Job Opportunity – Housekeeper

Hopetoun House is one of Scotland’s finest Stately Homes and is managed by the Hopetoun House Preservation Trust. The Trust’s purpose is the preservation and conservation of the house, its contents and immediate grounds together with facilitating public access and making educational use of Hopetoun. Hopetoun currently welcomes around 50,000 visitors per year and is graded as a 5 Star attraction by Visit Scotland.


Hopetoun House is looking for a housekeeper/cleaner to work as part of our Housekeeping Team assisting the Head Housekeeper in the cleaning and upkeep of the public areas of Hopetoun House.

Hours of Work and Rate

  • The post is 25 hours per week over 5 days from 06:00 to 11:00
  • We open to the public from Easter to September, during this time your hours will include some weekend work, typically 2 weekends out of 4, occasionally more to cover holidays.
  • In winter when we are closed to the public your hours will generally be worked Monday to Friday, with occasional weekend hours for events cleaning.
  • Rate of pay is initially £7.83 per hour, increasing to £8.21 per hour on 1 April 2019.

Typical duties include the following:

  • Vacuuming
  • Floor polishing
  • Dusting
  • Cleaning WCs
  • Maintaining adequate supplies of toiletries in WCs
  • Before and after cleaning of any rooms used for Hopetoun events
  • Anything else within reason that the Head Housekeeper requires in order to maintain the proper upkeep of Hopetoun House

The post-holder should be confident and friendly, being able to work both under direction and on own initiative. Previous corporate cleaning or housekeeping experience is required. An interest in heritage/visitor attractions would be an advantage although not essential. Full training will be given.

There is no public transport near Hopetoun, so own transport is essential.


Email us and tell us a bit about yourself, why you’d like this job and why you’re suitable, please also attach your CV.


The Hopetoun House Preservation Trust is a registered Scottish Charity No SC009760

Categories:  Hopetoun House