Dream job as Isle of Harris Distillers search for staff

The distillery, which is home to the award-winning Isle of Harris gin and 'The Hearach' single malt, is looking for new staff.

Published 6th Aug 2021
Updated 6 th Aug 2021

The Isle of Harris Distillers are currently searching for a trainee distiller - a dream job for a whisky or gin fan with a keen knowledge and hunger to learn all about the distilling process.

Based at the distillery on the Isle of Harris, the successful candidate for this 'hands on role' will report into the operations manager.

The job advert reads: "The majority of your time will be spent learning the art of whisky production and helping to create our award-winning Isle of Harris Gin and our eagerly awaited single malt, The Hearach.

"The role will primarily focus on distilling, filling, and warehousing of casks. The remainder of your time will be spent supporting the wider production team in all the varying aspects of operations to achieve the goals of the business in line with the Isle of Harris Distillery ethos.

"As a key member of a small team with diverse operations you must be flexible and resourceful and at all times support the wider visitor operations.

"Key competencies required to fulfil this role would include extremely high quality standards, good mathematical skills as well as an ability to support continuous improvement in operations.

"Every member of the team will have Harris at their heart, so will be ambassadors for the island. As such, your personality and behaviour will embody all that Isle of Harris Distillers stands for."

The distillery operates in a shift pattern - 7am-3.30pm and 3.30pm to midnight, Monday to Friday.

Full training will be given to the successful candidate, as well as the chance to compete an IBD Diploma in Distilling.

To apply, please candidate should send a CV and a covering letter to: work@harrisdistillery.com and the closing date is 13 August.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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