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The Royal Yacht Britannia

Backshift Security Officer

Application Deadline: Friday 25th January 2019
Hours: Part time
Duration: Permanent
Pay: £9.30 per hour

The Royal Yacht Britannia is an award-winning five-star visitor attraction and exclusive events venue in Edinburgh. The 150-strong team on board is committed to delivering the same standards of excellence expected when Britannia was in service.

Our Security team ensures a safe environment for visitors and staff of this iconic vessel and provides 24-hour surveillance of the ship and its artefacts. We are now looking for a Security Officer to join the small, friendly team on board Britannia.

You will present a smart, professional, alert and visible security presence to staff, visitors and clients alike. You will ensure their safety, as well as the safety of the Yacht and its artefacts, by monitoring the CCTV, controlling access through the entry gates and by patrolling the ship. You will also be expected to receive deliveries, deal with lost property and respond to emergency situations on board.

Another important aspect of the role will be to assist visitors with any queries they may have, either face-to-face whilst patrolling the ship, or via the telephone. Therefore, good communication skills and a warm friendly attitude are a prerequisite. Previous experience working in the Armed Forces or Emergency Services, or a similar role with transferable skills, is advantageous.


Part-time position – 3 x 8-hour shifts (14:00-22:00), followed by 6 days off. You will also be expected to work some 12-hour Nightshifts 19:00 – 07:00 to cover holidays and extra hours in the evening when we have events on board Britannia.

Company benefits include:

- Enhanced long service holiday entitlement
- Pension
- Life Assurance
- Performance and loyalty payment scheme
- Complimentary tickets
- Staff discount in the Gift Shop and Royal Deck Tea Room
- Free car parking for staff

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 you feel you would be suitable for the role of Security Officer to: or postal applications to:

Robert Gill
Head of Visitor Experience
The Royal Yacht Britannia
Ocean Drive

Closing date: Friday 25 January 2019

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.

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