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Under the care of Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust, The Historic Dockyard Chatham offers unrivalled access to a place that built magnificent ships which shaped the world, and the inspiring stories of the people who made them. It’s the most complete dockyard from the age of sail anywhere in the world.

The Historic Dockyard Chatham is much more than a museum and heritage site – it’s a place where over 100 businesses have chosen to locate, that over 400 people call home and where over 600 people study with the University of Kent.

As a registered charity that employs over 140 people, the Trust aims to not only set the benchmark in maintaining excellence in the sympathetic preservation and use of The Historic Dockyard Chatham, its buildings, ships and collections through diverse re-use, but also to engage the widest possible audiences in learning about the significance and history of the former Royal Dockyard.

Our organisational culture strives for excellence across the board, delivering unmatched, inspirational and memorable experiences for everyone we interact with. We develop exciting and sustainable ways of re-using and reinventing The Historic Dockyard Chatham.

Based in the the Medway Towns, an area of cultural and economic regeneration, we are served with excellent road, bus and rail links (40 minutes from Central London) and are within commutable distance from surrounding areas including Kent, East Sussex, Surrey and Greater London.

Our people sit at the heart of our charitable objectives and our culture. Alongside financial remuneration, the Historic Dockyard offers a unique, exciting and stimulating environment to work.

What can Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust offer you?

  • A competitive benchmarked salary
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Free staff parking
  • Family friendly policies including enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Pay
  • Home and flexible working (subject to role)
  • Complimentary passes for yourself and up to 4 family members
  • Staff discounts on all onsite retail and catering outlets
  • Professional development programmes
    ……. and the opportunity to join a fantastic, passionate team of professionals dedicated to supporting the award-winning work of Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust.

Our Vision and Objectives are set out within our Corporate Plan (which you can take a look at below). Whether you are at the start of your career or looking to take the next step, the Historic Dockyard is a place like no other that will offer you a unique and fulfilling experience.

Current job opportunities ...

Venue Hire Sales Coordinator

Do you have a passion for events planning and sales? Are you a highly motivated individual, looking for a new challenge? Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust is looking to recruit a Venue Hire Sales Coordinator into our busy and dynamic venue hire team


Head of Facilities Management

We are looking to recruit a Head of Facilities Management with heritage-based conservation skills who can assist to manage the Trust’s team and contractors to maintain and preserve the Historic Dockyard’s 80-acre estate consisting of a unique assembly of historic buildings and structures relating to the Age of Sail.


Learning Facilitator

We are looking to appoint a Learning Facilitator to join our Learning team, who provide a rich, authentic and varied learning programme across the site, for both schools and families across Kent and Medway.


Venue Hire Sales Coordinator

Working with the Sales Manager, this role will provide the first point of contact for all hospitality enquiries. It will require a high level of customer service to deliver excellent customer service and operational liaison for hospitality activities, in line with The Historic Dockyard Chatham’s reputation and brand.


Visitor Experience Assistant

We are looking for Visitor Experience Assistants to join our professional and diverse team providing an exceptional, welcoming and inclusive experience to our visiting public. Our Visitor Experience Assistants are key to ensuring that every visitor enjoys a safe and fantastic experience, from dealing with pre-visit information and helping to plan a perfect day out, to staffing our galleries and historic ships, our team is central to helping us achieve our charitable aims. Facilitating learning and gallery engagement our Visitor Experience Assistants help to animate our collection and the wider site, inspiring dialogue with our broad and varied audiences.


Hospitality Assistant

Would you like to swap your present working space for one steeped with over 400 years of maritime history? We are looking for Hospitality Assistants to join our professional and diverse Hospitality team providing an exceptional, welcoming, inclusive and first-class experience to the visiting public and for private events.


Retail Assistants

We are looking for Front of House and Retail Assistants to join our professional and diverse team for our busy 2022 visitor season. Providing a welcoming, inclusive and first-class experience to the visiting public to the visitor attraction.


Call the Midwife Official Location Tour guide

If you’re a fan of Call the Midwife, then becoming a tour guide on the Call the Midwife Official Location Tour should be top of your bucket list.

Button up your midwife costume and walk in the footsteps of Nurse Trixie Franklin, Sister Julienne and Dr Turner. Along the tour you’ll help visitors recognise the cobbled streets and buildings of ‘Poplar’ plus iconic locations such as the Grosvenor Hotel and ‘Chummy’s Hill’, where Nurse Noakes famously learnt to ride her bike. With a picture book to help trigger memories, you will show visitors how Neal Street Productions transform 400 year old Chatham dockyard into to East London.


Applying for a job at Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust

Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust is an equal opportunities employer and we are always keen to hear from applicants from BAME and disability groups as we are underrepresented in these areas. As an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation, we strive to be representative of the communities we serve at all levels within our organisation.

If you are interested in joining our team and wish to apply for a current vacancy, please complete our application form (unless otherwise specified) and send it back to us along with a copy of your CV.

Completed application forms can be emailed to or posted to:

Kerry Childs
Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust
The Fitted Rigging House
The Historic Dockyard

If you require assistance in completing the form or need to make your application in an alternative format, please contact Kerry Childs on 01634 823800 or email:

We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer. Candidates will be short-listed and selected on the sole basis of their relevant skills, experience and knowledge.