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Graduate Job Graduate Team Leader - Natural Retreats

Vacancy Type: Graduate Job
Employer: ScotGrad – Graduate Placements for Growing Businesses
Reference: NR02
Salary: £16,000  

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EXPIRY NOTICE: This job has now expired and will not be accepting any more applications.

Closing Date - 30th April 2013

Job summary

Natural Retreats, a luxury self-catering holiday specialist based in John O’Groats, are recruiting for a recent graduate for an exciting 12 month Team Leader role. The successful graduate will have the opportunity to gain fantastic commercial insight through working closely with an experienced General Manager and with senior members of the Natural Retreats from Head Office.

Job Description

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Graduate who is keen to play a pivotal role in the implementation of a brand new product in Natural Retreats global product portfolio and to gain a full understanding of the operations at a luxury, self-catering company, both in the planning and the implementation phases.

The first element of the project is the planning and implementation of the on the ground operational set up for the opening of The Inn at our John O’Groats retreat. This is the first of its type within the Natural Retreats portfolio and therefore needs an astute individual to be able to take ownership of the project supporting the General Manager and wider Operations team.

In addition the second element of the project, which will be conducted during the low season, will give an insight into researching our guest’s requirements and specifically the assessment of the travel requirements from within the expanding Scottish energy industry in terms of corporate hospitality and meeting facilities.

This position is part funded by Highlands and Islands Enterprise and the European Regional Development Fund.

Skills / Experience


•        Degree in relevant discipline

•        People skills

•        Communication skills

•        PC literate – Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook

•        Fantastic interpersonal skills

•        Problem solving and solution focused

•        Ability to lead a team

•        Multi tasking skills

•        Customer Service in a customer facing environment – ideally within accommodation/ hospitality

•        Enthusiastic about the outdoors and the local area.

•        Team player

•        •   Proactive


•        Knowledge of the local area


•        Degree in relevant discipline.


As part of this TalentScotland Graduate Placement Programme, the candidate will benefit from support from a team within Highlands and Islands Enterprise and also access a five day residential course training focussed on employability and business skills.

Additional Info

Location: John O'Groats

Salary: £16,000 per annum

12 month placement

Location: Scotland

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