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ACCOUNTS ADMINISTRATOR / TRAINEE BOOKKEEPER

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join the team at The House of Bruar. We are looking for an Accounts Administrator who will also be trained in bookkeeping to join our existing team. The role will predominantly provide administration support to the team, including updating spreadsheets, reconciling invoices, photocopying and filing. The role is a permanent, full time, office based position, Wednesday to Sunday working office hours, although flexibility may be required. Previous administration experience is essential, as is the ability to work to a high degree of accuracy and confidentiality.

Main Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Cash counting and handling.
  • To prepare reports.
  • Recording invoices.
  • Filing.
  • General Administration.

What we are looking for:
  • The ability to work quickly and accurately.
  • Good concentration skills.
  • An eye for detail.
  • To have the ability to work to deadlines.
  • Excellent computer skills (especially Microsoft Excel).
  • To be honest, discreet and trustworthy.
  • Willingness to learn.
  • Methodical and organised.


If you have the skills, are highly organised and able to achieve consistently high standards, then we would like to hear from you. In return we offer competitive pay rates and excellent staff benefits. Please apply by email to Clare Harget Human Resources Manager at recruitment@houseofbruar.com or in writing to The House of Bruar, By Blair Atholl, Perthshire, PH18 5TW, enclosing a copy of your CV and a covering letter.


BUTCHERY COUNTER ASSISTANT

Do you have an interest in butchery and looking to join an award winning team? This is a fantastic opportunity to join The House of Bruar Butchery operation and Retail counter. Responsible for supporting Butchery sales and profit by working closely with the team and customers, ensuring that we continue to provide the highest standards in customer service and that we comply with Health & Safety and legal standards at all times. You will be customer driven, organised and be an excellent communicator. This is a full time role working five days per week which will include weekends.

Key Responsibilities:

As a Counter Assistant you will have good product knowledge, and offer high standards of customer service. You will be able to gain a good understanding of stock control processes and procedures.
With a passion for luxury produce, we offer our customers locally sourced meat, either pre-prepared or butchered to order. In December 2015 we were awarded the Diamond Award, by the Q Guild Butchers Association for the best pork sausages for the UK.

What we are looking for:
  • Ensure the customer service you provide is of the highest standards at all times.
  • Support your Management Team in achieving company sales targets and operational goals.
  • Be a role model for The House of Bruar brand with our personal presentation standards.
  • Maintain store visual standards in cleaning duties and merchandising.

Who we need:
  • A customer service ambassador.
  • Immaculately presented and representative of our luxury brand in every way.

If you have the skills, are highly organised and able to achieve consistently high standards, then we would like to hear from you. All experience will be considered. In return we offer competitive pay rates and excellent staff benefits. Please apply by email to Clare Harget Human Resources Manager on recruitment@houseofbruar.com or in writing to The House of Bruar, By Blair Atholl, Perthshire, PH18 5TW, enclosing a copy of your CV and covering letter.


BUTCHER

A unique opportunity has arisen to work in one of the United Kingdom’s most iconic butcheries. The House of Bruar, which sees around 1.6 million visitors each year, is Scotland’s most prestigious country store, and since the spectacular butchery department was launched in 2010, it has won numerous internationally accredited awards. Specialising in the finest Scottish meat and game, it has firmly established itself as one of the best butcheries in Great Britain. It is a fantastic opportunity for a Butcher to join a very successful forward thinking team.

Responsibilities:
  • As a skilled Butcher you will have good product knowledge, cutting and preparation skills, and offer high standards of customer service. You will be able to prepare orders to customer's needs and have a good understanding of stock control processes and procedures as well as excellent technical knife skills and knowledge of meat cuts in butchering.

What we are looking for:
  • A knowledgeable, approachable and enthusiastic person with strong interpersonal skills to be part of this award winning department.
  • Ensure the customer service you provide is of the highest standards at all times.
  • Support your Management Team in achieving company sales targets and operational goals.
  • Be a role model for The House of Bruar brand with our personal presentation standards.

Who we need:
  • A customer service ambassador.


