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.

  • Fundraising Coordinator, Hartlepool based 
    Salary:  £26,000 - £30,000 salary per annum (£15,600 - £18,000 pro-rata salary per annum) (dependent upon experience) 
     
    22.5 hours per week – Temporary (2 year Fixed-Term contract) 
    The National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) is recruiting for a Fundraiser to join our busy fundraising team. 
     
    We are the newest National Museum and have expanded massively over the last five years, raising £120m along the way.  
    Our expansion continues and we need a dynamic, experienced Fundraiser to help us grow.  
    The NMRN tells the story of the four fighting forces of the British Royal Navy.  
    World famous attractions in our family of museums include HMS Victory in Portsmouth, HMS Caroline in Belfast, HMS Alliance in Gosport and Europe’s largest collection of naval aircraft in the Fleet Air Arm Museum in Yeovilton.
     
    This is an exciting new opportunity to join the Museum’s Fundraising Team at a time of opportunity and change.   
    To co-ordinate and facilitate fundraising activities and events for the HMS Trincomalee Trust, based on the Bicentenary Anniversary of HMS Trincomalee.
     
    Key Opportunities
     
    •Develop funding for the Bicentenary Anniversary of HMS Trincomalee in 2017.
     
    •Develop a diverse range of funding opportunities, especially through event fundraising.
     
    •Opportunity to create a sustainable fundraising operation.
     
    •Work in a unique environment / heritage attraction.
     
    Knowledge/Experience
     
    Experience of meeting challenging targets and possess the knowledge of what makes a successful fundraising event, along with the experience of corporate or business fundraising.
     
     
    For further details, or an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Paul Elgood on 023 9272 8070.
     
    Applicants are asked to submit a CV and a statement indicating how their knowledge and experience 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 12 pm on 10 August 2016.
    Interviews will be held Wednesday 24 August 2016 in Hartlepool. 
  • Trusts and Foundations Fundraiser, Portsmouth based 
    Salary:  £26,000 - £30,000 salary per annum (£20,800 - £24,000 pa pro rata salary) - dependent upon experience 
    30 hours per week – Temporary (2 year fixed-term contract) 
     
    The National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) is recruiting for a Trusts and Foundations Fundraiser to join our busy fundraising team. 
     
    We are the newest National Museum and have expanded massively over the last five years, raising £120m along the way.
     
    Our expansion continues and we need a dynamic, experienced Fundraiser to help us grow.  
     
    The NMRN tells the story of the four fighting forces of the British Royal Navy.  
     
    World famous attractions in our family of museums include HMS Victory in Portsmouth, HMS Caroline in Belfast, HMS Alliance in Gosport and Europe’s largest collection of naval aircraft in the Fleet Air Arm Museum in Yeovilton.
     
    This is an exciting new opportunity to join the Museum’s Fundraising Team to take the lead in Trusts and Foundations fundraising at a time of opportunity and change.
     
    You will help take forward the Museum’s leading fundraising opportunity, the SeaMore campaign to create a world class Centre for Discovery ad ensure the re-location of the outstanding collections of the Royal Marines Museum.  
     
    With HLF indicating support for SeaMore, this is a unique opportunity to be part of this transformational project.  
     
    You will also support a range of one off fundraising bids across the NMRN’s museums and attractions.
     
    Key Opportunities
     
    •Be a key part of the Museum’s strategy to develop funding for SeaMore and other funding projects.
     
    •Contribute to a groundbreaking and nationally significant capital fundraising campaign.
     
    •Opportunity to work with some of the nation’s leading funding bodies. 
     
    •Develop a diverse range of funding bids covering a range of subjects from heritage, museums, education, young people and schools.
     
    Knowledge/Experience
     
    Strong track record of delivering significant funding bids, working with senior stakeholders and the ability to manage and report on projects.  Possess knowledge of fundraising with museum/heritage or education/young people/children/schools grant makers and has an interest in history.
     
     
    For further details, or an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Paul Elgood on 023 9272 8070.
     
     
    Applicants are asked to submit a CV and a statement indicating how their knowledge and experience 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 12 pm on 22 August 2016.
     
    Interviews will be held in Portsmouth.
  • Ship Keepers, National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth
    Salary:  £7.20 per hour 
    Part-time, permanent role – various hours available (4 hour morning shifts – 7.00 am – 11.00 am)
     
    The National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) is recruiting for part-time Ship Keepers to join the Historic Ships team within the Heritage Directorate. 
     
    This is an exciting opportunity to be a vital part of the daily cleaning and care of HMS Victory, contributing to the long-term conservation of the vessel.  
    The Ship Keepers will provide daily cleaning on the ship, directed by the Conservator and Assistant Conservator, to protect the historic interior and the display spaces on board and to help maintain the highest standards of cleanliness on board.
     
    Team work is a key part of this role to ensure that the NMRN’s historic vessels are maintained and operated to a high and safe standard.
     
     
    Key Opportunities
     
     
    •To contribute to the cleaning and maintenance of HMS Victory, a nationally and internationally important historic vessel.
     
    •To work as a key member of a new team within the Heritage Directorate.
     
    •To gain practical experience working within a historic structure, using conservation-approved materials.
     
     
    Knowledge/Experience
     
     
    Previous experience in cleaning and a flexible approach to working schedules along with a basic knowledge of Health and Safety.
     
     
    Experience of working in a museum or historic building would be an advantage, but is not essential.
     
     
     
    For further details, or an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Diana McCormack on 07763 145 877
     
    Applications should be forwarded to hr HR Team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and are required by 12 pm on 29 July 2016.
     
    Interviews are likely to be held Tuesday 2 August 2016 in Portsmouth.
  • Do you love Portsmouth and our Naval Heritage? Wooden boats?


    Could you tell visitors our Boathouse 4 story?


    Boathouse 4 has been restored and is now open as FREE attraction at the Historic Dockyard. We have a few openings on our team of enthusiastic volunteers.


    Here are some things you might enjoy:
    • Help with the conservation and restoration of small boats from the Portsmouth Naval Base’s collection, and also privately owned craft that come to us for repair or restoration.
    • Lead a daily tour of our workshop floor telling visitors about the work underway.
    • Tell 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 ropemaking to visitors. (We will train you!)
    • Help with our ‘hands-on’ activities and workshops for all ages

    We are attracting a new audience to the Dockyard with our FREE entry policy. All of our volunteer roles are involved with visitors so you should be comfortable speaking with people. You do not need to be an expert! Training will be given. Come along and join our dedicated team.


    Benefits: Free entry to Dockyard attractions (after 6 months), discount at Nauticalia and Historic Dockyard food concessions.
    Contact: Marian Smith, Volunteer Coordinator
    Boathouse 4/IBTC Portsmouth
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tel: 023 92 816 741

  • 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.

     

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    General Assistant required in the busy Mary Rose Cafe 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 & food production 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/Flexible – delivery of shifts
    • To deliver the highest levels of customer service in line with company 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 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.