Careers

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

We are looking to recruit Chief Officer/ 1st Mates to join our team in Portsmouth on a Fixed Term Contract starting immediately to cover our spring and summer period.

  • Portsmouth to Fishbourne ferries and Portsmouth to Ryde catamarans

  • £23.81 - £26.33 per hour (£17.85 - £19.75 while training)

  • 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

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. 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 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.

In addition to your 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!

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

  • 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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