Senior Marketing Manager

Organisation: The Royal Yacht Britannia

Location: Edinburgh

Hours: Full-Time
Duration: Permanent
Salary: Dependent on experience

We are looking for an exceptional Senior Marketing Manager to join our team. This position presents a rare opportunity to join the team who run The Royal Yacht Britannia, a leading visitor attraction with an outstanding reputation for quality and customer experience, and the team behind our sister ship, Fingal, Scotland’s only luxury floating hotel.

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.

Fingal started life as a lighthouse tender and is now a luxury floating hotel permanently berthed on Edinburgh’s vibrant waterfront. Re-launched in January 2019, it has been transformed into a luxurious 23 cabin boutique hotel, and exclusive use venue, ranked Edinburgh’s No. 1 Hotel on Tripadvisor.

Reporting to the Head of Marketing you will be a key member of the Marketing team, developing and implementing successful marketing strategies for both ships, as well as deputising in her absence.

Extensive experience in this field is required, preferably gained in a high-quality, luxury tourism and hospitality, or hotel environment. A proven track record in marketing, including PR, copywriting, advertising, design, website and digital communications is essential.

Key strengths should include: a creative marketing mind and strong communication skills, as well as a positive and flexible approach when managing a busy and varied workload. It is also essential that you are passionate about delivering excellent service, have a keen attention to detail and a good sense of humour.

Key responsibilities

As a key member of the Marketing team, you will be responsible for:

– Delivering strategic marketing plans with a positive, flexible approach
– Developing good working relationships within the Marketing team, and across the organisation
– Planning and implementing PR and advertising campaigns
– Managing media and film requirements
– Overseeing design and print, and liaising with design and advertising agencies
– Copywriting for all media, including advertising, promotional print, press releases, website and social media
– Working closely with tourism agencies, the travel trade, and business organisations
– Delivering presentations and briefings
– Developing website and digital communications and social media with the team.

Company benefits include:

– 33 days annual holiday entitlement
– Hybrid working policy
– Enhanced long service holiday entitlement
– 10% non-contributory company pension
– Life assurance
– Performance and loyalty payment scheme
– Complimentary tickets to The Royal Yacht Britannia
– Staff discount in the Royal Deck Tea Room, Britannia Gift Shop and The Lighthouse Restaurant & Bar aboard Fingal
– Free car parking at The Royal Yacht Britannia

If you feel you have the personality, skills and experience we are looking for then we would love to hear from you.

Please send your CV and a covering letter outlining why we should select you for this role to: or postal applications to:

Casey Rust
Head of Marketing
The Royal Yacht Britannia
Ocean Drive

Please provide contact details for two referees.

Closing date: Monday 11 October at 5pm

No agencies please.

Please note, due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to unsuccessful candidates. If you have been selected for interview you will be contacted directly.

Application Deadline: Monday 11/10/2021