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DATE ADDED: Thu 09/01/2020

Graduate Tourism And Events Co-Ordinator

Argyll and the Islands, UK


JOB TYPE: Graduate scheme, Permanent, Full Time

Placement summary

Beinn an Tuirc is a small batch gin distillery based on the Kintyre peninsula in Argyll. The distillery is situated within the Torrisdale Castle Estate and manufactures sustainably produced gin using renewable energy

Job description

Project Description

There is now an exciting opportunity for a 12-month graduate placement to support the development of a new Gin School and an adjoining café, by creating and implementing a series of associated courses and events.

Placement Objectives

As above.

Role Description

The successful candidate will help increase visitor numbers to the distillery by developing new events and experiences.

Specific tasks of the placement will include:
  • Developing a series of Gin School courses, both day and weekend.
  • Integrating courses with the estate accommodation, enhancing both the estate and the Kintyre Gin websites, planning itineraries and producing marketing materials.
  • Reviewing existing tours and integrating these with the new facilities.
  • Researching and implementing new tour opportunities to include the estate.
  • Creating and implementing a suite of year-round pop up events at the distillery, incorporating all facilities.
  • Creating new events locally (outwith the distillery), potentially incorporating the new shop in Campbeltown.
  • Developing a new remote events strategy, reviewing and improving current remote events such as gin festivals and trade shows.

The intended start date of the placement is May 20. Upon successful completion of the project the placement may result in continued employment.

This position is part funded by Highlands and Islands Enterprise and the European Regional Development Fund.


Minimum Degree Level, preferably related to Marketing, Communications, Tourism/Events Management. Other subjects accepted provided the candidate has the required skills.

Skills / Experience

Essential Skills
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Self- motivated and the ability to work on own initiative.
  • Highly organised with the ability to prioritise tasks.
  • Ambitious and committed to project completion.

Desirable Skills
  • Knowledge of sales and marketing.
  • Understanding/experience of visitor/events management.
  • Basic understanding of financial management
  • Knowledge of spirit/gin market.
  • A creative background or experience in a previous role.


Company benefits

This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in a fast-moving family run business, and upon successful completion of the project the placement may result in continued employment. There will be full training provided.

Placement benefits

An integral part of the ScotGrad Graduate Placement Programme is the tailored 4-day residential graduate business skills training course. ScotGrad placements also offer a unique opportunity to connect with a network of graduates and ScotGrad alumni. All graduates appointed through the programme are encouraged to use ScotGrad's networks to communicate with other ScotGrad participants, learn about any professional development opportunities, including any relevant networking events and build up a professional network.

Additional information

Location: Carradale, Kintyre

Preferred start date: 01/05/2020

Company information

Established in 2016, Beinn an Tuirc Distillers use their own renewable energy to produce gin sustainably, focusing on the community and surrounding environment. They have a tasting room and shop at the distillery on Torrisdale Estate, and a further retail outlet in Campbeltown.

Company sector: Food and Drink

Role: Graduate Tourism and Events Co-ordinator
Job Type: Graduate scheme, Permanent, Full Time
Location: Argyll and the Islands,

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