If you have the skills, then we would like to hear from you and in return for experience, enthusiasm and commitment, we are prepared to offer a highly competitive salary and generous store discounts. Please apply by email to Clare Harget Human Resources Manager on recruitment@houseofbruar.com or in writing to The House of Bruar, By Blair Atholl, Perthshire, PH18 5TW, enclosing a copy of your CV and covering letter.


HEAD OF GRAPHIC DESIGN
 
This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for someone with experience in commercial graphic design and particularly mail order catalogue production, who relishes the chance to be part of a rapidly growing business. Working closely with The House of Bruar senior managers and a team of buyers, marketers, photographers and leading other designers, the successful candidate will be influential in steering growth.
 
Essential requirements
 
Previous experience in catalogue production is essential – preferably in a luxury, fashion based business, but other industries would be considered.  An excellent knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop is also essential. Experience of digital design, particularly for marketing emails would be beneficial. As well as having creative flair and an excellent understanding of commercially driven design, the right candidate will have strong organisational skills, experience of print management, be used to managing a team and be able to juggle a number of priorities to meet multiple deadlines.
 
Key areas of responsibility
 
  • Managing the whole catalogue design workflow from initial design roughs to the production of print ready files.
  • To liaise with other departments and colleagues as well as external printers and the repro house.
  • Managing the production of other print and digital House of Bruar design requirements such as advertising and marketing emails.
  • Ensure all design work is produced in line with The House of Bruar brand guidelines and is of consistent and impeccably high standard.
  • To manage the design calendar, work flow and resources to ensure all stakeholders are kept informed of progress and requirements are produced to deadline.
 
Who we need
 
  • To demonstrate exceptional creative flair and a perfectionist’s eye for detail
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Adaptability and the ability to switch priorities depending on deadlines
  • Experience and knowledge of the print industry, typography and colour reproduction
  • The motivation to maintain and improve design standards
  • To have patience and willingness to listen to feedback and deliver improvements.

If you have the skills, are highly organised and able to achieve consistently high standards, then we would like to hear from you. In return we offer competitive pay rates and excellent staff benefits. Please apply by email to Clare Harget Human Resources Manager on recruitment@houseofbruar.com or in writing to The House of Bruar, By Blair Atholl, Perthshire, PH18 5TW, enclosing a copy of your CV and covering letter.


WINE, SPIRITS AND BEER ROOM ASSISTANT
 
A wonderful opportunity for a Sales Assistant has arisen within our newly launched Wine, Spirits and Beer Room - the latest addition to The House of Bruar’s luxury 25,000 sq ft Food Hall.
From the finest Champagne sourced from the idyllic vineyards of Épernay, Northern France, to iconic malt whiskies from distilleries in every corner of Scotland, the exquisitely designed Wine, Spirits and Beer Room is brimming with what we believe to be the finest and most exclusive single alcohol offering created within British shores. Hence, if you enjoy working with luxury brands as well as delivering first class customer service, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.
 
Key Responsibilities  
  • Engaging with customers, sharing product knowledge and answering queries.
  • Assisting in Merchandising.
  • Housekeeping
  • Cashiering

What we are looking for
  • Someone who can provide customer service to the highest standards.
  • An individual who can support their management team in achieving company sales targets and operational goals.
  • A role model for The House of Bruar brand with high personal presentation standards.
  • Someone who can maintain store visual standards in both housekeeping and merchandising.
  • A person who has a strong interest in how spirit and beverages are produced and developed.
  • An individual who has strong communication, organisational and people skills.
 
Who We Need  
  • A customer service ambassador.
  • Someone who is immaculately presented and is representative of our luxury brand.
  • An individual with previous experience is helpful but not essential, as the opportunity to learn on the job will be provided.
 
 
In return you will receive the chance in learning and working with a fascinating industry and its exclusive products. We offer a competitive hourly salary; full training will be provided along with opportunities for progression and great staff benefits. Please apply by email to Clare Harget Human Resources Manager on recruitment@houseofbruar.com or in writing to The House of Bruar, By Blair Atholl, Perthshire, PH18 5TW, enclosing a copy of your CV and covering letter.
 

