses, providing the best of living standards for their professional and friendly team.
Independent hoteliers of the year
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