Job vacancies at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and its associated attractions are advertised within these pages and externally in the relevant press. Please only apply for vacancies that are available as we are unable to reply to speculative letters.

  • Permanent Attractions Visitor Host/Technician
    Salary £17,063.00 per annum plus enhancement of £2.00 per hour for Technician duties

    Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust currently has a vacancy for a Permanent Attractions Visitor Host/Technician. This is a full-time permanent post and the successful applicant will work 5 out of 7 days, and be worked on an annualised hours system. A keen interest in the Technical aspects of the job is essential and any previous technical experience is welcomed.

    Main duties will involve:

    1. Acting as Duty Technician when required

    2. Acting as Conference Technician for special events when required.

    3. Acting as Projectionist for No.6 Cinema when required.

    4. Welcoming and orientating visitors and checking tickets on entry.

    5. Working on the Laser Quest arena, briefing and marshalling participants, operating the till and handling cash.

    6. Operating all Action Stations exhibits and displays and ensuring that participants are enjoying themselves safely.

    7. Assisting with workshops, corporate events, education visits, birthday parties and other events as necessary.

    8. Operating the cinema and running the Action Stations film, Command Approved.

    9. Keeping Action Stations clean and tidy and in a presentable state for visitors.

    10. Moving furniture to any designated area within Action Stations, in preparation for special events.

    To apply for this position, applicants should send a CV and covering letter detailing how their knowledge and experience match those specified
    to Lauren Mitchell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Closing date – Monday 28th May 2018

    Interviews will be held after candidates are shortlisted. This is currently scheduled for the week commencing 4th June 2018.

  • Fundraising Manager – Portsmouth

    Salary: £26,000 - £28,500 per annum – 37.5 hours per week

    Permanent role

    We are looking for an experienced Fundraising Manager to join our expanding fundraising team based in Portsmouth. The successful candidate will have a strong background in either corporate or trusts fundraising and have experience of building successful relationships with external stakeholders.

    Key Opportunities

    Working in the busy but friendly fundraising team, the successful candidate will manage relationships with trusts or corporates (depending on relevant experience), develop external relationships and help build our portfolio of support.
    The fundraising team sits within the Visitor Experience Directorate and is based in Portsmouth, but also works with our other sites across the UK, including Hartlepool, Yeovilton and Belfast.
    Working with a selection of key stakeholders including donors, senior level executives, trusts and the Royal Navy.
    To work on the delivery of key funding projects to support the strategic aims of the NMRN.

    Knowledge/Experience

    This post requires someone with strong experience in either corporate or trusts fundraising. We encourage you to apply if you have experience in either of these areas.
    Experience of building positive relationships and rapport with external stakeholders.
    An interest or passion for naval/military history would also be desirable.
    Applicants are asked to submit a CV and a statement indicating how their knowledge and experience match those specified.

    The Role Profile can be viewed at www.nmrn.org.uk/jobs.

    Applications should be forward to the HR Team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and are required by 9am on Monday 11 June 2018.

    Interviews will be held on the 19 or 21 June 2018 in Portsmouth.

  • NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE ROYAL NAVY

    Rigger, Portsmouth based

    Salary: £28,000 - £33,000 per annum (dependent upon experience) 37.5 hours per week – permanent

    Overview

    The National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) is looking to recruit a full time Rigger to join their new in-house Rigging team responsible for looking after HMS Victory, HMS Warrior, HMS Trincomalee, HMS Caroline and HMS M.33. This is a full time role based in Portsmouth, with periods working in Hartlepool (HMS Trincomalee) and Belfast (HMS Caroline). This is a great opportunity for an experienced crew member of traditional vessels with maintenance and work aloft experience.

    About the NMRN

    The National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) is the UK’s newest National Museum and was established to ensure the preservation of the UK’s Naval heritage. The NMRN is responsible for a wide variety of artefacts including many iconic items both large and small. The NMRN operates museums across the UK providing unique and varied information about the history of the Royal Navy.

    About the Role

    Working as part of the NMRN in house rigging team, under the direction of the Master Rigger, you will be responsible for maintaining the Masts, Yards and Rigging of the Museum’s vessels. The Rigger will be involved with completing a full range of rigging works from surveys and routine maintenance to restoration and replacement of sections of the rigging.

    Requirements

    Essential

    • Experience completing rigging maintenance on traditional vessels
    • Experience working aloft
    • Competent in a range of traditional rigging skills, including: 3 strand rope splicing, whipping and serving
    • Good team member who is self-motivated and able to work independently
    • Experience engaging with the public, voyage crew, etc

    Desirable

    • Knowledge of square rigged tall ship rigging
    • Ability to complete seizings: rope and wire
    • Ability to wire splice
    • Experience completing standing rigging replacement aloft

    Contract & Location of Work

    Permanent contract, ideally starting ASAP however start date can be negotiable for the right candidate.