FOOD HALL SALES ASSISTANTS OPPORTUNITIES

We are currently recruiting for either full time or part time Sales Assistants for our flagship Food Hall Department at The House of Bruar - Scotland’s most prestigious country store. The department has recently been expanded to cover 18,000 sq ft, furthering its reputation as one of the premium Scottish Food Halls and Delicatessen. With customer service at the heart of our business, you will take pride in delivering the best of Scotland in Scotland!

Key Responsibilities:
  • Include cashiering
  • General cleaning duties
  • Assisting in merchandising

What we are looking for:
  • Ensure the customer service you provide is of the highest standards at all times.
  • Support your Management Team in achieving company sales targets and operational goals
  • Be a role model for The House of Bruar brand with our personal presentation standards.
  • Maintain store visual standards in cleaning duties and merchandising

Who we need:
  • A customer service ambassador
  • Immaculately presented and representative of our luxury brand in every way

Previous experience is not essential as full training will be given; however you must possess a can-do attitude and a genuine interest in delivering excellent service.
In return, we offer on the job and SVQ training, opportunities for progression and great staff benefits. Please apply by email to Clare Harget Human Resources Manager on recruitment@houseofbruar.com or in writing to The House of Bruar, By Blair Atholl, Perthshire, PH18 5TW, enclosing a copy of your CV and covering letter.


MENSWEAR HEAD OF DEPARTMENT

We have a unique opportunity for an accomplished Retail Manager in continuing the pursuit of excellence that is demanded in our highly prestigious Menswear Department.

Menswear clothing is our speciality at The House of Bruar, including high profile brands such as Barbour, Aigle and Gant.  Our keen eye for current trends combines with a lasting appreciation for classic rural style to create an exclusive collection of outstanding quality and heritage. From traditional tweeds to fine cashmere, practical gilets to eveningwear, our men’s country clothing collection really does have something for every occasion.

This is a challenging role, leading a team and working closely with senior managers to drive a multi-million pound turnover by delivering the best merchandising and customer service that Scotland has to offer.

Key Responsibilities
  • To manage Menswear in achieving and maximising sales targets by offering first class customer service, merchandising and replenishing of stock as required.
  • To deliver and ensure all team members provide exceptional customer service standards ensuring highly visible and effective customer service on the sales floor, the fitting rooms and at the cash desk.
  • You will ensure that the Menswear Department delivers visually inspiring in-store and window displays to reflect and maintain the company brand and reputation
  • You will communicate and train the Menswear Team to ensure that product presentation, mannequin styling, promotional activities, seasonal set up, product trials, and sale presentations are delivered in accordance with company guidelines.
  • To use creative flair whilst assisting in creating window concepts.
  • To supervise, plan, co-ordinate and undertake all required shop floor and stock room standards/tasks set by the Management Team in an effective and timely manner.
  • To ensure store compliance with Company policy and procedures, taking a consistent approach with all team members. To ensure important management information is communicated out to all relevant team members.
  • To passionately promote and drive Brand Image through knowledge of product and visual merchandising ensuring high standards and that company guidelines are followed at all times.
  • To supervise and ensure cash desk operations, cash handling procedures and transactions are carried out accurately with relevant paperwork completed in accordance with Company Policy.
  • To supervise and maintain a safe working environment for staff and customers to ensure their wellbeing and to report any Health &Safety concerns to the Store Management team.
  • To minimise loss by ensuring loss prevention procedures are followed at all times and incidents are reported to the Management Team. 
  • To supervise the shop floor at all times in order to identify / resolve urgent issues. To communicate appropriate information with the Management Team.
  • To supervise stockroom processing and ensure recalls and transfers are actioned efficiently to maintain effective stock control at all times.
  • Maximise sales and profit levels by ensuring selling space utilises commercial layouts with visually exciting groupings that presents the product in an attractive and logical style which maintains brand identity.

