Head Receptionist

We are looking for a Head Receptionist to add to our team

We are currently looking for a Head Receptionist to join our team here at Murrayshall Country Estate. Murrayshall have massive plans ahead. During the interview process find out more of our future plans as well as how we grow our current offering.

About Murrayshall:

Set in 365 acres of stunning Perthshire countryside, Murrayshall offers a luxurious four-star country house experience in the heart of Scotland. Lovingly restored over the past few years, the former home of Lord Lynedoch dates back over 400 years. It is situated just 3 miles from the cultural city of Perth, offering guests a tranquil haven in which to unwind and relax, with 40 elegant and spacious rooms and suites, 27-holes of stunning parkland golf and delicious local cuisine in our Eolas Restaurant.

As a Head Receptionistyou will be the first and last point of contact for our guests, ensuring an exceptional guest experience is delivered at all times.

Your role will include:

  • Providing excellent customer service at all times
  • Ensuring a smooth check in and out process is followed for guests at all times, adhering to our policies and procedures
  • Being fully conversant with the facilities, services and special promotions offered by the hotel and able to assist with any queries
  • Daily and weekly banking and Cash handling
  • Ensuring that both the Front of House and Guest Relations are kept fully aware of any relevant feedback from guests and other departments
  • Managing staff rotas and dealing with any staff issues, in conjunction with the Reception Manager
  • Managing the receptionists daily tasks and duties
  • Maximising room occupancy and use up-selling techniques to promote hotel services and facilities
  • Deputising for the Reception Manager
  • Comply with hotel security, fire regulations and all health and safety legislation
  • Assist in other areas of the hotel as requested.

Knowledge, Skills and Attributes:


  • Previous experience in a hotel reception essential
  • Previous experience of managing and inspiring staff essential
  • Flexibility and the ability to prioritise and multitask
  • Motivated to go the extra mile for guests and colleagues.

Experience in understanding, delivering and exceeding guest expectations

  • Ability to work under pressure and adapt according to business needs
  • To take pride in your appearance as a brand ambassador
  • To be able to problem solve and turn any negatives to positives
  • To co-ordinate all guest feedback.

Why Join Us

  • 29 Days holiday per annum – includes a day off for your birthday
  • Free parking
  • Refer a friend bonus – £150
  • Gym membership option
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Tips distributed throughout whole hotel twice a year
  • Food & Beverage discounts
  • Golf Shop discounts
  • Training and Apprenticeship opportunities
  • Free meals whilst on duty
  • Birthday gift

Job Types: Permanent basis

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £25,500 per annum


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