Visitor Assistant & Evening Guide (part time)

Organisation: The Royal Yacht Britannia

Location: Edinburgh

Hours: Days available will range from 3 – 5 days per week, and will include weekends. Daily shifts will be from 5 – 8 hours per day.
Duration: Seasonal (Mid June – End Sept)
Pay: £9.30 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 200 staff. The former floating palace of Her Majesty The Queen, Britannia welcomes over 380,000 visitors a year from around the world and hosts 100 evening events.

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 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best award winner 2020. Britannia is also proud to hold the Green Tourism Gold Award.

Our Visitor Experience department is now looking for a part time Seasonal Visitor Assistant & Evening Guide who is enthusiastic, with a smart appearance, a can-do attitude, excellent communication skills and a passion for exceptional customer care.

At The Royal Yacht Britannia the highest standards of customer service are part of everyday life. A five-star visitor attraction where quality and attention to detail matter. Full training will be given and uniform provided.

As part of our Visitor Experience team you will report to the Visitor Experience Manager. The job is based in our Visitor Centre and on board Britannia, on the outer decks, and inside on the tour route. The position can be physically demanding as you will be mainly standing throughout the duration of your shift.

You will be expected to ensure our visitors have a safe and enjoyable visit and to provide the high levels of service for which Britannia is renowned.

Other responsibilities will include:

-Providing a warm welcome to visitors.
-Interacting with visitors throughout their tour.
-Helping visitors use their audio handset.
-Assisting with queue management.
-Work as a guide at Britannia’s exclusive evening events and private tours.
-Any other Visitor Assistant duties as required.

Company benefits include:

-Life Assurance.
-Complimentary tickets.
-Staff discount in the Britannia Gift Shop, Royal Deck Tea Room and The Lighthouse Restaurant & Bar aboard Fingal.
-Free car parking.

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

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to or postal applications to:

Colin Purnell
Visitor Experience Manager
The Royal Yacht Britannia
Ocean Drive

Closing date: 11 June 2021

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: Friday 11/06/2021