Merchandiser (Maternity Cover)

Organisation: The Royal Yacht Britannia

Salary: £28,000

Location: Edinburgh

Hours: Full Time or Part Time
Duration: Maternity Cover (1 year). June 2024 – June 2025.
Pay: £28,000

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. This former floating palace of Queen Elizabeth II usually attracts circa 350,000 visitors a year from around the world.

Britannia provides an exceptional experience for visitors. This dedication to excellence has led to the Royal Yacht being rated as Tripadvisor’s No.1 UK Visitor Attraction (AGAIN), and the top 1% in the world in its category.

Company benefits include:

– 10% employer pension contribution with a choice to contribute up to a further 5% yourself, which would then be matched by us as well! (So 20% potential contribution to your pension).
– 33 days pro-rata annual holiday entitlement.
– Enhanced long service holiday entitlement.
– Life Assurance.
– Performance and loyalty payment scheme.
– Complimentary tickets.
– Staff discount in the Gift Shop, Royal Deck Tearoom & The Lighthouse Restaurant & Bar aboard Fingal Hotel.
– Free car parking for staff.

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 Merchandiser to join our great team.


Responsibilities may include, but not limited to:

– Collaborate with suppliers and distributors to negotiate prices, quantities, and timescales.
– Analyse sales figures, customer reactions and market trends to maximise sales.
– Display products commercially to enhance sales.
– Manage all stock movement and consider promotions, price changes and markdowns.
– Raise all orders and track through to delivery.
– Ensure all products are priced accurately and invoices paid on time.
– Ensure overall stock levels are in line with company budgets.
– Manage effectively all administrative tasks.
– Take ownership for the annual stocktake in January.
– Offer Management cover in the shop when required.

Qualifications and Experience

– Good level of education with at least GCSE / Standard Grade / National 5 Maths and English – Essential
– Ability to use IT systems efficiently and effectively (Excel, MS Word) – Essential
– Ability to analyse data to produce clear reports – Essential
– Commercial awareness – Essential
– Previous Retail Experience – Essential
– Relevant work experience in a similar organisation or background – Desirable

Personal Qualities

We are seeking a first-class, commercially astute individual with strong analytical / numerical skills, a flair for retail and a positive can-do personality to join our award-winning team.

A passionate team player who promotes and drives a culture of continuous improvement.

The job is based in our Gift Shop and on board Britannia.

How to Apply

If this role excites you and you are interested in applying, please send us your CV and a short covering letter telling us a little bit about yourself as well as why you would be a great fit for the role, to Kerry Burns at

Closing date: 3 May 2024.

Application Deadline: Friday 03/05/2024