What we’re looking for
  • Extensive experience working as a Manager within a large department of fashion retail industry
  • Expertise of visual merchandising with an a flair and understanding of textiles
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Excellent people management skills
  • Demonstration of a good understanding of product seasonality
  • Experience of supervising, motivating and leading a team
  • Experience of visual merchandising with an understanding of textiles
  • Experience of stock management
  • Experience of working with Microsoft Office applications

Who we need
  • A Customer Service Ambassador
  • Pro-active, flexible and reliable
  • Collaborative, flexible approach to work
  • The ability to manage and implement a rapidly changing programme
  • Passionate about creativity and visual displays, with fantastic visual flair
  • Communicative personality with a positive attitude

Desired Qualifications
  • Fashion Design
  • Management

In return we offer competitive pay rates and excellent staff benefits. Only candidates with previous experience in a similar environment will be considered. Please apply by email to Clare Harget, Human Resources Manager on recruitment@houseofbruar.com, or in writing to The House of Bruar, By Blair Atholl, Perthshire, PH18 5TW, enclosing a copy of your CV and covering letter.


DEPUTY HEAD OF DEPARTMENT

We are looking for a permanent full time Deputy Head of Department.

Whether you are an astute Assistant Manager, Retail Supervisor or currently working in Sales and ready for the next step into Retail Management this is a fantastic opportunity in joining our successful Team. Working with luxury brands and products, our aim is to deliver the best goods and service that Scotland has to offer. Duties will include assisting the Head of Department in leading and managing a team, ensuring the highest levels of customer service, housekeeping, merchandising, driving sales and training and motivating your team. You will understand the importance of managing stock levels on the floor, and you will build excellent relationships with the warehouse and buying teams.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Supporting The Head of Department and day to day management and task delegation to the team.
  • Motivating and training the team to deliver excellent customer service.
  • Understand department revenue targets and consistently strive in achieving.
  • Assisting when required of managing rotas, holiday and absences.
  • Opening and Closing procedures.
  • Ensuring all products are effectively merchandised.
  • Building relationships with Buyers and Suppliers.
  • Liaising with Warehouse and managing stock movements.
  • Liaising with Buyers and managing stock/shop movements.
  • Dealing effectively with customer queries and complaints.
  • Liaising effectively with Customers Services for returns, exchanges and refunds.
  • Ensuring Mail Order Picks are prepared to agreed deadlines.
  • Stock checks as required.

What we are looking for:
  • Ensure the customer service you provide is of the highest standards at all times.
  • Support your Management Team in achieving company sales targets and operational goals.
  • Be a role model for The House of Bruar brand with our personal presentation standards.
  • Maintain store visual standards in cleaning duties and merchandising.

Who we need:
  • A customer service ambassador.
  • A professional who is driven, an excellent communicator and a Team player.
  • Immaculately presented and representative of our luxury brand in every way.


If you have the skills, are highly organised and able to achieve consistently high standards, then we would like to hear from you. All experience will be considered. In return we offer competitive pay rates and excellent staff benefits. Please apply by email to Clare Harget Human Resources Manager on recruitment@houseofbruar.com or in writing to The House of Bruar, By Blair Atholl, Perthshire, PH18 5TW, enclosing a copy of your CV and covering letter.


RETAIL SALES ASSISTANTS OPPORTUNITIES

With our fantastic new Kitchen Living Department and our Ladies Coat Room recently opened, we have an excellent opportunity for Retail Positions at The House of Bruar, not just for the summer season but on a permanent basis!

We are currently recruiting for either full time or part time permanent Sales Assistants for our various departments within our Retail areas. With customer service at the heart of our business, you will take pride in delivering the best of Scotland in Scotland!

Key Responsibilities:
  • Include cashiering
  • General cleaning duties
  • Assisting in merchandising

What we are looking for:
  • Ensure the customer service you provide is of the highest standards at all times.
  • Support your Management Team in achieving company sales targets and operational goals
  • Be a role model for The House of Bruar brand with our personal presentation standards.
  • Maintain store visual standards in cleaning duties and merchandising

Who we need:
  • A customer service ambassador
  • Immaculately presented and representative of our luxury brand in every way

Previous experience is not essential as full training will be given; however you must possess a can-do attitude and a genuine interest in delivering excellent service. In return, we offer on the job and SVQ training, opportunities for progression and great staff benefits. Please apply by email to Clare Harget Human Resources Manager on recruitment@houseofbruar.com in writing to The House of Bruar, By Blair Atholl, Perthshire, PH18 5TW, enclosing a copy of your CV and covering letter.