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DO YOU HAVE A PASSION FOR HISTORY? FOR EDUCATION? FOR DELIVERING AN EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCE?

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.

These two core charitable objectives are at the heart of everything we do.

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
  • 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 ...

Assistant Facilities Manager

We are looking to recruit an Assistant Facilities Manager 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.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate their passion for working with historic structures as well as modern building management systems and green technology as well as visitor focused galleries and exhibits.

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Visitor Catering & Hospitality Manager

We are seeking an experienced and talented Visitor Catering and Hospitality Manager to join our Visitor Enterprises team and lead, develop and grow our visitor catering and hospitality offer both commercially and operationally.

We are dedicated to providing exceptional services throughout all of our catering and hospitality operations. The Visitor Catering and Hospitality Manager will be responsible for the delivery of operational excellence across the busy catering outlets which are open for visitor use as well as leading the delivery of weddings, social and corporate events and other hospitality activities within the Trust’s hireable facilities on site.

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Visitor Catering and Hospitality Assistant (Part-time Seasonal) 

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

We are dedicated to providing exceptional services throughout all of our catering and hospitality operations. From delivering a wedding on board a historic warship to the day to day operations within our busy catering outlets, our Visitor Catering and Hospitality Assistants are key to ensuring that every visitor enjoys a safe and enjoyable experience. We aim to create a friendly environment with a positive attitude, a warm welcome and ongoing excellent customer care.

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Security Officer

We are currently seeking motivated people to join our Security Team in an ‘as required’ role.

The successful applicant must be flexible and willing to work at short notice. They will be required to provide holiday and sickness cover as well as offering additional support for events and other onsite activities with no shortage of working opportunities.

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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 kchilds@chdt.org.uk or posted to:

Kerry Childs
Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust
The Fitted Rigging House
The Historic Dockyard
Chatham
Kent
ME4 4TZ

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: kchilds@chdt.org.uk

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.