Seasonal Sales Assistant

Organisation: The Royal Yacht Britannia

Salary: £10.90 per hour

Location: Edinburgh

Hours: 3-5 days out of 7
Duration: Seasonal
Pay: £10.90 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 160 staff. This former floating palace of Queen Elizabeth II usually attracts circa 350,000 visitors a year from around the world, and would normally host circa 100 exclusive evening events per annum.

Britannia provides an exceptional experience for visitors. This dedication to excellence has led to the Royal Yacht being named as the UK’s Best Visitor Attraction (Which magazine readers) and has retained its Tripadvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best award winner, and in the top 1% in the world.

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

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, customer-focused, with 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. You must also have a smart appearance, be competent in numeracy and be computer literate. Experience in a customer-focused role within a quality establishment would be advantageous.

Company benefits include:

– 10% employer pension contribution (no employee contribution)
– 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 Tea Room & The Lighthouse Bar aboard Fingal
– Free car parking for staff

If you have a warm, outgoing personality and would relish the freedom to interact with visitors of all ages, then why not join our friendly and motivated team?

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:

Kirsty Sibbald
Shop Manager
The Royal Yacht Britannia
Ocean Drive

Closing date: 21 May 2023

Interviews: TBA

No agencies please.