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Experienced in sales, love events, proactive and creative?

The Heritage Portfolio team based at Hopetoun House are on the hunt for an experienced Event Designer. On a daily basis you will be creating appropriate proposals in response to initial enquiries, following up all enquiries in a timely manner and working closely with out venue principles in order to help them convert the business.  This is a role with dual responsibility for both Event Planning and Operations and you will be expected to deputise for the Food and Beverage Manager and operate events where appropriate.

Together with your Food and Beverage Manager you will be tasked with working in partnership with your venue clients, developing the events business in order to achieve the annual budget.

You will also work closely with our Director of Sales and the wider events team in order to nurture existing relationships and identify new opportunities.  You will increase the awareness of the company and associated venues through networking, site visits and promotional activity.

You will be expected to assist with site visits, ensuring that Hopetoun House is always showcased in the best possible light in order to secure business.  You will be expected to take a pro-active approach to finding new business by working closely with the wider Sales and Events Team.

You will have the opportunity to interact with a like-minded team across our range of heritage venues including some of Edinburgh’s and Central Scotland’s most prestigious Castles, Palaces, Stately Homes and buildings of distinction.

Applicants must have:

  • A track record in the hospitality industry, preferably in the luxury market
  • Operational experience
  • Excellent communication skills both orally and written
  • Proven experience of relationship development
  • Confidence to work with a wide range of clients

The position is permanent / full time and will be based at Hopetoun House. The successful applicant will be subject to a security vetting process. The closing date for applications is Monday 10th April. Click here for the full job description.

To apply, please send CVs to:

Fiona Mclellan
Director of Sales
Heritage Portfolio
0131 555 2229


Heritage Portfolio Limited is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Please note that we are unable to acknowledge all applications, only those selected for interview will be contacted. Please note that if you have not been contacted within four weeks, you have not been selected for interview. Only those with a right to work in the UK will be considered.