Careers

Vacancy: Chief Officer

We are looking to recruit Chief Officers to join our team in Portsmouth.

  • Portsmouth to Fishbourne ferries

  • Competitive salary

  • Opportunity to work at sea but still go home at night

Key elements of the role are:

  • Ability to lead a team effectively and communication across all grades
  • Overseeing the deck department, including managing the safe and efficient control of passenger and vehicle loading
  • Ensuring the deck crew meet all relevant statutory requirements
  • Acting as the interface between the Master and ship’s crew

More information

Wightlink is one of the UK’s largest domestic ferry operators, providing a link between the Isle of Wight and the Hampshire mainland.

We are looking to recruit Chief Officers to join our team in Portsmouth on a permanent basis.

The successful candidates will preferably hold a Master or Chief Mate Certificate of Competency. Candidates will ideally have previous experience working with passengers and effective leadership and communication skills are essential. You will oversee the deck department, managing the safe and efficient control of passengers and vehicle loading, ensuring the deck crew meet all relevant statutory requirements and acting as the interface between the Master and ship’s crew.

In addition to professional skills and qualifications you will be extremely customer focused, empathetic and able to motivate your Crew to deliver excellent customer service.

In return we offer a competitive salary and the opportunity to work at sea but still go home at night!

Those appointed will benefit from:

  • A competitive Company Pension Allowance
  • Wightlink and Rail Travel benefits
  • A vast range of retail benefits

How to apply

If you are interested in this vacancy, please send your CV to [email protected] detailing your qualifications, skills and experience. Please include all your contact details including your address, landline and mobile telephone numbers.

Why work for Wightlink

  • Competitive salary

  • Complimentary ferry travel, food and drink discounts and free parking

  • Partner benefits, including railway, retail and discounts

  • Seafarers: work at sea but still go home at night

  • Generous annual leave allowance and company pension contributions

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