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Isle of Raasay Distillery Career Opportunities

Distillery Jobs and Career Opportunities

Since its establishment, the Isle of Raasay Distillery has brought job opportunities to the island, worked closely with other local businesses and become embedded in the island’s tight-knit community.

Part of the distillery’s ethos is to produce, mature, bottle and market every drop of spirit directly from the island. This seeks to maximise the influence of the island on the spirit, and the distillery on the island.

Current Job Opportunities

Our current Isle of Raasay Distillery jobs are listed below. Click on a job title to view more information and to apply.

Head Chef

Job Title: Head Chef
Reports To: Operations Director

Job Purpose / Outline

We are looking for a Head Chef to join our team here on Raasay to develop a food offering that builds on our previous successes. Winner of Tourism Destination of the Year 2022, the distillery has seen significant investment in a new visitor centre and tasting bar in the past 12 months, in addition to the existing 6 luxury guest bedrooms.

The restaurant space boasts one of the best views of any restaurant in Scotland looking out across the Sound of Raasay to the Cuillin mountain range on Skye. A rare opportunity in an incredible location.


Closing Date: Sunday 5th Feb 2023

Please apply by emailing: [email protected]

Further information or queries prior to the application email Chloe Leeman on [email protected] or call 01478 470178

Finance Administrator & Support

Job Title: Finance Administrator & Support
Reports To: Stuart Blues (Finance Director)

Job Purpose / Outline

A rare opportunity has arisen to join our growing operation on Raasay as part of the wider R&B Distillers Ltd business. Incorporating the Isle of Raasay Distillery and the planned Machrihanish Distillery this role will be responsible for all aspects of financial control and management alongside our Financial Controller and for partnering with our operational and support functions across the business to build on R&B’s success to date. In September 2017, we opened our first distillery on the Isle of Raasay in the Inner Hebrides. The company was co-founded in 2014 by Scottish entrepreneurs Bill Dobbie and Alasdair Day, with the ambition of becoming Scotland’s leading artisanal distiller. As one of the few Scottish-owned Scotch whisky companies, run by a team of innovators, we have the independence and imagination to create exciting new Scotch whisky styles and provenance.

To assist the financial controller with the day to day running of the company’s finances, management accounts and all associated bookkeeping and accounts processes. To assist the operating and support teams within the business in providing analysis of and inputting to commercial decision making, including a general contribution towards the overall business goals.

This role would be well suited to a competent or aspiring book-keeper, part-qualified accountant or administratively organised individual seeking their first role in financial management. Alongside a competitive salary, career progression and company benefits R&B Distillers Ltd are willing to support individuals through study of appropriate qualifications such as AAT or ACCA as part of their application and development.

While we are willing to support and offer remote working across our businesses the current nature of this role is such that we would expect someone to be required in the office on Raasay a reasonable proportion of time. More defined arrangements can be discussed in detail with suitable candidates.

Key Objectives
  • Ensuring telephone, postal and email enquiries are answered and recorded efficiently and professionally for the finance department
  • Responsibility for online booking systems payments, room rates and reconciliations to the financial ledger
  • Cash handling and till control support
  • Cover when required for accurate control of stock and goods in for shop including creation of products, as well as routine audits / reporting on effectiveness of these processes
  • Create and update spreadsheets of daily card transactions in order to reconcile bank
  • Creation / management of Purchase Orders and incorporation in to Odoo ERP system
  • Checking in warehouse and distilling goods (cover for and management/reporting on effectiveness of process)
  • Review and process reimbursements and credit notes when required
  • Keep records of invoices and tax payments, making sure they are recorded and filed appropriately
  • Creating Invoices on Xero and Odoo
  • Credit control
  • Management of and uploading of Direct Debit payment schedules and updating contacts on Odoo and Xero
  • Reconciling accounts, and identifying and addressing any account discrepancies
  • Aiding with reports on financial projections (e.g. liquidity and cash flow)
  • HMRC Documentation including PAYE, VAT, Duty requirements
Key Challenges
  • Ensuring productive and progressive collaboration between different business areas to ensure positive working relationships.
  • Aiding in a growing, ambitious small business
  • Help to establish and reinforce procedures and systemisation to ensure scalable business growth
Knowledge, Experience and Qualifications
  • Numerically capable
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good problem-solving abilities
  • High level of IT competency
  • Excellent time management
  • Cooperation and teamwork
  • Experience on accounting softwares such as Xero (desirable but not necessary, training will be provided)
  • Experience on ERP softwares such as Odoo (desirable but not necessary, training will be provided)
  • Experience on till softwares such as EposNow (desirable but not necessary, training will be provided)
  • Good understanding of bookkeeping procedures and accounting fundamentals
Relationships – Internal & External

Internal: Financial Controller, Financial Director, Managing Director, Investor & Controller, Operations Director, Commercial Director, eCommerce Manager, Assistant Manager, Fulfilment Lead, Operations Lead, Hospitality Lead, Visitor Centre Lead, Bar Manager and Sales Team

External: Suppliers, Industry and Consumers


Please apply by emailing: [email protected]

Further information or queries prior to the application email Stuart Blues on [email protected]