Britain's Most Unique Job

What is Britain's most unusual job? There are a few! We commissioned a survey of 2,000 people to find out what you thought it was.

Britain's Most Unique Job

A survey of 2,000 men and women to find Britain's most unique job was commissioned by us to mark the launch of the new and exclusive series, Secrets of Britain.

Here, we take you through the top three!

The Raven Master of the Tower of London

The Raven Master of the Tower of London

The Raven Master

The winner of the survey is the Raven Master, a position held at Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress, and is featured in the first episode of Secrets of Britain.

The Tower of London has a group of wild ravens that are free to roam, however as residents in central London they do require care. The Raven Master's responsibilities include looking after the raven's health and safety to cleans out their cages all of which starts at 5am before first light! Although the incumbent, Chris Skaife, gets the Tower to themselves at this time the early starts in the winter are one of the downsides.

The Survey in the Media

London Dungeon Actor

The actors at the London Dungeon entertain visitors by jumping out from dark corners and acting out some of the torture practices that would have historically been carried out.

Current actors Lucy Carson and Mike Swain embody the motto "scary fun" and believe that creating an instant rapport with visitors is key to performing well in the job. The aim is to scare people but you want people to enjoy the experience!

You don't often get a chance to scare people and get paid for it!

The Queen's Swan Marker

The Queen's Swan Marker

The Queen's Swan Marker

David Barber, the current Queen's Swan Marker, hold this honorary position responsible for all the swans in the UK where the Queen excises her Royal prerogative right.

Although swans wee originally used as a food source, the position now focuses on the conservation of the swans and educating the public.

Taking a quintessential look at the UK's heritage and life, with each episode featuring a different iconic British institution, you can watch Secrets of Britain on Wednesdays at 9pm from 14th May.