Careers

Vacancy: Chief Officer / 1st Mate (Fixed Term)

We are looking to recruit Chief Officers/ 1st Mates to join our teams in Portsmouth and Ryde on a Fixed Term Contract starting April 2021 to cover our summer period.

  • Portsmouth to Fishbourne ferries and Portsmouth to Ryde catamarans

  • Notional 35 rostered hours per week

  • £21.33 - £23.59 per hour (£15.99-£17.69 whilst training)

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

We are looking to recruit Chief Officers/ 1st Mates to join our teams in Portsmouth and Ryde on a Fixed Term Contract starting April 2021 to cover our Summer period.

The successful candidates will preferably hold a Master or Chief Mate Certificate of Competency although a minimum Officer of the Watch Unlimited Certificate is acceptable. You will ideally have previous experience working with passengers. Ability to lead a Team effectively and communication across all grades is essential. 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 and acting as the interface between the Master and Ship’s crew are key elements of the role.

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.

As a Chief Officer or 1st Mate you will be employed on a 6 month Fixed Term Contract to cover our Summer period from April 2021. You will be required to work across all days of the week including weekends and Bank Holidays.

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

How to apply

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

Why work for Wightlink

  • Competitive salary.

  • Concessionary travel, food and drink discounts and free parking.

  • Partner benefits, including retail, transport and restaurant discounts.

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

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