    Based in Portsmouth working on HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and HMS M.33, with periods of work in Hartlepool and in Belfast completing rigging works on HMS Trincomalee and HMS Caroline

    Salary and Benefits

    £28,000 to £33,000 per annum (dependent upon experience) core hours 37.5 hours per week, with accommodation and travel provided when working away from Portsmouth.

    IRATA qualifications

    Pension with 6% employer contributions

    Holiday and sick pay

    Access to child care vouchers, legal and welfare support

    For further details, or an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Arabella Roberts on 02392 891370 ext. 2006 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    The role profile can be viewed by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    How to Apply

    Applicants are asked to submit a CV and a statement indicating how their experience and qualifications match those specified.

    Applications should be forwarded to the HR Team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and are required by 4 pm on Friday 25th May 2018.

    Interviews will be held after candidates are shortlisted. This is currently scheduled for the week commencing 4th June 2018.

  • An exciting opportunity has risen to work in a brand new cookhouse in the heart of the historic dockyard, the position is on a variable contract, working Monday-Sunday with occasional evening work- If you think you’re the right person for the job, We look forward to hearing from you.

    Please send a covering letter and CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 02392 731 552.


    Key Responsibilities:

    Quality Standards

    • To ensure that legal and company requirements are adhered to in respect of Hygiene, Health & Safety, Employment Law, and Food Safety Law for all staff, visitors and customers
    • To report all accidents, breakages, losses, unsafe working conditions and any other irregularities
    • To ensure a standard of personal and general cleanliness and hygiene
    • To strive to continually exceed Customer expectations and provide excellent customer care
    • To be responsible for the preparation, service and presentation of food and beverages and other catering requests
    • To undertake any other reasonable duties as requested by management

     

    People Management

    • To ensure all employees in the unit adhere to the correct standards of dress and appearance as set out in Company handbook
    • CH&Co values
    • To ensure effective selling opportunities are supported by all staff having full product knowledge of all items available
    • To maintain a happy and helpful manner and attitude throughout your work


    Financial Contribution

    • To protect all company property in the unit and maintain all such property in a manner of good and safe repair.

  • Boathouse 4 is located in one of the oldest and most historic parts of the Historic Dockyard. Few visitors realise that we have been building wooden boats here for hundreds of years.

    Would you like to join our team of volunteers?

    Do you love Portsmouth, Wooden boats and our Naval Heritage?

    Could you tell visitors the story of Boathouse 4?

    Boathouse 4 has been restored and is now open as a FREE attraction at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and we are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join our team


    Our volunteers get involved in;
    • The conservation and restoration of small boats from the Portsmouth Naval Base’s collection that come to us for repair or restoration.
    • Leading a daily tour of our workshop floor telling visitors about the work underway.
    • Telling our visitors about the significance and history of small boats in the Royal Navy and building boats in Boathouses 4,5,6,7.
    • Demonstrate aspects of woodworking/boatbuilding or rope making to visitors – Training can be provided.
    • Welcoming and interacting with our visitors.
    • Help with our ‘hands-on’ activities and workshops for all ages.
    • Crew our fleet of WWII boats.


    For an application form or more information please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • LOVE NAVAL HISTORY? SHARE IT WITH US!
    Volunteer at the National Museum of the Royal Navy

    We have an exciting opportunity for anyone wishing to volunteer with the NMRN.


    We are looking for front of house volunteers to engage with our visitors across our unique and historic attractions, these include:

    · HMS Victory

    The world’s oldest commissioned warship, Lord Horatio Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar.

    · HMS M.33

    One of only 3 Royal Navy ships to survive from World War One, served at the Gallipoli Campaign in 1915.

    · 36 HOURS: JUTLAND 1916 EXHIBITION (OPENS MAY 2016)

    Largest exhibition dedicated at the Battle of Jutland in the world

    · NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE ROYAL NAVY GALLERIES

    Housed in two Grade I listed buildings displaying artefacts from the beginning of the Royal Navy to the modern day.


    We welcome all ages and backgrounds (18+) to volunteer in our ships and galleries.

    Volunteering with us is a great way to meet new people, developing new skills, gain experience and taken on new challenges

    Please click here to find out more

    If you’re interested, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

     

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    Boathouse 7 requires waiting staff to work in our busy cafeteria in the heart of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
    Hours of work are predominately 9-5 including weekends, with some evening shifts.

    Overall purpose of the job


    Performing a variety of tasks associated with food service in a high volume cafe and delivering excellent customer service in the catering unit.
    Skills:
    • Enthusiasm to execute outstanding customer service
    • Communicate confidently with customer & exceeding visitor expectation
    • Ability to work within in a team and individually
    • Reliable/Flexibly
    • To complete unit specific tasks and sign off all associated paperwork
    • To attend team meetings as required
    • To operate the till in line with company operation and cash handling procedures
    • To maximize uptake and spend per head
    Experience preferred but not essential.

    If you think you are the person for the role in this busy, vibrant and friendly unit, we would like to hear from you.
    Please send your C.V along with a Covering Letter to :
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 02392 731 552.