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Job Title: Protocol Escort

Location: Fairford, Gloucestershire

About Us:

We are a Charitable Trust Enterprise whose mission is to promote the Royal Air Force, to support its people now and into the future, to encourage air-mindedness and the aviation-related education of youth. We achieve this, primarily, through the staging of the Royal International Air Tattoo, the Royal Air Force Concerts and the giving of grants to satisfy the Trust's objects.

About the role: 
 
As a Protocol Escort, you are responsible for a smooth execution of your allocated guest's personal programme during their time at RIAT.  You will spend a lot of time with your VIP so it is important that you are a warm and welcoming host, as you may be one of the first and last people they see on their visit. 
 
Main Responsibilities will include: 
 
  • Familiarising yourself with the showground, chalet line and themes of the show
  • Ensuring you have a good understanding of your VIP's personal programme and the areas you will need to take them to, including how long you will need to move them there 
  • Confirming with the Corporate Relations Team that meetings are expected, as according to the programme and you know which room is allocated
  • Confirming expected chalet visits with the industry sponsor's team, ensuring you have a contact name to introduce your VIP to 
  • Identifying and liaising with other Escorts for bilats as necessary 
  • Ensuring the timings given in the programme are kept to as best as possible, remaining close to your VIP at all times for swift and smooth service 
 
What commitment is required? 
 
  • Wednesday of show week to Sunday evening, unless advised otherwise 

Why volunteer at the Air Tattoo?

  • Be part of a prestigious international event
  • It's a great opportunity to gain new skills and experience
  • Two complimentary tickets for the Air Tattoo for Friday or Sunday to give to family or friends
  • Invitation to the Awards Ceremony
  • Team Polo shirt 
  • Training provided
  • Accommodation (bunk rooms or campsite) provided if not local
  • Three meals a day

Next Steps:

Interested applicants should complete an application form which can be found HERE.


“It was an epic spectacle, as magical as anything you've ever seen in the West End, and as loud as anything you've ever heard at Knebworth.”

Jeremy Clarkson, Television Presenter

“All the thrills, excitement and noise of a Grand Prix, but in the air!”

Jenson Button, Former Formula 1 Racing Driver

“Probably the most complete air show I’ve ever been to!”

Al Worden, Apollo 15 Astronaut

“This is THE best airshow!”

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

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