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Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) is the independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace and Hillsborough Castle. HRP’s cause is to help everyone explore how the story of how monarchs and people have shaped society, in some of the greatest palaces ever built.
We have a vacancy for a Yeoman Warder who would be available to take up post from August 2017. As part of the Yeoman Body, your main responsibilities will include ensuring that all our visitors receive a Royal Welcome when visiting HM Tower of London, conducting large parties of visitors around the Tower, relating its history and stories, contributing to the safety and security of the Tower and taking part in ceremonial duties and parades.
Yeoman Warders are employed by Historic Royal Palaces and are appointed under the authority of the Constable of HM Tower of London. They are also Extraordinary Members of the Bodyguard of the Yeoman of the Guard, the Sovereign’s ceremonial bodyguards. Due to the Yeoman Warder’s unique status, there is strict eligibility for joining, therefore to apply you must:
- Be a former Warrant Officer, class 1 or 2, (or the equivalent rank in other services) and in exceptional circumstances, a Staff Sergeant, from the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force or Royal Marines.
- Hold the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
- Have served within the regular armed services for at least 22 years
We are looking for excellent communicators who thrive in a busy customer-service environment, who enjoys meeting new people every day.