Hostel position Isle of Barra – Outer Hebrides

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      We are looking for a Hostel Warden to run our family run 18 bed hostel on the Isle of Barra from March/April to end of September
      Position is paid and accommodation is provided.

      We are looing for someone to take overall responsibility for the up-keep & running of the hostel which will include, the daily cleaning, simple maintenance, checking guests in & out etc. This person would be working alongside part time cleaners. The warden will also be involved in looking after our sea kayaking customers over the summer months who stay in our Lodge from where we run sea kayaking holidays. Duties would include cooking breakfasts.

      The hostel work gives plenty of time to enjoy this beautiful island, and take part in any of the activities we run during the summer including surfing, coasteering, snorkelling with seals and kayaking. visit our day trip webpage

      This job would suit anyone who loves the outdoors. We would be looking for someone who is cheerful, flexible, and outgoing, as well as self reliant, happy to work as part of the team and has hostel work experience.
      To contact us: email or phone 01871 810443

      About the island
      The isle of Barra lies on the very fringe of Europe the Outer Hebrides are amongst the most beautiful islands in the world.
      This string of islands offers fantastic scenery and wildlife, and make for a truly beautiful destination. The Isle of Barra is the most southerly inhabited island and remains the domain of wildlife. As you explore the island you will see seals as they bask on sea washed rocks, maybe glimpse an otter as it hunts for food otters, and come across a fantastic array of birds. Golden Eagles can be spotted soaring over the wild windswept hillsides Puffins, Guillemots, and Kittiwakes nest on the high sheer cliffs, whilst Oystercatchers and Plovers can be seen picking amongst the mussels and limpets on the seashore.
      Take time to explore the islands on foot, and climbing the hills gives breathtaking views over the Hebrides, towards Skye, Rum, Tiree and beyond Although small the islands are beautiful and an amazing 1000 species of wild flowers have been identified. The Hostel is situated in Castlebay, Isle of Barra’s main village Once the stronghold of the MacNeil clan the 15th century Kisimul Castle sits out in the middle of the bay and gives the village its name. The islands have been inhabited for four thousand years, and evidence still remains of a Celtic presence.

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