Frequently asked questions about working at Port Lockroy

Do I need Post Office experience? 

You do not need Post Office experience for this job. The position of Port Lockroy Assistant is far more than just 'Post Office worker', and we look for a variety of skills. More information can be found on the Jobs page in the detailed job description when the positions are advertised. 


Do you pay for travel to selection and training? Do you get paid to attend training? 

We require all of our shortlisted candidates to attend two days of selection in the UK. We are unable to cover travel costs for this event, and so candidates will need to make their own way to Cambridge. Accommodation and food is provided during the event. 

The selected team need to be available for up to six days (unpaid) in Cambridge in September for training. Again, we cannot pay for travel to and from this event, but accommodation and food are provided. 

All travel to and from Antarctica will be covered by UKAHT. 


Do I need to speak English? Do I need to be a British Citizen? 

You do not need to be a British Citizen to apply for this role, although you must be able to come to the UK in May and September as discussed above.  

A good level of written and spoken English is required for the positions at Port Lockroy.

How to apply

The Port Lockroy jobs are advertised in late January / early February on our website, and full details of the job and how to apply will become available at that time. Short-listed applicants must be able to attend a two-day selection event held in the UK in May at their own cost. Unfortunately we cannot short-list applicants by telephone or Skype. 

We are unable to accept applications at any other time.

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We are very keen to promote the important heritage work that we do, telling the story of life in Antarctica both past and present. If you are interested in running a story about us, using our images or films or want to discuss an interview or potential collaboration opportunity we would love to hear from you.  Please contact either Sarah or Lewis at Limewash to discuss your requirements or +44 (0)1223 813 557.