Yeoman Warder

Historic Royal Palaces is the independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, the Banqueting House, Kew Palace and Hillsborough Castle & Gardens.

Yeoman Body
HM Tower of London
1 September 2022
Circa £34,000 (inclusive of allowances)
Per Annum
Established - Full Time, 37 hours per week

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. HRPs' cause is to stir every spirit to inspire and promote change. 

We currently have a vacancy for a new Yeoman Warder. As part of the Yeoman Body, your main responsibility will be to ‘stir the spirit’ of every visitor to HM Tower of London; you will conduct large parties around the Tower and bring its history and stories to life.  You will also contribute to the safety and security of the Tower, support daytime and evening events and take part in ceremonial duties and parades.

Yeoman Warders are civilian employees of Historic Royal Palaces and are appointed in their ceremonial role 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 Warders' unique status, there is strict eligibility criteria for joining - to apply you must therefore fulfil all the following criteria:

• 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 and enjoy meeting new people every day. 

For further information on our recruitment processes and this role, please read attached Info Pack.

We anticipate that the first stage interview / open day for this role will take place during the week commencing 25th July 2022, with successful candidates being invited for a second interview, week commencing 8th August 2022. 

Historic Royal Palaces is an equal opportunities employer and truly values a diverse workforce.  Applications are welcome from candidates regardless of their background.

This vacancy is closed to applications.