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Are you an exceptional visual merchandiser looking for a new challenge? Are you hard-working?  Looking to work in a unique venue?  If you’ve answered yes, yes, yes! then we want to hear from you.

At The Historic Dockyard Chatham, the world’s most intact dockyard from the age of sail and one of the best days out in the UK, we are all about the love of delivering an exceptional visitor experience, including our retail offer.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our team.  You will bring your passion for retail, merchandising and your love of providing genuine customer service.

As Assistant Retail Manager you will be supporting our Retail Manager decide which products to buy and how they are displayed.  You will have the chance to take ownership of our shop, how it is run and ensure we do the right thing for our visitors.

Main responsibilities – assist the Retail Manager:

  • Expand on our success by maximising sales and profit
  • Achieve results through visual merchandising and make our shop “zing”!
  • Provide hands on leadership enabling the team to reach their full potential
  • Deliver excellent customer service
  • To continually improve standards

Are we right for you?

Our standards are high and we’re proud of it!  We work very hard to meet the needs of our visitors and we will expect a lot from you!  We will expect you to deliver!  We need someone who is a determined, dedicated and loves visual merchandising; someone who knows their work can impact upon the bottom line.

Are you right for us?

As well as having a real passion for retail and visual merchandising, we need someone who has a practical hands-on approach, with supervisory skills to deal with everything from the challenges of delivering effective displays, to understanding the importance of KPI’s, to ordering, managing stock and improving profits.  Above all, you’ll be a talented retailer with proven visual merchandising skills and a desire to inspire the team to deliver outstanding customer service.

What we offer:

  • A motivating and rewarding work environment
  • Career opportunities
  • A competitive salary
  • An annual ticket for you and your family to one of the best attractions in the UK!

If you’d like to jump aboard we would love to hear from you!

Please send your completed application to David Johnson on