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The Royal Yacht Britannia

Sales Assistant

Application Deadline: Sunday 16th February 2020
Job Title: Sales Assistant
Hours: Various (full time and part time)
Duration: Permanent
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 Scotland’s Best Visitor Attraction for 13 years running and featured in TripAdvisor’s UK Top 10 attractions for five years. Britannia is also proud to hold the Green Tourism Gold Award.

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 four weeks in advance and a variety of week and weekend work is required.

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, customer focused, have 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. Experience within a retail or tourism background is desirable.

Company benefits include:

  • Enhanced long service holiday entitlement

  • Life Assurance

  • Performance and loyalty payment scheme

  • Complimentary tickets

  • Staff discount in the Gift Shop, Royal Deck Tea Room & The Lighthouse Bar aboard Fingal

  • Excellent Pension Scheme

  • 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 Sales Assistant to: or postal applications to:

Shop Manager
The Royal Yacht Britannia
Ocean Drive

Closing date: 16/02/2020

Interviews: w/c 17th February for March start date

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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