Guest Services Assistant - Fingal Hotel


Would you like to be part of the crew? Did you know that Britannia's sister ship, Fingal, has held the Number 1 Hotel spot on Tripadvisor since July 2019?

Guest Services Assistant aboard Fingal – Scotland’s only luxury floating hotel

We are currently recruiting for a Guest Services Assistant to join our vibrant crew, reporting into the Front of House Manager. 

Hours: Full time
Duration: Permanent
Pay: Depending on experience

Fingal is a luxury floating hotel permanently berthed on Edinburgh’s vibrant waterfront. This historic ship started life as a lighthouse tender, helping maintain lighthouses and transporting their keepers, equipment and supplies to some of the most treacherous locations in Scotland. Launched in January 2019, she has been transformed into an exquisite 23 cabin boutique hotel and exclusive use venue by the award winning team at The Royal Yacht Britannia.

A hotel with all the glamour and style of a superyacht but with an old-world elegance that is completely unique. Curves and tilts, deck spaces and beautiful lines that tell the story of Fingal’s rich seafaring history, offering a totally unique experience, far removed from your everyday world.

Our crew are the core asset of Fingal’s brand, full of warmth and passion, with a shared vision for creating an amazing experience.

As Guest Services Assistant for Fingal you will work as part of a dynamic Front of House team to ensure that the guest experience from first contact to departure is truly outstanding. This role would suit a professional looking to join our team and lead in delivering a guest experience that is intuitive, warm and safe. You will be a key player in ensuring the highest level of service is provided in all operational areas to maximise guest satisfaction. A true ambassador, dealing with all requests and queries in an efficient and professional manner, whether face to face or over the telephone. Focussing on all areas, including Front of House and Sales, working shifts as the business requires, including weekends and evenings.

As our Guest Services Assistant duties will be varied and are likely to include, but not limited to:

  • Meet and greet guests/clients to ensure they receive the appropriate recognition and arrival experience. 
  • Assisting with handling and movement of guest luggage for arriving and departing.
  • Delivering excellent customer service will be essential in everything that you do throughout the guest’s journey and be a point of contact with all guests. 
  • Advising about the local area, local events, attractions, sightseeing and cultural events.
  • Providing directions and assistance with reading maps, timetables, etc.
  • Dealing with reservation and general enquiries both online and on the telephone from customers regarding availability. 
  • Extensive general administrative duties as required (daily financial reporting including invoicing, filing, cash handling & inventory management).
  • Working with housekeeping to turn around bedrooms efficiently and to ensure the environment meets the required standards.
  • Receiving payments from guests.
  • Complaint handing and problem solving.
  • Taking feedback from the guests and passing on to the Duty Manager.
  • Ensure all public hotel areas are kept to the highest presentation standards. 
  • Maintain accuracy of all guest history records. 
  • Ensure guest security and confidentially is maintained at all times in all aspects. 
  • Up-selling additional products within The Royal Yacht Britannia Collection.
  • An excellent written and spoken level of the English language is required, along with a good level of computer/IT knowledge.
  • Able to assist the Events/Restaurant team.
  • Responsible for the safety & security of the premises.
  • Completion of daily night audit tasks as required.


  • Maintain a positive, can-do attitude that inspires those around you to perform to the best of their ability.
  • Ensure a professional appearance and warm personality, while still being friendly and approachable. A first point of contact for our guests, clients and crew you will be confident and dynamic.
  • Ability to communicate at all levels, building internal relationships to gain greater product knowledge and understanding.
  • Passion for the Hospitality Industry and a strong desire to work in the five-star sector. 
  • Previous experience in the luxury market is essential.
  • Must be able to communicate freely and eloquently with guests.
  • Must have a good numerical and creative mind.
  • Fully committed and reliable.
  • Good knowledge of Edinburgh is desired.

Company benefits include:

  • 33 days annual holiday entitlement.
  • Enhanced long service holiday entitlement.
  • Generous company pension.
  • Life assurance.
  • Performance and loyalty payment scheme.
  • Complimentary tickets to The Royal Yacht Britannia.
  • Staff discount in the Royal Deck Tea Room, Britannia Gift Shop and The Lighthouse Restaurant & Bar aboard Fingal.
  • Meals on Duty – you will be entitled to a complimentary meal in the staff canteen whilst on duty.
  • Free car parking at The Royal Yacht Britannia.

If you feel you have the personality, skills and experience we are looking for then we would love to hear from you.

Please send your CV and a covering letter outlining why we should select you for this role to: or postal applications to:

Mari-Nel Scorer
Front of House Manager
The Royal Yacht Britannia
Ocean Drive

No agencies please.

Please note, due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to unsuccessful candidates. If you have been selected for interview you will be contacted directly.