Brand Home Guide, Part time

Recruiter
Diageo
Location
Port Ellen, Isle of Islay
Salary
£Competitive
Posted
04 Jun 2021
Closes
16 Jun 2021
Ref
JR1048077
Contract Type
Permanent

This is a chance to be involved in an ambitious and truly one-of-a-kind team where our aim is to create remarkable and unforgettable experiences across each and every one of our venues across Scotland. Our Malt Brand Homes will take visitors on an immersive, multi-sensory journey through the flavours of Scotland, sharing our love for Scotch with a new generation of whisky drinkers. Visitors will lose themselves in the journey whisky-making in our experiences and make purchases from our fantastic retail offerings. We want our guests to embrace every minute with us and feel the same way we do about our heritage. Being part of Diageo means being a torchbearer for our brands and making them even better for the next generation. It’s a career-defining responsibility. If you have a genuine passion for our craft, our character and our products, help us continue the story and build a great career in the process.   

Feel inspired? Then this may be the opportunity for you.   

About the Role   

We have exciting Brand Home Guide and Lead Guide opportunities available to join the talented team at our Lagavulin distillery.   

Being an integral part of the visitor centre team, as a Brand Home Guide, you’ll be required to deliver high standards of customer service and an exceptional and memorable visitor experience. Our tours are the opportunity for our visitors to learn who we are and what we do, you’ll be guiding them around our beautiful distillery representing the brand, telling our unique story and Diageo using the full training provided.   

You will assist with ticket sales and promoting our brand throughout the full experience. From warmly greeting our guests to providing advice and information on the offerings of our world class visitor experience.  

Our impressive whisky bar holds many of our products, therefore shop duties and upselling products will be required alongside the merchandising of our other products in the retail area.  You'll help with the planning and implementation of special events throughout the year.   

As well as delivering exceptional and memorable experiences, the Brand Home Lead Guide will be vital to the day to day running of the visitor centre, organising tours and allocating them to your team. You'll manage stock, handle email enquiries and manage both the safe and till for banking purposes. You'll also be able to lead projects and put forward your own ideas to sustain and improve the business.  

You'll be responsible for driving the performance of the Brand Home and through personal application be able to enhance the quality and experience of our tours whilst assisting in the day to day running of the visitor centre. 

You’ll be required to be part of the on-call duty management team rota covering both the Brand Home and the Distillery and full training for this will be provided. 

Please note these roles are permanent full-time comprised of annualised hours. This means that during peak tourist season you may work full-time hours (circa 38 hours per week) and accordingly will work fewer hours throughout the rest of the year e.g. November to March. Annual salary is paid in 12 equal monthly instalments. 

About You   

This is the dream role for a natural storyteller. Alongside strong interpersonal and communication skills, you’ll be a natural presenter with the ability to engage visitors with your story-telling skills and with the support of our training programme, you’ll develop your whisky knowledge to educate and inspire every visitor. 

We’re looking for people with character: driven, resilient and open-minded.  Are you passionate about customer service and a team player?  We certainly hope so!   

We’re looking for someone who values the importance of working in a team and being able to build strong working relationships with customers as well.   

For our Brand Home Lead Guides, we are looking for inspiring and motivating individuals to help ensure our teams have everything they need to deliver world-class experiences for our guests.  

Apply today if you are interested in our opportunities to come join a world-class team and come shape your future with Diageo.  

Celebrating our inclusive and diverse culture is core to Diageo’s purpose of “celebrating life every day everywhere”. This purpose is, in itself, inclusive in nature, as it values everybody irrespective of background, disability, religion, gender identity, sexuality or ethnicity.   

We know that for our business to thrive and for Diageo to realize its ambition, we depend on having diverse talent with a range of backgrounds, skills and capabilities in each of the 180 countries in which we operate and to reflect our broad consumer base. We view diversity as one of the key enablers that helps our business to grow and our values, purpose and standards set the conditions for us to respect the unique contribution each person brings.   

Flexibility is key to success in our business and many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, compressed hours, flexible location. Please talk to us about what flexibility means to you and don’t let anything stop you from applying.   

CHARACTER IS EVERYTHING   

 

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