Sales Assistant

Organisation: The Royal Yacht Britannia

Salary: £9.90 per hour

Location: Edinburgh

Hours: Part-Time (4-5 days)
Duration: Seasonal (July-September)
Pay: £9.90 per hour

The Royal Yacht Britannia is an award-winning, five-star visitor attraction and exclusive evening events venue in Edinburgh, which employs more than 160 staff. This former floating palace of Her Majesty The Queen, usually attracts circa 350,000 visitors a year from around the world, and would normally host circa 100 exclusive evening events per annum.

Led by Chief Executive, Bob Downie, Britannia provides an exceptional experience for visitors. This dedication to excellence has led to the Royal Yacht being rated as Best UK Attraction (Which? Magazine 2020) and Scotland’s Best Visitor Attraction for 13 years running. Britannia is also Tripadvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best award winner, and the top 1% in the world in its category.

Britannia’s Gift Shop is the benchmark for five-star retailing within Scotland’s tourism industry, and we now have a fantastic opportunity for an outstanding Sales Assistant to join our great team.

Working alongside a passionate and friendly team of Sales Assistants you will work over three key areas of the department: selling tickets in our Visitor Centre, working in our busy Gift Shop and running our fudge shop, the NAAFI. Shifts are given to the team 4 weeks in advance and a variety of week and weekend work is required.

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, customer-focused, with a positive can-do attitude and is someone who enjoys a varied role in a fast-paced environment. It is essential that the candidate is flexible to work over a 7-day period. You must also have a smart appearance, be competent in numeracy and be computer literate. Experience in a customer-focused role within a quality establishment would be advantageous.

Company benefits include:
– 10% employer pension contribution (no employee contribution)
– 6.6 weeks/33 days pro-rata, annual holiday entitlement
– Up to one week/5 days pro-rata, long service holiday entitlement
– Hybrid working opportunities
– Life Assurance
– Employee Assistance Programme
– Performance and loyalty payment scheme
– Complimentary tickets and staff discount (Britannia and Fingal Hotel)
– Free car parking for staff at The Royal Yacht Britannia

Please send your CV and a covering letter outlining why you feel you would be suitable for the role of Sales Assistant to: or postal applications to:

Kirsty Sibbald
Shop Manager
The Royal Yacht Britannia
Ocean Drive

Closing date: 24/06/22

No agencies please.

Application Deadline: Friday 24/06/2022