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.

  • 20 hours per week ( To end of September )

    Camber Lights café @
    Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower

    Applicants need excellent communication skills, have a strong understanding of customer care principles, as well as a desire to deliver an outstanding customer experience. Experience is not essential as training will be given to successful applicants. This role will involve working most weekends.

    For further details, or an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact
    Bryan Davies on 02392 727 583 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    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 NMRN HR Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We are currently looking for a team of Casual Catering Assistants to support the current permanent team. Immediate start may be available and interviews will be scheduled on an individual basis.

  • 4 days / 30 hours per week (to End September 2015)

    Applicants need excellent communication skills, have a strong understanding of customer care principles, as well as have recent experience of delivering an outstanding customer experience.

    For further details, or an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact

    Bryan Davies on 02392 727 583 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    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 NMRN HR Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and are required by 4pm on 7th August 2015.

  • Salary: £36k pa

    37.5 hours per week


    The National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) is recruiting for a Head of Fundraising to join the Visitor Experience Directorate.

    This is an exciting opportunity to make your mark in the newest National Museum. We have raised over £80m in the last five years and want to find the person with the right ambition to help take us forward in our mission to conserve some of the nation’s most icon heritage and with some of the most exciting museum developments in the sector.

    This role will be responsible for the implementation of the fundraising strategy and improved practices in relation to donor retention and fundraising policy. Working closely with the Customer Relationship Manager to ensure that the donor relations strategy operates at maximum effectiveness through effective team and cross-functional planning and development which will include an Individual Giving strategy. This is a great opportunity to raise the profile of the NMRN through fundraising initiatives and increase fund raising revenue.

    Knowledge/Experience

    We are looking for a proactive individual with a creative approach to income generation with an ability to identify/exploit income opportunities, along with a desire to succeed.

    Applicants must be able to demonstrate a good understanding of donor and market dynamics and requirements with the ability to motivate and lead a team to generate and implement new ideas and achieve/exceed income targets.


    The Role Profile for this vacancy can be viewed at www.NMRN.org.uk/jobs


    Applications should email a covering letter and current CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5pm on Wednesday 19 August 2015. If you have not been contacted by 21 August 2015 your application has been unsuccessful.

    Interviews are likely to be held w/c 24 August 2015.

  • HMS WARRIOR 1860 is looking to recruit a Finance and Personnel Assistant from September 2015.


    The role is primarily to support the Finance and Personnel Manager in the day to day responsibility for accounting procedures as well as assisting in the preparation of management accounts for 2 companies. This opportunity comes at a time of exciting change in a small expanding organisation.

    Warrior Preservation Trust Limited currently has a turnover of £2.2m and is involved in a £3.6m HLF funded project.

    The successful candidate must be a qualified (or near qualified) member of the AAT or equivalent. You will be able to demonstrate good knowledge of standard accounting systems and be conversant in Excel, WORD and SAGE. In addition, you will require excellent planning and organisational skills and a logical and methodical approach to tasks. Able to work both independently and as key member of a small team in a busy and challenging environment, flexibility and adaptability are important. An understanding of Charity law and HMRC Gift Aid procedures and VAT reporting is also desirable.

    This is initially a temporary,1 year post, 22.5hours per week. Salary £23,400 pa pro rata plus holidays and benefits.

    Further details can be found on our website or by contacting:

    Isabelle Russell – Finance and Personnel Manager
    HMS Warrior 1860
    HM Naval Base Portsmouth
    PO1 3QX
    02392 778600
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    Closing date for applications: Friday 11th September 2015
    Interviews will take place Week commencing 21st September 2015

  • HMS WARRIOR 1860 is looking to recruit a Head of Reception as soon as possible.


    This new role is to primarily to manage the smooth-running of the Warrior Visitor Reception area ensuring an excellent front of house service. This opportunity comes at a time of exciting change in a small expanding organisation.

    Warrior Preservation Trust Limited currently has a turnover of £2.2m and has received a major HLF grant towards a £3.6m restoration project. It attracts approximately 350,000 visitors each year.

    The successful candidate must have an accomplished and proven track record of dealing with the general public. In addition, you will require excellent organisational skills and a have experience in managing and working alongside both co-workers and volunteers. The ability to adapt and respond effectively and flexibly to situations in a busy and challenging environment is essential. A good working knowledge of computers and Microsoft applications, managing cash floats and sales promotion is desirable

    This is permanent post, 37.5 hours per week (including occasional weekends).
    Salary £20,700 pa plus holidays and benefits.

    Further details can be found on our website  or by contacting:

    Tony Ford – Executive Officer
    HMS Warrior 1860
    HM Naval Base Portsmouth
    PO1 3QX
    02392 778600
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Closing date for applications: Monday 10th August, 2015
    Interviews will take place Week commencing 17th August 2015

  • Circa £19,000 Per Annum

    This is a full-time post (37.5 hours per week) and will include some weekend and evening work as required

    To be responsible for all events on board HMS Victory and within NMRN, Portsmouth, in order to deliver a unique and high level of visitor experience and satisfaction in support of the overarching NMRN vision, strategy and corporate plan.

    The successful applicant will assist the Events Manager in delivering targeted income and events, as well as initiate and develop revenue generating events and functions.
    Applicants should have previous experience in a customer focused business, ideally in the museums/attractions sector. This should include experience of management of health & safety, proven leadership skills, understanding customer service and customer care principles, as well as understanding and experience of delivering an outstanding customer experience.

    Applicants should be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills and an innovative attitude approach.

    Self-motivated applicants with an interest in history and heritage preferred.


    For further details, or an informal discussion, please contact Roxy Martin-Cottee, Events Manger, 02392 722124 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    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 NMRN HR Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or posted to the HR Department: Porters Lodge, Victory Gate, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, PO1 3LJ and are required by 4pm on Monday 3rd August 2015. Interviews are scheduled for Wednesday 5th August 2015.

    Previous applicants need not re-apply

  • Barista required in a Busy Costa Coffee in the heart of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

    Successful Candidate will be on a Casual Workers Agreement which is a Zero Hour Contract and be required to work in Busy Periods and School Holidays and Weekends


    Overall purpose of the job

    Performing a variety of tasks associated with coffee production and service in the catering unit.

    Skills:
    • Enthusiasm to execute outstanding customer service
    • Communicate confidently with customer
    • Ability to work within in a team and individually
    • Reliable/Flexible – delivery of shifts
    • To deliver the highest levels of customer service in line with brand standards
    • To complete unit specific tasks and sign off all associated paperwork
    • To attend team meetings as required
    • To operate the till in line with brand till 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.