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- October 12, 2023
The Royal Yacht Britannia Trust purchased the former Royal Yacht twenty-five years ago and our charity’s role is to maintain and display BRITANNIA in a way that is consistent with her former role. Over this time, BRITANNIA has become a market leader for quality in 5-star visitor attractions, having previously been Scotland’s ‘Best Visitor Attraction’ for 14 years’ running (VisitScotland), and regularly receiving ‘Best in Class’ recognition at the UK level. This success has enabled us to purchase and convert the former Northern Lighthouse Board tender, FINGAL, into a luxury static floating hotel that has also won major UK awards for quality. Success does, indeed, breed success and this appointment affords the opportunity to develop the business even further. With an annual turnover of circa £12m, we employ approximately 210 employees across both ships. This year BRITANNIA is on course to welcome circa 350,000 visitors, representing a full post-covid recovery to 2019’s levels. Like many similar charities, we have a wholly-owned trading company, Royal Yacht Enterprises, which manages our phenomenally successful Gift Shop, Tearoom, high-end Evening Events, and FINGAL.
As the CEO, your role will be to have overall responsibility for everything that our Charity and its trading company does to advance our charitable objectives. To help you succeed we have a number of departments, each led by a highly-experienced Director. Everyone who works on either ship is employed directly by us and no services contracted out; this helps create a great ‘esprit de corps’ – The Britannia Way.
The successful candidate
To be considered for this outstanding role, it is likely that you will already have at least five years’ experience at Chief Executive, Chief Operating Officer, or General Manager level, managing very successful and high-quality, customer-focused businesses. There is no requirement for this to have been in tourism, hospitality or charitable businesses, as your ability to lead and inspire great teams is far more important than sector-specific experience.
- Thrive in a very successful organisation in which your leadership skills will shine
- A truly unique workplace and environment
- Warm and friendly colleagues
- The satisfaction of delivering great experiences to outstanding customers
- Entitlement to 6.6 weeks’ annual leave
- Benefit from 10% employer only pension contributions
- Rewarded with a very competitive salary and associated benefits
How to apply
For further information or a confidential discussion, please email Jaclyn Needham: firstname.lastname@example.org Or alternatively, you can contact the Edinburgh office by phone on +44 131 539 7087.