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.

  • NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE ROYAL NAVY                                                                         

    Retail Business Development Manager – Portsmouth

    Salary: £26,000 to £32,000 per annum (depending on experience)

    37.5 hours per week, Permanent role

    The National Museum of the Royal Navy is recruiting for an experienced and creative Retail Business Development Manager to join its Trading Company.

    We are the newest National Museum expanding rapidly over the last five years, attracting over 1.2 million visitors to our destinations and attractions, operating over 6 sites around the UK. We currently operate 9 retail outlets, as well as an on-line portal.

    Key Opportunities:

    Leading the development of all NMRN retail opportunities, delivering targeted income, through the innovation and development of new lines, opportunities and themes.

    Working with teams across the business, building effective relationships to leverage impact across all retail channels

    Supporting and guiding all internal colleagues and external partners, ensuring that retail considerations are encompassed into their plans, and ensuring the consistent delivery and communication of the brand through our products

    Proposing and managing budgets in relation to retail

    Creating and ensuring appropriate protocols, systems and guidelines are in place


    Working in a customer focused environment with experience of delivering outstanding customer service, preferably within a multi-site background

    Has a good level of professional competence and knowledge relevant to retail and budget management, demonstrating commercial awareness

    Experience of Retail, utilising multi-site electronic trading/inventory systems, preferably within a complex multi stakeholder organisation

    Ability develop programmes to coach and mentor team members to improve their individual performance, with strong communication skills, and an evident enthusiastic and inspiring manner

    A talent for confidently presenting plans to key stakeholders and partner organisations

    The Role Profile can be viewed at

    For further information or an informal discussion regarding the role please contact Giles Gould on 02392 891370 Ext. 2023 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 personal 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 4pm Friday 27th July 2018

    The selection process will be held in Portsmouth on Wednesday 8th August 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.

    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.


    Largest exhibition dedicated at the Battle of Jutland in the world


    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.  



    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.
    • 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.